Disney Cruise Line Further Suspends Sailings for All Four Ships

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In light of CDC recommendations due to health and safety concerns, Disney Cruise Line has further suspended sailings for three more of its ships — meaning all four Disney Cruise Line ships now have suspended sailings.

News Breakdown

Official Statement

April 10 statement from Disney regarding Disney Dream, Fantasy, and Magic:

UPDATE: April 10, 2020 – Disney Cruise Line extending suspension of Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic departures through May 17
Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it would extend its suspension of cruise departures from the United States. In line with this direction and with the wellbeing of our guests and team members as our top priority, Disney Cruise Line is reaching out to all guests booked on departures of the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic through Sunday, May 17, 2020, to advise that these sailings have been cancelled.
This affects the following sailings:

Cancelled Sailings

Disney Fantasy
7-Night Eastern Caribbean from Port Canaveral 5/2
7-Night Western Caribbean from Port Canaveral 5/9
7-Night Eastern Caribbean from Port Canaveral 5/16

Disney Dream
3-Night Bahamas from Port Canaveral 5/1
4-Night Bahamas from Port Canaveral 5/4
3-Night Bahamas from Port Canaveral 5/8
4-Night Bahamas from Port Canaveral 5/11
3-Night Bahamas from Port Canaveral 5/15

Disney Magic
4-Night Bahamas from Miami 4/30
4-Night Bahamas from Miami 5/4
3-Night Bahamas from Miami 5/8
12-Night Transatlantic from Miami to Barcelona 5/11

In light of this cancellation, Disney Cruise Line is offering guests the choice of a 125% future cruise credit to be used for a future sailing within 15 months of their original sail date, or a full refund. The credit has been automatically added to their account. 

*The future cruise credit is equal to 125% of your original voyage fare and is only valid for sailings departing within 15 months of their original sailing. Your original reservation must be paid in full to be eligible for the future cruise credit. The future cruise credit is applied per person and is non-transferable, non-refundable and has no cash value. Standard prevailing rates apply and Guests are responsible for any balance due after the future cruise credit has been applied. If you end up not being able to use the future cruise credit, you will be eligible for a refund up to the amount of their original voyage fare. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply to future sailings. Guests who previously received a future cruise credit are not eligible for an additional future cruise credit.

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April 9 statement from Disney regarding Disney Wonder:

UPDATE: April 9, 2020 – Disney Wonder bookings moved/cancelled between 1/30-4/5, scheduled to depart 4/29-6/30

Disney Cruise Line is now addressing Disney Wonder bookings that were moved or cancelled between January 30-April 5, 2020 for sailings that were scheduled to depart between April 29-June 30, 2020.

If you originally booked on a Disney Wonder sailing that was scheduled to depart between April 29-June 30, 2020, and you moved your sail date due to [health and safety] concerns [amid the current pandemic], Disney Cruise Line would now like to offer you an additional future cruise credit* equal to 25% of you original voyage fare to use toward the reservation. Once the modified reservation is paid in full, any remaining future cruise credit will be applied to your shipboard account as a non-refundable onboard credit. If your circumstances have changed and you would now like you to cancel the reservation you modified, you may do so for a full refund of the original voyage fare you paid.

If you worked with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner to cancel a reservation for a Disney Wonder sailing that was scheduled to depart between April 29-June 30, 2020, Disney Cruise Line will automatically refund any cancellation fees you may have been charged. This refund will be processed back to the original form of payment, but may be delayed due to the high volume.

Please note that Disney Cruise Line cancelled Disney Wonder sailings because the Canadian government announced it will not allow any ship with more than 500 passengers to dock at any of its ports until July 1, and Disney Cruise Line has not been able to secure an alternate homeport.

*The future cruise credit is equal to 25% of your original voyage fare and is only valid for sailings departing within 15 months of your original sailing. Your original reservation must be paid in full to be eligible for the FCC. The future cruise credit is applied per person and is non-transferable, non-refundable and has no cash value. Standard prevailing rates apply and you are responsible for any balance due after the future cruise credit has been applied. If you ends up not being able to use the future cruise credit, you will be eligible for a refund up to the amount of your original voyage fare. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply to future sailings. Guests who previously received a future cruise credit are not eligible for an additional future cruise credit.

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Reach out to an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Academy Travel who can rebook your entire Disney Cruise Line vacation for you (and even get you the best deal in the process). From our own experience canceling and rescheduling trips during this uncertain time, we know that it can be overwhelming to try to sort through travel deals, dates, using a cruise credit, and more. Working with a Disney travel agent has helped ease our stresses and we know it may help you, as well.

We at Inside the Magic continue to keep everyone affected by this pandemic — including Disney Cruise Line Crew Members — in our thoughts. We hope everyone is following health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and limiting social interaction. This is a strange and unprecedented time in Disney history, but it is clear that The Walt Disney Company wants to keep everyone safe. Remember, we’re all in this together.

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