Health and Safety
Safety is a number one priority onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. The ships are designed for the safety of all passengers, especially small children.
Plexiglass is installed on all deck railings. Use the railings for support if seas start acting up, but please do not sit or climb on them, This applies to railings around the ship and the ones found on stateroom verandahs.
Everyone onboard must participate in a compulsory safety drill before departure to comply with Coast Guard and international safety regulations. For more details click here.
Security guidelines require all adult Guests to show a picture I.D. to embark and disembark the ship in all ports, including Castaway Cay. You must be 18 years of age or older to go ashore unaccompanied. Guests under 18 years of age may go ashore unaccompanied only by having a consenting parent, guardian or other responsible adult with them at the gangway to provide their signature as authorization, which will be good for the duration of that port day.
From the moment you walk onto the ship you will notice there are hand sanitizer stations as you board and before you enter every restaurant. Health and hygiene are taken very seriously on all cruise ships, as any virus or infection can spread very quickly.
To avoid spreading or picking up an infection or virus make sure you wash your hands frequently, after touching handrails, before eating, after going to the toilet, after blowing your nose, etc. If you aren't near to a wash basin, use the hand sanitizer that's freely available onboard.
You will be asked at check in if you've suffered from vomiting or diarrhoea in the last few days. If you have, you may be asked to see one of the medical staff, or even be refused access to the ship. If you start to suffer whilst onboard, you will need to see the ship's doctor, and in certain circumstances may be required to stay confined to your stateroom to avoid passing the illness onto others.
Please keep in mind that a child who shows symptoms of physical illness such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, unexplained rashes or discharge from the nose or eyes may be excluded from participation in activities as well as from babysitting services in Flounder's Reef Nursery.
If you require any prescription drug, be sure to bring an adequate supply in its original container. You should keep it in your carry-on luggage so it is easily at hand.
The stabilizer fins on the ship should do a lot to prevent seasickness, but some passengers may still be prone. If you do have a bout of seasickness try the following tips:
Don't stay in your stateroom, instead go out on one of the lower decks and get some fresh air.
Stick to bland foods and drink plenty of water.
Ginger cookies or ginger pills can help.
Sea Bands are an entirely natural approach. Elasticated bands that are worn on each wrist and have a 'button' that works on the acupressure point to reduce nausea.
Meclizine tablets are available free from the dispenser outside the Health Center on deck 1.