Tropical Storm Dorian Forces the Disney Fantasy to the Western Caribbean

The Disney Fantasy left Port Canaveral on Saturday August 24, 2019 for a scheduled 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise, the same day tropical depression five formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical depression five soon intensified to Tropical Storm Dorian with a forecast track through the Lesser Antilles.

The forecast track of Tropical Storm Dorian resulted in Captain Marco making the decision to re-route the Disney Fantasy to the Western Caribbean. In a letter to guests, the changed was made due to the possible impact of Tropical Storm Dorian to the Eastern Caribbean and to keep a safe distance from the the tropical system that is forecast to intensify into a hurricane later in the week.

Tropical Storm Dorian 5 Day 20190826

The revised itinerary for the August 24th sailing will feature a stop in Grand Cayman on Tuesday, and Cozumel on Thursday. The scheduled stop at Castaway Cay on Friday is still planned as the the tropical system is forecast to be well south of the Disney’s private island as a tropical depression.

  1. Saturday August 24, 2019 – Port Canaveral – 3:45 pm
  2. Sunday August 25, 2019 – At Sea
  3. Monday August 26, 2019 – At Sea
  4. Tuesday August 27, 2019 – Grand Cayman – 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
  5. Wednesday August 28, 2019 – Cozumel – 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  6. Thursday August 29, 2019 – At Sea
  7. Friday August 30, 2019 – Castaway Cay – 9:30 am to 4:45 pm
    Saturday August 31, 2019 – Port Canaveral (Debarkation)

Below is a copy of the letter distributed to passengers aboard the Disney Fantasy which was sent to us by Randall Gelman (@randy20g).

Disney Fantasy TS Dorian Itinerary Change 20190825

Any pre-reserved Port Adventures in St. Thomas and Tortola will automatically be removed from guest’s onboard accounts. Reservations at Palo, Remy, it’s a small world nursery, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and Senses Spa will remain as originally scheduled. Pirate night has been moved to Wednesday following the day in Cozumel.

One Reply to “Tropical Storm Dorian Forces the Disney Fantasy to the Western Caribbean”

  1. Blanca

    Disney should refund people that spent money on a specific cruise. I get it safety concerns. But why do they never refund. some places are are once in a lifetime vacation for example cast away isn’t on everyone’s itinerary and for it to get cancelled. They should always give them another cruise that goes to cast away for 50% off. They travel all year long and no when hurricane season but still won’t lose out on a dollar. that’s the least they can do to give back to there customer for choosing dcl in stead of all the rest. They done that to me and my family and will probably never get to go to castaway again.


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