Disney Cruise Line made the decision to alter the next two bookable Eastern Caribbean cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy. The November 18th and December 2nd 7-night Eastern Caribbean sailings are now 7-Night Western Caribbean sailings as St Thomas and Tortola are still in the early recovery stages following Hurricane Irma and to some extent Hurricane Maria.
Both sail dates will are now 7-night Western Caribbean sailings with stops at the Western Caribbean ports of Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Grand Cayman – along with Castaway Cay. Additionally, the December departure is available with the Florida Resident and U.S. Military rates.
- Port Canaveral
- At Sea
- Grand Cayman
- Costa Maya
- At Sea
- Castaway Cay
Below is a copy of the letter DCL sent travel agents with clients booked on the November 4th cruise. Special thanks to Tracy from TravelOnADream.com for sharing a copy of the letter.
For those booked on this sailings here are the Personal Navigators from an August Western Caribbean cruise as well as a set from a September Halloween sailing to help get up to speed on what may be offered when you are on board.
DCL says that pre-reserved Port Adventures in Tortola and St. Thomas will automatically be removed from guest’s cruise activities, while those for Castaway Cay will remain as scheduled. Likewise, pre-reserved onboard activities like Palo Brunch, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and beverage tastings are being adjusted to fit the revised itineraries. Guests are encouraged to explore the various Port Adventure opportunities featured the revised itineraries by visiting the My Cruise Activities section at www.disneycruise.com on Friday September 29th (I’d try earlier just in case), when all of the shore excursions and onboard activities are expected to be available on DCL’s site. Modifications to their pre-arranged Cruise Activities and Port Adventures can be made online up to three days prior to their sailing.
Disney Cruise Line updated there adversary statement (see below) on their website and the sailings do show up as Westerns when searching for a cruise.
Tropical Weather Update
October 3, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.
Based on the hurricane recovery efforts taking place in the Eastern Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line is making adjustments to the following itineraries:
Disney Fantasy – October 7 and October 21 Sailings
The October 7 and October 21 Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean sailings are being modified to include ports of call in the Western Caribbean. These revised sailings will now visit Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Castaway Cay.
Disney Fantasy – November 4 Sailing
The November 4 Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean sailing is being modified to include ports of call in the Western Caribbean. This revised sailing will now visit Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Castaway Cay.
Disney Fantasy – November 18 and the December 2 Sailings
The November 18 and December 2 Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean sailings are being modified to include ports of call in the Western Caribbean. This revised sailing will now visit Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Castaway Cay.
Please know that further changes may be needed as Puerto Rico and the Eastern Caribbean islands continue to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. We will notify Guests should additional changes be necessary.
Should you have any questions related to a future reservation, please call us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054.
At the time of publication, the Saturday December 16, 2017 sailing is the next bookable Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy.