Disney Cruise Line One Step Closer to Returning to Castaway Cay

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In July, The Bahamas banned cruise ships from making port. As of yesterday, Bahamian Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar announced that the country will soon be entering Phase 3 of its phased tourism reopening process, which is great news for Disney Cruise Line and other cruise companies.

According to Disney Cruise Line Blog:

Beginning October 15, The Bahamas will enter Phase 3 of the Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan. As part of Phase 3, beaches and major hotels will reopen on all islands. D’Aguilar announced that all hotel guests must abide by a 14-day Vacation-In-Place (VIP), which will allow guests access to all amenities, including hotel spas, gyms, bars and more. Additionally, Phase 3 will also see the reopening of attractions, excursions and tours on November 1.

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Disney Cruise Line Blog also reported that these safety measures have been put in-place by Bahamian officials:

Effective, September 1, 2020, the Bahamian government announced new entry requirements, including:

  • Approved Bahamas Health Visa available at travel.gov.bs

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than five (5) days prior to arrival 

    • The only applicants who are not required to provide a COVID-19 test are: 
      • Children under the age of ten (10) 
      • Pilots and crew who remain overnight in The Bahamas. 
  • Mandatory 14-day Vacation-In-Place (VIP) Experience at a hotel, private club or rented accommodations (like Airbnb), as well as on a private boat.

Additional information about the Bahamas reopening process, including face mask requirements and other regulations, can be found on the nation’s official tourism website.

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Disney Cruise Line offers these details about upcoming sailings to their private island Castaway Cay and other Bahamas itineraries:

Whether you wish to take a long weekend or a weeklong vacation, the Bahamas puts breathtaking tropical beauty well within reach. With cruises ranging from 3 to 8 nights, you can experience historic Nassau, quirky Key West and Disney Castaway Cay—our own private piece of heaven in the Bahamas. Plus, Port Canaveral is just an hour away from Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney Cruise Line has currently suspended sailings until at least October 31, 2020. They will reassess the CDC’s No-Sail Order and current travel conditions for cruise Guests at that time.

Are you excited about the possibility of going back to Castaway Cay on Disney Cruise Line by the end of the year?

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