Disney Cruise Line Cancels April 2021 and Some May 2021 Cruises

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced the extension of their cruise suspension cancelling sailings through April 2021 and select sailings onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder in May. This move is in line with other CLIA member cruise lines as the industry continues to work through the conditional sail order framework issued by the CDC while a restart date remains a moving target. Disney Cruise Line removed the April sailings from further booking on January 15th nearly two weeks ahead of today’s official cancellation.

Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our Guests and team members. We are carefully preparing for a return to service following the guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As we continue to refine our protocols and await further technical guidance from the CDC, we are cancelling all sailings through April 2021 and select sailings onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder in May.

Sailings are cancelled aboard the Disney Fantasy through April 24; the Disney Dream through April 30; the Disney Magic through May 6 and Disney Wonder through May 12.

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Email sent to TA with Clients on the Disney Dream – Courtesy of Tammy from Storybook Destinations

There are variations of the letter sent for each ship referencing the different days: Disney Fantasy – April 24; Disney Dream – April 30; Disney Magic – May 6, and Disney Wonder – May 12.

01/27/2021

Reservation #:
Dear,

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well.

Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our Guests and team members. We are carefully preparing for a return to service following the guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As we continue to refine our protocols and await further technical guidance from the CDC, we are cancelling SHIP sailings departing through DATE.

We are offering affected 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 during these times. We look forward to welcoming you aboard as soon as we can and making magic for you and your loved ones.

Sincerely,

Cast & 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.

Email text sent to guests booked on the impacted sailings

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 31 cruises spanning 140 nights, Disney Cruise Line far past the 1 year mark for lost nights across the fleet. To date, Disney has been forced to cancel 326 sailings losing total 1686 nights across the fleet. The Disney Dream will lose 107 sailings losing 386-nights, Disney Fantasy 69 sailings losing 422-nights, Disney Magic 75 sailings losing 420-nights, and the Disney Wonder 75 sailings losing 458-nights due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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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.


Disney Cruise Line Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Alert

January 27, 2021
Disney Cruise Line Extends Suspension of All Departures Through April and Select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder Sailings in May

Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our Guests and team members. We are carefully preparing for a return to service following the guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As we continue to refine our protocols and await further technical guidance from the CDC, we are cancelling all sailings departing through April 2021 and select sailings onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder in May.

Sailings are cancelled aboard the Disney Fantasy through April 24; the Disney Dream through April 30; the Disney Magic through May 9; and the Disney Wonder through May 12.

Additionally, as previously shared, 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
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
March 1-6
March 6-11
March 11-15
March 15-20
March 20-25
March 25-29
March 29-April 3
April 3-8
April 8-12
April 12-17
April 17-22
April 22-26
April 26-May 1
May 1-6
May 6-9
May 9-22
Jan. 27-Feb. 1
Feb. 1-5
Feb. 5-12
Feb. 12-19
Feb. 19-26
Feb. 26-March 12
March 12-15
March 15-19
March 19-24
March 24-28
March 28-April 2
April 2 – 7
April 7 -11
April 11-18
April 18-23
April 23-26
April 26-30
April 30-May 3
May 3-7
May 7-12
May 12-17
Jun. 28-Jul.7
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
March 1-5
March 5-8
March 8-12
March 12-15
March 15-19
March 19-22
March 22-26
March 26-29
March 29-April 2
April 2-5
April 5-9
April 9-12
April 12-16
April 16-19
April 19-23
April 23-26
April 26-30
April 30–May 3
Jan. 23-30
Jan. 30-Feb. 6
Feb. 6-13
Feb. 13-20
Feb. 20-27
Feb. 27-March 6
March 6-13
March 13-20
March 20-27
March 27-April 3
April 3-10
April 10-17
April 17-24
April 24-May 1
Jul. 22-31

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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.


12 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Cancels April 2021 and Some May 2021 Cruises

  1. CM

    So the Magic (as expected) has no sailings until Europe season, The Wonder until Alaska season. I suspect the Wonder will get new sailings at some point that aren’t in Alaska

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  2. Ryan

    Wondering (pun) if Canada’s ports are still closed during Alaska season they will plan some summer Mexican cruises out of San Diego or use suspend the Jones act and run out of Seattle. Inquiring minds want to know 🤔

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    1. gismo1554

      This was my concern. I wonder if they are thinking about extending that booking window further. Currently booked on a November cruise (Panama Canal) but I just don’t know what I will do if that gets cancelled as I would like another Merrytime cruise but time wise this would be out of the date

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  3. Alex

    I have a sailing booked on may 22nd I think of this year….should I cancel now? Also have a Merrytime in nov and a may 2022 booked. If anyone has any thoughts….

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  4. Matthew

    If you cancel you don’t get the 125% for a future cruise. So if you don’t need the money back for more pressing needs, let Disney cancel the cruise and get the 125% to put to a different cruise.

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  5. Jenifer

    I did my booking with DVC points too. DVC said they would hold onto the points to go towards another cruise by May 31,2022. If the re-booked cruise is cheaper than the previous booked cruise that will go towards onboard credit. Or you can cancel your cruise and those points would go back to your use year they came from.

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  6. Anne

    I cancelled a few months ago my may 22 cruise. The restrictions are going worse and worse and if you booked after a recommandation from your government not to travel/sail the insurance is not applicable

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