Disney Cruise Line Removes Transatlantic, Several Alaskan and European Sailings

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Disney Wonder Ship

Credit: Disney Cruise Line, photo by Matt Stroshane

Disney Cruise Line already decided to cease normal operations until April 12, 2020. But it appears that the cancelation might be extended for select sailings to a few of its destinations. Disney Cruise Line has quietly removed several of its Alaskan and European sailings as well as its transatlantic route from its online booking website between April 24, 2020, and July 18, 2020.

Disney Cruises Sailing From Vancouver Canceled Until July

Alaska Cruise
Credit: Disney

 

While the Spring and Early Summer Alaskan cruises make up the bulk of the vanished sailings, it appears that every sailing out of Vancouver, Canada are canceled until July 2020. This change coincides with Canada’s decision to impose travel restrictions that include the cancelation of all cruising until mid-July.

According to the Disney Cruise Line website:

Sailings Departing from Canada

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Canadian government announced they will not allow any ship with more than 500 passengers to dock in any Canadian port from now until July 1, at the earliest. The Disney Wonder has sailings that are scheduled to embark and/or debark in Vancouver beginning April 29. We are currently evaluating various options and have not made changes to any itineraries. Once a decision is made, we will reach out to Guests booked on these sailings. Given the higher than normal call volume at our Call Center, we ask that Guests and travel agents wait to contact us until after they receive an email from us. As a reminder, Guests who booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly to make any modifications.

Here is the list of sailings that appear to be removed from the online booking website:

  • Friday, April 24, 2020, 5-Night San Diego to Vancouver Cruise
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 9-Night Hawaiian Cruise from Vancouver*
  • Friday, May 8, 2020, 10-night Hawaiian Cruise from Honolulu*
  • Monday, May 18, 2020, 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
  • Monday, May 25, 2020, 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
  • Monday, June 1, 2020, 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
  • Monday, June 8, 2020, 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
  • Monday, June 15, 2020, 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
  • Monday, June 22, 2020, 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
  • Monday, June 29, 2020, 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

Please note that all of these sailings would have been undertaken aboard the Disney Wonder.

*One-way sailings. If the ship is not leaving Vancouver for Hawaii, it can’t leave Honolulu to go back to Vancouver.

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Transatlantic and European Cruises Canceled Until Late July

 

Looking east now, Disney appears to have removed its Transatlantic sailing and all of its European voyages for Spring and Early Summer. Popular destinations include Rome, Barcelona, Dover, and the Greek Isles.

Here are the sailings no longer available:

  • Monday, May 11, 2020, 12-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020, 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020, 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020, 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia
  • Monday, June 22, 2020, 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
  • Monday, July 13, 2020, 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020, 7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona to Dover

The first available European sailing is not until the 11-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover to Copenhagen set to depart on July 25, 2020.

But it appears Disney was already hesitant about the first half of its European itineraries. According to its website, would-be passengers sailing on these cruises were given the same cancellation policy as those booked on the already-canceled sailings:

Guests currently booked on our European sailings through our July 25 departure can change their reservation up until the day before embarkation and receive a 100% cruise credit to be used for a future sailing within 15 months of their original sail date by calling us at (866) 325-2112 or (407) 566-3510 or contacting their travel agent. The credit is non-refundable and standard prevailing rates will apply.

This is a developing story and Inside the Magic will update its readers as soon as we get word of another statement from Disney.

As of now, the cruises to the Bahamas, Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, and elsewhere in the Caribbean aboard the cruise ships Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy appear to be unaffected. Those Spring and Early Summer voyages are still scheduled to set sail from Port Canaveral and Miami.

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