CDC Issues Level 4 Travel Warning For the Bahamas

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The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 travel warning for American vacationers planning to visit the Bahamas. This could impact Disney Cruise Line Guests who plan to visit the island nation on a Disney cruise ship in the near future.

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The CDC’s official webpage for travel to the Bahamas features the following information:

Key Information for Travelers to the Bahamas

  • Avoid travel to the Bahamas.

  • If you must travel to the Bahamas, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.

  • Because of the current situation in the Bahamas, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.

  • See recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers.

  • See recommendations for unvaccinated travelers.

  • Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in the Bahamas, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.

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Disney Cruise Line — which recently resumed domestic operations after over a year — currently has 39 Bahamian cruise itineraries available through the end of 2021. These include Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime cruises.

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At this time, Disney Cruis Line has not commented on the fact that the Bahamas has been added to the CDC’s Level 4 travel warning list. The cruise operator is not currently requiring passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to board the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, and the Disney Wonder when they sail out of U.S. ports.

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The Disney Magic, however, is currently requiring Guests to be vaccinated for its Magic at Sea staycation cruises that are only available to U.K. residents.

Inside the Magic will continue to provide updates regarding the status of Disney Cruise itineraries as this situation develops. Currently, the Disney Cruise Line fleet makes port at two Bahamian locations — Nassau and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

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Intriguingly, the Bahamas recently banned all cruise liners with unvaccinated passengers onboard from making port due to the Delta variant surge in the country. Again, Disney has not commented publicly on this matter at the time of publication.

Update on Disney Cruise Line

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Next year, Disney Cruise Line is set for one of its biggest years ever with the debut of its first Triton Class cruise, ship, the Disney Wish. She will take her maiden voyage in June 2022.

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This all-new luxury liner features a first-of-its-kind Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge, a Toy Story splash pad just for kids, and incredible Frozen and Marvel dining experiences for the whole family!

The Wish will be the fifth ship in the DCL fleet, joining the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Magic, and the Disney Wonder.

What do you think about the CDC’s latest Level 4 travel warning?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical Disney Cruise Line vacation. Whether you have a future cruise credit or you want to book a brand new itinerary, they can help you visit Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, Mexico, Europe, or any other DCL destination worldwide.


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