Covid cancelled our Western Caribbean Disney Cruise in January 2021 so we rescheduled a two week Disney Cruise through the Panama Canal from New Orleans to San Diego in February 2022. After Tom got laid off from Follett (due to Covid) we decided that we should switch to a one week cruise so picked a different Western Caribbean Disney cruise from New Orleans for earlier in February 2022.
As we rang in the New Year and Covid numbers began to spike we realized that spending 4 days in New Orleans before the cruise would put us in much greater risk of failing the Covid test we have to take at the port before they let you on the ship. We decided it was best to change the cruise (yet again), and if you are counting this would be the fourth itinerary, to one that was leaving with in a few days.
We made the decision on a Wednesday for a cruise leaving the following Monday. Due to a predicted winter storm coming our way we decided to fly down to Miami and stay two nights in a hotel to avoid missing the sailing. We did very minor exploring as we wanted to stay away from the possibility of catching Covid. Our ventures out were for food, the grocery store, and a park near the hotel for a nice walk.
On Monday we arrived at the Port of Miami, passed our covid tests and began out 5 night journey on the Disney Magic. The cuise included two stops at Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island in the Bahamas), a day at sea and a day in Nassau.