The Disney Dream Heads Out To Sea One Last Time Before Going On Hiatus Due to Coronavirus
The Port Canaveral cruise terminal serving Orlando is the world’s 2nd busiest port after the Port of Miami. However, the terminal is going to be much quieter at least for a while with Disney Cruise Line announcing that they will be suspending all sailings starting on Saturday through until the end of March.
However, before Disney closes up the gangway, the Disney Dream departed today for a 3-day sailing to Castaway Cay (Disney’s Private Island in the Bahamas.)
The Disney Fantasy is currently finishing up its one week journey out at sea. It will return back to Port Canaveral starting tomorrow. However, the sailing slated to depart on Saturday afternoon will not be departing due to Coronavirus precautions.
As of going to print, there are 8 cruises out of Port Canaveral affected by the closure. These are as follows:
- March 16-20 Sailing
- March 20 – 23 Sailing
- March 23-27 Sailing
- March 30 – April 3 Sailing
- March 14-21 sailing
- March 21-29 sailing
- March 29 – April 4 sailing
As we reported here at MickeyBlog Disney Cruise Line announced that they were suspending services last night, “in an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees.”
In a statement, they added, “While we know this decision may be disappointing, the health and well-being of our guests is of the greatest importance,” the cruise line said in its statement. “We are equally committed to the well-being of our incredible crew members who live and work aboard our ships and on Castaway Cay,” Disney Cruise Line’s private island in the Bahamas.
During the shutdown, Disney Cruise Line announced that they will continue to pay its crew members and shoreside employees.
Disney Cruise Line said it will offer passengers affected by this decision a future cruise credit or a full refund, the details of which will be provided directly to them.
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Source: USA Today