Will I Be Safe On My Disney Cruise?
Earlier this month, the CDC recommended that all cruise ship passengers throughout the country self-quarantine after disembarking from a ship. The Disney Wonder cruise ship pulled into San Diego harbor on March 19th and had one guest who tested positive for Covid-19. The close-quarters and challenges of social distancing aboard a cruise makes this a sticky subject. Disney Cruise Ships are immaculately well kept and you can bet Disney is already developing a list of increased sanitization standards for when their 30-day voluntary suspension of cruises is over.
Disney has offered a full credit on a future cruise or a full refunds on all cruises booked through April 12th, 2020. Whether or not to book a cruise in 2020 will be a question you'll have to answer for yourself and your family.
The Covid-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on those families who have lost a loved one to the pernicious virus. We'll undoubtedly feel the impact of Covid on healthcare systems plus the damage done to businesses and families who have suffered decreased pay or lay-offs for years to come. Arguably, Disney may see fewer guests over the next few years as a result of the economic pinch many people are just beginning to endure, plus the threat of illness from viral exposure in theme parks.
We imagine with the 50th anniversary of Disney World happening in 2021, Disney Fanatics worldwide will still patronize this beloved vacation destination despite the risks involved. So, be smart, be vigilant but make room to celebrate life. What better place to do this than at Disney World? Even if you have to watch the evening fireworks wearing latex gloves and a surgical mask. Disney may even have some masks printed with your favorite characters!