Family enjoying activities on board
  • On Jun 21, 2022
    Luisa from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Now that kids under 5 can get vaccinated, once they’re fully vaccinated, will they be able to just get a rapid test 2 day prior like the rest of the people?!

    Ahoy there, Luisa! Thanks for sailing our way here at planDisney with your question about vaccination requirements. 

    As the father of a child under 5, seeing the vaccines become available was a "wish upon a star" moment for me and my family! We can't wait to make up for all the lost time, and it's just a matter of time before our little sailor is racking up more Castaway Club-qualifying cruises! 

    When it comes to requirements for sailing for our littlest castaways, as of this writing, we're still waiting for an update to the "Know Before You Go" information. The most recent update came on June 15th, just before the vaccines were being made available to kids 6 months to 4 years old. I see that you're planning on sailing at the end of August, though - and while I have absolutely no way of knowing, judging by when updates were made during other age groups' vaccine rollouts, I'd expect there to be an update soon. 

    Like everything from Onboard Gifts availability to Pirate Night, and everything in-between, any policies are subject to change so I always suggest getting the official word straight from the Captain and checking "Your Guide to Updated Experiences" frequently on the Disney Cruise Line website! It's the only source I trust for information as important as this! 

    Before long, I hope the halls of the Disney Cruise Line Oceaneer's Club, "it's a small world" Nursery!, and the new spaces just for little castaways on the Disney Wish are filled with the laughter - and let's be honest, joyful screams - of the kiddos!

    I know that "we'll see" is a difficult heading to set your compass to, Luisa, but I'm hopeful that in the near future that will be a worthwhile wait as we all embark on the next phase of Disney Cruise Line's Return to Sailing. Thank you so much for your question, and if any others surface, please drop me another line here at planDisney! 

    Fair winds and following seas! 


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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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