Due to the impacts of Hurricane Ian in Florida, resulting in the closure of Port Canaveral and the anticipated impact on ground and air transportation in Central Florida, the Disney Wish will extend it’s current sailing and is now estimated to return to Port Canaveral on Saturday, or Sunday depending on when the U.S. Coast Guard determines the port is safe for vessels and there is a terminal available.
Earlier today, the U.S. Coast Guard set the port condition at Port Canaveral to YANKEE.
Port Condition YANKEE will be set in Port Canaveral. No vessel, regardless of size or service, will be allowed to transit through Port Canaveral upon the setting of Port condition YANKEE unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
UPDATE: As of 9/27/2022 24:00, the U.S. Coast Guard set the port condition at Port Canaveral to ZULU.
Port Condition ZULU will be set in Port Canaveral. No vessel, regardless of size or service, will be allowed to transit through the port, and all commercial vessels over 500 gross tons are prohibited from remaining in the port.
Commercial operations at Orlando International Airport (MCO) will cease at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 28th with the airport informing passengers to check with their respective airlines.
Guests onboard Disney Wish have been extended complimentary internet package to make to make any necessary travel changes. Additional information about the debarkation process will be distributed to guests later in the week.
Disney Wish September 30, 2022 3-Night Bahamian Cruise Cancellation
As a result of the delayed return, Disney Cruise Line made the difficult decision to cancel Friday’s 3-Night Bahamian Cruise aboard the Disney Wish. Guests booked on the September 30, 2022 Disney Wish cruise will receive a full refund back to your original form of payment. As a thank you for your understanding, we will provide each Guest with a 20% future cruise discount.
The following email was sent to guests booked on Friday’s sailing.
We are contacting you with important information about your sailing this Friday, September 30, 2022, on the Disney Wish.
As we communicated yesterday, we have been closely monitoring Hurricane Ian and its projected path. We were hopeful that your sailing would occur as planned. However, due to the weather conditions most recently forecasted for Port Canaveral and Central Florida and the impact that it might have on port operations, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the September 30, 2022, sailing of the Disney Wish.
You will automatically receive a full refund back to your original form of payment. As a thank you for your understanding, we will provide each Guest with a 20% future cruise discount*. To redeem the 20% future cruise discount, please contact us (or have your travel agent contact us) after October 5, 2022, at 407-566-7797 or 1-866-325-6685.
We truly appreciate your understanding regarding this necessary cancellation and hope that you will sail with us soon.
The Cast and Crew
Disney Cruise Line
* To redeem the 20% future cruise discount you will simply need to reference your current reservation number to receive the discount on your next cruise taken within 24 months of your original September 30, 2022, sail date. We would also like to note that this offer is non-transferable, has no cash value, and is valid for only those Guests booked on the September 30, 2022 voyage and excludes holiday and maiden voyage sailings. Change fees and cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, such as airlines and hotels, as well as travel insurance, are not refundable. If you paid for your reservation with a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) from a cancelled cruise due to COVID-19, set to expire on September 30, 2022, this FCC will automatically be extended 24 months.
Disney Cruise Line will continue to monitor the storm closely and provide updates should any further changes be needed. At this time, there are no other itinerary impacts for the Disney Dream which is sailing from Miami and Disney Fantasy which is scheduled to return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. For the most up to date information on weather impacts, please visit Disney Cruise LIne’s Weather Advisory page. Additionally, you can find the lates details on port conditions by visiting Port Canaveral’s severe weather page.
Imagine being on the Disney Wish right now and having your 4-day cruise turn into a 5 or 6 day cruise!!
Our 2019 hurricane Dorian Cruise went from a 3 night Bahama to a 6 night Caribbean. Everyone was safe and we absolutely were thankful and loved it. We hope everyone else on the ship loved it and were not inconvenienced. I try to always think about others who might not have liked it but we did. Jimmy was our cruise director then too. We did not get to go to Castaway Cay, however we did stop by there and drop off supplies on the way home. It was a wonderful Cruise and we spent the most time on the ship we ever had.
Man, I feel so jealous for those on the Disney Wish (assuming they live in Florida AND/OR already time off anyway) that just had their 4 day cruise get extended for free!
I was on the cruise that was extended (and the 3-night before it) and I must say the captain and all the crew really went above and beyond. Yes, it was nice to have a 6-night cruise on the Wish, but it was also apparent that the safety for all opn board was the toip priority. Captain Andy did a nice job keeping us informaed, AND we did a “sail-by” the Fantasy as she was leaving Castaway Cay on Saturday. I loved the Wish and made ujp my own mind about what I thought about her AFTER being on board. Yes, I will be sailing on her again.