Disney Cruise Line Cancels Remaining November and Early December 2020 Sailings

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced the extension of their cruise suspension for sailings through mid-December due to the ongoing fallout of Coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of the CDC’s No Sail Order. Sailings onboard the Disney Fantasy will be cancelled through December 6; the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder through December 11; and the Disney Magic through December 12. 

For those booked on these sailings who have paid their in full will be offered the the choice of a 125% future cruise credit to be used for a future sailing prior to May 31, 2022, or a full refund. Guests who have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid to date.

Guests who booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who booked directly with Disney Cruise Line and have questions after receiving their email should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.

The following emails are being sent to guests booked on the impacted sailings.

09/15/2020

Reservation #:

Dear EMILY,

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well. While COVID-19 continues to impact all our lives, we are inspired daily by the stories of care, compassion and resilience around the globe. 

As we continue to refine health and safety protocols for our future return to service and await further direction from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disney Cruise Line is extending the suspension of Disney Fantasy sailings through December 6, 2020. This means that your sailing has been cancelled.

In light of this cancellation, we are offering Guests who have paid their reservation in full the choice of a 125% future cruise credit to be used for a future sailing prior to May 31, 2022, or a full refund. The credit has automatically been added to your account. Once you have decided on an alternate sail date, you may contact your travel agent. Your agent may place a reservation on hold for you by applying this credit as a payment option when booking a new reservation online. Guests that have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you aboard as soon as we can and making magic for you and your loved ones.

Sincerely,

The Cast and Crew
Disney Cruise Line

*The Future Cruise Credit (FCC) is equal to 125% of your original voyage fare plus the cost of the Vacation Protection Plan, if applicable. The FCC is only valid for sailings departing prior to May 31, 2022. Your original reservation must be paid in full to be eligible for the FCC. The FCC is applied per person and is non-transferable, non-refundable and has no cash value. Standard prevailing rates apply and Guests are responsible for any balance due after the FCC has been applied. If you end up not being able to use the FCC, you will be eligible for a refund up to the amount of your original voyage fare plus the cost of the Vacation Protection Plan, if applicable. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply to future sailings. Guests who previously received a FCC are not eligible for an additional FCC.

DCL Email to Guests – September 15, 2020
DCL Guest Email Cancelled November December 20200915

In light of this cancellation, Disney Cruise Line is offering Guests who have paid their reservation in full the choice of a 125% future cruise credit to be used for a future sailing prior to May 31, 2022, or a full refund. The credit will be automatically added to their account. Guests that have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far.

The following cruises have officially been canceled:

Disney Magic

Disney Wonder

Disney Dream

Disney Fantasy

The next bookable cruises on Disney Cruise Line’s website are:

By The Numbers | Coronavirus Cancelled Cruises

Today, with this phase of cancellations of 28 cruises spanning 131 nights, Disney Cruise Line has canceled 203 sailings losing total 1053 nights across the fleet. The Disney Dream will lose at 67 sailings losing 246-nights, Disney Fantasy 48 sailings losing 273-nights, Disney Magic 43 sailings losing 264-nights, and the Disney Wonder 45 sailings losing 270-nights due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

DCL COVID 19 By Number Canceled Sailings 20200915

Please note, the Disney Magic and Disney Dream stats have been adjusted to show just lost revenue passenger sailings. The actual number of nights is higher due to previously scheduled dry dock periods where there were no passenger sailings.

I set up sailings for each ship for those interested in keeping track of the fleet during the temporary shutdown. The sailings will be updated daily with “at sea” set as the default for each day until we learn otherwise.

This latest announcement comes a month after Disney cancelled October and some November sailings on the same day, the balance of the November sailings were removed from further booking. Then, last week Disney pulled early-December sailings from further booking.


Disney Cruise Line Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Alert

September 15, 2020 
 Disney Cruise Line Extends Suspension of All Departures Through at Least December 6, 2020 As we continue to refine health and safety protocols for our future return to service and await direction from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Disney Cruise Line has decided to further extend its suspension of new sailings.

Sailings are cancelled on board the Disney Fantasy through December 6; the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder through December 11; and the Disney Magic through December 12.

Guests booked on affected sailings who have paid their reservation in full will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund. Guests who have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far. Affected Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.

Guests who booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who booked directly with Disney Cruise Line and have questions after receiving their email should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.

Below is a list of impacted sailings:

Disney MagicDisney WonderDisney DreamDisney Fantasy
Sept. 13-18Sept. 14-18Sept. 14-18Sept. 12-19
Oct. 2-12Sept. 18-23Sept. 18-21Sept. 19-24
Oct. 12-17Sept. 23-27Sept. 21-25Sept. 24-29
Oct. 17-22Sept. 27-Oct. 4Sept. 25-28Sept. 29-Oct. 4
Oct. 22-27Oct. 4-9Sept. 28-Oct. 2Oct. 4-10
Oct. 27-Nov. 1Oct. 9-12Oct. 2-5Oct. 10-13
Nov. 1-7Oct. 12-16Nov. 1-8Oct. 13-16
Nov. 7-12Oct. 16-18Nov. 8-13Oct. 16-19
Nov. 12-16Oct. 18-23Nov. 13-16Oct. 19-23
Nov. 16-21Oct. 23-28Nov. 16-20Oct. 23-26
Nov. 21-28Oct. 28-Nov. 1Nov. 20-23Oct. 26-30
Nov. 28-Dec. 3Nov. 1-6Nov. 23-27Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Dec. 3-7Nov. 6-20Nov. 27-30Nov. 2-6
Dec. 7-12Nov. 20-27Nov. 30-Dec. 4Nov. 6-9
Dec. 12-17Nov. 27-Dec. 1Dec. 4-7Nov. 9-14
Dec. 1-5Dec. 7-11Nov. 14-21
Dec. 5-11Dec. 11-14Nov. 21-28
Dec. 11-15Nov. 28-Dec. 6
Dec. 6-12

Cruise Date Flexibility Option

Guests now have the flexibility to change their sail date up to 15 days prior to departure for any cruises booked by October 31, 2020 for sailings through May 2021. Learn more about the Cruise Date Flexibility temporary booking policy.

COVID-19 Warning

While we are still evaluating the timing, when we return to sailing we will inform you of enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other Guests, Cast and Crew Members. You will be required to follow all posted instructions while sailing with Disney Cruise Line.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By sailing with Disney Cruise Line you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Help keep each other healthy.


6 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Cancels Remaining November and Early December 2020 Sailings

  1. Paul Teal

    We were on the 11/13/20 Very Merrytime and will apply the 125% towards Very Merrytime next year. The plans also included 4 days at WDW after the cruise, We are still going (we love our Florida Resident Annual Pass Holder) Also, we had a NON-REFUNDABLE one night hotel stay the night before the cruise booked through Travelocity. Travelocity customer service refunded the entire amount.

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  2. Kevin H Jones

    looks like my family will be among the guinea pigs. Look, all this stuff with closures was to “flatten the curve”. Disney owes me nothing than the entertainment experience I have paid for and come to expect. Anything less than normal services, should, in fact, cost LESS. Right now, they are not running ships at all. I would assume there would be decreased capacity, just like the parks, though it makes not one bit of difference. You go to the airport, and in the terminal, they are demanding social distancing, but then cram whole planes full of people elbow to elbow. It is ridiculous. Just get it all back going again. Rip the bandaid off fast. If antibodies only last three months, let’s all have a big old fashioned pox party, and get this crap over with. But, noooo, we can’t do that. What about grandma and grandpa, and fat Uncle Jerry, who had his first heart attack at the age of 31? Look, this is all a matter of the number of hospital beds and ventilators at theis point. We don’t have enough. The baby boomers, while forcing us all to have expensive government mandated insurance that covers birth control whether we have a birth canal or not, could have made it a priority to ensure that there were more ICU beds to take care of themselves. But they were selfish, as usual, and only thought of taking the gifts of the lessons from their parents, the greatest generation, and did not plan on their elder care. Now we Gen Xers are stuck footing the bill and dealing with an older generation who partied like it was 1999 and didn’t spread out the burden by replacing their numbers. So we are in this pickle. Just let us all get back to work, lets all keep it clean,, and let the ones who are scared wear their masks. This stuff could have all ben done and over by now.

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  3. James

    Or if everyone wore masks, we could have the outbreak under control in about a month (4 weeks), just like how other countries have been able to do and have resumed limited cruising. But we have to deal with selfish people that can’t figure out how to put a mask on and wear it properly to cover their nose. So those of us that can are in a pickle and are stuck footing the bill.

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  4. Karen

    We put our 125% FCC toward a Christmas week cruise on the Dream in 2021.

    I hope that whenever cruises do resume, they aren’t just a shell of the former cruise experience as is the case at WDW right now.

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  5. Jodie

    Thanks Scott. If the cancelled cruise has a 10% onboard rebooking discount associated with it, have folks been able to retain that in addition to getting the 125% credit? What if the new cruise is outside of the normal 2 year window? Curious.

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