Disney Cruise Line announced more sailings being cancelled for 2021. We knew that the Alaska season was going to be scrapped due to the restrictions of the Canadian government not allowing cruise ships to dock in Canada. Due to the Jones Act which requires any non US flagged ship to dock in a foreign port, we knew that the Alaska cruise season would be cancelled yet again. We feel that these cancellations will be happening for a bit longer but do think we will see cruising return in 2021.
Here’s the official statement from Disney Cruise Line
February 24, 2021
Disney Cruise Line Extends Suspension of All Departures Through May 2021 and Disney Magic Sailings Through August 10
Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our Guests and team members. We are carefully preparing for a return to service following the guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As we continue to refine our protocols and await further technical guidance from the CDC, we are cancelling all sailings departing through May 2021.
Disney Magic European Season
Given the likelihood of international borders remaining closed for an extended period of time, we have also made the decision to cancel Disney Magic sailings through August 10, 2021.
In light of the Canadian government’s announcement that they will not allow ships with more than 100 passengers to dock in any Canadian port until February 28, 2022, we are evaluating various options for the Disney Wonder’s scheduled season in Alaska. Once a decision is made, we will reach out to Guests booked on these sailings.
Additionally, as previously shared, based on the conditional sail order provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disney Cruise Line must cancel sailings longer than 7 nights.
Guests booked on affected sailings, who have paid their reservation in full, will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund. Guests, who have not paid their reservations in full, will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far. Affected Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.
Guests who’ve 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.
Below is a list of impacted sailings:
Disney Magic Disney Wonder Disney Dream Disney Fantasy Feb. 20-25
Feb. 25-March 1
March 29-April 3
April 26-May 1
May 29-June 4
June 27-July 6
July 30-Aug. 10
Feb. 26-March 12
March 28-April 2
April 2 – 7
April 7 -11
April 30-May 3
May 31–June 7
June 28-July 7
Feb. 26-March 1
March 29-April 2
April 30–May 3
May 31-June 4
Feb. 27-March 6
March 27-April 3
April 24-May 1
May 29-June 2
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Notice to Passengers Regarding Travel Recommendation from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel
The CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Notice recommending that all people avoid travel on cruise ships. The complete notice is available at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-4/coronavirus-cruise-ship and is subject to change by the CDC without notice. If a threshold of COVID-19 is detected on board the cruise ship during a voyage, the voyage will be ended immediately and the ship will return to the U.S. port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed.
While we are still evaluating the timing, when we return to sailing we will inform you of enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other Guests, Cast and Crew Members. You will be required to follow all posted instructions while sailing with Disney Cruise Line.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By sailing with Disney Cruise Line you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
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