Today, the Disney Wonder made her first call to Progreso months after she was originally scheduled to visit the Mexican port of call during what would have been a 5-night Western Caribbean cruise from New Orleans. Disney has not announced details of the planned work, but according to a translated press release from the Port of Progreso, the Disney Wonder is scheduled at the port to carry out maintenance and interior remodeling work.
Arrival of the cruise ship “Disney Wonder” to Puerto Progreso.Translated Press Release (original pdf)
March 29, 2021
The Integral Port Administration of Progreso in conjunction with the port community work to reactivate the jobs of the companies that collaborate in the enclosure, that is why today the meeting was held to coordinate the next arrival of the cruise ship “Disney Wonder”, which will arrive on April 5 next. The ship will arrive to carry out maintenance and interior remodeling work. The meeting was attended by the Director General of the API, Authorities and representatives of the consignee agency responsible for the arrival of the ship.
Arriba a @PuertosYucatan el crucero #disneywonder#APIProgreso— Puerto Progreso, Yuc (@PuertosYucatan) April 5, 2021
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Last October, the Disney Wonder spent over two weeks out of the water in the Damen Shipyard’s dry dock berth in Brest, France.
According to the following tweet, the Disney Wonder will spend two weeks in Progreso.
¡Bienvenido a Yucatán!🛳️ La espectacular embarcación de @DisneyCruise estará dos semanas en el destino. @TheDCLBlog @YucatanTurismo @Sefotur_Yuc@Mich_fridman@PuertosYucatan https://t.co/NTjyjcRHIn— Quinta Fuerza (@QuintaFuerzaROO) April 5, 2021
We will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.
Lets hope that this is the start of the return of cruising on DCL. We have the most cruises on the WONDER and it has become our home and some crew have become our friends.
I suspect it could be leading up to the restart, I’m guessing the interior work is to possibly put in barriers and other reconfigurations to accommodate the Covid protocols that the CDC will have in place to meet the CSO for a resumption of cruising. Fingers crossed!
Am I the only one hoping they are repositioning to sail out of Mexico soon?