Disney Wonder to Resume Sailing this Fall; All Guests will be Tested Prior to Boarding

We’re happy to report that Disney Cruise Line has announced that the Disney Wonder will resume sailing from San Diego on October 1st, 2021.

With the Wonder’s resumption of sailing comes some alterations to its slated voyages, including shifting 7-night sailings to 4-night sailings. While all of today’s news regarding the Wonder is noteworthy, among the most notable is that guests who wish to sail on November 5th 14-night voyage from San Diego to Galveston via the Panama Canal must be fully vaccinated. This means that, under current vaccination guidelines, no guests age 11 and under may sail on this voyage. Also, all guests age 12 and up sailing on any of the itineraries out of San Diego must be fully vaccinated.

Disney Cruise Line has also announced that all guests will now be required to take a COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal prior to boarding. Those with positive COVID-19 test results, including those in their travel party, will not be allowed to board.

All of Disney Cruise Line’s details regarding the Wonder’s resumption of sailing and the impacts to its slated voyages are below. If you need assistance, the experts at Dreams Unlimited Travel are here to help you. Click here to reach out to them today.

The Disney Wonder is returning to delivering magical family vacations with 3- and 4-night itineraries beginning Oct. 1, 2021. Three-night sailings will feature a stop at Ensenada, Mexico and a day at sea, while 4-night sailings will feature 2 days at sea and a stop at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

As we continue to resume sailings in a gradual, phased approach, it is necessary for Disney Cruise Line to modify some Disney Wonder itineraries, as well as cancel the September 24 and 26, 2021, Disney Wonder sailings. Guests who have paid their reservation in full will be offered the choice of a full refund or a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing. Guests who have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far. Alternatively, Guests may decline the cruise credit, move to one of the modified Disney Wonder itineraries and receive an onboard credit and a 25% discount on a future sailing taken before September 30, 2022. Affected Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.

Guests currently booked on the 7-night Disney Wonder voyage that departs on October 1, and Guests on the 5-night Disney Wonder voyages that depart October 26 and October 31, 2021, will have their reservations automatically changed to 4-night itineraries, which will have the same departure dates. These Guests will be refunded the difference in cost of the voyage fare, taxes, fees, port expenses and Vacation Protection Plan, if applicable. Guests that remain on their original sail date will receive a non-refundable onboard credit per stateroom that can be used toward onboard purchases. These Guests will also receive a 25% discount that can be applied to most future sailings taken by September 30, 2022. This discount will be available once Guests return from their sailing. Guests may also choose to move or cancel their reservation and receive a full refund.

Impacted Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps. Guests who have booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who have booked directly with Disney Cruise Line, and have questions after receiving their email, should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797. 

In order to sail, Guests 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guests 11 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated, but must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken between 3 days and 24 hours prior to the date you set sail. The test should be a rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. All Guests, regardless of age and vaccination status, are also required to take a COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal before boarding.

Fully vaccinated Guests who wish to disembark the ship while in a port of call can do so without the need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure. Guests who are vaccinated and wish to disembark the ship with unvaccinated children will need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure. All Guests are required to adhere to local laws, regulations and protocols, including those related to health and safety, in place at the destination.

Learn more about what to expect on these sailings—including experience updates and details about our multi-layered approach to health and safety.

Disney Wonder 14-Night Sailing on November 5, 2021

On November 5, 2021, the Disney Wonder will depart San Diego on a 14-night sailing through the Panama Canal to Galveston. All Guests on this voyage, regardless of age, must be fully vaccinated in order to sail.

Learn more about what to expect on this sailing—including vaccination requirements and details about our multi-layered approach to health and safety.

Guests sailing with children 11 years of age and younger may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing for a full refund. Guests with children 11 years of age and younger who modify their travel date or cancel their 14-night Panama Canal sailing will also receive a 25% discount that can be applied to most future sailings taken by September 30, 2022.

Impacted Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps. Guests who have booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who have booked directly with Disney Cruise Line, and have questions after receiving their email, should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.

Sailings to The Bahamas September 3, 2021 until November 1, 2021

For sailings to the Bahamas beginning September 3, 2021 until November 1, 2021, The Bahamas will require that all passengers ages 12 and older be fully vaccinated in order for a ship to be allowed entry into any of its cruise ports, including private islands like Disney Castaway Cay. To comply with this new requirement, all Guests ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to board the ship. Approved vaccines include those produced by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers people to be fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose has been administered. Guests must provide proof of vaccination by uploading their vaccination card to the Safe Passage by Inspire website no later than 24 hours before their sailing. Guests who choose not to provide proof of vaccination to meet the requirements of The Bahamas will not be permitted to board the ship.

Guests under the age of 12 must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken between 3 days and 24 hours prior to the sail date by uploading their test results to the Safe Passage by Inspire website. The test should be a rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. They will also be required to undergo a second COVID-19 PCR test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal prior to boarding.

Beginning September 13, all Guests, regardless of age and vaccination status, are required to take a COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal before boarding.

Guests on a sailing to The Bahamas (including Disney Castaway Cay) departing from September 3, 2021 to prior to November 1, 2021 may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees by contacting our reservations team at (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797 by September 3, 2021. Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining additional details and next steps.

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