Disney Wonder to Resume Sailing from California

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Finally some normalcy! The Disney Wonder is to resume sailing from California October 1st, 2021! Today, big news from California as news that Disney Cruise Line is planning to resume sailings for the Disney Wonder on Oct. 1, 2021. These include California sailings, as well as the Panama Canal Sailing on Nov. 5, 2021. Galveston, Texas sailings will be announced at a later date.

Vaccination Details:

All guests 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated to sail. 

  • Guests 11 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated but must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken between 3 days and 24 hours prior to sailing.
  • ALL Guests regardless of age and vaccination status must take a Disney Cruise Line-paid PCR COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal before boarding.
  • For back-to-back sailings, ALL Guests regardless of age and vaccination status must take a PCR COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal after debarking the ship from their first cruise and before re-boarding for their second cruise.
  • Fully vaccinated Guests who wish to disembark the ship while in a port of call can do so without the need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure.
  • Guests who are vaccinated and wish to disembark the ship with unvaccinated children will need to purchase a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure.

*Panama Canal Sailing Details:

For the Panama Canal sailing, please note that all Guests, regardless of age, must be fully vaccinated.

  • Guests 11 years of age and younger will be unable to sail.
  • All Guests must undergo a Disney Cruise Line-paid PCR COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal before boarding.

Cruise Details

For California cruises, all 4-night sailings call on Cabo San Lucas with two sea days. All 3-night sailings call on Ensenada with one sea day. For the 14-night Panama Canal sailing, there will be an additional day at sea instead of a stop at Grand Cayman.

As part of the relaunch of the Disney Wonder, two California sailings are being cancelled:

  • 2-night sailing on Sept. 24
  • 5-night sailing on Sept. 26

If paid in full, Guest will receive a 125% future cruise credit. If not paid in full, Guests will receive a full voyage refund. All UK and EU Guests will receive a future cruise credit that must be used within 14 days or receive a voyage refund.


Additionally, many California itineraries are being modified:

7-night itinerary modifications:

  • Oct. 1 sailing will be converted from a 7-night to a 4-night cruise followed by a 3-night cruise on Oct. 5.
  • All existing reservations will automatically be modified to a 4-night sailing on Oct. 1.
  • From Sept. 2-Sept. 9, your travel advisor must call if they need to cancel your sailing or note that you opt to stay on the shortened 4-night itinerary.
  • From Sept. 10-15, your travel advisor must call if they need to modify your sailing.
  • Beginning Sept. 16, all standard cancellation fees apply.
  • If the Guest remains on a new 4-night or 3-night sailing, they will receive a $400 non-refundable onboard credit. The voyage fare and vacation protection plan will be adjusted and a 25% future discount will be awarded after sailing.*
  • *Please note: the future discount cannot be used on the sailing immediately following the original voyage or the Disney Wish Maiden Voyage; the discount must be applied toward a future cruise commencing on or before Sept. 30, 2022. The 25% future discount and onboard credit can only be earned on the Oct. 1 (4-night) OR Oct. 5 (3-night) sailings.
  • If the Guest moves their sailing, the voyage fare is adjusted to the new sailing. No onboard credit or discount will be offered and the vacation protection plan will be adjusted to the new sailing.
  • If the Guest decides to cancel, they will receive a full refund of the voyage fare. No onboard credit or discount will be offered and Disney will give a full refund of airfare and the vacation protection plan if they were booked with Disney.


5-night itinerary modifications:

  • Two sailings will be converted from a 5-night to a 4-night cruise. This impacts the Oct. 22 and Oct. 31, 2021 sailings. All existing reservations will automatically be modified to the 4-night sailing.
  • From Sept. 2-Sept. 9, your travel advisor must call if they need to cancel your sailing or note that you opt to stay on the shortened 4-night itinerary.
  • From Sept. 10-15, your travel advisor must call if they need to modify your sailing.
  • Beginning Sept. 16, all standard cancellation fees apply.
  • If the Guest remains on the same sailing, they will receive a $200 non-refundable onboard credit. Their voyage fare and vacation protection plan will be adjusted and they will be awarded a 25% future discount after sailing.*
  • *Please note: The future discount cannot be used on the Disney Wish Maiden Voyage. The discount must be applied toward a future cruise commencing on or before Sept. 30, 2022.
  • If the Guest moves their sailing, the voyage fare will be adjusted to the new sailing and no onboard credit or discount will be offered.
  • If the Guest decides to cancel, they will receive a full refund of the voyage fare and no onboard credit or discount will be offered. Disney will give a full refund of airfare and the vacation protection plan if they were booked with Disney.


No itinerary impact:

  • There are no itinerary changes on 3-night and 4-night Disney Wonder sailings between Oct. 8 and Oct. 27.
  • From Sept. 2-Sept. 15, your travel advisor must call if they need to cancel your sailing or note that your opt to stay on the shortened 4-night itinerary.
  • Beginning Sept. 16, all standard cancellation fees apply.

 

Panama Canal Updates. SeaMails will deploy to affected Guests:

Reservations with children 11 years of age and under:

  • Reservations with children 11 years of age and under, as well as those reservations linked as “Travel With” are considered to be one travel party for Panama Canal sailings.
  • From Sept. 2-Sept.14, your travel advisor is able to cancel the reservation or modify it to an alternate itinerary.
  • By Sept. 15, all children 11 years of age and under will need to be removed from the reservation.
  • If the travel party remains on the same sailing, they will receive a 25% future discount available for future use.* Children 11 years of age and under must be removed from the reservation.
  • If the travel party moves their sailing, the voyage fare will be adjusted to the new sailing. A 25% future discount will be available for future use* and the vacation protection plan will be adjusted to the new sailing.
  • If the travel party decides to cancel, they will receive a full refund of the voyage fare and a 25% future discount is available for future use.* If booked by Disney, a full refund of airfare and vacation protection plan will be given
  • *Future discount cannot be used on 14-night Panama Canal sailing or Disney Wish Maiden Voyage. Discount must be applied toward a future cruise commencing on or before Sept. 30, 2022.


Reservations with Guests 12 and older:

  • From Sept. 2-Sept.14, your travel advisor can cancel the reservation or modify it to an alternate itinerary.
  • Beginning on Sept. 15, standard cancellation fees will apply.
  • If the Guest moves their sailing, the voyage fare will be adjusted to the new sailing. The Guest will be responsible for any fees associated with adjusting airfare or the vacation protection plan.

 

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