Disney Magic’s Westbound Transatlantic Itinerary Altered Due to Tropical Storm Jose

The Disney Magic will forego a previously scheduled stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Sunday, September 24, 2017 due to Tropical Storm Jose and potentially Hurricane Maria. Guests onboard the Magic were informed of the itinerary change this afternoon (ship time ~10:30AM EDT). As a result, the Disney Magic will spend an additional day at sea, but will arrive in New York a day early and overnight allowing guests to explore NYC while still having one more evening aboard the ship.

Guests were giving the following letter with turndown service which was shared by my buddy Eric who is sailing on the Magic.

DCL Magic Letter Hurricane Maria Altered WBTA 20170921The letter specifically states Hurricane Maria, but even Friday’s 5AM update has the hurricane well south of New York on debarkation day in NYC. There is no doubt Post-Tropical Storm Jose is also playing a factor.

NHC Hurricane Maria 20170922 5AM

TS Jose 20170921 Wind Forecast

Tropical Storm Jose is just sitting off the east coast and the National Hurricane Center forecast indicates the system will remain in the vicinity.

The revised 11-Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise from Barcelona to New York is as follows:

  1. Saturday September 16, 2017 – Barcelona
  2. Sunday September 17, 2017 – At Sea
  3. Monday September 18, 2017 – Cádiz
  4. Tuesday September 19, 2017 – Lisbon
  5. Wednesday September 20, 2017 – At Sea
  6. Thursday September 21, 2017 – Ponta Delgada (Azores)
  7. Friday September 22, 2017 – At Sea
  8. Saturday September 23, 2017 – At Sea
  9. Sunday September 24, 2017 – At Sea
  10. Monday September 25, 2017 – At Sea
  11. Tuesday September 26, 2017 – New York

Guest services have been telling guests booked on the September 27th 5-Night Canada and New England Cruise from New York this should not impact the departure and at this time they also do not anticipate any changes to the ports of call.

2 Replies to “Disney Magic’s Westbound Transatlantic Itinerary Altered Due to Tropical Storm Jose”

  1. MJ

    Scott, do guests debark on Tuesday or Wednesday? The letter about revised itinerary posted says they debark Wednesday but what you posted suggests they leave Tuesday, a day early.

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Guests will clear US Customs today and can choose to leave today. However, this is still considered a full port day in NYC with regular disembarkation Wednesday morning.


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