Disney Cruise Line leaves California again
Disney Cruise Line has officially resumed navigation from San Diego. Today, Disney wonder sets sail in Southern California for her first cruise in over 18 months.
Sailing at reduced capacity, the Halloween on the High Seas voyage will stop in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The ship’s three-night crossings will run directly opposite, calling at Ensenada instead. On November 5, the 84,000 gross tonnage Wonder will reposition itself in Galveston, Texas, for a 14-night cruise. The line requires that every guest, regardless of age, be vaccinated during the two-week transit through the Panama Canal. This means that children who are not eligible for the vaccine will not be allowed to browse.
Disney wonder won’t be the only ship out of San Diego in the coming months. As the cruise industry returns to service, the Port of San Diego is expected to receive more than 100 cruise calls from various lines, including Holland America, Princess and Celebrity.
Like other cruise lines, Disney has used a phased approach to resuming cruises. During the shutdown, the four ships were moored in Brest, France, for health improvements and the repatriation of the crew.
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On the four Disney ships, Wonder is the third to resume sailing in North America. In August, Disney dream started sailing from Port Canaveral, followed by Fancy few weeks later. Disney magic, which currently sails in Northern Europe, will reposition itself in PortMiami for three, four and five night cruises on October 28. October 9, Fancy will switch exclusively to seven-night cruises departing from Central Florida.
Current Disney cruise protocols require that every passenger aged 12 and over be fully vaccinated within 14 days of departure, as well as a pier test before boarding. The cost of the dockside tests is covered by the cruise line.
Passengers under 12 must provide proof of a negative PCR test performed between three days and up to 24 hours before departure, and will also be tested at the pier.
Next summer, Disney Cruise Line’s new ship Disney To wish is scheduled for its debut. It will make its maiden voyage – a five-night cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay – on June 9, 2022, followed by an inaugural season of three and four night cruises to the same destinations from Port Canaveral, Florida.
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