From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
For those looking to take their next vacation aboard one of the Disney Cruise Line’s magical ships–we’re sorry to deflate your sails as the cruise line has officially halted all of its new departures through early December due to a new order by the CDC.
The new order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was released today on the organization’s official website.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.”
Due to this new order, Disney Cruise Line has already canceled new sailings for the Disney Fantasy through December 6, the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder through December 11, and the Disney Magic through December 12. To see all the dates, refer to the image below.
For those who have already booked any of these newly canceled dates, similar to past cancellations by the cruise company, Disney is offering those affected by the change to choose either a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund. Guests who have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far.
Per an official release on the DCL website, the company shares that affected guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Disney Cruise Line has had to extend their suspension of new departures of their ships due to the current pandemic. The company’s ship’s were first brought to a halt in March due to the pandemic and have not sailed with passengers since.
Was your Disney Cruise Line vacation affected by this new ruling from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Let us know in the comments!