The Disney Fantasy is a favorite of Disney Cruise fans as it departs from Port Canaveral, the closest port to Walt Disney World, and usually features a week long itinerary that explores the Eastern Caribbean. Ports normally include the islands of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Disney’s own Castaway Cay.
If you are a frequent cruiser then you know that while the cruise line tries to stick to its intended itinerary, sometimes things happen and other plans have to be made. Unfortunately one of the ports on this itinerary has been a problem for ever since the two hurricanes of Irma and Maria devastated so many island communities in the Caribbean.
Unfortunately, Tortola has just not been able to recover enough from the effects of the hurricanes. So Disney Cruise Line has decided to substitute Philipsburg, St. Maarten instead. This change is expected to last through June 2018.
If you have a trip booked, you’ll notice that any port adventures you had booked for Tortola via Disney Cruise Line have been removed from your list of activities.
We hear that St. Maarten is beautiful. Looking at some likely tourist spots there’s The Yoda Guy museum (a good stop for Star Wars fans). It also has Maho Beach, which is known for being right next to an international airport allowing for crazy photos of planes flying very low over sunbathers on the beach. Speaking of beaches, the island has a bevy of them. Be sure to explore both sides of the island enjoy the influence of both French and Dutch culture on the Caribbean island.
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