Disney Cruise Line Cancels Select 2021 Sailings Longer Than 7-nights Due to CDC Restrictions

Disney Cruise Line continues to work through the conditional sail order framework issued by the CDC. Today, Disney addressed the flying elephant in the room, cancelling and modifying select sailings over 7-nights with a US embarkation/debarkation port. The CDC’s conditional sail order included a clause preventing cruise lines from offering or sailing an itinerary longer than 7-nights through October 2021.

CDC Conditional Sail Order 7 Night Cruise Length Restriciton

Previously, Disney pulled their longer sailings from further booking, and today, they are cancelling the the following cruises.

Each sailing is unique. The Alaskan will be replaced by a 7-night Alaskan Cruise, and the Southern Caribbean will be split into a 6- and 3-night cruise. The Transatlantic does not have a replacement, and at this time it seems to look more and more like the Disney Magic may just stay in Europe until we get closer to the resumption of cruise operations.

Disney Fantasy | Thursday July 22, 2021 –  9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

For guests booked on the Disney Fantasy’s Thursday July 22, 2021 – 9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral, Disney is offering a 10% discount on the following two cruises that are replacing their cancelled sailing: 

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These two Disney Fantasy replacement sailings will open for sale on December 21, 2020.

July 22 – July 25, 20213-night Bahamian sailing
ThursdayPort Canaveral, Florida
FridayNassau, The Bahamas
SaturdayDisney Castaway Cay
SundayPort Canaveral, Florida
July 25 – July 31, 20216-night Western Caribbean sailing
SundayPort Canaveral, Florida
MondayDay at sea
TuesdayCozumel, Mexico
WednesdayCosta Maya, Mexico
ThursdayDay at sea
FridayDisney Castaway Cay
SaturdayPort Canaveral, Florida

Disney Wonder | Monday June 28, 2021 –  9-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

For guests booked on the Disney Wonder’s Monday June 28, 2021 – 9-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver, Disney is offering:

DCL Guest Email Wonder 9nAlaska 202012111

Disney is offering affected Guests that 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.

Additionally, they are offering you a 10% discount on the following 7-night cruise that is replacing the cancelled sailing. The following Disney Wonder replacement sailing will open for sale on December 21, 2020.

June 28 – July 5, 20217-night Alaskan sailing
MondayVancouver, Canada
TuesdayDay at sea
WednesdayDawes Glacier, Alaska
ThursdaySkagway, Alaska
FridayJuneau, Alaska
SaturdayKetchikan, Alaska
SundayDay At Sea
MondayVancouver, Canada

This exclusive 10% discount offer is only available to Guests previously booked on the June 28, 2021, 9-night Alaska sailing and is only valid for the June 28, 2021, 7-night Alaska replacement sailing. The 10% discount is applied per person and is non-transferable, non-refundable and has no cash value. This discount can be used in conjunction with the onboard booking offer, but is not combinable with any other discounts or Category with Restrictions staterooms (IGT, OGT, VGT). Standard prevailing rates apply and Guests are responsible for any balance due after the discount has been applied. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply to future sailings

Disney Magic | Sunday May 9, 2021 –  13-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona

For guests booked on the Disney Magic’s Sunday May 9, 2021 – 13-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona, Disney is offering just the future cruise credit as there is no alternative sailings added.

DCL Guest Email Magic EBTA 202012111

Disney is offering affected Guests that 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.


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.

May – October 2021 Sailings over 7-nights

The following sailings over 7-nights with a US embarkation/debarkation port have NOT been cancelled, but remain un-bookable as a result of the CDC’s conditional sailing order limiting cruise duration:

By The Numbers | Coronavirus Cancelled Cruises

Today, with this phase of cancellations of 3 cruises spanning 31 nights, Disney Cruise Line eclipsed the 1 year mark for lost nights on the Disney Wonder and the Fantasy. To date, Disney has been forced to cancel 270 sailings losing total 1432 nights across the fleet. The Disney Dream will lose 89 sailings losing 323-nights, Disney Fantasy 61 sailings losing 366-nights, Disney Magic 60 sailings losing 351-nights, and the Disney Wonder 60 sailings losing 292-nights due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please note, the Disney Magic and Disney Dream stats have been adjusted to show just lost revenue of passenger sailings. The actual number of nights is higher due to previously scheduled dry dock periods and a repositioning cruise 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 about a week after Disney Cruise Line cancelled all February 2021 sailings on December 4th.


Disney Cruise Line Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Alert

Disney Cruise Line Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Alert

December 11, 2020 

Disney Cruise Line Extends Suspension of All Departures Through February 28, 2021 and Select Sailings Longer than 7 Nights

Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our Guests and team members. We are continuing to carefully review the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are working toward resuming operations.

As previously shared, we continue to refine our protocols for our eventual return to service and have canceled all departures through February 28, 2021. Sailings are cancelled onboard the Disney Magic through February 25; the Disney Wonder and Disney Dream through February 26; and the Disney Fantasy through February 27.

Additionally, based on the conditional sail order provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disney Cruise Line must cancel sailings longer than 7 nights.

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’ve booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who’ve 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
Dec. 3-7
Dec. 7-12
Dec. 12-17
Dec. 17-21
Dec. 21-26
Dec. 26-30
Dec. 30-Jan. 4
Jan. 4-9
Jan. 9-14
Jan. 14-18
Jan. 18-23
Jan. 23-28
Jan. 28-Feb. 1
Feb. 1-6
Feb. 6-11
Feb. 11-15
Feb. 15-20
Feb. 20-25
Feb. 25-March 1
May 9-22
Dec. 1-5
Dec. 5-11
Dec. 11-15
Dec. 15-20
Dec. 20-24
Dec. 24-30
Dec. 30-Jan. 5
Jan. 5-11
Jan. 11-15
Jan. 15-22
Jan. 22-26
Jan. 27-Feb. 1
Feb. 1-5
Feb. 5-12
Feb. 12-19
Feb. 19-26
Feb. 26-March 12
Jun. 28-Jul 7
Dec. 4-7
Dec. 7-11
Dec. 11-14
Dec. 14-18
Dec. 18-21
Dec. 21-24
Dec. 24-28
Dec. 28-31
Dec. 31-Jan. 4
Jan. 4-8
Jan. 8-11
Jan. 11-15
Jan. 15-18
Jan. 18-22
Jan. 22-25
Jan. 25-29
Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Feb. 1-5
Feb. 5-8
Feb. 8-12
Feb. 12-15
Feb. 15-19
Feb. 19-22
Feb. 22-26
Feb. 26-March 1
Nov. 28-Dec. 6
Dec. 6-12
Dec. 12-19
Dec. 19-26
Dec. 26-Jan. 2
Jan. 2-9
Jan. 9-16
Jan. 16-23
Jan. 23-30
Jan. 30-Feb. 6
Feb. 6-13
Feb. 13-20
Feb. 20-27
Feb. 27-March 6
Juil. 22-31

Cruise Date Flexibility Option

Ready to return to the sea? Book with peace of mind, knowing there are new options available on select sailings that allow you to change your sail date or receive a full refund. View Details.

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.


One thought on “Disney Cruise Line Cancels Select 2021 Sailings Longer Than 7-nights Due to CDC Restrictions

  1. Kim

    Interesting perspective on the possibility of keeping the Magic in Europe during this time. I like it. I also wonder if Disney will offer pop-up cruises in Europe this Spring as they test-run the ramp up. (Coming from someone who was booked on the March 14 Fantasy cruise who rebooked for May 29, 2021 Magic Cruise who never thought in a million years we would be playing this game of will the boat go or not go for the rebooked cruise.)

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