Disney Cruise Line joined its competitors in the cruise industry on Monday, announcing an extension to its voluntary sailing suspension through at least January.
Disney, which cancelled sailings onboard Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, and Disney Dream through Feb. 1 and Disney Fantasy through Feb. 6, said it is working toward resuming operations in line with the new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Our team at Disney Cruise Line remains focused on the health and well-being of our guests and team members. We continue to carefully review the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are working toward resuming operations,” Disney said in a statement announcing the news.
Disney will offer all impacted guests the option of a future cruise credit or full refund if they are paid in full. Those who are not paid in full will automatically receive a refund.
For now, with Disney’s sailing suspension, the cruise line joins some of its competitors in cancelling sailings into the New Year. Holland America this week cancelled sailings through March; Princess Cruises pushed back its restart until at least after March; and Carnival Cruise Line has pushed its restart back to February.
Disney, for its part, is still operating its Florida theme parks, though at limited capacity and with not all of its offerings—resorts and attractions—open just yet. The company is still working towards restarting operations at its California-based parks, a re-opening that is still awaiting approval from the California government.
Some of Disney’s other resorts, including its Hong Kong theme park, have also reopened, though also at a limited capacity.