We hope you weren’t planning to escape to the high seas on a Disney Cruise Line ship anytime soon. Disney announced they will be suspending all new departures through at least July 27, 2020.
When asked about the future of the Disney Cruise Line on a recent earning’s call, Disney CEO Bob Chapek acknowledged that it will likely be the last of the Disney Parks units to spin back up.
The timeline for reopening depends on how well local communities everywhere are able to deal with the public health emergency including strong contact tracing policies. Of course, elective travel will need to be considered safe enough for thousands of families to resume travel to the ports again too.
Here’s the full statement from Disney Cruise Line including impacted sailings:
With the well-being of our Guests, Crew Members and Cast Members our top priority, and in line with direction from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disney Cruise Line has suspended all-new departures through Monday, July 27, 2020.
Guests currently booked on affected sailings will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing within 15 months of their original sail date, or a full refund. These Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.
Guests who booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who booked directly with Disney Cruise Line and have questions after receiving their email should call us at (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.
Below is a list of impacted sailings:
May 30-June 6
June 22-July 1
July 25-Aug 5
May 25-June 1
June 29-July 6
July 27-Aug 3
May 29-June 1
June 26-July 1
May 30-June 6
June 27-July 6
July 25-Aug 1
Do you plan to book a future sailing on the Disney Cruise Line once it is safe for them to sail away again?