In a recent update, Disney Cruise Line has shared when Castaway Cay is expected to reopen after Hurricane Dorian.
Last week, Disney Cruise Line announced that Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, would be closed to guests until its conditions could be evaluated, the beaches could be cleaned up, and minor repairs could be made. On Sunday, Disney shared the most recent update regarding the status of Castaway Cay, stating on the Disney Cruise Line website that the island is expected to reopen to guests this week.
We continue the process of cleaning up areas of the island and making repairs related to the tropical storm conditions experienced last week. We anticipate re-opening the island on Thursday, September 12, as long as all necessary work is completed. Guests going ashore will see signs of the recent storm’s passing and some experiences on the island may be unavailable.
Since this is an expected reopening of Castaway Cay and Disney has not yet shared whether or not it will be delayed, we will update this article if anything changes between today and September 12. But given that Disney said that Castaway Cay did not sustain any major damages caused by Hurricane Dorian, we suspect the reopening will go as planned.
But just because Castaway Cay is able to reopen soon doesn’t mean the rest of the Bahamas didn’t sustain damages. The September 12 reopening of Castaway Cay comes not long after Disney shared its dedication to helping those in the Bahamas who fell victim to the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. We reported last week that Disney Cruise Line delivered food and water to those suffering due to the aftermath of the storm. And Disney even pledged to donate $1 million to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
Along with the Castaway Cay update on September 8, Disney shared an updated statement regarding the deliveries that Disney Cruise Line plans to take to the Bahamas this week:
The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to help relief and recovery efforts for those in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Disney’s commitment includes a $1 million donation to non-profit relief agencies that will be undertaking recovery and rebuilding efforts, as well as the provision of supplies – including food staples and basic construction materials – to those in impacted areas. Last week, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy dropped off food and water at Castaway Cay for distribution in Sandy Point on Great Abaco Island, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Dorian and is home to many of our Crew Members. Both ships are scheduled to make additional deliveries in the coming weeks, starting with the Disney Dream today.
As always, if you are looking for the most up-to-date information on how weather conditions affect Disney Cruise Line vacations, visit the official website here.