Disney Cruise Line Cancels March 2021 Cruises

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced the extension of their cruise suspension for sailings through March 2021 in line with other CLIA member cruise lines as the industry continues to work through the conditional sail order framework issued by the CDC. A restart date remains a moving target. While the CDC didn’t get to extend the No Sail Order into February 2021, they basically found an alternative way to stall the gradual resumption with a laundry list of hurdles the cruise ships much conquer before welcoming guests back onboard. Disney Cruise Line removed the March sailings from further booking on December 14th nearly a month ahead of today’s official cancellation.

Sailings are cancelled onboard the Disney Fantasy through March 27; Disney Magic and Disney Wonder through March 29; and the Disney Dream through March 29.

Below is a copy of the emails sent to travel agents courtesy of Tracy from Travel on a Dream, and the direct email to guests courtesy of Scott W.

01/12/2021

Guest Name:  
Reservation #: 

Dear,

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your clients 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 all sailings departing through March 2021. 

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 clients’ account, and can be applied as a payment option when booking a new reservation online at DisneyTravelAgents.com. Guests that have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far. 

If you prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact a member of our reservations team at 1-866-325-6685 or 407-566-7797. 

Thank you for your and your clients’ patience and understanding during these times. We look forward to welcoming your clients aboard as soon as we can and making magic for them and their loved ones. 

Sincerely,

The Cast and Crew
Disney Cruise Line

*The Future Cruise Credit (FCC) is equal to 125% of your clients’ 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 clients’ 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 your clients end up not being able to use the FCC, they will be eligible for a refund up to the amount of their 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 from DCL to Travel Agents with clients booked on March 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 25 cruises spanning 114 nights, Disney Cruise Line eclipsed the 1 year mark for lost nights across the fleet except for the Disney Dream. To date, Disney has been forced to cancel 295 sailings losing total 1546 nights across the fleet. The Disney Dream will lose 98 sailings losing 355-nights, Disney Fantasy 65 sailings losing 394-nights, Disney Magic 67 sailings losing 384-nights, and the Disney Wonder 65 sailings losing 413-nights due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

DCL COVID 19 By Number Canceled Sailings 20210112

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 12, 2021
Disney Cruise Line Extends Suspension of All Departures Through March 31, 2021

DCL did not update their website at the time of publication. We will update this section once a change is published.

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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.


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