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More Cruise Lines Are Dropping COVID-19 Testing

Disney Cruise Line is the latest to drop all pre-cruise COVID-19 testing for guests from United States homeports regardless of vaccination status. 

Disney updated its health and safety protocols with this statement, “For sailings from the US beginning on or after November 14, 2022, Disney Cruise Line will no longer require Guests to be tested for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.”

Disney still highly recommends, but does not require, guests to be fully vaccinated. They also recommend face masks when indoors onboard for those that are unvaccinated, but also do not require them. 

Royal Caribbean also dropped pre-cruise COVID-19 testing for most of their cruises. The new protocols are effective immediately, but still have a few exceptions. 

Royal Caribbean sent out this email, “Effective November 2, 2022, all travelers on U.S. sailings, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer require pre-departure testing excluding sailings to Colombia, Haiti, & Honduras.”

While longer cruises and some ports still have stricter COVID-19 protocols, most major cruise lines have moved from the pandemic-related protocols and are wide open for all guests to cruise again.

If you’d like to see COVID-19 protocols for major cruise lines in one place, you can view them here.

As always, check with your cruise before departure for the latest information on your voyage.