Attention all Disney fans, Castaway Club members, and upcoming Disney Cruise Line passengers — we have some huge Disney Cruise Line news for you! The cruise industry is bouncing back, and as more Disney Cruise ships are sailing out of the U.S. once again, Disney fans have more cruise itineraries to choose from.
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The Disney Fantasy is resuming longer voyages very soon. Beginning October 9, the Disney Fantasy will resume seven-night and longer voyages from Florida.
Additionally, the Disney Magic — which has been hosting special U.K.-exclusive Disney Magic at Sea cruises amid the pandemic — will soon be returning to the U.S. and sailing to The Bahamas again.
Now that the Disney Cruise ships have returned to sea, Disney Cruise Line fans have more opportunities to visit Disney’s private island in The Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Disney Castaway Cay is one of the most beloved Disney Cruise Line island destinations, so surely many fans who are looking to book trips will be eager to sail there.
Below is the official update shared by Disney Cruise Line on Wednesday:
Disney Cruise Line Important Travel Information
September 8, 2021
Our focus remains on operating our ships in a responsible way that continues to create magic for all on board. We are resuming sailing in a gradual, phased approach that emphasizes multiple layers of health and safety measures, developed in consideration of guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts. Learn more about what to expect—including experience updates and details about our multi-layered approach to health and safety.
Disney Magic Will Resume Sailing from Miami on October 28, 2021
The Disney Magic will resume delivering magical family vacations in the U.S. with mostly 4- and 5-night sailings out of Miami, Florida beginning October 28, 2021. Four-night sailings will feature stops in The Bahamas. Five-night sailings will feature stops in The Bahamas and Mexico.
As we continue to resume sailings in a gradual, phased approach, it is necessary for Disney Cruise Line to modify some Disney Magic itineraries, as well as cancel the October 21 and October 24, 2021 Disney Magic sailings. Guests who have paid their reservation in full will be offered the choice of a full refund or a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing. Guests who have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far.
Impacted Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps. Guests who have booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who have booked directly with Disney Cruise Line, and have questions after receiving their email, should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.
Disney Fantasy Will Resume Seven Nights and Longer Voyages from Port Canaveral on October 9, 2021
Beginning October 9, 2021, the Disney Fantasy will resume voyages 7-nights and longer from Port Canaveral, Florida, with stops in The Bahamas and Mexico.
As part of our phased approach, 7-night sailings aboard the Disney Fantasy on October 9 and October 30, 2021, have been modified to include ports in Mexico and The Bahamas. Additionally, the October 16, 2021 8-night voyage has also been modified to include ports in Mexico and The Bahamas.
If you are heading on a Disney Cruise Line vacation anytime soon on the Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Magic, or Disney Fantasy, there are several health and safety protocols in place that you should be aware of, including vaccination requirements. Be sure to visit the official website here for the latest information and what you need to know before sailing.
Interested in booking a trip? There are so many Disney Cruise Line itineraries — including voyages on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, and the all-new ship sailing in 2022, the Disney Wish — to choose from. Click here to make your Disney Cruise vacation dreams come true with the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel!
Are you excited to see the Disney Cruise Line ships return to sea?