Disney Cruise Line to Suspend ALL New Departures Beginning Saturday, March 14
Updated: May 18
Disney has just announced that Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Resort will be closing this weekend due to COVID-19 and they have just announced that Disney Cruise Line will be suspending ALL new departures beginning Saturday, March 14 through the end of the month.
Official Disney Cruise Line Statement:
In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, Disney Cruise Line has decided to suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020 through the end of the month. This precautionary measure applies to all four of Disney's Cruise ships.
While we know this decision may be disappointing, the health and wellbeing of our guests is of the greatest importance. We are equally committed to the wellbeing of our incredible crew members who live and work aboard our ships and on Castaway Cay. During the suspended operations, Disney Cruise Line will continue to compensate our Crew Members and shoreside Cast Members.
The Disney Dream will depart on a three-night cruise from Port Canaveral as scheduled on Friday, March 13 and will return to Port Canaveral on Monday, March 16. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic will return to port on Saturday, March 14. The Disney Wonder, which currently in the midst of a westbound Panama Canal cruise, will continue on its scheduled itinerary, with guests disembarking in San Diego on Friday, March 20.
Disney Cruise Line will offer guests affected by this decision a future cruise credit or a full refund, the detail of which will be provided directly to them. Given the higher than normal call volume at our Call Center, we ask that affected guests or their travel agent wait to contact us until after they receive an email from us.
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About the COVID-19 virus:
The CDC is responding to an outbreak of the respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States. On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 11, 2020 WHO characterized COVID-19 as a global pandemic.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is infecting people and spreading easily from person-to-person. Cases have been detected in most countries worldwide and community spread is being detected in a growing number of countries. On March 11, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
News & Media Source: Disney Cruise Line