Disney Cruise Line Cancels Additional Sailings Across the Fleet Into August 2021 and Beyond

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced the further extension of their cruise suspension, cancelling all Disney Fantasy sailings through August 28, 2021, Disney Dream through August 6th, Disney Magic Domestic sailings through November 4th, and Disney Wonder sailings have been cancelled through September 19th. The Disney Magic sailings UK Staycations are NOT part of today’s cancellations as these are specific to the Bahamian, Caribbean, and Alaskan sailings. Disney Cruise Line removed these sailings from further booking on June 8th ahead of today’s official cancellation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved Disney Cruise Line’s application to conduct a simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream on June 29. This is an important next step toward the gradual and responsible resumption of service in U.S. waters. But there is still work to do, including finalizing new health and safety protocols, bring crew back onboard and preparing the ships to welcome guests again. As a result, it is necessary for Disney Cruise Line to extend the suspension of domestic sailings.

Disney will be 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 on or before September 30, 2022, or a full refund. The credit has automatically been added to the Guest’s account and can be applied 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.

06/08/2021

Reservation #:

Dear SCOTT,

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

As you may have heard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved our application to conduct a simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream on June 29. This is an important next step toward our gradual and responsible resumption of service in U.S. waters. But we still have work to do, including finalizing our new health and safety protocols, bring crew back onboard and preparing our ships to welcome Guest again. Because of this, it is necessary for us to cancel [Ship Name] sailings 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 on or before September 30, 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 on or before September 30, 2022. Select Disney Wish block-out dates apply. 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.

The following cruises have officially been canceled:

Disney Magic

Disney Wonder (previously pulled with all of 2021 Alaskan sailings)

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 22 cruises spanning 127 nights. To date, Disney has been forced to cancel 418 sailings spanning a total 2203 nights across the fleet.

DCL COVID 19 By Number Canceled Sailings 20210608

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 Important Travel Information

Disney Cruise Line Important Travel Information

June 8 , 2021

US & Canada Departures

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently approved our application to conduct a simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream on June 29. This is an important next step toward our gradual and responsible resumption of service in U.S. waters. While we continue to work closely with the CDC to refine our new health and safety protocols, it will take some time to bring our Crew back on board and prepare our ships to welcome Guests once again. Therefore, it is necessary for us to cancel Disney Dream departures through August 6, 2021, Disney Fantasy departures through August 28, 2021, Disney Wonder departures through September 19, 2021, and Disney Magic departures in the US through November 4, 2021.

Disney Magic Sailings

The Disney Magic will set sail in the United Kingdom for a limited time this summer on short voyages limited to UK residents, pending the issuance of UK Government guidelines and authorizations. Learn More

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 have 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
June 4-11June 7-14June 7-11June 6-12
June 11-19June 14-21June 11-14June 12-17
June 19-27June 21-28June 14-18June 17-20
June 27-July 6June 28-July 5June 18-21June 20-26
July 6-17June 28-July 7June 21-25June 26-July 3
July 17-23July 5-7June 25-28July 3-10
July 23-30July 7-12June 28-July 2July 10-17
July 30-Aug. 10July 12-19July 2-5July 17-22
Aug. 10-18July 19-26July 5-9July 22-25
Aug. 18-28July 26-Aug. 2July 9-12July 25-31
Aug. 28-Sept. 4Aug. 2 -9July 12-16July 22-31
Sept. 4-11Aug. 9-16July 16-19July 31-Aug. 7
Sept. 11-18Aug. 16-23July 19-23Aug. 7-14
Sept. 18-29Aug. 23-30July 23-26Aug. 14-21
Sept. 29-Oct. 4August 30-Sept. 6July 26-30Aug. 21-28
Oct. 4-9Sept. 6-13July 30-Aug. 2Aug. 28-Sept. 4
Oct. 9-14Sept. 13-17Aug. 2-6
Oct. 14-19Sept. 17-19Aug. 6-9
Oct. 19-24Sept. 19-24
Oct. 24-30
Oct. 30-Nov. 4
Nov. 4-8

Book with Confidence

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.

Notice to Passengers Regarding Travel Recommendation from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel

The CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Notice recommending that all people avoid travel on cruise ships. The complete notice is available at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-4/coronavirus-cruise-ship and is subject to change by the CDC without notice. If a threshold of COVID-19 is detected on board the cruise ship during a voyage, the voyage will be ended immediately and the ship will return to the U.S. port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed.

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.


21 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Cancels Additional Sailings Across the Fleet Into August 2021 and Beyond

  1. Enuff

    I truly believe the Federal Government has it out for the cruise industry and wants it to go completely out of business. The elite does not want us to live an elite lifestyle on a cruise ship even for just a few days. The reality is that planes, subways, malls, stores, restaurants are all packed. Most people are no longer wearing masks as per current guidance. Life is mostly back to normal. Why would they apply different standards to the cruise lines?

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  2. Heath Covey

    It would seem – given this – that the remainder of any California cruises for the Wonder, and the EBPC in November, are all but dead, too. Some have said that this cancel of Alaska is precursor to opening a new slate out of Seattle, but with the needs expressed (test cruise, re-crewing, etc.) I just don’t see that happening in time. That being the case, I wish they’d go ahead and cancel all the west coast Wonder for 2021, so those of us still in limbo can rebook and get on with things. Perhaps that will happen shortly after the fervor from this group dies down.

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  3. John Welch

    The 7N MX Riviera has disappeared from the website. Not sure why it’s just that particular cruise. Our reservation is still there, but I don’t expect it actually happen. I fully expect the entire west coast to be a washout.

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  4. Walt

    Patience. My favorite word, especially when dealing with something you don’t quite understand yet. COVID-19. People don’t understand that we are in the early stages of trying to get back to normal and nothing is guaranteed. The virus is still mutating and people are now refusing vaccination. Then again you might need booster shots in the near future. Don’t sign like normal to me. Patience cruisers. Time will reveal the truth of this virus. People are quick to sue when things go wrong, unless you are willing to sign a wavier freeing the cruise line of any responsibility if anything should go wrong.

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  5. Jo

    Hi Enuff, like your nomenclature. The State Dept. issues advisories regarding countries that are considered too dangerous for American citizens to travel to; however, they do not forbid us to go there.
    Why can’t they just leave it to our discretion. If a case of Covid would break out on the ship, the person(s) could be quarantined just like any other infectious disease like measles. Measles can also be deadly depending upon the person’s age or immune system. I understand that cruising in itself is looked upon as a luxury, but it is also an industry. An industry that effects many people’s livelihood. If someone does not want to get on a ship, no one is forcing you to. If someone else wants to make that informed decision, Bon Voage!

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  6. Paul

    We have had 6 cruises cancelled (5 Disney and 1 Royal Caribbean) since this all began and do not have any currently booked. As of now , we are waiting for the fall Disney cruises to be announced and are planning a to book a Disney Wish 2022 Very Merrytime. We hope by then things will look better by then

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  7. Sarah Adams

    I so wish they would extend FCC past September 2022. We now have only 12 months of active sailings to use the credit on and that’s assuming no more cancellations!

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  8. James

    Given the cost of going thru the canal twice without passengers for only 5 weeks of sailings, I don’t see the west coast cruises happenings. I’m wondering if the Magic and Wonder will be used to reduce the occupancy rate of the Dream and Fantasy sailings.

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  9. S

    We have B2B scheduled for this holiday season (12/24 and 12/27) from Canaveral. Not even sure at this point those will go off as scheduled and if they do I have a lot of questions around reservations for simple things like Pool chair use, fitness center use or even the Aquaduck. Mask +/- doesn’t bother me and any other sort of spacing/distancing is fine also if that allows them to sail. But, you definitely lose the luster of a cruise vacation if EVERYTHING you want to do has to be pre-planned and pre-booked. I can’t imagine needing to pre-book a time to play shuffleboard or go to a fun activity in the lounge like Disney’s version of pictionary, anyone can cook or other similar activities. Might just have to use FCC on Summer 2022 and hope things are better by then.

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  10. Anne

    Very easy for you to say be patient What about the crew of the cruise liners Been out of work for more than 16months. NO INCOME!!!!!!!! Can’t support family savings run dry Same days no food to eat Do you think of them? Does CDC think of them No you got paid every month!!!

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  11. Stacey

    I honestly don’t see Disney cruising until children have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Likely early January.

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  12. John

    No way. Cruise lines will be dead to families with kids under the age of 8. No one in their right mind is going to vaccinate a 2 year old to go on a cruise. We either get back to life knowing some folks are not vaccinated or we don’t ever get back to life.

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  13. Marcus

    All the talk about cruise vaccination requirements are moot in Florida and Texas. Cruise lines, or any business, cannot, as per law, ask for proof of vaccination to provide a product or service. Cruise lines cannot just port elsewhere so now these cruise lines, RC excluded, are trying to figure out what to do and possibly how to circumvent this law. If you are vaccinated, then the non-vaccinated are of no threat to you. If you are concerned to be around the non-vaccinated, then stay at home. I live in a demon-cratically controlled state and most people are moving throughout public without masks and have been doing so for a while now. No outbreaks. No hospital burdens. The game is over.

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  14. Chris

    I have been calling for months now that they extend the credit date….. We have one booked for this year but if it is a no go, might be hard to rebook again by Sept 2022

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