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HUGE Disney Cruise Announcement Brings Back Pre-COVID Memories

Who’s ready to set sail on the big blue? The Disney Cruise Line fleet has once again taken to the ocean and its private Castaway Cay island with the Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wonder, and the newest Disney Wish, welcoming Guests onboard.

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Even though we’ve seen the removal of COVID warning signs from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, COVID-19 precautions are still very much in place with the Disney Cruise Line.

Following along with health and safety guidelines, however, we have a step in the right direction back to “normalcy” which is bringing back those wonderful pre-COVID memories. The Disney Cruise Line has now announced it will return its traditional character meet and greets!

@ScottGustin shared the news, “Disney Cruise Line announces return of traditional character greetings, up-close character greetings, and autographs by Aug. 29.”

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Hugs returned to each Disney Park on April 18, 2022, as fans wrapped their arms around Mickey Mouse and Disney character friends and were able to ask for autographs once again. The same will now be in place for the Disney Cruise Line beginning August 29, 2022.

While this may seem like a small step for many, we’ve also seen the Disney Cruise Line make changes to vaccinations and testing policies in recent weeks.

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We believe Disney is working to ensure the safety of its Guests while still providing that overall pixie dust Disney experience that any other cruise line industry can’t match. The return of the Disney Cruise Line meet and greets is a step in the right direction.

As Disney Cruise Line continues to change its policies as they navigate these sometimes bumpy waters, we’ll be sure to keep Disney Tips readers informed of the updates. Happy cruising, Disney fans!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.