After a long 18-month hiatus, beginning August 9, the Disney Dream will kick off our long-awaited return to cruising from the U.S. Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida the Disney Dream will embark on tropical voyages to the Bahamas. These three- and four-night cruises will visit their private island, Castaway Cay, for an unforgettable vacation at sea.
This is very exciting news and I cannot wait to get back on board!
Disney Dream Return to Cruising
I’m speaking on behalf of our entire cast and crew when I emphatically say, “We have missed you!” Right now, we’re working hard to get ready for your return. Our focus remains on operating in a responsible way while creating magic for all on board. That’s why we’ve enhanced our health and safety measures to promote wellness for guests and crew aboard our ships and in the destinations we visit.
As always, our ships are overflowing with magic. Including beloved character encounters to enchanting Broadway-style musicals and a spectacular fireworks display at sea. And, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve come up with new and exciting ways to create memories together—tailored to our times and presented with all the care you’ve come to expect from Disney Cruise Line.
To discover more, take a look at the video below and visit disneycruise.com for the latest information. This information includes experience updates and details about our multi-layered approach to health and safety.
We couldn’t be more excited for you to join us on board. Here’s to charting a magical course together again!
Disney Castaway Cay
Additionally, for those of you that may be unfamiliar with Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Disney Castaway Cay:
Castaway Cay invites cruisers to enjoy balmy tropical weather and world-class recreation on a Bahamian oasis with signature Disney hospitality. After disembarking on Castaway Cay, you can obtain beach towels right on the island. Additionally, you can use your convenient Key to the World cards for retail transactions on the island. Everything needed for the perfect beach getaway is here—from lounge chairs and beach umbrellas to tasty food and family-friendly entertainment.
Updated Guidelines for the Return to Service
Lastly, there are some new guidelines Disney Cruise Line has implemented to ensure a safe return to cruising.
- All Guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (at the Guests’ expense) taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the sail date.
- All guests will be required to take a COVID-19 rapid test provided by Disney, in the terminal prior to boarding and comply with other health and safety requirements. The $65 test fee will be charged to the folio of all Guests 12 years and older.
- For cruises departing from Florida through December 31, 2021, guests 12 years and older must provide proof of a valid travel insurance policy
- Guests who are fully vaccinated may choose to provide proof of vaccination in order to be exempt from pre-trip and embarkation testing requirements (unless arriving from outside the United States) and travel insurance requirements.
- Guests ages 2 and older are required to wear a face covering on the ship and at our terminals , except in designated areas and situations
- Certain onboard venues, experiences and other offerings will be modified or unavailable, will have limited capacity and availability and may be subject to advance reservations.
Finally, what do you think about this announcement? Are you excited to get back to cruising? Let us know in the comments below.
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[Source: Disney Parks Blog]
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