Disney Cruise Line quietly added 3 new sailings for the Disney Dream in late 2020. The Disney Dream will now partially fill a previous 6-week void with a 3-night Bahamian cruise on October 2, 2020. Then, on November 1, the Disney Dream will sail her first ever 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise with stops in Tortola, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay. On November 8th, the Dream will sailing her first 5-night Western Caribbean cruise with a stop in Cozumel, and Castaway Cay.
The new sailings are available to book right now and did not go on sale in a tiered Castaway Club pre-booking fashion, so this is your opportunity to book a Halloween on the High Seas and a Very MerryTime cruise at near opening day pricing. Pricing displayed is based on the fares listed at the time of publication for 2 adults.
The new sail dates are as follows:
- 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral • At Sea • At Sea • Tortola • St. Thomas (St. John) • At Sea • Castaway Cay
- 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral • At Sea • Cozumel • At Sea • Castaway Cay
Following the Fall 2020 itinerary release, the Disney Dream was left with a 6-week itinerary gap is between October 2, 2020 and November 12, 2020 leading me to speculate this was the time blocked out for dry dock. It would appear based on these additional sailings, that the Disney Dream is slated for dry dock between October 5 and October 31, 2020.
Any speculation on why the Dream is trying routers typically done by the Fantasy?
During this time the Fantasy is sailing 3/4/5-night Bahamian cruises to cover the popular route while the Dream was in dry dock. It appears the dry dock dates were finalized or at least narrowed down allowing DCL to add 3 sailings. Sending the Dream on a couple Caribbean cruise when it was not scheduled for any is much easier than moving people between the ships. Especially, if people booked those shorter cruises because they were offered on the Fantasy.