Disney Cruise Lines have strict pregnancy policies in place. Learn 6 Important Pregnancy Questions & Answers to know before you consider sailing.
1. Can Pregnant Women Sail?
Yes and No. Women who have reached their 24th week of pregnancy by embarkation date, or will reach 24 weeks pregnant during or by end of cruise, are not allowed to sail. The reasoning told by Disney Cruise Line is for safety concerns. Pregnant women who are not yet 24 weeks pregnant (who are 23 weeks or less), or will not turn 24 weeks pregnant at any point during cruise, are permitted. Disney Cruise Line states they will not be held responsible for pregnancy complications, at any stage.
2. Does A Doctors Note Excuse The 24th Week Rule?
No, a doctor’s statement or note will not change the 24th week of pregnancy rule of not sailing. Neither will, signing a waiver.
3. If I Am Less Than 24 Weeks, Do I Need A Note?
As of now, no physician note or proof of how far you are along is required. Although, personally, I would feel better bringing documentation from a doctor for my own peace of mind.
4. Is There A Nurse Or Doctor On Board?
There is a Health Center (Deck 1, Forward) for non-emergency medical care, during clinic hours only. Additionally, run by an independent company (not Disney Cruise Line), is a nurse and doctor on call 24/7 for medical emergencies. Additional fees charged for care. Onboard medical services on a Disney Cruise Line are considered “care outside the USA”. Furthermore, unlike flying on a plane or other vacations, emergency care and proper equipment is not so easily accessed or quick to get to.
5. Can My Newborn Baby Sail With Me?
For guests who decide to sail after pregnancy should be aware of minimum ages to sail. Guests must be at least 6 months old by or on the day of sailing. Exception is for Transatlantic & Panama Canal itineraries, where the minimum age is 1 years old by or on day of sailing.
6. Is This Policy Unique To Disney Cruise Line?
No, this is pretty standard across all Cruise Lines. For instance Carnival, Royal Caribbean and more has the similar policies as Disney Cruise Line.
Sources: Disney Cruise Line & Disney Moms Panel
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