Cruise Industry Association Extends Suspension of Operations Through October 31

UPDATE 08/06/20: As expected, Disney Cruise Line has cancelled all sailings through October 31, 2020. In addition, Disney has cancelled several early November sailings:

  • Disney Magic – 11/01/20 | 6-Night Eastern Caribbean
  • Disney Wonder – 11/01/20 | 5-Night Baja Mexico
  • Disney Dream – 11/01/20 | 7-Night Eastern Caribbean
  • Disney Wonder – 11/06/20 | 14-Night Panama Canal
  • Disney Magic – 11/07/20 | 5-Night Eastern Caribbean
  • Disney Dream – 11/08/20 | 5-Night Western Caribbean

Guests who have paid their reservation in full have to option of a full refund or a 125% future cruise credit that can be used for a sailing departing before May 31, 2022. Guests can beginning making their selection on August 7th.


The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), of which Disney Cruise Line is a member, has just announced that its Board of Directors voted to voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations at U.S. ports until October 31, 2020. The extension applies to all cruise ships that are subject to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s No Sail Order.

Below is the official announcement from CLIA:

Despite the valuable alignment between CLIA’s previous voluntary suspension to 15 September and the CDC’s current No-Sail Order date of 30 September, we believe it is prudent at this time to voluntarily extend the suspension of U.S. ocean-going cruise operations to 31 October. This is a difficult decision as we recognize the crushing impact that this pandemic has had on our community and every other industry. However, we believe this proactive action further demonstrates the cruise industry’s commitment to public health and willingness to voluntarily suspend operations in the interest of public health and safety, as has occurred twice prior. CLIA cruise line members will continue to monitor the situation with the understanding that we will revisit a possible further extension on or before 30 September 2020. At the same time, should conditions in the U.S. change and it becomes possible to consider short, modified sailings, we would consider an earlier restart.



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