May 13, 2020
(1:36 p.m. EDT) -- Editor's Note: As of April 9, all cruise ships over 250 passengers and crew that operate in U.S. waters have been put under a no-sail order by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The order will remain in place until COVID-19 is no longer a public health emergency, and supersedes individual cruise line dates for a return to service. For more information, visit our news story.
Disney Cruise Line has extended its temporary suspension of operations, canceling all voyages scheduled to depart through July 27, 2020 across its four ship fleet.
Disney Magic is scheduled to resume service starting with its voyage on August 5. Disney Dream will resume service as of its July 31 cruise, joined by Disney Fantasy on August 1.
Disney's Alaska sailings out of Vancouver aboard Disney Wonder are still tentatively on-track to begin with the vessel's August 3 voyage. Disney Wonder is scheduled to call on Vancouver's Canada Place cruise terminal through September 14, 2020.
The line is giving cruisers on canceled sailings a choice of either a full refund or a future cruise credit to be used within 15 months of the original sailing date. Guests and travel agents on affected sailings will be sent an email outlining next steps. Guests who booked through a travel advisor can contact them directly with questions; those who booked directly with Disney can call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.
DCL had previously released the following statement: "While we know this decision may be disappointing, the health and wellbeing of our guests is of the greatest importance. We are equally committed to the wellbeing of our incredible crew members who live and work aboard our ships and on Castaway Cay."
Disney joins most cruise lines that have suspended operations, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, MSC, Holland America and Celebrity, among others.