Disney Wonder Resuming Trips from California Starting Oct. 1

by | Sep 2, 2021 | DCL News, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Wonder

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A Disney Wonder California departure could be in your future …

You can’t keep a good ship down. The Disney Wonder will set sail from California once more starting Oct. 1, hitting the high seas with magic once more.

In announcing the news on Thursday, Disney also revealed several itinerary modifications as well as the cancellation of two sailings scheduled for this month.


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Two October California Sailings Modified

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The Disney Wonder sets sail again on Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Lines

When the Disney Wonder resumes sailings from California, some previously scheduled trips will change. All three-night, four-day sailings from Oct. 8–27 are unchanged.

If you have a cruise scheduled on the Disney Wonder, here are the changes to look out for.

  • The seven-night cruise on Oct. 1 is now a four-night cruise followed by a three-night cruise on Oct. 5.
  • The Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 sailings have changed from five-night cruises to four-night cruises.

Passengers impacted by these changes should contact their travel agents before Sept. 9 so that they can accept the new itinerary or cancel the sailing. Travel professionals can call from Sept. 10–15 to modify sailing plans. Any actions taken after Sept. 16 will be subject to the standard cancellation fee.

If you do choose to stay with your sailing, you’ll get some pretty sweet recompense. Passengers who accept the four- or three-night cruise in place of the seven-night cruise earn $400 in non-refundable onboard credit, a voyage fare and vacation protection plan adjustment, and a 25% discount on a future cruise on or before Sept. 30, 2022.

For the Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 sailings, you’ll get the same discount and adjustment as well as a $200 non-refundable onboard credit.

Worth noting: The 25% discount can’t be used on the maiden voyage of the Disney Wish. If you book the Oct. 1 cruise, the discount also can’t be used on the Oct. 5 cruise.

If you move your sailing or cancel, you won’t receive any additional discounts or onboard credits.

Two Disney Wonder California Sailings Canceled

Disney also announced that the two-night sailing on Sept. 24 and five-night sailing on Sept. 26 have been canceled.

If you booked either cruise and are paid in full, you’ll get a 125% future cruise credit. Passengers who haven’t paid in full will receive a full voyage refund. If you’re a guest from the United Kingdom or Europe, you’ll receive either a full refund or a future cruise credit to use within 14 days.

Vaccinations Required for All Passengers 12 and Older

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The New Orleans Lounge on the Disney Wonder. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

With Disney announcing new vaccination mandates for cruises to The Bahamas, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that all passengers 12 and older sailing from California on the Disney Wonder must be fully vaccinated.

Passengers 11 and younger must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 24–72 hours prior to sail time. All passengers will have to take an Inspired Diagnostics COVID-19 PCR test—paid for by Disney—at the terminal.

If you are fully vaccinated and want to disembark at a port during the cruise, you won’t need to purchase Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure. However, guests disembarking with vaccinated children will need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure.

One exception is the Panama Canal Sailing that leaves port on Nov. 5. All guests on this cruise must be vaccinated, irrespective of age. No guests under the age of 12 will be allowed on board.

Disney Cruise Lines will announce updates on sailings from Galveston, Texas, at a later date.


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Written by Kyle Johnson

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Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.
Kyle Johnson

Written by Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.