The Disney Wonder Is Headed to Castaway Cay
After more than a month anchored at home in Port Canaveral, the Disney Wonder is on the move!
According to MarineTraffic.com, the Wonder is currently at sea on a projected route to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private Bahamian island.
All Disney Cruise Line sailings are halted through February 2021. The ship may be making a trip to Castaway Cay to test out new safety protocols as required by the CDC’s Framework for Conditional Sailing. We aren’t sure what cruise lines will look like when cruising returns, but we do know that Covid-19 tests will be required of all crew and passengers as part of the Cruise Lines International Association agreement.
When sailings resume, the speculation is that short sailings to Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay, near Great Abaco Island, will be the first to set sail.
Since Disney runs the private island, they have control over how guests experience it, which means they can close or alter any amenities they choose. An isolated tropical island provides a pretty perfect space for outdoor physical distance, if you ask us! Restaurants, bars, shops and excursions can all be reimagined to Disney’s safety standards, limiting the risk of exposure for all cast members and passengers in a way that a day at a mainland port just can not.
The Disney Wonder is Disney Cruise Line’s second oldest ship, beginning service in 1999 and undergoing refurbishments in 2016. Currently, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy remain anchored at Port Canaveral. The Disney Magic is docked at the Port of Dover in Dover, Kent, south-east England. Disney’s newest vessel, the opulent Disney Wish will debut in 2022.
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