What happens when someone tests positive while on board?

Marrila

Epcot wanderer
Joined
May 26, 2021
It’d be a bummer for the rest of the party. Will there be mandatory testing and if so, how frequently.

Could the vaccinated possibly be exempt from needing to isolate with a positive cabin mate?
I can't imagine they would allow that. I think they would be everything possible to keep positive numbers low to continue the cruise.
 

jrapps

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
The odds of 60 people coming down with positive symptoms within 3-4 days of embarkation when they tested negative when boarding is very unlikely.

As for family, I think as soon as one person is suspected of being positive, they quarantine the whole cabin and test. Once the test results come back, anyone positive remains in quarantine.
 

Cheburashka

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 25, 2020
Will there be mandatory testing and if so, how frequently.
No one knows right now. During the initial reopening period, it's more likely to happen then after the CDC's Conditional Sailing Order expires on November 1st. I can't imagine them routinely Covid testing everyone indefinitely. Not many paying customers will want to put up with that.
 

Heather07438

WDW Apprentice
Joined
Oct 20, 2015
I can't imagine they would allow that. I think they would be everything possible to keep positive numbers low to continue the cruise.
I’m thinking about a family who has an 8 yr old test positive, the rest of the family is vaccinated. Is this the risk they will need take, where they may all end up confined in the room together. Risking the time and money is a concern.
 

jrapps

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
Disney hasn't said anything yet, but if you look to other cruise lines and how they plan to deal with it:

From Royal's site: Pro-rated cruise fare refund for anyone who has their cruise cut short due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being suspected of having COVID-19 during the cruise.
 

Capt_BJ

So Many Times
Joined
May 17, 2005
what happens when is what I believe CDC is requiring .....

they have not said you must do THIS

they have said show us how you plan to handle THIS .......

some ships are saying 100% vac' ........ to prevent the THIS

some have set up 'quarantine' areas on their ships.

ALL they need to do is SHOW CDC they have a viable plan ...... including what happens when our "sick" arrive at the port . . .
 

Clojel

Mouseketeer
Joined
Mar 10, 2016
Disney hasn't said anything yet, but if you look to other cruise lines and how they plan to deal with it:

From Royal's site: Pro-rated cruise fare refund for anyone who has their cruise cut short due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being suspected of having COVID-19 during the cruise.
“Being SUSPECTED of having covid-19!!??!! What the heck does that mean? You sneeze and they throw you overboard?!” Yikes!
 

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  • HiStitch626

    Tookie bah wah bah!
    Joined
    Sep 21, 2020
    “Being SUSPECTED of having covid-19!!??!! What the heck does that mean? You sneeze and they throw you overboard?!” Yikes!
    Well, that is a little dramatic...

    If you are symptomatic and have not been tested then you are suspected of having COVID. Depending on the test they use, results may be not be instantaneous.
     

    Uncleromulus

    Plain grey will be fine
    Joined
    Jan 28, 2001
    We'll have to see what the CDC and DCL finally come up with. But we all know there WILL be cases of the virus on board.
     
  • MomOTwins

    The Mommy Fairy
    Joined
    Mar 5, 2018
    I was going to say that
    So I suspect it will be up to the ship’s medical doctor. If someone has a whole set of typical symptoms: loss of taste and smell, fever, cough etc. that could be enough. Or some combination of mild symptoms plus a known exposure (e.g. table mates with someone who tested positive).

    For example, my husband had “suspected norovirus” and was quarantined based on describing his symptoms to the ship doctor even though they did not run any test.
     

    mostlytraveling4food

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2019
    A return to Port with just one positive seems a bit absurd. But even worse would be a quarrentine for the entire ship for 2 weeks afterwards Recall what happened to cruise ships when this first started---trust the CDC and DCL might use some common sense. I simply could not risk a 2 week quarrentine....
    I agree.

    It’s not necessary to quarantine an entire ship for two weeks with 1 “positive” test. By the time 24 hours passes since the first test, the cruise is pretty much already over on a 3 nighter.
     

    mostlytraveling4food

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2019
    So I think that what’s missing here is that Florida has declared war in vaccines and won’t let DCL encourage or inquire if the passengers are vaccinated or not. Sooo they will have to err as conservatively as possible to avoid grounding like you mention.
    If they are not able to ask you if you are vaccinated then they will need to act as if you are not and determine who was in contact with positively testing people and keep tracing it out from there.
    So I’m curious, where is the Celebrity Edge sailing out of on June 26, the one where they opted for 98% crew and 95% passenger vaccinated, CDC approved method?

    Is it Fort Lauderdale, Idaho?
     

    Maggie'sMom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 26, 2008
    So I’m curious, where is the Celebrity Edge sailing out of on June 26, the one where they opted for 98% crew and 95% passenger vaccinated, CDC approved method?

    Is it Fort Lauderdale, Idaho?
    They're taking their chances with the fine. I think their team of lawyers have reasoned that either Florida law doesn't have jurisdiction over cruises, or that the law will be overturned by a court.
     

    Sykes

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2017
    They're taking their chances with the fine. I think their team of lawyers have reasoned that either Florida law doesn't have jurisdiction over cruises, or that the law will be overturned by a court.
    Today Celebrity finally gave some details about how they plan to achieve 95% (verified) vaccination while complying with the Florida law. I posted about it here in case you're interested.
     

    randumb0

    Party at Mickey's
    Joined
    Oct 25, 2011
    MSC had someone test positive and one of the ports wouldn't let them stop. MSC requires a test before boarding. They do not require vaccines

     





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