A major update has been released from Disney Cruise Line as an extension is announced on suspended cruises and the delay of its new cruise ship is confirmed.
Disney Cruise Line Update
Disney Cruise Line has announced a further extension on its suspension of operations. The cruise line has cancelled all departures through at least December 6, 2020.
The extension is so the cruise line can continue to refine its new health protocols and to await direction from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many other cruise lines that sail from the U.S. are waiting to see what the CDC decides about its No Sail Order, as this could make or break the cruise industry.
The extension into December impacts all four Disney cruise ships with cancellations on Disney Fantasy through December 6, the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder through December 11, and the Disney Magic through December 12, 2020.
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Those guests booked on affected sailings who have already paid off their booking can choose from a future cruise credit or a full refund. Those who have not yet paid in full will automatically receive a full refund. Disney Cruise Line will be emailing all guests detailing the options.
Here is the complete list of impacted sailings from Disney:
In addition to the extended suspension, Christine McCarthy, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Company, has shared an update on the next new Disney cruise ship.
Disney Wish, which was originally scheduled to be delivered from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany towards the end of 2021, is to be delayed. The company is in talks with the shipyard on confirmed dates.
It comes as no surprise that the new ship won’t be delivered on time due to the current situation around the world. Many new cruise ships across the industry have been delayed for several months due to challenging working conditions that have made completing new constructions difficult.
Cruise Hive will keep readers updated on any new developments and once the new delivery date is confirmed.
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