Disney Cruise Line began sending emails to travel agents and guest booked aboard this Friday’s 15-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise that the scheduled call in St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 21, 2015 will be changed as a result of excessive amounts of larger pieces of ice off the coast. Additionally, due tot the distance needed to sail around these conditions the Disney Magic will be unable to call in Reykjavik, Iceland as originally scheduled on May 25, 2015.
Below is the Iceberg Analysis Chart for May 14, 2015 from the North American Ice Service showing the ice field around Newfoundland. I’ve labeled Halifax and St. John’s accordingly.
The good news is that Disney Cruise Line has found alternative ports to visit rather than addition of two sea days. On May 20th, the Disney Magic will call on Halifax, Nova Scotia. May 25th will now be a day at sea. May 27th will change from a sea day to a call in Stavanger, Norway.
Disney Cruise Line understands this is disappointing, but hopes that passengers understand that the safety and well-being of their Guests, Crew Members and ship are their highest priority.
Any previously pre-reserved Port Adventures for St. John’s and Reykjavik have been automatically removed from your guests’ stateroom accounts. Guests wishing to plan for Port Adventures in Halifax and Stavanger may do so once onboard the Disney Magic at the Port Adventures Desk located on Deck 3, Midship.
The cruise directors for this sailing will be both Brent and Natalie and the Captain will be John Barwis.
Below is a copy of the email sent to travel agents and guests booked on this sailing.