DCL-Disney Cruise Line announced on Monday, November 23, that it is cancelling all sailings departing through the end of January 2021, as the company is working toward resuming operations.
Many businesses around Port Canaveral FL are struggling to stay afloat without cruises. Cruise companies are still working with the CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols that will allow them to resume sailings.
The Canaveral Port Authority cannot say with any certainty when the next liner will sail from the port.
Last week, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line cancelled additional sailings through the first part of 2021.
Launch visitors have provided some occasional relief to the area, but those visits don’t make up for the loss of cruise traffic.
A Disney Cruise Line spokesperson said:
“Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our guests and team members.
“We continue to carefully review the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are working toward resuming operations.”
The CDC recommended over the weekend that “all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide” because of the high risk of COVID-19 exposure.
According to Disney Cruise Line, anyone who paid their reservations in full would be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future voyage or a full refund. Passengers who have not paid their reservations in full would automatically receive a refund of what they had paid so far.