Disney Cruise Line will allow passengers to help themselves to the buffet again

Disney Cruise Line has announced a series of new health rules for its cruise ships, including the return of self-service buffets.

Since April 1, the Disney Cruise line has relaxed a number of health protocols that have been modified as a result of Covid-19, arriving from a US departure port.

Among the changes, guests can help themselves to the ship’s buffets.

Cruise lines have suspended self-service buffets as they return to service after the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of guests serving themselves, crew members would serve guests as a way to reduce guest-to-guest spread of any viruses.

Buffets have long been a staple of the cruise industry for the variety and quantity of food one can enjoy.

Other cruise lines have already brought back self-service buffets, including Carnival Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas.

In addition to changing buffets, Disney also announced the relaxation of physical distancing requirements as well as the implementation of optional face masks indoors.

There have been no changes to Disney’s vaccine requirements or its pre-cruise testing.

Disney’s policy change comes just days after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed its warning about getting on a cruise ship during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CDC removed the advisory altogether after lowering its warning level twice since late January 2022.

Instead of a specific warning not to sail, the CDC recommends travelers stay up to date with their Covid-19 vaccines and get tested before their cruise. All cruise lines always have pre-cruise testing as a requirement.

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