DCL-Disney Cruise Line cancels July sailings from USA ports

   May 17, 2021 ,   Accidents

Despite the CDC's guideline changes, DCL-Disney Cruise Line is continuing to cancel upcoming cruise dates.

Before the new CDC guidelines, DCL had canceled all voyages through the end of June for 3 of its 4 ships.

Now Disney Wonder will not restart sailings before July 12, 2021, at the earliest, while Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are expected to resume service in August.

Disney Magic will restart with ex-UK “staycations” open to British residents only.

The cruise line updated its website and announced more cancellations for July:

"We continue to work closely with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carefully review and implement their recently released guidance and refine our protocols for a responsible and gradual return to service in U.S. waters. Given the ongoing nature of these discussions and the time needed to staff and prepare our ships, we are cancelling all Disney Wonder sailings through July 12, 2021, as well as Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy sailings through July 31, 2021."

Disney Fantasy cruise ship

DCL said it is acknowledging the inconvenience and frustration that the sailing cancellations are causing passengers, and is doing all it can to make sure guests "still have a chance to experience the magic of a Disney Cruise."

Disney is offering affected passengers that have paid their reservations in full the choice of a 125% FCC (future cruise credit) to be used for a future cruise on / before September 30, 2022, or a full refund. Those who have not paid their reservations in full automatically receive a refund of what they've paid so far.