Disney Cruises Require Vaccinations for Older Kids to Sail

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Passengers traveling on Disney Cruise Line beginning in April of next year will need to have all their vaccinations up to date in order to sail on one of the ships.

Robert Niles, editor-in-chief of the blog ThemeParkInsider.com, received an email from Disney Cruise Line’s head of security, Jerry D. Titus, on Friday afternoon. “We have developed an initiative (Vaccinations on Board) that requires all guests 21 years or older to have all vaccinations up to date prior to sailing,” Titus’ email states. “It is not a change of policy and guests travelling on cruise lines that have ever required only full vaccination as the minimum requirement prior to sailing such as Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line will be governed by the initiative. Please ensure all needed vaccinations are in-order prior to sailing and confirm they meet the requirements.”

Disney Cruise Line currently allows all passengers to choose whether or not to get all their vaccinations up to age 23 years old. Passengers younger than 21 need to be vaccinated to gain entry to the ship. In an August interview with NBC, Disney Cruise Line President Christine Duffy said no one under the age of 21 would be turned away.


— Kate Lambert

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