Disney Cruise Line will not resume sailing with guests in 2020. All of this year’s remaining itineraries have been removed from the Disney Cruise Line website and guests with reservations are being notified of the cancellation.
As with previous cancellations, guests with reservations are being offered their choice of a full refund or a 125% credit good for a future cruise.
This latest news comes after the CDC released a new series of guidelines that must be followed before cruising can resume. The phased approach will require specific plans to be created for screening procedures, health and safety guidelines, and simulated voyages to test new protocols. You can read the CDC’s full 40-page document here.
As encouraging as it was for the CDC to provide guidelines in order to resume sailing, it will take time for Disney Cruise Line to get up to speed. They’ll have to create new sailing procedures and have them approved before guests can board. It’s also worth noting that the CDC can reinstate their no-sail policy at any time in the event the pandemic worsens.
Currently, the next bookable itinerary on the Disney Cruise Line website is the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral with Star Wars Day at Sea on January 2, 2021.