DCL Disney Magic At Sea UK Residents Only Sailing Summer 2021 General Information

BadPinkTink

Republic of Ireland is not part of UK
Joined
Mar 13, 2015
UPDATE WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2021
The Magic has now started the crew only transatlantic sailing back to Florida
Monday 4 October 2021
Depart London Tilbury
At Sea - Atlantic Ocean
Destination Ponta Delgada

Tuesday 5 October 2021
At Sea - Atlantic Ocean
Destination Ponta Delgada

Wednesday 6 October 2021
At Sea - Atlantic Ocean
Destination Ponta Delgada

Thursday 7 October 2021
At Sea - Atlantic Ocean
Destination Ponta Delgada

Friday 8 October 2021
At Port Ponta Delgada

Saturday 9 October 2021
At Sea - Atlantic Ocean
Destination Miami , Florida

Sunday 10 October 2021
At Sea - Atlantic Ocean
Destination Miami , Florida


UPDATE WEDNESDAY 28 JULY
Thanks to @Jules334 for this new info from DCL

A new update for those who are about to cruise. I got an email from DCL earlier, May be of interest to those who have not yet received it:

We look forward to welcoming you aboard and want to share some important information about your cruise.

At this time, we have adjusted the show order and increased capacity in the Walt Disney Theatre to eliminate the need to reserve a seating time for the performance prior to sailing. Guests will now be able to view Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic during one of three scheduled performances on a specific day during the sailing. Guests are free to attend their preferred performance time.

Once onboard, Guests will see the performances listed as an activity in the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app and may attend the most convenient show time for their party. You may even attend a second performance if you wish. Any previously reserved performance will be removed from your plans prior to sailing.

In addition, Guests 18 years of age and older no longer need to pre-reserve a time to utilize the Fitness Center. If you pre-reserved a time in the Fitness Center, know that it will also be removed from your plans. Specialized classes in the Fitness Center will continue to be available for reservations onboard the ship. Face coverings are required when entering and leaving the Fitness Center, but are not required when actively working out.

We have also eliminated the onboard virtual queue to access the Goofy Pool Deck Area and AquaLab Deck Areas. Guests will now join a physical queue for the pools and water play areas. Please see a Crew Member on deck for assistance.

As a reminder, physical distancing measures in our terminals and areas of our ships such as upper decks, dining rooms, food and beverage locations, lounges, theaters, walkways, elevators, pools, queues and other common spaces are in place. Signage throughout the ship reminds Guests and Crew to practice physical distancing.

For additional information about your Disney Magic at Sea sailing, please visit the Know Before You Go section of our website.

We appreciate you sailing with us and hope you enjoy this added flexibility during your sailing.

Sincerely,

The Cast and Crew
Disney Cruise Line

UPDATE SATURDAY 24 JULY
The virtual queue for the family pool area has now been removed.
Brand new information from this new Vlog at 10.40

Brand new information thanks to @Joshua Kelso who is updating live from the Magic

Update on the Rainforest Room, it's back to $29 per person, party of up to five, for 45 minutes but I did confirm that they did not allow mixed groups, so if for example of my wife and I book a slot, no one else will be allowed in during your time.

UPDATE THURSADY 24 JUNE
Thanks to @Joshua Kelso
Proving Your Vaccination Status For Disney Magic At Sea UK Cruises

UPDATE SATURDAY 12 JUNE Online Check in Procedures
thanks to @dancingtodisney

Two key things to have to hand before you start:

1. A clear photo of your passport / ID
2. A clear photo of yourself from shoulders up (like a passport photo)

Both had to be uploaded along with ID details, information about how you were arriving from the cruise and where you travelling to once off the cruise.

I got a port arrival time of 12.45pm, that was the earliest slot available but I'm not sure if that was the earliest possible time, I didn't see any unavailable times if that makes sense.

UPDATE FRIDAY 30 APRIL
Online and general booking is now open.
All prices include Tax, Fees and Port Expenses
Prices are listed for Inside, Oceanview, Verandah and Concierge for each cruise

The DVC Points Chart for the Disney Magic At Sea is now online
DVC Points Chart For Newcastle and London
DVC Points Chart For Liverpool and Southampton

Online Booking Pages

15th July 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Liverpool
18th July 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Liverpool
20th July 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Liverpool
23rd July 4-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Liverpool
27th July 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Liverpool
30th July 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Liverpool

3rd August Reposition to Southampton Without Passengers

4th August 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
6th August 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
9th August 4-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
13th August 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton:
16th August 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
18th August 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
20th August 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
23rd August 4-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
27th August 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton
30th August 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Southampton

2nd September Reposition to Newcastle Without Passengers

3rd September 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Newcastle
6th September 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Newcastle
8th September 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Newcastle
11th September 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from Newcastle

13th September Reposition to London Tilbury Without Passengers

14th September 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury
17th September 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury
20th September 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury
22nd September 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury
24th September 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury
27th September 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury
29th September 2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury
1st October 3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Departure from London Tilbury

UPDATE THURSDAY 29 APRIL

Booking Phone Line Hours - times in UK time zone
Monday to Friday - 9 am to 8 pm
Sat 9 am to 7pm
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Booking is now open for
  1. Platinum Castaway Club Members phone number 0800 328 2090
  2. Gold Castaway Club Members phone number 0800 389 9298
  3. Silver Castaway Club Members phone 0800 171 2317
  4. DVC Members phone number 0800 171 2317; to book with Reservation Points, call Member Services at 0800 783 2893 beginning at 2:00 UK time
  5. ABD Adventure Insiders phone number 0800 171 2317
UPDATE WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL
For anyone else who has older kids I have just read on another site that the older kids clubs edge and vibe will be open with more details to be released soon. Was posted on social media by a TA who had spoken to DCL.
New information added about entertainment including character appearance, live shows, deck parties and more
Full details in post number 931 of this thread

Info from Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Members Who Are Booking
  • Government issued ID will be required for all passengers
  • 20% deposit required at booking , 3 day hold from time of booking to when deposit needs to be paid, then the balance needs to be paid 30 days before departure
  • Booking for Upcharge items is following the normal DCL booking window dates, which are 120 days before departure for Platinum, 105 days before departure for Gold, 90 days before departure for Silver and 75 days before departure for first time cruisers.
  • If PIF at the time of booking, booking for Palo and other upcharge items will open if Platinum are inside the normal DCL booking window of 120 days and Gold Castaway members are inside the normal DCL booking window of 105 days.
  • Back To Back Booking allowed
  • Palo will be $45 for a 4 course fixed price menu / A la Carte menu
  • Vaccination status will be verified though NHS App
Upcharge Items Available To Book When Paid In Full
  1. Photo packages and photo books
  2. Portrait studio
  3. Bibbidi bobbidi boutique appointments
  4. Royal Court Royal tea
  5. Tastings- champagne, wine, congnac, martini, mixology, beer and wine
  6. Palo brunch and dinner
Masks can be removed for outdoor photos.
Royal Tea is $220
UPDATE TUESDAY 27 APRIL
Thanks to @AquaDame we have a special thread for anyone wanting to check prices
Opening Day Pricing - UK Staycations with Disney Magic at Sea

When booking opens for Platinum, Gold and Silver Castaway Members, please post any quotes in this thread.
Please include the passenger price breakdown in your post if you have it. This allows others to have an idea of how much it would with a different number of people in the same category.

Example for a family of four with two adults and two kids ages 10 and 8:
Date 11B 2A2K (10,8) £1200 [400|400|200|200] no ins/trans/OBB


UPDATE SATURDAY 24 APRIL
Disney Cruise Line have now released full details of Disney Magic At Sea
Disney Magic At Sea Know Before You Go Overview

Full Information For Passengers Before They Leave Home Disney Magic At Sea Know Before Leaving Home

Full Information For Passengers On Embarkation Day Disney Magic At Sea Embarkation Day

Full Information For Passengers About Food, Entertainment, Shopping, Staterooms and Other Experiences On The Ship Disney Magic At Sea On The Ship

Full Information For Passengers About Debarkation Day Disney Magic At Sea Debarkation Day
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: In order to sail, Guests 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS currently defines “fully vaccinated” as 7 days after the final dose. Disney Cruise Line will contact Guests prior to sailing with instructions on how to show proof of this vaccination status.
  • Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing: Guests under 18 years of age are not required to be vaccinated, but must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (paid for by the Guest) taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the date you set sail. Disney Cruise Line has secured a special discounted rate through a third-party vendor for PCR tests and will contact Guests prior to sailing with instructions on how to complete and submit their test results. Guests may obtain their PCR test from the third-party vendor or any qualified testing supplier.
  • Embarkation COVID-19 Testing: All Guests, including those who have been vaccinated, are required to undergo an antigen COVID-19 rapid test administered by a third party in the terminal prior to boarding. Anyone testing positive will undergo a second test to verify the results. All tests administered at the terminal will be at the expense of Disney Cruise Line. Guests with positive COVID-19 test results, as well as those in their travel party, will be denied boarding.
  • Temperature Checks and Questionnaires: Daily temperature checks and health questionnaires are required for all Guests and Crew Members.
  • Face Coverings: Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 11 and up) and Crew Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining, swimming or in your stateroom. You may temporarily remove your face covering while actively eating, drinking or taking an outdoor photo, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing during this time. It is recommended that children ages 3 to 10 wear a face covering at all times except in designated locations.
UPDATE MONDAY 19 APRIL
Disney Cruise Line UK General Enquiries Phone Number 0800 171 2317
Open 7 days a week:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM;
Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM;
Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

UPDATE SUNDAY 18 APRIL
Thanks to sugliac
I called and got confirmation that the UK resident rule means that a copy of your mortgage or tenancy agreement is sufficient to get you on! Very important for ex-Pats who live here and do not have a passport :D
UPDATE FRIDAY 16 APRIL 11AM UK TIME - NEW BOOKING DATES AND NEW SAILING DATES
Advance Booking for Castaway Club Members
If you’re currently a Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club member, take advantage of the opportunity to book our new UK staycation sailings before they go on sale to the general public on 30th April 2021. Book by phone during a designated window.
When to Book
  1. 28th April 2021: Platinum Members, starting at 9:00 AM (UK time) by dedicated Platinum phone number 0800 328 2090 —or contact your travel agent
  2. 28th April 2021: Gold Members, starting at 9:00 AM (UK time) by dedicated Gold phone number 0800 389 9298 —or contact your travel agent
  3. 29th April 2021: Silver Members starting at 9:00 AM (UK time) by phone 0800 171 2317 —or contact your travel agent
  4. 30th April 2021: All Guests starting at 9:00 AM (UK time). Book online at disneycruise.co.uk, by phone 0800 171 2317 —or contact your travel agent
Advance Booking for Select Disney Guests

If you’re currently a Golden Oak Club Member, Disney Vacation Club Member or an Adventure Insider with Adventures by Disney, you’re invited to enjoy the exclusive opportunity to book our new cruises before they go on sale to the general public on 30th April 2021.
When to Book
  1. 28th April 2021: Golden Oak Club Members, starting at 9:00 AM (UK time) by contacting Golden Oak Club Member Services
  2. 29th April 2021: Disney Vacation Club Members can make a cash-only booking starting at 9:00 AM (UK time) by calling 0800 171 2317; to book with Reservation Points, call Member Services at 0800 783 2893 beginning at 2:00 PM BST—or contact your travel agent
  3. 29th April 2021: Adventure Insiders starting at 9:00 AM BST by calling 0800 171 2317 —or contact your travel agent

UPDATE FRIDAY 16 APRIL AT 10AM UK TIME
Thanks to MattMills31 for phoning DCL and getting the following update
"Thank you for calling Disney Cruise Line if you are calling for details on the new UK staycations we look forward to sharing more details as we prepare for our return to sailing, please check back on our website at disneycruise.co.uk for the latest information."
UPDATE THURSDAY 15 APRIL
At about 3pm UK time a post went up on Disney Cruise Line Facebook page with new details of Disney Magic At Sea booking details and sailing dates. The post linked to a a website page which was offline. The post was online for about 15 minutes and was then deleted. Disney Magic At Sea overview page was not updated. As of 11pm UK time Thursday 15 April, the only information is that booking will open on April 19 for sailings from Liverpool and Southampton.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL
DCL have removed information about advance booking for Castaway Club members. The website now says booking opens Monday 19 April.

Platinum Castaway Club members have phoned DCL and been told that these cruises are not open for booking today.

DCL have removed information about sailings from London Tilbury and Newcastle. The website now says select sailings from Liverpool and Southampton.

Dreams Unlimited and other travel agents can book these cruises for UK residents


UPDATE TUESDAY 13 APRIL
There are rumours circulating on social media that USA based Travel Agents will not be able to book these cruises. Thats not true, thanks to CarolnyU for getting correct information from John, co owner of Dreams Unlimited Travel

John has replied immediately and reassured me.
John has communicated with both DCL and his agents and although DCL are not bringing on additional agents to deal with the travel agents there will be a US number they can use.
Also he said that all his agents are very well prepared to work at these very early hours due to the time difference and stay up as long as it takes to get the job done.
Of course he did stress that this whole thing is unchartered waters!
So I’ve decided to stick with Dreams as I’ve used them for many years and so I need to continue to have faith in them.
UPDATE SATURDAY 10 APRIL
New port information pages for London Tilbury, Southampton, Liverpool and Newcastle added , more info in post 211 of this thread

When you arrive at the terminal, you will need to complete a Lateral Flow Rapid COVID test. Once you and your party have tested negative, you will be able to embark. The test will be conducted before entering the terminal.

Youth Activities
Wristbands will be distributed at the check-in area to Guests who have pre-registered for Youth Activities as part of My Online Check-In. Guests can also register their children on board at Youth Activities.

Arrival Time
You should arrive at the time chosen in My Online Check-in. If you arrive early, you will not be able to enter the cruise terminal until your designated time.

All Aboard at London Tilbury, Newcastle and Liverpool is 6.30pm
All Aboard at Southampton is 5.15pm

UPDATE FRIDAY 9 APRIL
New Disney Magic at Sea Itineraries and Departure Dates

This summer, set sail on a unique Disney staycation at sea aboard 2-, 3- and limited 4-night cruises from the UK. Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, memorable Disney experience.

Full details including advance Booking Details for Castaway Club Members and the dates and routes of sailings can be found in post number 168 of this thread

UPDATE THURSDAY 8 APRIL

Official Instagram account for UK Residents Summer 2021 Cruises Disney Magic At Sea Instagram

UPDATE FRIDAY 26 MARCH 12pm UK TIME DISNEY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE SUMMER 2021 UK SAILINGS

New! UK Staycations with Disney Magic at Sea

This Summer, Set Sail on a Unique Staycation at Sea Aboard 2-, 3- and Limited 4-Night Cruises from the UK

Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience. Close to home and at sea—be immersed in Disney storytelling, thanks to an amazing collection of onboard entertainment, dining and recreation for the entire family, with all the care you’d expect from Disney. Check back soon for more details!

A UNIQUE DISNEY HOLIDAY AT SEA

Discover a brand-new, close-to-home sailing experience awash with imaginative kids’ activities, fun family entertainment and exclusive adult recreation—it’s a staycation you’ll never forget!

Special Moments with Disney Characters
Spend quality time with beloved Disney characters. Snap photos of mighty Marvel heroes or Captain Mickey, behold a royal promenade with Disney Princesses, and greet Toy Story friends.

Health & Safety Is A Top Priority
We’re implementing multiple layers of health and safety measures considering the guidance from the UK government, health authorities and medical experts.

Navigating Together: Our Commitment to Health & Safety
Our approach brings together 5 elements that help us promote health and safety for all Guests and Crew Members.

Health & Wellness
Our approach emphasizes a combination of health and safety measures. This includes COVID-19 testing, health screenings, face coverings, reduced Guest capacity and physical distancing.

Cleaning & Disinfecting
Disney Cruise Line is operating at elevated cleaning and sanitation levels, with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces.

Innovative Technology
We’re harnessing the power of the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to promote health and safety.

Crew Member Training
Safety starts with our Crew, so we’ve adopted a number of new policies and practices.

Working Together
We’re giving Guests the resources they need to navigate our new policies and do their part.

THURSDAY 25 MARCH
Disney Cruise Line Announce UK Residents Only Summer 2021 Sailings
(the page was taken down a few hours later)

Disney Magic at Sea comes to the UK

This summer, the lands of your dreams are all on their way to the UK. Introducing Disney Magic at Sea, 2-, 3- and 4-night staycation sailings into pure Disney story telling. Your days and nights at sea will be dedicated to an amazing collection of Characters, entertainment and magical dining all tailored to our times and presented with Disney care.

Going on sale this April for UK sailings starting in June!

Departing from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton on select dates.

More Info to follow
 
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BadPinkTink

Republic of Ireland is not part of UK
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That's a clever way to get some sailings in outside the U.S./port restrictions. I'd do that if I was a UK resident. I wonder what the pricing will be?
Ive been hearing rumours of this for a while, but it looks like this UK travel agent made it public before Disney. I'm guessing Disney will announce next week, once the summer 2022 opening week crazyness dies down. Its a great way for Disney to test out all the new procedures and changes. Going by what I'm seeing for the other cruiselines who have announced UK only sailings, the demand is huge, as there is a big push by The UK Government for staycations and they are really discouraging international / European holidays.
 

ScrapHappy

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Interesting - the page the link above goes to was taken down and so was a post on a popular DCL blog...
 

AquaDame

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If it was pulled I cant decide if we should leave this open..? I edited the title for now.
 

AquaDame

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thanks, I wasnt sure what way to edit the title :)
If you click on the 3 dots to the upper right of your first post where it says #1 do you have the option there? It is where I see it, but that *may* be a mod only thing. I know as the OP you can edit it, I'm just not sure exactly where it would be either. ^^;
 

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  • insureman

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    Ive been hearing rumours of this for a while, but it looks like this UK travel agent made it public before Disney. I'm guessing Disney will announce next week, once the summer 2022 opening week crazyness dies down. Its a great way for Disney to test out all the new procedures and changes. Going by what I'm seeing for the other cruiselines who have announced UK only sailings, the demand is huge, as there is a big push by The UK Government for staycations and they are really discouraging international / European holidays.
    Yup. Looks like the TA jumped the gun on that. Sounds like cruises to nowhere and that sounds good to me. They could do the same here in the US, vaccinated people only on a cruise to Castaway Cay and back or leave Port Canaveral and just sail around. I'm up for that. :)
     

    AquaDame

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    Yup. Looks like the TA jumped the gun on that. Sounds like cruises to nowhere and that sounds good to me. They could do the same here in the US, vaccinated people only on a cruise to Castaway Cay and back or leave Port Canaveral and just sail around. I'm up for that. :)
    Castaway Cay would only work if the Bahamian government gave them the OK.
     
  • BadPinkTink

    Republic of Ireland is not part of UK
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    Friday March 26 12pm UK time Disney have a new page on DCL website announcing the new UK sailings,


    New! UK Staycations with Disney Magic at Sea

    This Summer, Set Sail on a Unique Staycation at Sea Aboard 2-, 3- and Limited 4-Night Cruises from the UK

    Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience. Close to home and at sea—be immersed in Disney storytelling, thanks to an amazing collection of onboard entertainment, dining and recreation for the entire family, with all the care you’d expect from Disney. Check back soon for more details!

    A UNIQUE DISNEY HOLIDAY AT SEA
    Discover a brand-new, close-to-home sailing experience awash with imaginative kids’ activities, fun family entertainment and exclusive adult recreation—it’s a staycation you’ll never forget!

    Special Moments with Disney Characters
    Spend quality time with beloved Disney characters. Snap photos of mighty Marvel heroes or Captain Mickey, behold a royal promenade with Disney Princesses, and greet Toy Story friends.

    Health & Safety Is A Top Priority
    We’re implementing multiple layers of health and safety measures considering the guidance from the UK government, health authorities and medical experts.

    Navigating Together: Our Commitment to Health & Safety
    Our approach brings together 5 elements that help us promote health and safety for all Guests and Crew Members.

    Health & Wellness
    Our approach emphasizes a combination of health and safety measures. This includes COVID-19 testing, health screenings, face coverings, reduced Guest capacity and physical distancing.

    Cleaning & Disinfecting
    Disney Cruise Line is operating at elevated cleaning and sanitation levels, with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces.

    Innovative Technology
    We’re harnessing the power of the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to promote health and safety.

    Crew Member Training
    Safety starts with our Crew, so we’ve adopted a number of new policies and practices.

    Working Together
    We’re giving Guests the resources they need to navigate our new policies and do their part.

    Please check our website regularly as we look forward to sharing additional details in the future.
     

    lanejudy

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    Interesting! It would seem a vaccination requirement is conspicuously missing from that information. Are vaccines required by other lines doing UK-resident-only cruises? I thought so, but admittedly I've only half paid attention.
     

    DCSWO

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    My guess is they will price it pretty close to normal rates. Time will tell.
     

    BadPinkTink

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    Interesting! It would seem a vaccination requirement is conspicuously missing from that information. Are vaccines required by other lines doing UK-resident-only cruises? I thought so, but admittedly I've only half paid attention.
    The wording is interesting.

    P & O, Princess and Cunard are requiring vaccinations. The UK at this moment does not have any plans for vaccinating under 18's so Disney can not require under 18's to have a vaccine. If Disney want the family market for these cruises, then they will have to require a negative PCR test for under 18's. It will depend on what their research tells, them, if they feel they will get the capacity they want with vaccinated over 18's or if they want the family market.
     
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    StuartMcK

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    The wording is interesting.

    P & O, Princess and Cunard are requiring vaccinations. The UK at this moment does not have any plans for vaccinating under 18's so Disney can not require under 18's to have a vaccine. If Disney want the family market for these cruises, then they will have to require a negative PCR test for under 18's. It will depend on what their research tells, them, if they feel they will get the capacity they want with vaccinated over 18's or if they want the family market.
    To be honest, I’d enjoy an ‘adults only’ sailing on the Magic - as long as they let into the club & lab. On the last WBTA we did they had adult sessions in the kids clubs & it was a real highlight.


    Not sure our son would like being left at home though while mum & dad go on the trip.
     

    lanejudy

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    It will depend on what their research tells, them, if they feel they will get the capacity they want with vaccinated over 18's or if they want the family market.
    Yes, this is exactly the predicament DCL faces with the crux of their market being families. I guess I thought the UK requirement for cruising included vaccine-only, but maybe not. AFAIK nobody can vaccinate under 16s anywhere, so I was curious how DCL would manage families as cruising resumes. I hope it works for them!
     

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