Disney Fantasy’s October 21st & November 4, 2017 Sailings Switched to Western Caribbean Cruises as the Eastern Ports Continue to Recover

Disney Cruise Line made the decision to alter the Disney Fantasy’s October 21st and November 4, 2017 7-night Eastern Caribbean sailings to 7-Night Western Caribbean sailings as St Thomas and Tortola are still in the early recovery stages following Hurricane Irma and to some extent Hurricane Maria.

The October 21st sailing will be the traditional 7-night Western itinerary with stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, and Castaway Cay.

Map Fantasy 7 Night Western Caribbean Itinerary C

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

  1. Port Canaveral
  2. At Sea
  3. Cozumel
  4. Grand Cayman
  5. Falmouth
  6. At Sea
  7. Castaway Cay

The Disney Fantasy’s November 4th is now a 7-night Western Caribbean sailing with stops at the Western Caribbean ports of Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Grand Cayman – along with Castaway Cay.

Map Fantasy 7 Night Western Caribbean PC Sea COZ CM GC Sea CC

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral 

  1. Port Canaveral
  2. At Sea
  3. Cozumel
  4. Costa Maya
  5. Grand Cayman
  6. At Sea
  7. Castaway Cay

Below is a copy of the letter DCL sent travel agents with clients booked on the November 4th cruise.

DCL Letter Fantasy 20171104 Itinerary Change

For those booked on this sailings here are the Personal Navigators from an August Western Caribbean cruise as well as a set from a September Halloween sailing to help get up to speed on what may be offered when you are on board.

DCL says that pre-reserved Port Adventures in Tortola and St. Thomas will automatically be removed from guest’s cruise activities, while those for Castaway Cay will remain as scheduled. Likewise, pre-reserved onboard activities like Palo Brunch, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and beverage tastings are being adjusted to fit the revised itineraries. Guests are encouraged to explore the various Port Adventure opportunities featured the revised itineraries by visiting the My Cruise Activities section at www.disneycruise.com on Friday September 29th (I’d try earlier just in case), when all of the shore excursions and onboard activities are expected to be available on DCL’s site. Modifications to their pre-arranged Cruise Activities and Port Adventures can be made online up to three days prior to their sailing.

We previously reported that DCL appears, based on port calendars, to have made tentative arrangements with the Western Caribbean ports to swap additional Eastern Caribbean sailings if necessary.

Disney Cruise Line posted notice earlier today on their website.

Tropical Weather Update

September 27, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.

Based on the hurricane recovery efforts taking place in the Eastern Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line is making adjustments to the following itineraries:

Disney Fantasy – October 7 and October 21 Sailings
The October 7 and October 21 Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean sailings are being modified to include ports of call in the Western Caribbean. These revised sailings will now visit Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Castaway Cay.

Disney Fantasy – November 4 Sailing
The November 4 Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean sailing is being modified to include ports of call in the Western Caribbean. This revised sailing will now visit Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Castaway Cay.

Please know that further changes may be needed as the Caribbean islands continue to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. We will notify Guests should additional changes be necessary.

Should you have any questions related to a future reservation, please call us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054.

At the time of publication, the November 18th sailing remains a Very MerryTime Eastern Caribbean cruise.

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7 thoughts on “Disney Fantasy’s October 21st & November 4, 2017 Sailings Switched to Western Caribbean Cruises as the Eastern Ports Continue to Recover

  1. james

    It would think most of the November sailings will be altered. It will be interesting to see what DCL does about the Puerto Rico at the end of November.

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  2. Ed

    Just heard from DCL regarding the fantasy eastern cruise on 21st October. It is being changed to the western itinerary.

    Unlike RC who are offering 50% discount on a future booking when changing a cruise entirely, all they are offering is the standard 10% if you book another on the ship. They are offering to bump the cruise to 2018 without penalty but that is of no help to us, flying in from the UK for it who have already been on the western itinerary last time.

    We are still looking forward to it immensely but we won’t sail with DCL again with RC being much cheaper for almost as good standards, and are providing much better compensation when things go wrong rather than passing it all onto the guests.

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  3. brian

    Is there anyone going on the Fantasy the 21st that wouldn’t mind sharing a taxi with us in Falmouth? My wife and I are thinking about going to Margaritaville in Montego Bay. Thought it might be safer with another couple.

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  4. Bootsy

    You won’t need a taxi to Margaritaville- it is in the gated “safe area” where the ship ports. It is about a 3 minute walk off the ship.

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  5. Julie Tharpe

    I am sailing on the Nov 4 sailing of DCL Fantasy. Originally an Eastern Caribbean changed to Western. We are so disappointed since we did the exact same Western itinerary in 2012 and didn’t care for it. Nothing we can do about mother nature, but DCL needs to step up and offer some kind of incentive. We are NOT getting what we paid for. And, typically, Western itineraries are less expensive then the Eastern ports of call. We should at least receive an onboard credit. DCL needs to step up to the plate, or this will be our last DCL cruse ever. So disappointed in the responses from the DCL staff. Oh, they moved all of our scheduled onboard activities to time slots of their choosing. We had no input with those changes at all.

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