We have been awaiting the arrival of Disney Cruise Line‘s newest cruise ship for what feels like forever!
The Disney Cruise Line has been making several modifications to cruises recently.
Previously, only short cruises were scheduled for these ships (three- and four-nights) with plans to bring back the longer cruises later. Now, the Disney Cruise Line has scheduled trips for these longer cruises, and they’re available for booking now. [Read more…]
The Disney Cruise Line has been on an extended hiatus due to health and safety concerns. But with recent developments in Florida, cruises could be setting sail in the coming months.
With Disney Cruise Line’s June 29th test sailing being postponed, another change has also come to the Disney Cruise Line’s payment policies.
The global health pandemic has had a major impact on the cruise industry. Even Disney has stated that Disney Cruise Line would be the last arm of its business to return.
Disney Cruise Line has also stated that it hopes to resume some limited cruises by fall and even recently released itineraries for summer 2022. However, sailings are still suspended. Previously, U.S. departures have been canceled through June 2021, and European cruises on the Disney Magic were canceled through September 18th. Now more cruises on the Disney Magic in Europe have been canceled.
It’s been almost one year since Disney welcomed guests aboard their cruise ships.
When cancelations were first announced last year, guests who were booked for the canceled cruises could opt for a 100% refund or receive a 125% cruise credit for use on a future cruise within 15 months of their original sail date. Disney Cruise Line has since lengthened the window in which the credits could be used as more cruise cancelations were announced (with the most recent extending through April 2021). And, they are extending the use of cruise credits once again.
The Disney Cruise Line has not been in operation since March 2020.
Sailings were originally canceled through February 2021, but that was later extended to March 2021. After a recent extension to the final payment deadline and cancellation policy, more sailings have officially been canceled.
This year has been a challenging one, especially for the travel industry.
Walt Disney World was closed for several months, and Disneyland Resort still hasn’t reopened. We’re not sure when traveling will start to return to normal, but for guests sailing with Disney Cruise Line, there are still several challenges ahead in 2021, as Disney continues to postpone sailing dates and cancel reservations.
Disney has just announced the latest round of cruise cancellations.
Just yesterday we reported that several cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, had pushed their earliest sailings into March or April 2021. Now, Disney Cruise Line has once again delayed its return to sailing with another round of cancellations.
In a conference held yesterday, a Disney executive indicated that Disney Cruise Line would be one of the last of Disney’s businesses to resume.
We already shared with you that departures would be suspended through the end of October, but now we’ve got an update on some cruise cancellations.
And based on a press release from the Cruise Lines International Association, we might be getting an update from Disney Cruise Line soon as well!