Captain Mickey with Mom and son
  • On Aug 3, 2022
    Kara from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Thank you for all the help with our first cruise! I'm reading about the Covid testing and just want to confirm. Our first cruise day is a Monday, so can we test anytime on Saturday before the cruise? Or is it specifically 48 hours prior to boarding?

    Who's that I see off the Port bow? Why it's our good friend Kara back alongside with another great question! Welcome back aboard planDisney! I like the cut of your jib, Kara - look at you, asking the important questions to ensure you leave nothing to chance for your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation! Now that's a planDrew-approved approach if I've ever heard one!

    I'm so glad you're asking this question because it's one that often leads to a lot of confusion!

    When it comes to pre-arrival testing, you're absolutely correct that the latest Know Before You Go information states that "Fully vaccinated Guests on sailings departing US and Canadian ports must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than two days before setting sail to be exempt from embarkation testing at the terminal." We can clear up any cloudy water right now by saying that two days are CALENDAR days - so as you suspected it doesn't have to be to the hour. So another mark in the win column for you, Kara! 

    While you've already scored top marks by staying informed and reading the "know before you go" information, with the frequency policies and procedures are updated, I'd keep a weather eye on them as your cruise gets closer - they really can change like the tides! I have no doubt you would have anyway, but you can never be too prepared for your first Disney Cruise Line vacation! 

    Thank you so much for your question, Kara! I hope your preparations continue to be smooth sailing, and I have every indication that they will! As always, if you run into any other rough seas, you can always pull into port with us here at planDisney! 

    We'll SEA ya real soon! 

    Andrew
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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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