Question about COVID testing for Upcoming Cruises

jcassala

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 28, 2021
Hi there! We aren't new to Disney, but are scheduled for our first Disney cruise next month. I know that COVID tests are required prior to and the day of cruising. However, I am wondering for the day of cruise who will be performing the tests? I know there are some tests where you can swab yourself, so I am wondering if this might be an option? I am just concerned because I don't think my young children are going to feel comfortable with someone they don't know sticking a swab up their nose. Or perhaps they'll do the saliva test for the little ones? We really want to try to make this work, just trying to weigh out the pros and cons. Thanks in advance for any insihgt or knowledge you might have about this, I couldn't find this detail anywhere when looking through the details.
 

GlassAct

Hoping to board a November 2021 Cruise
Joined
Oct 18, 2016
I think they give the swab to you to swab, then hand back. You may find some UK cruise vlogs on YouTube to watch the process so the kids can see what it is like.
 

jcassala

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 28, 2021
That would make things much easier!! I hope that's the case. I will check out some of the UK cruise vlogs, thanks for the suggestion!
 

GlassAct

Hoping to board a November 2021 Cruise
Joined
Oct 18, 2016
That would make things much easier!! I hope that's the case. I will check out some of the UK cruise vlogs, thanks for the suggestion!
I just watched a vlog, and if they keep the process the same, then yes it's self administered! I did the same test at the Walgreens drive through, very easy. The test administrator counts to five while you swab and it really is not too bad.
 

Southern Pirate

Mouseketeer
Joined
Feb 12, 2018
Hi there! We aren't new to Disney, but are scheduled for our first Disney cruise next month. I know that COVID tests are required prior to and the day of cruising. However, I am wondering for the day of cruise who will be performing the tests? I know there are some tests where you can swab yourself, so I am wondering if this might be an option? I am just concerned because I don't think my young children are going to feel comfortable with someone they don't know sticking a swab up their nose. Or perhaps they'll do the saliva test for the little ones? We really want to try to make this work, just trying to weigh out the pros and cons. Thanks in advance for any insihgt or knowledge you might have about this, I couldn't find this detail anywhere when looking through the details.
 
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