Disney Cruise Line News — Week of June 2, 2020

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Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!

Amidst the waves of cancellations these last few months, here’s a bit of good news! Late last night, Disney announced that they will be extending the use time for future cruise credit from cancelled sailings. Previously, DCL allowed guests to use the future cruise credit within 15 months of the original sail date. That has now been extended, and FCC can be used through March 31, 2022. Yes, that’s not a typo – 2022! With much uncertainty in the future of travel for many guests, this should be a most welcome gesture, and will help guests be able to comfortably plan for some future fun.

Late last week, the Canadian government announced that they will not allow ships with more than 100 guests in Canadian waters now through October 31, 2020. This morning, Disney officially cancelled the remaining cruises that were to sail out of Canada for this year. The affected sailings include:
August 3, 2020 – 7-night Alaskan
August 10, 2020 – 7-night Alaskan
August 17, 2020 – 7-night Alaskan
August 24, 2020 – 7-night Alaskan (DVC Member Cruise)
August 31, 2020 – 7-night Alaskan
September 7, 2020 – 7-night Alaskan
September 14, 2020 – 4-night Pacific Coast repositioning to San Diego

As of now, the two Disney Magic sailings on October 2 and 17, which are set to call on Canadian ports, have not been changed. However, they are being evaluated at this time, and any forthcoming changes will be announced in the future.

Now, there’s definitely reason to question the fate of the Disney Wonder for the remainder of this year. The Wonder has left San Diego, made a stop in Ensenada, and is continuing south. Next “stop” – Panama Canal. From there, will she be making her way back “home” to Port Canaveral? Very possible. Will she stay in that area and forgo the fall Mexican sailings, and the Eastbound Panama Canal cruise? Lots of questions. Not so many answers right now though. Hopefully we will know more soon!

Special thanks to Scott Sanders of The Disney Cruise Line Blog for assistance with the news!

Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!

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Heather Keller, Storybook Destinations

If it's vacation, it's for Heather! When she is not on vacation (usually someplace with a big Mouse) or planning her own vacations, she is helping clients plan their own trips as a travel agent with Storybook Destinations. See the theme? She is lucky to have a husband that accepts her travel addiction, and two daughters who are already following in her wanderlust footsteps. Heather can be reached at Heather@StorybookDestinations.com

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