Disney Fantasy 10/8/16 Sailing Altered to a 6-Night Western Caribbean Departing Sunday

Disney Cruise Line announced an itinerary change for the Disney Fantasy resulting from the expected impact of Hurricane Matthew. Saturday October 8, 2016 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise has been altered and shortened to a 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise. Disney is offering guests who choose to stay on this voyage a pro-rated refund equal to the amount of 1-night of their cruise fare and an onboard credit. Guest who would prefer may rebook at a discount or cancel and receive a full refund.

As of this time the DCL Contact center is closed as Central Florida is preparing the arrival of Hurricane Matthew. They plan to reopen on Saturday morning.

At this time, the current Disney Fantasy voyage will be extended an extra day rather than debarking at another port such as Port Everglades. The Fantasy will return to Cozumel tomorrow and spend Saturday at sea. The 6-Night Western Caribbean cruise is scheduled to visit Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay.

Below is a copy of the email DCL is sending to guests booked on the 10/8 cruise courtesy of @edlopes.

DCL Fantasy Hurricane Matthew Oct8Change

The following is the statement issued by DCL on October 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

**Please note the Disney Cruise Line Contact Center is currently closed due to the anticipated weather conditions associated with Hurricane Matthew in Central Florida. We will reopen on Saturday morning, October 8.**

Based on the projected path of Hurricane Matthew, as well as its expected impact on the Bahamas, Disney Cruise Line is making the following adjustments to itineraries:

Disney Fantasy – UPDATED!

The October 8 sailing of the Disney Fantasy is being altered to a 6-night western Caribbean cruise departing on Sunday, October 9, from Port Canaveral. Guests who remain on the revised itinerary will receive a pro-rated refund equal to the amount of one-night of their cruise fare and an onboard credit. Guests who would like to rebook a future sailing at a discount OR cancel their sailing for a full refund are invited to call us at 1-866-325-3905 or 407-566-7032.

DCL Modified the statement at 7 PM with additional information:

October 6, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.

**Please note the Disney Cruise Line Contact Center is currently closed due to the anticipated weather conditions associated with Hurricane Matthew in Central Florida. We will reopen on Saturday morning, October 8.**

Based on the projected path of Hurricane Matthew, as well as its expected impact on the Bahamas, Disney Cruise Line is making the following adjustments to itineraries:

Disney Fantasy – UPDATED!

  • The October 8 sailing of the Disney Fantasy is being altered to a 6-night western Caribbean cruise departing on Sunday, October 9, from Port Canaveral. This sailing will include stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay. Guests who remain on the revised itinerary will receive a pro-rated refund equal to the amount of one-night of their cruise fare and an onboard credit. Guests who would like to rebook a future sailing at a discount OR cancel their sailing for a full refund are invited to call us at 1-866-325-3905 or 407-566-7032 on Saturday, October 8.

  • The October 1 sailing of the Disney Fantasy is being extended by one day given the uncertainty around the impact Hurricane Matthew will have on Port Canaveral. We are planning to disembark in Port Canaveral on Sunday, October 9. We are working with the guests onboard to assist them with their travel arrangements.

10 thoughts on “Disney Fantasy 10/8/16 Sailing Altered to a 6-Night Western Caribbean Departing Sunday

  1. Kelly

    If a lot of people cancel their cruise on the Disney Magic out of NYC because it’s going to Canada instead of Bahamas will they offer those rooms today at a discounted rate for last minute cruisers who live nearby and can go? I live an hour away from the port and would love to do an impromptu disney cruise even if it’s in colder weather.

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  2. Dustin

    I’ve never sailed on a Disney Cruise before. I’m on the Disney Fantasy Oct. 8th cruise and just discovered it has been altered to a Western cruise (disappointing!!!). More disappointing, I can’t make any adjustments to our excursion activities on the Disney Cruise website. Does anyone know if or when this can this be done (I’d prefer to do this online instead of standing in line on the cruise for a long period of time)? Also, I’m assuming we will get a refund for excursion activities originally scheduled on the now defunct eastern excursions?

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    1. modisneychick

      You will get a refund on your current excursions. They will have new options for you onboard – it will be too late to do them online.

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    2. Jake

      You won’t need a refund. You aren’t actually charged for an excursion until you actually go on the excursion.

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