Disney Cruise Line will further relax mask requirements on its ships effective March 11

Mar 03, 2022 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday March 3, 2022 1:17pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Cruise Line will be adjusting its mask policy effective March 11 2022 to further reduce the use of masks when indoors.

For sailings originating from a U.S. port of departure beginning March 11, 2022, face coverings will be optional in most indoor locations throughout the Disney ships.

This is the full wording from the latest Disney Cruise Line mask update.

For sailings that embark through March 10, all Guests (ages 2 and up, including those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19) are required to wear face coverings indoors. Exceptions include when Guests are in their staterooms or actively eating or drinking (while stationary and maintaining an appropriate physical distance). Face coverings are not required for Guests outdoors while on board the ship and at designated locations. For sailings originating from a U.S. port of departure beginning March 11, 2022, face coverings will be optional in most indoor locations throughout our ships. Guests ages 2 and up, including those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will still be required to wear face coverings in the Walt Disney Theatre. Guests under 5 years of age who are currently ineligible to be vaccinated will be required to wear face coverings in Youth Activity spaces and in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique; and, while not required, we continue to strongly recommend these guests wear a face covering in all other indoor locations. Face coverings may be required in ports of call based on local government requirements.

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MisterPenguinJul 20, 2022

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/index.html As of July 18, 2022, CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is no longer in effect and this page will no longer be updated. New guidance for cruise ships to mitigate and manage COVID-19 transmission will be available in the coming days. For more information, please see the cruise travel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

RememberWhenMar 08, 2022

We were on the Dream 2/21-25. There was an actual line for the two pools. They capped how many people could be in at once. I think it was 12 or 13, so the line was often long. You got to swim until the lifeguard blew their whistle then everyone got out and the next group got in. It seemed okay to me, but the kids did get frustrated when they had to wait a few rounds.

jmeMar 07, 2022

Are they still doing virtual-queueing for the family pool, or has that been relaxed?

Club CooloholicMar 07, 2022

I wonder when they will open the kids clubs fully so you don't have to have them reserved.

ChuckEliasMar 07, 2022

My wife and I sailed on a non-DCL ship in January, and all of the testing prior to our departure, including the test at the port prior to boarding was incredibly stressful. It was probably the worst part of the whole experience. We were able to sail, but it was indeed nerve-wracking. https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/another-non-dcl-cruise-report-royal-clipper-jan-22-2022.976343/

RememberWhenMar 06, 2022

The testing was super nerve wracking. We had a group of 17, and we rapid tested everyone the night before, but we were still anxious. But getting that “cleared to sail” notice was pretty awesome!

216bruceMar 06, 2022

We are sailing 3/21 and I hope that the port debarkation testing is gone by then. The thought of a year's worth of waiting, travel to the port and the "what if" of a pos test for any of us is crazy anxiety producing. They should open a bar in the waiting area.

RememberWhenMar 05, 2022

Back to the original topic: we had a late February cruise on the Dream and weren’t at all bothered by the masks. I will say it would have been nice to get more inside pictures without masks, but generally everyone seemed to comply with the rules and didn’t have an attitude. But there were only 1600 people on our sailing, so maybe everyone was just so happy to have extra space that they couldn’t be bothered to complain about masking. It doesn’t seem unreasonable for DCL to loosen up at this point. And they seem to be doing it carefully (still requiring masks on unvaccinated kids in the kid club).