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Disney cancels ALL cruises through July 27 and offers guests a credit for future sailing or refunds

Disney Cruise Lines cancelled all new sailings through late July, as the company says it’s following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The cruise line announced Wednesday that all new departures were suspended through July 27. Emails will be sent to guests and travel agents about the cancellations, says Disney.  

Anyone who was booked on a cancelled voyage will either receive credit for a future voyage within 15 months of their suspended travel, or a refund. 

Disney Cruise Lines canceled all new sailings through late July, as the company says it’s following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control during the coronavirus outbreak. Pictured is the company’s vessel, the Disney Magic

The cruise line announced Wednesday that all new departures were suspended through July 27. Emails will be sent to guests and travel agents about the cancellations, says Disney. One of the company's ships, the Disney Wonder, is pictured

The cruise line announced Wednesday that all new departures were suspended through July 27. Emails will be sent to guests and travel agents about the cancellations, says Disney. One of the company’s ships, the Disney Wonder, is pictured

The Disney Dream, one of the cruise line's four ships, is pictured. Anyone booked on a canceled voyage will either receive credit for a future voyage within 15 months of their suspended travel, or a refund

 The Disney Dream, one of the cruise line’s four ships, is pictured. Anyone booked on a canceled voyage will either receive credit for a future voyage within 15 months of their suspended travel, or a refund

The Disney Fantasy, another of the cruise line's ships, is pictured.

The Disney Fantasy, another of the cruise line’s ships, is pictured. 

Guests who booked through travel agents are being encouraged to refer questions to their agencies. 

The company, which previously said it would suspend voyages through the end of May, operates four vessels: The Disney Magic, The Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

With the new announcement, cancelled voyages on the Magic are May 11 to 23; May 23 to 30; May 30 to June 6; June 6 to 13; June 13 to 22; June 22 to July 1; July 1 to 13, July 13 to 18; July 18 to 25 and July 25 to August 5, the company says.

The Wonder’s canceled sailings are May 8 to 18; May 18 to 25; May 25 to June 1; June 1 to 8; June 8 to 15; June 15 to 22; June 22 to 29; June 29 to July 6; July 6 to 13; July 13 to 20; July 20 to 27 and July 27 to August 3. 

Cancelled voyages that were scheduled on the Dream are May 11 to 15; May 15 to 18; May 18 to 22; May 22 to 25; May 25 to 29; May 29 to June 1; June 1 to 5; June 5 to 8; June 8 to 12; June 12 to 17; June 17 to 21; June 21 to 26; June 26 to July 1; July 1 to 5; July 5 to 10; July 10 to 13; July 13 to 17; July 17 to 20; July 20 to 24; July 24 to 27 and July 27 to 31. 

The canceled sailings on the Fantasy are May 9 to 16; May 16 to 23; May 23 to 30; May 30 to June 6; June 6 to 13; June 13 to 20; June 20 to 27; June 27 to July 6; July 6 to 11; July 11 to 18; July 18 to 25 and July 25 to Aug 1. 

News of the cancellations Wednesday comes as Disney World in Orlando, Florida, plans to reopen its Disney Springs restaurants and entertainment area with coronavirus safety measures by May 20.

Walt Disney World plans to reopen its restaurant and entertainment area, known as Disney Springs (pictured). The Florida resort hopes to reopen the area by May 20 with enhanced safety measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Walt Disney World plans to reopen its restaurant and entertainment area, known as Disney Springs (pictured). The Florida resort hopes to reopen the area by May 20 with enhanced safety measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Those measures include increased cleaning procedures, the use of appropriate face coverings by both cast members and guests, limited-contact guest services and additional safety training for cast members.  

Disney Springs vice president Matt Simon posted news about the reopening on the official Disney Parks blog Thursday. ‘Following the guidance of government and health officials, a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants will begin to open during this initial phase,’ Simon said. 

The post didn’t say which businesses would open first. Disney Springs is an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex that covers about 120 acres at the Walt Disney World Resort.  

Disney didn't say which businesses would open first at Disney Springs, an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex that covers about 120 acres at the Walt Disney World Resort. The empty entrance to the resort is pictured at the start of the pandemic

Disney didn’t say which businesses would open first at Disney Springs, an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex that covers about 120 acres at the Walt Disney World Resort. The empty entrance to the resort is pictured at the start of the pandemic

The rest of Disney World’s theme parks and hotels, shuttered since mid-March because of the coronavirus outbreak, are not yet slated for reopening. 

Guidelines have been drawn up for how Disney World will reopen, requiring visitors wear face masks, undergo temperature checks and social distancing.

That’s according to guidelines drawn up by the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, which has been charged with plotting the Florida area’s route to normality. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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