Disney Cruise Line fans, this one is for you. Disney has revealed today that the Disney Wonder will resume international sailings on November 19, 2021, from Galveston Texas!
We’ve seen a lot of disruption with the Disney Cruise Line during the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 2020, all sailings ended up being canceled throughout the end of the year. The Disney Wonder set sail for Europe back in October 2020 for maintenance and resumed its adventures from San Diego on October 1.
Starting in November, the ship will return to the sea from Texas with an array of Western Caribbean cruises — but there are some things to keep in mind about the upcoming itineraries.
Previously, the ship had plans for three and four-night cruises to Mexico, along with a lengthy cruise through the Panama Canal. Now, the ship has added several options for six-night trips to the Western Caribbean. Noticeably missing are stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
- The Disney Wonder‘s six-night cruises on November 23, December 7, and December 31 of this year are now going to visit Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, instead of Key West, FL, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
- The Disney Wonder‘s six-night cruise on December 21 of this year is going to stop in Progreso, Mexico, instead of George Town, Grand Cayman.
- The six-night cruise on January 14 of next year is going to Cozumel, Mexico, and George Town, Grand Cayman, rather than Key West, FL, and Castaway Cay.
Disney Cruise Line informed Guests about the changes, as well as vaccination requirements:
Impacted Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps. Guests who have booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who have booked directly with Disney Cruise Line, and have questions after receiving their email, should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.
As previously announced, the Disney Dream resumed sailings from Port Canaveral aboard the Disney Dream in August 2021 and Disney Fantasy in September 2021. Sailings aboard the Disney Wonder from San Diego resumed earlier this month and the Disney Magic will resume sailing from Miami on October 28, 2021.
In order to sail, Guests 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Due to recently updated technical guidance from the CDC, Guests 11 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated, but must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken between 3 days and 24 hours prior to the date you set sail. The test should be a rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. Additionally, beginning September 13, 2021, all Guests, regardless of age and vaccination status, are also required to take a COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal before boarding.
If you’re planning to sail on one of those modified trips, your room will get a $400 non-refundable credit that you can use for any purchases on the ship.
Again, those upcoming passengers who had previously booked sailings on the Disney Wonder for November and beyond have been contacted by Disney about these itinerary changes. If you have any questions, we recommend reaching out to Disney directly or your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, AKA you Disney travel agent.
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Are you excited to see Disney Cruise Line returning? What do you think about the modified itineraries?