UPDATE: Disney Cruise Line Suspends All Departures Through June 2021

Allyson KoernerBlog, News

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The Disney Cruise Line has once again temporarily suspended all departures from 2021 through June.

On Tuesday, April 6, Disney Cruise Line announced the extension of the suspensions for all 2021 departures through this June, along with Disney Magic European sailings from Barcelona, Dover, and Copenhagen through Sept. 18, 2021.

They also released the same statement that’s accompanied past announcements of Disney Cruise Line suspensions.

The statement reads in part: “Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our Guests and team members. We are carefully reviewing the recently released guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and working toward resuming operations.”

Here’s what else you need to know if you’re affected by this news.

Disney Cruise Line Sailings Suspended Through June 2021

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Guests who are affected by these suspensions can expect the following regarding refunds and credits.

  • Guests who paid reservation in full: The choice of a 125% future cruise credit to be used for a future sailing on or before Sept. 30, 2022, or a full refund.

Keep in mind that the credit has automatically been added to guests’ account and can be applied as a payment option when booking a new reservation online.

  • Guests that have not paid their reservations in full: Will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far.
  • Guests with Embedded packages on the impacted sailings: Will automatically be refunded the cost of their Adventures by DisneyEmbedded package.
  • Guests booked on an impacted Disney Cruise Line sailing and the associated Adventures by Disney Escape package: Will be contacted and offered the ability to remain booked, move their reservation to another Adventures by Disney Adventure or receive a full refund.

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Summer 2022 Itineraries

Aboard the deck of a Disney Cruise Line vessel

Photo by Brett Svenson

While we still aren’t sure when Disney Cruise Line sailings will resume, you can currently book cruises for summer 2022.

“While we prepare for a return to sea just as soon as the time is right, we continue to look to the future and develop more cruising options for families,” Thomas Mazloum, president of Disney Cruise Line, said in a statement shared on Disney Parks Blog in March.

There’s are a bunch of different itineraries, including destinations in the Mediterranean and Greek Isles, Europe and the British Isles, The Bahamas, the Caribbean and Alaska.

And, for the first summer ever, families can embark from Miami on select tropical adventures. You can check the full list and summer 2022 dates on the Disney Cruise Line website.

As always, we’ll let you know if or when more suspensions are announced.

Do you want to book a Disney Cruise Line sailing for the summer of 2022? Contact a Destinations to Travel agent to help with your booking and planning needs!


About the Author

Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.