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Disney Makes This BIG Change Due to Hurricane Lee

Disney Makes This BIG Change Due to Hurricane Lee

Another Hurricane has formed in the Atlantic. With this storm, Disney has had to change some Guests’ vacation plans.

Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. That’s half the year! Typically, the bulk of hurricanes hit during the months of August, September, and October. September is considered peak hurricane season in Florida.

So, we are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. If you are traveling during this time, be sure to have a back pack plan if plans should change. It is also best to know your destinations cancellation policy along with any transportation cancellation policies you may be using.

Read HERE for what to expect you can expect during a hurricane.

Disney Fantasy Technical Issues

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Earlier today, we shared that guests aboard Disney Fantasy experienced a technical issue with the ship’s propulsion system. Due to this issue, they had to alter the itinerary which did not allow for the favorite stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

They did receive onboard credit and a discount off a future cruise. You can read all the details about the technical issue and Guest compensation HERE.

Hurricane Lee

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With Hurricane Lee’s projected path Disney Cruise Line has decided to adjust the itinerary for the September 9, 2023 cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy. Yes, this is the same ship that is currently having technical issues. Guests for the next sailing (September 9th) have received email notification that their cruise destination has changed.

Here is the updated sailing:

  • Saturday, September 9 – Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Sunday, September 10 – Day at Sea
  • Monday, September 11– Cozumel, Mexico (previously Day at Sea)
  • Tuesday, September 12 – George Town, Grand Cayman (previously Bermuda)
  • Wednesday, September 13 – Day at Sea (previously Bermuda)
  • Thursday, September 14 – Disney’s Castaway Cay (previously Day at Sea) 
  • Friday, September 15 – Disney Castaway Cay
  • Saturday, September 16 – Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Sunday, September 17– Port Canaveral Florida. 

Guests aboard will also receive a statement credit of up to $200 per room to use during this sailing. Also, each reservation will receive 20% off a future sailing that is taken before September 9, 2025!

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Disney Cruise Line has modified the itinerary for the September 9, 2023 Bermuda Sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy.

If you had any scheduled Bermuda port adventures booked through Disney, no need to worry! They will be automatically removed from your cruise itinerary. Guest will be able to book new port adventures for Cozumel, George Town, and Castaway Cay up to three days prior to sailing or once onboard.

This definitely can be a disappointing change when you were expecting to go to Bermuda, however a second surprise day at Castaway Cay isn’t a bad consolation prize along with staying clear of a major hurricane!

Do you have plans to cruise on this Disney Fantasy Sailing? Would you be okay with this updated itinerary? Let us know in the comments below!


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