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The global health crisis has had a huge impact on the travel industry, particularly for cruise lines.
As of this year, sailings for Disney Cruise Line were originally canceled through February, but those cancellations were later extended to March, and then April. Now, more sailings have officially 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.
Another week has passed and once again it’s been a week with LOTS of big news.
If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, we got quite a few updates this week that you absolutely NEED to know about.
Planning on taking a Disney cruise next year?
All Disney Cruise Line departures have been officially canceled through April and are, as of now, unavailable to book in May. But Disney’s already looking ahead to next year! Dates for some special themed cruises in 2022 have just been released, so let’s take a look.
Planning on going on a Disney Cruise that departs from or arrives back at Port Canaveral in Florida?
Previously, a lot of guests would just hop directly on a Disney bus to get from their hotel or Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral and then start their Disney cruise adventure. With the announcement that Disney’s Magical Express will be discontinued in 2022, you might be wondering if you’ll still be able to take Disney transportation to and from the airport and Port Canaveral, or between your Disney hotel and Port Canaveral. And now we’ve got an update.
The Disney Cruise Line hasn’t set sail since March 2020.
That means no one has had a chance to enjoy all the fun activities, beautiful destinations, and incredible food and beverages on a Disney Cruise for nearly a year! And with sailings now canceled through April, we’re really starting to get cravings for some of that awesome food and those amazing cocktails!
Disney Cruise Line has been making many adjustments to its existing sailings in response to the global health crisis.
Over the past few months, Disney Cruise Line has gradually canceled cruises further into 2021. So far, cruises through April and part of May have been canceled, as have select cruises over 7 nights.
Last week, we also shared that Canada has extended its cruise ship ban through to 2022. This ban prohibits many cruise ships from Canadian waters. When that first occurred, future Disney cruises that depart from Canada (which include some Alaska cruises) still appeared on the Disney Cruise Line website for booking. But, now things have changed.
A number of months ago, Disney shared that its cruising industry would be the last of its businesses to resume.
So far, we have seen Disney cruises canceled through April, with select cruises canceled through May, and select cruises over 7 nights canceled as well. But, now a major restriction has been announced that could impact a lot of cruises, beyond just Disney Cruise Line.