Disney Cruise Line to Stop Physical Distancing, Resume Self-Service Buffets
Fresh on yesterday’s announcement that traditional character meet and greets are returning to Disney Cruise Line in a phased approach, it has just been announced that effective today (April 1, 2022), all ships in the fleet will suspend physical distancing measures. In addition, buffets will once again be self-service for all Guests.
While we continue to the march to normalcy a few popular Disney Cruise Line traditions are still going to be suspended for a tad bit longer. These include the Sail Away Celebration and Pirate’s Night Deck Party. It’s also going to be at least April 18, 2022 before traditional character interactions return.
Here is the official statement from Disney Cruise Line about social distancing being suspended and the return of self-service buffets:
Disney Cruise Line is taking a phased approach to updating health and safety protocols on board. Considering recently updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DCL will update several health and safety measures for sailings beginning on or after April 1, 2022, originating from a U.S. port of departure.
Some onboard products and experiences that were paused due to physical distancing protocols will resume in a phased approach. Protocol updates, among other, include lifting physical distancing across DCL ships and resuming self-service buffets. Face coverings are optional in most places on the ship including Walt Disney Theater. Port Adventures will return to their traditional format where possible. At this time, the Sail Away Celebration, the Pirate’s Night deck party, and up-close character interactions continue to be paused.
Protocols for sailings from Canadian and European ports may vary and will be communicated at a later time. Health and safety measures, on each ship or fleetwide, may change at any time without notice.
For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page.
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