BREAKING NEWS! Disney Has Officially Canceled All Sailings Through November 8 as Cruise Industry Continues to Wade Through Uncertain Waters
Disney has sent an email to guests with cruises booked through November 8 that they have extended all cancelations through that date.
This email comes a day after Disney, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, along with almost 60 other cruise lines all announced that they were delaying cruising through October 31.
The CDC had recently accounced that there would be an extension to the no sail order for all US ports through September 15, 2020.
Just this week a Norweigan cruise had over 43 positive cases of coronavirus onboard. In addition, two cruise ships in Europe and one in the South Pacific have experienced coronavirus outbreaks.
“This is a difficult decision as we recognize the crushing impact that this pandemic has had on our community and every other industry,” the cruise industry group said in a statement. “However, we believe this proactive action further demonstrates the cruise industry’s commitment to public health and willingness to voluntarily suspend operations in the interest of public health and safety, as has occurred twice prior. CLIA [Cruise Line International Association] cruise line members will continue to monitor the situation with the understanding that we will revisit a possible further extension on or before 30 September 2020. At the same time, should conditions in the US change and it becomes possible to consider short, modified sailings, we would consider an earlier restart.”
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According to Disney’s email to cruisers, “In light of this cancellation, we are offering Guests who have paid their reservation in full the choice of a 125% future cruise credit to be used for a future sailing prior to May 31, 2022, or a full refund. The credit will be automatically added to your account on Friday, August 7, 2020, and can be applied as a payment option when booking a new reservation online beginning Friday, August 7, 2020. Guests that have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far.”Disney Cruise Line