The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s No Sail Order expires today and will not be extended. The CDC also released guidelines and requirements for cruise lines to resume operations. So, when will Disney Cruise Line resume sailing?
The new guidelines for cruise lines from the CDC include:
- No itineraries longer than 7 days
- Cruise lines must notify passengers of COVID-19 risk
- COVID-19 screening for all passengers & crew before embarking
- COVID-19 testing done the day of embarkation for all passengers & crew
- Social distancing for dining and entertainment venues
- Training for all crew members
Disney Cruise Line will need to make modifications to their ships to allow for social distancing. The Disney Cruise Line website will need to be updated to include COVID-19 warnings and I’m sure the ships will need warnings posted throughout as well.
The crew will need to be trained on all new protocols and the CDC is requiring test voyages to be run. Those sailings will include crew and volunteers like the crew’s family members to test out the health and safety measures.
The cruise lines will also need to have the ability to test all crew and passengers on the day of embarkation. We aren’t sure if that will happen at the port before boarding the ship or how that will work.
Even though cruise lines can technically begin sailing tomorrow, November 1, they must meet certain requirements before the CDC will clear them for resuming operations. Right now, Disney Cruise Line sailings are suspended through at least December 6, 2020. No announcement has been made from Disney, but sailings could resume in December.
If you are ready to return to sailing with Mickey, contact me today! I can help you plan and book a memorable Disney cruise at no extra cost to you!
Let our friends at Destinations to Travel help you! Just fill out the form below and someone will be in touch!