Editor’s Note: Guest Writer Cari Keebaugh is back this week to give us an update on how the tropics are affecting Disney Cruise Line itineraries. Take it away, Cari!
While Hurricane Sandy isn’t expected to make landfall in Florida, she’s still causing some families to alter their vacation plans.
The Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream, originally scheduled to make port at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, have both rescheduled. Instead of docking at Disney’s private island, both cruise liners will remain at sea for the day in order to avoid the hurricane-force winds ripping through the Bahamas. Ships belonging to several other lines, including Norwegian, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, have also been rerouted due to Sandy’s winds.
Disney has posted a tropical weather update on the Disney Cruise Line’s homepage that reassures passengers and family: “The safety and security of our guests is always our top priority. If necessary, our Captains are always prepared to alter the ships’ courses or itineraries to navigate away from inclement weather.”
The Dream’s revised itinerary, available on Disney’s Cruise Line homepage, is as follows:
Thursday, October 25 – Port Canaveral, Florida
Friday, October 26 – Day at Sea
Saturday, October 27 – Nassau (pending weather conditions)
Sunday, October 28 – Port Canaveral, Florida
Disney’s Cruise Line was hailed in 2011 as one of Travel & Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best” Large-Ship Cruise Lines for Families.