Disney Cruise Ship Delayed in Bahamas Due to High Winds

February 13, 2010

(11 a.m. EST) -- Passengers on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic have been delayed on the ship due to gale force winds in the Bahamas.

Disney Magic had been due to return to Port Canaveral today after a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise. However, due to strong winds at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, the ship was forced to remain in port overnight. Guests will now stay onboard the ship until tomorrow morning.

Disney has given guests onboard free cell phone calls and a 20 percent discount on future cruises. Those who booked air travel through Disney are being assisted with arrangements.

Passengers booked on today's cruise -- an Eastern Caribbean itinerary -- will now set sail tomorrow (Sunday). In a statement, Disney has said guests have the option of spending the day at the company's Epcot theme park and resort rooms will be provided overnight.

Passengers will also be given $20 per person to help with meals today, $100 onboard credit per stateroom and a 20 percent refund of their cruise fare. Guests can also cancel without charge.

For more information, contact Disney Cruise Line at 1 800 939 2784.

No other ships were impacted by the weather.

--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor