We received news that the Disney Dream’s October 2015 dry dock dates have been altered by moving the start date into October. As a result, the October 16, 2015, October 19, 2015 and October 23, 2015 sailings have been canceled. Originally, based on an itinerary gap, dry dock was schedule from September 25 through October 15th.
The following was provided to us since we were booked on the October 16th sailing.
“Due to a shift in our planned Disney Dream dry dock dates, we are currently contacting travel agents with clients booked on the October 16, 2015, October 19, 2015, and October 23, 2015, sailings of the Disney Dream to let them know that these particular sail dates are no longer available. As such, we wanted to assist you in selecting another available sailing for your clients as soon as possible.”
Guests affected by this change are asked to contact DCL or their travel agent by August 12, 2014 to move their booking. We were told we would receive and additional $250 onboard credit (in addition to our onboard booking deal) once we select a permanent date. Additionally, we heard that the new sailing fare will be based on the date when guests originally booked.
Disney Cruise Line will be opening up bookings for three consecutive 3-night sailings on September 25, 2013, September 28, 2015, and October 1, 2015. With the changes in the six sailings the 2015 Disney Dream dry dock is expected to begin on October 4th and end around October 25, 2015. As of this morning, the last bookable date in September is a 4-night on the 21st. The new sail dates are not yet online. Sailings on the Disney Dream will resume in late October starting with a 4-night on October 26th just in time for Halloween on the High Seas, which will be truncated on the Dream if even offered due to the limited number of sailings.
Disney Dream Fall 2015 Itinerary Change Summary
- September 25, 2015 – 3-night Bahamian Cruise
- September 28, 2015 – 3-night Bahamian Cruise
- October 1, 2014 – 3-night Bahamian Cruise
- October 16, 2015 – 3-night Bahamian Cruise
- October 19, 2015 – 4-night Bahamian Cruise
- October 23, 2014 – 3-night Bahamian Cruise
This will be the first dry dock for the Disney Dream, which only requires an out of water hull inspection every 5 years, unlike the twice in a 5 year period for the Classics. We contacted Disney Cruise Line to inquire when we may learn some details on any planned changes to the Disney Dream. Disney did let us know they are aware and understand their guests our naturally curious, but at this time there are no additional details to share.