UPDATE: Disney Cruise Line Suspends All New Sailings Through Mid-April

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Update 3/14/20:

Disney Cruise Line has now shared that they will be temporarily suspending all new sailings through and including April 12. Additionally, all cruises sailing from Canada will be suspended from now through July 1, at the earliest.

Disney Cruise Line will also be offering guests the choice of a 125% cruise credit to be used for a future sailing within 15 months of their original sail date, or a full refund. If guests or clients select a future cruise credit and are not able to use it, they will be eligible for a refund up to the amount they paid in full. Standard prevailing rates will apply for future cruises.

Disney Cruise Line Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Alert
March 13, 2020 – 12:00 AM
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:

Disney Magic
March 14-19
March 19-23
March 23-28
March 28-April 2

Disney Wonder
March 20-25
March 25-29
March 29-April 5

Disney Dream
March 16-20
March 20-23
March 23-27
March 27-30
March 30- April 3

Disney Fantasy
March 14-21
March 21-29
March 29-April 4

For up-to-date information, visit the official Disney Cruise website or contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

Original Article:

The Walt Disney Company just announced that Disney Cruise Line will be suspending all new sailings this month due to coronavirus concerns.

You can read Disney’s official announcement in the graphic below:

disney coronavirus

Disney announced today that Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month. The company also shared the news as an update to the travel advisory page on the official Disney Cruise Line website, which you can read below:

Disney Cruise Line Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Alert
March 12, 2020

Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 continues to evolve quickly and Disney Cruise Line is closely following guidance from health officials and authorities in the ports of call we visit. We are also committed to keeping our Guests informed and updated, and are happy to address any questions our Guests have in advance of their cruise vacations and once they’re onboard.

The health and wellbeing of our Guests, as well as that of our Crew Members, is our primary focus. 

For more information regarding how Disney Cruise Line’s new travel alert may impact your trip, visit the Guest Services page on the website here.

The news came alongside announcements that Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris would both be closing their theme parks beginning March 15 through the end of the month. These announcements were also made only a few hours after Disney shared that Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will be closed from March 14 through the end of the month.

Related: Two Cruise Lines Canceled Sailings Over Coronavirus. Where Does That Leave Disney?

Given today’s announcements, it is clear that The Walt Disney Company is taking coronavirus and the health and safety of guests and Cast Members seriously.

Inside the Magic will continue to update our website as more information becomes available regarding future Disney Cruise Line sailings. We hope everyone continues to stay safe and take proper health precautions to take care of themselves during this time.

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