Disney Cruise Line's ships restart sailings at 70% capacity

   September 5, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Galveston TX recently hosted the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves meeting and during this event, Port Director and CEO Rodger Reeves announced an update about DCL-Disney Cruise Line based on conversations with Disney officials.

Reeves began by discussing the embarkation process where DCL plans to only allow a limited amount of people in the cruise terminal at a time which they do with port arrival times. However, it's anticipated the port arrival times will be enforced to control the gathering of arriving cruise passengers.

Reeves revealed that DCL “…is targeting a 70% occupancy level when the Disney Wonder returns to service at the Port of Galveston, hopefully before the end of this year. Although November sailings are un-bookable, the Disney Wonder is slated to sail a 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from Galveston on November 20th barring any additional cruise cancellations.”

Reeves added he had heard a 30% occupancy level was "the threshold for a sailing to be profitable.”

Disney Wonder cruise ship

The Walt Disney Company has not made any official announcements at this time.

In addition to the news from Port Galveston, Disney's Port Canaveral terminal has recently been undergoing renovations in preparation for the re-launching of other liners in the fleet, including Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.