Disney Fantasy Alters the September 2nd Sailing to Stay Far Away from Hurricane Irma

The Disney Fantasy, under the command of Commodore Tom, will once agin reverse the order of the Western Caribbean ports of call in an attempt to stay well away from any tropical weather that could result if Hurricane Irma continues further west than the current forecast. The Disney Fantasy will call on Falmouth on Monday and Cozumel on Wednesday. This week’s 7-night Western Caribbean sailing will be as follows:

Night | Date | Port
  1. Saturday September 2, 2017 Port Canaveral
  2. Sunday September 3, 2017 At Sea
  3. Monday September 4, 2017 Falmouth
  4. Tuesday September 5, 2017 Grand Cayman
  5. Wednesday September 6, 2017 Cozumel
  6. Thursday September 7, 2017 At Sea
  7. Friday September 8, 2017 Castaway Cay

The following letter is being shared with guests checking in for today’s cruise at Port Canaveral. I’d like to thank Paul Morrisette for emailing us a copy of the letter.

DCL Fantasy 20170902 Itinerary Alteration Letter

At this time the National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Irma and the current forecast inicates it will intensify to a a major hurricane with a track that keeps the system, for now, over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

NHC Irma 20170902 11am TrackThe other models are in agreement which is a promising sign this will be the only change in the itinerary.

NHC Irma 20170902 SFWMD Models

Finally, we have a look at the day 1 personal navigator tweeted by Dustin Burton. Although, the Navigator was not updated to reflect the itinerary change.

14 thoughts on “Disney Fantasy Alters the September 2nd Sailing to Stay Far Away from Hurricane Irma

    1. James Arthur

      Given that the current models are showing that around Saturday she should be near central Florida, it will be interesting what the departure will look like.

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    2. Dan

      The Disney Cruise hotline, right now, says the cruise is happening. Of course given the fact that 2 out of the 3 ports we will be visiting are experiencing a Cat5 as I type, I don’t know what we will be doing beyond floating in the Atlantic.

      Reply
  1. Paul

    Has anyone called Disney’s customer service line? Did they say anything besides “we’re keeping an eye on the storm”

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    1. Courtney

      Yes. I spoke with them earlier. Right now they plan on going if the hurricane stays on the track it is on. This is for the September 9th fantasy. They are going to try their best not to cancel. The destinations may change, though they did not say to where.

      Reply
  2. Chance

    Disney cruise line is crazy for even trying to work around hurricane Irma, they are putting people lives in jeopardy. smh. They should allow people to reschedule because this is going to be a scary not a magical ride of your life.

    Reply
  3. Jan Jones

    Im worried about my daughter and grandkids that are on that cruise right now and scheduled to go back to port on Saturday Sept 9th…I pray that they get back before then,,,,

    Reply
  4. Margie Lynne

    Tropical Weather Update
    September 6, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
    Based on the projected path of Hurricane Irma, including its expected impact on the Caribbean and Bahamas, Disney Cruise Line is making the following adjustments to itineraries:

    Disney Fantasy
    The September 2 cruise of the Disney Fantasy is currently sailing a modified Western Caribbean itinerary and is expected to return to Port Canaveral two days earlier than planned on Thursday, September 7. Guests on this sailing will be refunded two nights of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, which may be booked by calling 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from September 18, 2017, through October 18, 2017.

    The September 9 sailing of the Disney Fantasy is cancelled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking. Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from September 18, 2017, through October 18, 2017.

    While we always strive to deliver magical cruise vacations, nothing is more important to us than providing a safe experience for our guests and crew. We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma and provide updates as necessary.

    Disney Dream
    The September 4 cruise of the Disney Dream is sailing a modified Bahamian cruise itinerary and will return to Port Canaveral one day earlier than planned on Thursday, September 7. Guests on this sailing will be refunded one night of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, which may be booked by calling 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from September 18, 2017, through October 18, 2017.

    The September 8 and September 11 sailings of the Disney Dream are cancelled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking. Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from September 18, 2017, through October 18, 2017.

    While we always strive to deliver magical cruise vacations, nothing is more important to us than providing a safe experience for our guests and crew. We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma and provide updates as necessary.

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