Wishing we were on the high seas with Disney Cruise Line this holiday season would be an understatement, the holiday decor Mickey and Minnie in their holiday best we can all dream! However, the high seas will be needing to wait a little bit longer than we all expected.
With the announcement earlier this year that all Disney cruises are cancelled through the end of the year. The CDC announced further new guidelines that highlighted the risk of cruise ships. Previously, the CDC classified cruise ships and cruise travel as a level 3 risk. However, they have just recently added in another tier calling it a level 4. With this new tier cruise ship travel is now in that category. This has further altered the former tier which now provides further information and details on destinations as well as overall organization to the system.
What this all means is that the CDC is stating that you should avoid all cruise ship travel entirely due to the extreme risk of close person to person contact and a higher risk of rapid spread of COVID on board. With that in mind although cruise ship travel is not completely banned they are trying to further educate and provide information to travelers who do decide to embark on a ship. For those that decide to still travel they are recommending you should get tested three – five days after travel and quarantine for a week even if you test negative, if you choose to not get tested you should quarantine for at least 14 days.
While we wait for further updates and safety information from the CDC we are eagerly waiting for more updates on the new ships and their grand debuts.