On Tuesday, Disney Cruise Line announced it was canceling all sailings through December 31, 2020. Disney is the fourteenth North American cruise line to cancel voyages since Monday.
In a statement, the cruise line said, “As we continue to refine our protocols for our eventual return to service, we have decided to cancel all sailings through December 2020.”
Guests booked on affected sailings who have paid their reservation in full will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund. Those who haven’t paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far.
In October, all four of Disney ships were spotted at a shipyard in Breast, France. Disney Cruise Line Blog shared photos of the reunion. This was the first time all four ships have been together since Disney Fantasy launched in 2012.
Disney has not publicly mentioned why the ships were in dry dock, however, it’s likely the company is making modifications to satisfy the recently released CDC return-to-cruise guidelines.
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Disney is just the latest cruise line to cancel 2020 voyages this year. On Monday, Royal Caribbean Group (RCL), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), Carnival Corporation (CCL) and MSC Cruises all announced they would be canceling voyages through December 31.