The fleet of Disney Cruise Line ships are still waiting to greet happy sailers. Find out when the latest no-sail order has been extended to.
The Disney Cruise Line was greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Disney Cruise Line released on March 14th that they would suspend all cruises until the end of March.
In the beginning I’m not sure if any of us realized how greatly our world would be affected by COVID-19.
Since March, the four Disney Cruise ships were docked in order to provide safety for guests, crew members, and the residents of Castaway Cay.
The first no-sail order went into affect in March and extended through April. Of course this no-sail order was extended in April and again in July. The current non-sail order that went into effect in July was set to expire on September 30, 2020.
the no-sail order was extended in both april and july.
Massive Disney Layoffs
This week we shared the shocking news that the Walt Disney Company would be letting go of 28,000 employees. This layoff would affect all domestic Parks, Imagineering, and the Disney Cruise Line.
Yesterday we shared the number of non-union Cast Members that would be affected at the Walt Disney World Park.
We also learned the unfortunate news that 400 Imagineers would no longer find their “Happily Ever After” in the Disney Parks.
At this time, we have not heard how many Disney Cruise Line employees may be affected by this massive lay-off. We hope that they may be able to safely sail and greet Guests very soon. The newest no-sail order gives us a glimmer of hope for future sailings.
the massive disney layoff will affect employees in all domestic parks, imagineering, and the disney cruise line
No-Sail Order Extended
With the current no-sail order set to expire, the CDC proposed a new no-sail order that would extend until February 15, 2021. This extended no-sail order was met with opposition by the White House Task Force.
Current no-sail order is set to expire on october 31, 2020
A compromise was reached between the CDC and the White House Task Force and the current no-sail order has been extended until October 31, 2020.
What does this mean for your future sailings? As with previous no-sail orders, this current no-sail order may be extended past October 31st, but at least the order does not extend into 2021 as of yet.
The vice president of strategic communications for Cruise Lines International Association, Bari Golin-Glaugrun, responded to the newest no-sail extension. “We look forward to engaging in a thoughtful and productive dialogue with our partners and regulators in the United States to return to cruising in the region.”
“WE look forward to engaging in a thoughtful dialogue with our partners and regulators in the united states to return to cruising in the region.”Bari Golin-Blaugrund
At this time it is still uncertain when the Disney Cruise Line will be able to sail again.
We were shocked to learn that once the no-sail order has been lifted, the Disney Cruise Line will welcome Guests at an even great capacity than is currently held at Disney Parks. Read more about this HERE.
We will continue to update you with more information of the no-sail order. Our thoughts continue to be with those Cast Members who will not be returning to work and for those Cast Members who are still anxiously waiting to be able to return to work at Disneyland and aboard the Disney Cruise Line.
What do you think of the current no-sail order? Do you think it may be extended again? Have your Disney Cruise Line plans been affected? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.