Temporary Suspension of Disney Cruise Line Departures
Disney made the major announcement last night of the closing of both U.S. Disney parks that will happen by the weekend’s end. Disney Cruise Line also released an announcement deciding to suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, through the end of the month.
Here is the statement straight from Disney Cruise Line:
“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, Disney Cruise Line has decided to suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, through the end of the month. This precautionary measure applies to all four of Disney’s cruise ships.
While we know this decision may be disappointing, the health and wellbeing of our guests is of the greatest importance. We are equally committed to the wellbeing of our incredible crew members who live and work aboard our ships and on Castaway Cay. During the suspended operations, Disney Cruise Line will continue to compensate our Crew Members and shoreside Cast Members.
The Disney Dream will depart on a three-night cruise from Port Canaveral as scheduled on Friday, March 13, and will return to Port Canaveral on Monday, March 16. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic will return to port on Saturday, March 14. The Disney Wonder, which is currently in the midst of a westbound Panama Canal cruise, will continue on its scheduled itinerary, with guests disembarking in San Diego on Friday, March 20.
Disney Cruise Line will offer guests affected by this decision a future cruise credit or a full refund, the details of which will be provided directly to them. Given the higher than normal call volume at our Call Center, we ask that affected guests or their travel agent wait to contact us until after they receive an email from us.
Below is a list of impacted sailings:
March 28-April 2
March 29-April 5
March 30- April 3
March 29-April 4″
This is all brand new territory for Disney. Please prepare for long wait times as you adjust or cancel your reservations.
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