The CLIA announced today that it would be voluntarily suspending all cruise line operations until at least September 15 2020.
The Cruise Lines International Association represents 95% of the cruise lines in the US.
Unfortunately, this most likely means that all Disney Cruise line sailings will be suspended until at least September 15 (although at the time of writing there is no official announcement from Disney).
Here is the announcement:
“Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations. The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on 24 July, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.
“Although we are confident that future cruises will be healthy and safe, and will fully reflect the latest protective measures, we also feel that it is appropriate to err on the side of caution to help ensure the best interests of our passengers and crewmembers. We have therefore decided to further extend our suspension of operations from U.S. ports until 15 September. The additional time will also allow us to consult with the CDC on measures that will be appropriate for the eventual resumption of cruise operations.
“This voluntary suspension applies to all CLIA members to which the No Sail Order applied (vessels with capacity to carry 250 persons or more). CLIA member cruise lines will continually evaluate the evolving situation and make a determination as to whether a further extension is necessary.”
Disney Cruise Lines has not yet made an official announcement but it seems these cruises will be affected:
Disney Fantasy 3 Night Cruise With Castaway Cay Double Dip
The dates for the Double Dip cruise are August 25 and 28.
Disney Fantasy 3 Night Bahamas Cruise with Nassau
The one date for this cruise is September 4.
Disney Fantasy 3 Night Bahamas Cruise
This Disney Fantasy cruise sails on August 22.
Disney Fantasy 4 Night Bahamas Cruise
This sails on 31 August 2020.
Disney Fantasy 5 Night Bahamas Cruise
This sails on September 24 so may still be sailing unless there is a further extension.
Disney Fantasy 5 Western Caribbean Cruise
There are 3 sailings on this itinerary on the Disney Fantasy on July 6, September 19 and 29. The September cruises are outside the cancellation zone at the moment.
Disney Fantasy 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
This just has the ports in a different order.
This Disney Fantasy sailing departs on September 7
Disney Fantasy 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
There are Disney Fantasy sailings on June 13, July 11 and 25, August 8 and September 12.
Disney Fantasy 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
The Disney Fantasy will sail these 7 night Western Caribbean sailings on June 6 and 20, July 18, August 1 and 15.
Disney Fantasy 9 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
This 9 night Disney Fantasy cruise sails on June 27.
Disney Dream 3 Night Bahamian Cruise
The 3 night sailings depart June 5, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, August 7, 14, and 21, September 18 and 25. Hopefully the September 25 cruise will sail as this is outside the present time line.
Disney Dream 4 Night Bahamian Cruise
Sailings are on June 1 and 8, July 13, 20 and 27, August 3, 10, and 17, September 14 and 28. Again, there is still hope that the September 28 sailing will not be cancelled.
Disney Dream 4 Night Bahamian Cruise
This slightly different itinerary sails on September 21. This may still sail as it is after the current September 15 cut off.
Disney Dream 4 Night Double Dip Castaway Cay Bahamian Cruise
This was always a popular sailing as it has 2 port stops at Castaway Cay.
There are only 2 sailings on June 17 and July 1.
Disney Dream 5 Night Double Dip Castaway Cay Bahamian Cruise
The 5 Night Dream Double Dip cruises were due to sail on June 12, 21 and 26 and July 5.
Are you affected by this new announcement?