DCL-Disney Cruise Line restarts on West Coast USA on October 1

   September 6, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

DCL-Disney Cruise Line announced it will restart west coast operations on October 1, 2021.

This means the company is canceling two previously scheduled September departures from California.

When MS Disney Wonder restarts passenger shipping (after ~19-months pause), the ship will sail 3- and 4-night roundtrips to Mexico from homeport San Diego CA. The 3-night itineraries visit Ensenada (Baja California Mexico) with a sea day, while the 4-night itineraries have 2 sea days and visit Cabo San Lucas (Baja California Mexico).

Then, on November 5th, the liner is scheduled to depart San Diego on a 14-night Panama Canal transit to Galveston Texas with stops in Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cartagena Colombia, Cozumel. All passengers must be fully vaccinated, so kids under 12 are not accepted.

Disney Wonder cruise ship

Citing a phased-in approach to restarting operations, DCL said they are canceling the voyages departing on September 24 and 26.

Passengers who have paid in full have the option of receiving an FCC (future cruise credit) or receiving a full refund. Those who have not yet made their final payment will receive a refund of the money paid to the original form of payment.

MS Disney Fantasy will restart (on the East Coast USA) on September 11, 2021, but DCL plans to start 7-night voyages and longer in October 2021, depending on the situation.

All DCL ships homeported in Florida will visit only Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and skipping Nassau.

All DCL customers are required to undergo pre-cruise testing at the cruise pier, regardless of their vaccination status. Kids under 12 also need to have a negative test result within 3 days of sailing.

When Disney Wonder resumes operation on October 1, all 4 DCL ships will have returned to service.