This just in — The CDC has now renewed its no sail order and has extended it by at least 100 days.
The original order was placed and signed by the CDC director on March 14, 2020 and was supposed to extend for 30 days, but with new information this has now been extended to 100 days from publication.
The official order states:
This Order shall be interpreted and implemented in a manner as to achieve the following paramount objectives:
- Preservation of human life
- Preventing the further introduction, transmission, and spread of COVID-19 into and throughout the United States
- Preserving the public health and other critical resources of Federal, State, and local governments
- Preserving hospital, healthcare, and emergency response resources within the United States and
- Maintaining the safety of shipping and harbour conditions, including safety of personnel.
The current no sail order will stay in place until the Secretary of Health and Human Services feels the current virus is no longer a health emergency, until the CDC director modifies the order, or until the 100 days from publication pass.
Disney Cruise Line
This extension of the no sail order is expected to also extend the cancellation of cruise line dates for sailings over the next few weeks, however no official word from Disney has yet been announced. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get new information regarding Disney Cruise Line and the current no sail order.
Here is what we do know so far:
This comes just days after the Disney Wonder had announced the cancellation of sailings on their cruise ship through the end of June. The official Disney announcement stated the following:
UPDATE: April 6, 2020 – Disney Wonder Sailings Cancelled Through End of June
The Canadian government has announced that it will not allow any ship with more than 500 passengers to dock in any Canadian port until July 1, at the earliest.
In light of this cancellation, Disney Cruise Line is offering 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. Guests and travel agents may place a reservation on hold by applying it as a payment option when booking a new reservation online. The future cruise credit can be added to the booking once you reach the checkout screen.
The following sailings on the Disney Wonder will be cancelled:
- 9-Night Hawaiian Cruise 4/29
- 10-Night Hawaiian Cruise 5/8
- 7-Night Alaska Cruise 5/18
- 7-Night Alaska Cruise 5/25
- 7-Night Alaska Cruise 6/1
- 7-Night Alaska Cruise 6/8
- 7-Night Alaska Cruise 6/15
- 7-Night Alaska Cruise 6/22
- 7-Night Alaska Cruise 6/29
Here at Inside the Magic we know The Walt Disney Company is doing everything they can to keep their guests’, Cast Members’ and crew members safety in mind and as their number 1 priority during this unfortunate time. We want to remind everyone to please stay home and stay safe. Take all of the safety precautions and follow the CDC guidelines, including social distancing, remaining six feet apart from others, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, wiping down doorknobs and door handles, and washing your hands.