Global reaction to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has been swift and fierce. Among those responding is Disney, who on Wednesday removed St. Petersburg, Russia, as a port of call for two Disney Cruise Line sailings.
Russia Stops Removed from Two Disney Magic Cruises
This move affects two upcoming Disney Magic Northern Europe cruises:
- 11-night sailing from July 30–Aug. 10
- 7-night sailing from Aug. 10–17
Both sailings were scheduled for stops at St. Petersburg. They will now visit a different port of call.
According to SeaMails that went out on Wednesday, Disney Cruise Line is “currently in discussions with ports in other countries.” Updated itineraries should go out later this month with the new port of call listed.
Disney Cruise Line has also removed St. Petersburg from its list of European cruise ports of call. The URL for the St. Petersburg page shows a 500 error that lists it as temporarily unavailable.
Disney Cruise Line did not mention the invasion of Ukraine in the announcement. DCL frames it instead as a move made with concern for “the health, safety, and security of our guests and crew.” DCL also hasn’t said whether the move will affect future cruises.
Bookings are still open for both impacted Disney Magic cruises. The 11-night Northern Europe cruise sets sail from Dover and ends in Copenhagen. Stops along the way include Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Stockholm. The 7-night cruise picks up in Copenhagen. Destinations include Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki; and Stockholm.
Disney Reacts to Russian Invasion of Ukraine
These changes are just part of Disney’s response to Russian aggression so far. On Tuesday, Disney announced that it would pause upcoming theatrical releases in Russia, including Pixar’s Turning Red.
Disney is working with non-governmental organizations “to provide urgent aid and other humanitarian assistance to refugees” displaced by Russia’s invasion.
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