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Disney Cruise Line Reopening: Everything You Need To Know

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Disney Cruises has scheduled  reopening cruises starting March 5th, 2021

According to the Disney Cruise Line website the first tentative available sailing is March 5th, 2021.

One of the first available bookings is  a 3 night Bahamas Cruise from Port Canaveral.

Disney Cruise Ship in Ocean

The most recent announcement on the Disney Cruise Line website reads “Disney Cruise Line Extends Suspension of All Departures Through February 28th, 2021″


Disney Cruise Ship docked

Guests booked on affected sailings will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund. 

Passengers who booked directly with Disney Cruise Line and have questions can call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.

Disney Cruise Waterslide
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Disney Cruises reopening will feature itineraries on board the following Disney ships:

  • Disney Fantasy
  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Wonder
  • Disney Magic
disney cruise 4 ships

Disney has already announced enhanced health protocols with more expected before the relaunch. 

In light of COVID-19, Disney Cruise Line will be operating at elevated cleaning and sanitation levels. 

Procedures currently in place include:

  • Training for all of our Crew Members on how best to prevent the spread of illness on board.
  • A health screening completed by all Guests and Crew Members to check for illness before they board the ship.
  • Extensive cleaning and sanitation of high-traffic areas (e.g., handrails, doorknobs and elevator buttons) and children’s facilities.
  • Cleaning of all staterooms twice a day and additional disinfection when necessary.
  • Discontinuing self-service at buffet locations.
  • Regular communication with Guests and Crew Members regarding how to prevent illness.
  • Hand-washing stations and sanitizing wipes conveniently located throughout our ships.
  • Medical clinics on our ships staffed with experienced doctors and nurses and stocked with supplies and medications to treat a variety of illnesses.
Disney Cruises top deck

More health protocols are expected to be released prior to the reopening of Disney Cruises. 

*Note: This information is based on information directly from the Disney Cruise Line Website. Sailings and reopening dates can change without notice. We do not endorse or encourage traveling against government and health travel advisories. 

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Nancy Puddy

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Will masks be required on board? Will there be character interactions with guests, shows, fireworks, visit to private island?

Marquis Vazquez, Disney Cruise Line Itinerary Manager

Friday 4th of September 2020

Everyone will be required to wear masks, all meals will be eaten in the staterooms, and only one deck at a time will be able to leave their staterooms for activities. There will be no excursions and all shows will require 2-3 open chairs between each individual.

jeanette jepsen

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

will Disney staff be handing out food at the buffet or is the buffet gone

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

I think they will be serving it/handing it out

Troy M Layne

Saturday 20th of June 2020

I hope your sailing goes as planned.. we're just a few weeks behind you. Realistically tho, we have low hopes of any ships going to sea before a vaccine is in wide use.


Saturday 20th of June 2020

I’m on a sailing on 9/29 they say we are still sailing,but they are not selling the dates moving forward.

Troy M Layne

Friday 19th of June 2020

Ok. They have been keeping a rolling set of cancelations, generally two months at a time, as they continually evaluate a return to cruising. I do hope that they restart Oct 4th, but as I understand it, DCL has not officially decided to resume cruising then... rather that's just the first cruise date they haven't yet canceled.

Trevor Kucheran

Friday 19th of June 2020

Correct, as it stands that is the tentative date right now that is available to book. Fingers crossed.