• On Nov 9, 2021
    Camelia Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am planning a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas with visiting ports being Nassau and Castaway. I would like to know if my vaccine - CoviSheild AstraZeneca would be accepted to allow me entry into Nassau and Castaway when the ship docks at those ports.

    Hi Camelia!

    So glad to have you onboard here at planDisney! I also love that you are wanting to get everything all lined up for your Disney cruise so that there are no surprises. It means you want nothing but smooth sailing on your 3-night voyage on the Disney Dream. I just got back from this same itinerary, and I can say with all certainty that Captain Mickey and his team are doing all the right things to ensure the health and safety of all Guests and crew. It’s really impressive!

    According to the Know Before You Go information, Disney Cruise Line accepts the following vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm and Sinovac. Both of the ones you received are on this list.

    Additionally, Guests are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving:

    -A single-dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine;
    -The second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine;
    -The full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the US-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials; or
    -The second dose of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart.

    Your vaccination combo appears to meet all these rules. However, you will submit your vaccination card via the Safe Passage website to be checked and approved before being given the “Clear to Arrive.” Because you are a cruise passenger, I wouldn’t get too concerned about if The Bahamas has differing vaccination requirements for visitors traveling directly to the islands. Disney Cruise Line has in place all the rules that will satisfy the local rules, so that means you will be able to go ashore in both Nassau and Castaway Cay

    Cruise back by if you have more questions. We will be here if you need us! Hope your vacation is an absolute DREAM come true!

    Happy Sailing!


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