Disney Cruise Line is making plans and getting ready to take guests on aquatic journeys again, hopefully by the end of the year. By the sounds of it they are shooting for 70% capacity and stricter arrival time enforcement.
This news comes from the Disney Cruise Line Blog and is based on some Disney Cruise Line information that was discussed during The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves meeting held on September 1, 2020.
Port Director and CEO Roger Rees shared the information he obtained from recent discussions with DCL. Two points of discussion were focused on: The port arrival times and cruise capacity.
According to Rees Disney Cruise Lines is planning to enforce port arrival times in an attempt to limit the amount of people in the terminal and this may mean that Concierge and Platinum Castaway Club members may be required to select an arrival time instead of just being allowed to show up when they want. Previously those guests were allowed to arrive at their leisure and it was a perk of the service.
Disney Cruise Line is also trying to limit the cruises to 70% occupancy levels when the Disney Wonder sets sail again. Currently the only cruise scheduled for the Wonder in Galveston is the 7-Night Bahamian Cruise that leaves on November 20th. But this could change if more cancellations happen.
It could have been worse, I expected the capacity levels to be much less than they are. Disney Cruise Line Blog reported that Disney needs 30% capacity to even make it profitable enough to sail. This much larger capacity is good news.
Hopefully we will get the cruise ships sailing again soon. We’ve been saying that we thought it would be down until the end of 2020 and it indeed seems to be the case.
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Source: Disney Cruise Line Blog
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