Disney Cruise Line has cancelled its first sailing on the re-imagined Disney Magic ship on Oct. 17, just a few days before the ship’s scheduled Sunday departure. Disney Cruise Line (DCL) noted the trip was cancelled because work on the Magic would not be complete in time.
In a letter to travel agents and cruise guests, a transcript of which is posted on the Disney Cruise Line Blog, DCL cited “challenging weather conditions” as the reason why work in dry dock and the Trans-Atlantic crossing was not finished by the original timetable. The Oct. 20 five-night sailing slated to leave Miami, Fla. on Oct. 20 was to be the Disney Magic’s first sailing following these renovations.
DCL is offering guests scheduled for this itinerary both a full refund of the voyage fare and a complimentary sailing or future cruise discount.
Guests may choose a complimentary sailing, of up to five nights in length, on the Disney Magic when sails out of Miami or Port Canaveral, Fla. before May 16, 2014. As another option, DCL guests may use a 35% future cruise discount on any Caribbean or Bahamian sailing of up to seven nights; those trips must be taken by Oct. 31, 2015 and have some exclusions.
When the ship has its first post-renovation sailing, now the two-night Bahamian cruise out of Miami to set sail on Oct. 25, Disney Magic will offer several new updates. The re-imagined ship will showcase the AquaDunk, a drop-out, three-story waterslide; O’Gills Pub, Fathoms, and Keys, the ship's new adult spaces; and updates to kids spaces such as Disney’s Oceaneer Club, with its areas themed to Andy’s Room, Pixie Hollow, Mickey Mouse Club and Marvel’s Avengers Academy.