According to a report by Cruise Critic, Disney Cruise Line has silently begun employing lifeguards and has deployed them to each of the family pools aboard their ships. At this time, lifeguards are currently in place at the family pools aboard the Disney Dream and the Disney Magic. Disney Cruise Line plans to add lifeguards to the Disney Wonder and the Disney Fantasy by mid-November.
Disney Cruise Line has stated that they continually evaluate their practices, changing them as warranted by present scenarios.
The decision by Disney to add lifeguards aboard their ships most likely stems from a recent drowning of a 6 year old aboard another cruise ship. No lifeguard was on duty in the past incident.
The new lifeguards will be stationed at each family pool during the posted pool hours.