Today Disney Cruise Line gave an updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel alert update.
Unfortunately this update did not come with the good news we were hoping to have, the Disney Cruise Line is extending the suspension of ALL departures through February 28, 2021, just a few weeks ago they canceled all sailing through January 31, 2021.
The official statement stated:
“Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our Guests and team members. We are continuing to carefully review the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are working toward resuming operations.
As we continue to refine our protocols for our eventual return to service, we have decided to cancel all departures through February 28, 2021. Sailings are cancelled onboard the Disney Magic through February 25; the Disney Wonder and Disney Dream through February 26; and the Disney Fantasy through February 27.
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.”
This was certainly not the good news we were hoping for, although the suspended sailings are not coming as a surprise. We do know that many other cruise lines are pushing to return to sailing again by having only guests aboard who have received the vaccination. Could this be the fate of Disney Cruise Line as well?