Disney Cruise Line Alters Additional Eastern Caribbean Sailings As Tortola Continues to Recover

Disney Cruise Line made the decision to modify the July and August Eastern Caribbean sailings with a stop a scheduled stop in Tortola with a day in St Maarten. Tortola, British Virgin Islands continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. As a result, the Disney Fantasy will continue to substitute their day in Tortola with a visit to St Maarten through Augusts. In May, it was revealed DCL wants to return, but the area must be safe for all guests.

Any passengers that have pre-reserved Port Adventures in Tortola, these will automatically be removed from their cruise activities. Passengers are encouraged to explore Port Adventure opportunities in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, by visiting the My Cruise Activities section of DCL’s website once their reservation is paid in full and within their Castaway Club level booking window.

Future Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings are not impacted as this time as they are not scheduled to visit Tortola until the fall of this year and early 2019 respectively.

The revised itinerary is below:

  1. Port Canaveral (Embarkation)
  2. At Sea
  3. At Sea
  4. St. Maarten
  5. St. Thomas (St. John)
  6. At Sea
  7. Castaway Cay
  8. Port Canaveral (Debarkation)

The full list of sail dates altered is as follows.

As it stands, the next scheduled Disney Cruise to Tortola will be the August 25th departure of the Disney Fantasy.

Disney Cruise Line is sending the following correspondence out to guests and travel agents. Special thanks to Steward Bayuk for passing along the email.

We would like to provide you with an important update regarding your Disney Fantasy cruise itinerary.

The British Virgin Islands are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. As a result, it is necessary to modify the itinerary for the Disney FantasyEastern Caribbean sailings through mid-August. The port call to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, will be replaced with a visit to Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

The revised itinerary is:

  1. Saturday Port Canaveral, Florida
  2. Sunday Day at Sea
  3. Monday Day at Sea
  4. Tuesday Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  5. Wednesday St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  6. Thursday Day at Sea
  7. Friday Castaway Cay, Bahamas
    Saturday Port Canaveral, Florida (Debarkation)

If you have pre-reserved Port Adventures in Tortola, they will automatically be removed from your cruise activities. To book a Port Adventure in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, please visit the My Cruise Activities section of our website on or after Friday, June 15, 2018. Modifications to your pre-arranged Cruise Activities and Port Adventures can be made online up to three days prior to your sailing.

Should you have any questions related to your reservation, please contact your original booking agent or call us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to providing you with an enjoyable sailing.

Sincerely,

The Cast and Crew
Disney Cruise Line

2 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Alters Additional Eastern Caribbean Sailings As Tortola Continues to Recover

  1. michael mcdonald

    Were on the first sailing still currently listed as going to Tortola (Aug 25). So, I’m guessing we won’t know for sure where we are going until late July at the earliest. I would still say it’s more likely we don’t go to Tortola…but we’ll remain in limbo for anther 6 weeks or so.

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      It is hard to say. DCL only changed 3 sailings this time around suggesting they may be a little more optimistic. To be safe, if I were you, I’d plan for both.

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