Second and Third Disney Ships Are Bound for North America

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(Updated December 1, 2020 11:25 am) On the heels of Disney Wonder arriving in Port Canaveral last Friday, Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream are now en route to the very same place.

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Disney Dream (Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

The ships have departed Brest, France with the Sunshine State as their final destination on December 2nd (Fantasy) and December 9th (Dream). Both ships have been waiting out the industry shutdown at the French shipyard for the past few months. It was at that shipyard that all four Disney vessels were together in the same place for the very first time.

Disney Wonder was the first of Disney Cruise Line’s fleet to leave France and head across the Atlantic to Florida, arriving at Port Canaveral early Friday morning.

It is now docked at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas — Castaway Cay. It is unclear whether Wonder will stay at Castaway Cay until the line is ready to operate its first trial sailing, or whether it will move around a bit.

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Castaway Cay (Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line/David Roark)

When the cruise industry shut down worldwide in March, Disney’s ships spent months floating off the coast of Florida during crew repatriation efforts. Once the crew were off the ships and back home, Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy all headed over to the shipyard in Brest.

First Officer on Disney Dream, Dave Krijgsman, posted this photo on his Instagram when the ships all met for the first time.


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With both Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream headed over to Florida just behind Wonder, it’s a good indication that these three vessels might be the first in Disney’s fleet to operate trial sailings as per the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order.

Disney Cruise Line is set to resume regular passenger sailings in early February 2021.

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