As a result of a March 1st security alert from the US Embassy and Consulates in Mexico, Disney Cruise Line pulled select port adventures from upcoming cruises visiting Cozumel. Guest boarding the Disney Fantasy over the weekend received the following letter indicating the specific port adventures that will not be available for the Western Caribbean sailing.
According to the US Embassy, on March 1, undetonated explosive devices were found by Mexican law enforcement on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Mexico. On February 21, an explosive device detonated on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen resulting in injuries, including to U.S. citizens. As of this alert, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from using all tourist ferries on this route until further notice. Mexican and U.S. law enforcement continue to investigate.
This alert pertains to tourist ferries operating between Cozumel and Play del Carmen and is NOT for the island of Cozumel. Disney Cruise Line is currently recommending that all guests remain on the island of Cozumel and avoid traveling on their own to Playa del Carmen.
It is unknown at this time, how long this security alert will remain in effect as these are still listed on DCL’s website when you look at excursions for Cozumel. If you are schedule to visit Cozumel on an upcoming cruise it is best to check the embassy’s website and monitor any and all future communications from Disney Cruise Line.