Emily Jackson, a 22-year-old YouTuber, was denied entry onto a Disney cruise because she was pregnant. Jackson was then escorted off of the cruise by a guard with an AR-15 rifle. Jackson is a mother-of-two who is currently pregnant with a boy. Jackson, her husband, children, parents, and siblings flew from St. Louis to Miami for the cruise.
According to reports, Jackson was barred from the cruise because she was 25 weeks pregnant, which is one week past Disney’s policy limit. The cruise line does not allow expecting mothers past 24 weeks on board.
While Jackson had a doctor’s note saying she was safe to travel, the Disney Cruise Line website reads that “Neither a doctor’s medical statement nor a waiver of liability will be accepted. In addition, Disney Cruise Line cannot be held responsible or liable for any complications relating to pregnancy at any stage.”
via Miami Herald:
Jackson, who is 25 weeks along, tweeted about her traumatizing travel experience.
The St. Louis woman, 22, flew to Miami for the cruise with nine other family members, but when she got to the terminal, she was refused passage because Disney Cruise Lines does not allow women over 24 weeks pregnant onboard due to safety concerns. Then she and her brood were told to leave. When Jackson’s father objected, video shows armed guards getting involved.
Disney has yet to respond to a request for comment.