After two canceled cruises, Disney has announced that the first 7-night sailing of the Disney Fantasy will be shortened by four nights, leaving the first week of June as the first available sailing timeframe. The first sailing of the Disney Fantasy, April 1 – April 5, will now take place on the following dates: April 11 – 17, April 25 – May 1, May 9 – 15, May 22 – 29, June 5 – 12, June 19 – 26. The next sailing will be shortened by four nights. That means that cruisers will be able to sail on the March 30, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 23, June 5, June 26, July 3, July 17, or July 31.

Celebrity Cruises has announced plans to shorten sailings on its Disney Fantasy, citing the economy as the main factor. The cruises were first cut to seven nights in April, then shrunk to five nights in May.

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Disney Trip Line has made some changes to its Disney Fantasy autumn itinerary, including canceling one cruise and shortening the duration of others.

Rather than beginning cruises on September 4, 2021, the Fantasy will start sailing on September 11. The cruise scheduled on September 4 has been canceled. Those who have paid in full will get a future cruise credit of 125 percent. Those who have not paid in full will be refunded the amount they have already paid.

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(Disney Cruise Line provided this image.)

For the following dates, four other voyages aboard the ship have been changed from seven-night sailings to four-night sailings:

  • Dates: September 11-18, 2018 — New Dates: September 11-14, 2018
  • Dates: September 18-25, 2018 — New Dates: September 18-21, 2018
  • Dates: September 25 – October 2 — New Dates: September 25 – October 28
  • Original dates: 2–9 October — New dates: 2–5 October

Two visits on Disney’s own island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, will be included in the new four-night itineraries. On these sailings, there will be no additional port calls.

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Castaway Cay is a Disney Cruise Line destination (Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

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Passengers on the initial seven-night cruises will have three options: stay on the same voyage, which will now be four nights, change their sail date, or cancel their reservation.

  • Those who want to stay on the same sailing will get a $400 nonrefundable onboard credit, a 25% future discount, and a revised trip price and Vacation Protection Plan.
  • If you change your sailing, your journey price and Vacation Protection Plan will be adjusted to the new trip. There will be no onboard credit available.
  • If the cruise, airfare, and Vacation Protection Plan were purchased via Disney, those who cancel will get a full refund. There will be no onboard credit available.

The 25% future discount offered to customers who remain on the same sailing cannot be utilized on the Disney Wish’s first trip. The discount may only be used on a cruise that departs on or before September 30, 2022.

Those who do not inform Disney Cruise Line of their choice for these sailing changes will be rebooked on the four-night trip on the same date.

Beginning October 9, 2021, Disney Cruise Line plans to start seven-night and longer cruises.

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