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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. Since the remainder of the Alaskan cruise season was removed from the DCL website and became unbookable back in the middle of May, the fate of the Alaska season was looking bleak. Now, it seems the writing is very much on the wall. While nothing official has been announced by Disney yet, it should only be a matter of time. The Alaskan sailings will not be the only ones impacted; the Disney Wonder repositioning cruise from Vancouver to San Diego on September 14, 2020, as well as two Canadian sailings on the Disney Magic out of New York on October 2 and October 17 will likely meet the same fate.
Speaking of fate, 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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