Hurricane Irma And Your Disney Cruise Line Vacation

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Hurricane Irma
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Hurricane Irma has now been upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane. Category 5 designation is given to hurricanes with winds 157+ mph which means catastrophic damage is likely to occur. Currently Irma is heading towards the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Cuba. Analysts are saying that it will then pose a serious threat to Florida and parts of the Southeast beginning this weekend.

Governor Scott has issued a state of emergency for the state of Florida. A state of emergency is typically issued as a storm approaches as this make it easier for state government officials to request aide from the federal government once the storm is underway.

Disney Cruise Line has already made itinerary changes to two sailings Disney Fantasy on 09/02 and Disney Dream on 09/04, re-ordering their ports of call to stay as far away from any tropical weather patterns.

So, with that said, what does that mean for you if you have an upcoming Disney Cruise booked? As of right now Disney Cruise Line has not announced any changes in their upcoming sailings. If they do make a change then all guests booked aboard that voyage will be updated by email and a notification will be posted on the Disney Cruise Line website. If you did decide to cancel your cruise vacation on your own then all penalties and fees would apply.

Disney Cruise Line’s Statement Regarding Hurricanes:

The safety of our Guests and Crew Members is our top priority. Our goal is to always provide a first-class vacation experience while remaining at a secure distance away from any approaching, potentially hazardous weather system. In the event severe weather poses a threat to Guests on board the ship, the itinerary may change and/or the ship may be re-routed in order to avoid the storm. Additionally, when severe weather is on the horizon, both the Disney Cruise Line website (for those with upcoming cruises) and the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app (for those on board the ship) will keep Guests up to date with the latest weather information and itinerary changes.

It is possible that we will be seeing itinerary modifications announced soon for both the Dream and the Fantasy (Wonder and Magic are not impacted). It is likely that their voyages could end up being all At-Sea days with no visits to scheduled ports. We will just need to wait and see what Disney Cruise Line decides.

Disney Dream Current Schedule

  • Monday September 4, 2017 – Port Canaveral
  • Tuesday September 5, 2017 – Castaway Cay
  • Wednesday September 6, 2017 – Nassau
  • Thursday September 7, 2017 – At Sea
  • Friday September 8, 2017 – Port Canaveral

New Sailing

  • Friday September 8, 2017 – Port Canaveral
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 – Nassau
  • Sunday September 10, 2017 – Castaway Cay
  • Monday September 11, 2017 – Port Canaveral

Disney Fantasy Current Schedule

  • Saturday September 2, 2017 Port Canaveral
  • Sunday September 3, 2017 At Sea
  • Monday September 4, 2017 Falmouth
  • Tuesday September 5, 2017 Grand Cayman
  • Wednesday September 6, 2017 Cozumel
  • Thursday September 7, 2017 At Sea
  • Friday September 8, 2017 Castaway Cay
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 Port Canaveral

New Sailing

  • Saturday September 9, 2017 Port Canaveral
  • Sunday September 10, 2017 At Sea
  • Monday September 11, 2017 At Sea
  • Tuesday September 12, 2017 Tortola
  • Wednesday September 13, 2017 St. Thomas (St. John)
  • Thursday September 14, 2017 At Sea
  • Friday September 15, 2017 Castaway Cay
  • Saturday September 16, 2017 Port Canaveral

Stay tuned to Chip and Company for all the latest Disney updates on Hurricane Irma potential impacts.

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