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Disney Cruise Line cancels more sailings through April 28 due to COVID-19

Disney Cruise Line is suspending all new departures through April 28, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was made on Monday morning that the cruise line made the decision in line with direction from health experts and government officials.

Guests currently booked on affected sailings will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing within 15 months of their original sail date or a full refund. These Guests and travel agents will receive an email from DCL outlining details and next steps.

Disney Cruise Line evaluating impact of Canada cruise port closure due to Coronavirus

Disney Cruise Line is in the process of figuring out the next steps for its Alaska cruise season due to the recent closure of Canadian cruise ports through July 1 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Disney Cruise Line posted an update on its website indicating that the Disney Wonder's sailings are directly impacted by this change, since she was scheduled to be homeported from Vancouver beginning April 29.

In the meantime, Disney is currently evaluating various options and have not made changes to any itineraries. 

Here is the full statement from Disney:

Disney Cruise Line will shut down through the end of March due to Coronavirus pandemic

Disney has announced due to the spread of Coronavirus, Disney Cruise Line will halt all sailings beginning on Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month.

The announcement was made at the same time Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris also announced their closures for about the same period of time.

What is the Disney Cruise Alcohol policy?

Each cruise line has its own rules about bringing alcohol onboard their ships, including Disney Cruise Line.

Bringing alcohol onboard

Disney Cruise Line allows guests 21 years and older to bring up to 2 bottles of wine or champagne, or 6 beers (no larger than 12 ounces) at any port, including embarkation day.

Any beverages brought onboard must be in the carry-on luggage, and not checked luggage.

Disney Cruise Line has a corkage fee of $25 per bottle if brought to any dining room.

Disney Cruise Line releases summer 2021 sailings

Disney Cruise Line released its summer 2021 sailings, which include sailings to destinations in Greece, Alaska and the Caribbean.

These new sailings will become available to book beginning on February 28, 2020.


Disney Cruise Line will return to the awe-inspiring beauty of Greece in summer 2021

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5 fun free things to do on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line offers a lot for family to enjoy on their ships, including the shows, kids clubs, classes and slides.

Here is a look at our favorite free things to do on Disney cruise ships.

1. Disney Characters

Without a doubt, the thing Disney Cruise Line is best known for are the wide array of Disney characters you can meet onboard.

Mickey, Donald, Goofy and other classic characters are joined by princesses, Marvel super heroes and Star Wars characters.

Win a 7-night Disney Cruise from Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is giving away a 7-night Disney Cruise Line sailing that includes round-trip airfare to Orlando and transportation to the port, but you have to act fast.

If you can enter before the end of January 31, 2020, you may qualify for a chance to win a seven-night Disney Cruise Line vacation for four to the Caribbean on the Disney Fantasy, plus round trip air travel from Southwest.

This contest is also exclusive of legal residents of the United States (excluding Alaska) and the District of Columbia aged 19 years and older with a valid email address.

Star Wars Day at Sea to return to Disney Cruise Line in 2021

Disney Cruise Line announced its popular Star Wars Day at Sea in 2021.

This special day-long celebration is filled with unique character encounters, unforgettable live shows and Star Wars-themed activities for the entire family. Star Wars Day at Sea takes place on seven-night Disney Fantasy cruises to the Caribbean from January through March.

Star Wars Day at Sea will be offered on nine Disney Fantasy seven-night Caribbean cruises sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Disney Cruise Line signs long-term agreement to put new ships at Port Canaveral

Disney Cruise Line and The Canaveral Port Authority agreed on a new 20-year agreement that will expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney’s three new ships.

The new pact provides a 20-year primary term with two additional five-year renewals. Initially, the call guarantee remains at 150 calls, but increases to 180 calls in 2023 and up to 216 calls in 2024 through the remainder of the 20-year term. It will go into effect on June 1 and replaces an existing marine terminal agreement that was set to expire December 31, 2027.

Disney Cruise Line buys land to build second private island in Bahamas

Disney Cruise Line has purchased land on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas to build a new private property.

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