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.
Satellite Falls, please!!!
Agreed Jan plus a few other Fantasy type upgrades (AquaLab in Waves out, Shutters kiosk also).
I Second That!!!!!!
Is the dry dock going to include the upgrades like the ones mentioned in the previous comments?
Do you know where the dry dock will occur?
I have not heard officially where the dry dock will occur. I do have it penciled in as Freeport simply because I have this port loaded in the database.
I think they are only doing the hull inspection. And some painting and carpet updates.
I had the 10/19 voyage booked through a travel agent. Do you know if they will be offered the same on board credit for there clients?
The information we received from our agent implied DCL was offering the OBC as a result of the canceled sailing. I would suggest calling your travel agent to discuss your options.
Shame it’s not in England. I’d like a nice transatlantic cruise 🙂
Depending on who is in charge of the drydocks, the usual spots are either BAE in Virginia, or Freeport. Considering DCL doesn’t learn from past mistakes, Id agree and say Freeport. I know from first hand experience from the Magics 2010 drydock that Freeport made more of a mess then what they fixed. I think the Wonder had similar issues coming back from Freeport also. Now again in Spain. Now considering that there is a delay, its not out of the realm of impossibility that she is shifting to Va. due to available space.
I agree maintance only. From what i hear they are doing great with bookings. No need for anything new. Will Magic will be filling slots on those dates? Or will they maintain current schedual.
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Do we know when the new cruise dates will be made available to book?
Just left the Disney Dream 4 night sailing. A little bird told us that there Will be some changes. Much to our disappointment, the sports bar will be refurbished as a copy of the pub style bar on the fantasy. Based on that little bit of information, there must be some other changes in store. Hope to see the aqua lab, satellite falls, and animation capabilities in animators palate. 3 great Fantasy features.
I am not a big fan of O’Gills. I loved Diversions on the Classics, and really enjoyed 687. Much better venues to sit back, relax and watch some live sports at sea. The Animation Magic show on the Disney Fantasy only works because all sailings include at least two nights in Animator’s Palate. With 3/4/5 night sailings not every guest would have this opportunity so the show would not play. Some of the things you mentioned have been mentioned before…
687 is not being converted into O’Gills. They are adding to the bar to allow for additional seats and more draft beer selections, but the 687 theme isn’t being replaced.
That’s good. I sure hope they work the bugs out cause we sail that Halloween and hope it’s good. We went on the Disney Magic December 2014 and 2nd day out the ship lost all lights for about 20min. Nothing to be scared of,people were getting worried but I just kicked back at caraco and relaxed cause we were on vacation and stuff happens. Life is good,life is better on a Disney cruise!!
I really hope that there are no delays in the dry dock schedule, as I have the Oct. 26 sailing booked. Past dry dock updates on Disney does not give me any confidence that Oct. 26 sailing will happen. I hope I didn’t spend a ton of money on a wasted vacation.