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BREAKING: Mechanical Difficulties Delay Disney Fantasy’s Return to Port Canaveral

BREAKING: Mechanical Difficulties Delay Disney Fantasy's Return to Port Canaveral Disney_Fantasy_08

—Update (11:30 pm, May 20th): The Disney Fantasy has left Port Canaveral and has presumably started its 7-night voyage.

—Update (10:30 pm, May 20th): The Disney Fantasy is still docked at Port Canaveral, and it appears the ship’s itinerary has been changed. The Disney Cruise Line Blog has received reports from guests stating they were informed that the ship would be undergoing maintenance. Some reports claim that a part was being flown in from the Bahamas. The 7-night cruise’s new itinerary is as follows:

Sat. May 20th- Port Canaveral, Sun. May 21st- at sea, Mon. May 22nd- at sea, Tue. May 23rd- St. Thomas (St. John),

Wed. May 24th- San Juan, Thu. May 25th- at sea, Fri. May 26th- Castaway Cay 


The Disney Fantasy experienced some trouble on the tail end of its 3 night Caribbean cruise which will affect passengers disembarking, as well as those boarding for the start of their scheduled cruise today.

It appears that during the last night of the cruise a mechanical issue lead to the Fantasy cruising at only half speed or below for the last leg of the journey. Guests reported feeling vibration throughout the ship during the second dinner seating.

As of now, the current docking time guests are receiving is 11 am for docking and 12:30 pm for disembarkation. Disney Cruise Line is working with guests who booked flights through Disney in an effort to reschedule, while those who booked return flights outside of Disney were encouraged to speak with guest services.

Guests scheduled to sail this afternoon (May 20th) have been asks by DCL to delay their arrival until 3 hours after their scheduled port arrival time, but to arrive no later than 5:30 pm. Those guests may find other options for lunch, but will be provided an onboard credit of $25.

If this situation affects you, guests have been directed to call 1-866-325-4243

Credit: Disney Cruise Line Blog


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