Monday, November 30, 2020

The Wonder Came Back To the US, But What About the Others?

If you've been following my blog and general DCL news this year, you probably know that starting in May, the Disney ships went to Europe.  I guess they all pretended to be the Magic and spent the summer there.  They sent to Europe for a few reasons.  For one, all of the ships went to France for dry dock renovations.  Also in France, all four ships met up for the first time, which was really cool.  Towards the end of the summer, the ships were likely picking up the crew that had been sent home earlier in the year.  I don't know about you, but I'd much rather cross the Atlantic Ocean on a cruise ship than on a plane.  

By now, you might have heard that the Disney Wonder left Europe and arrived back at Port Canaveral.  The Wonder probably brought some of DCL's European crew with it.  The Wonder is the first of Disney's ships to come back from Europe, and I assumed the rest were following it.  Let's check our good old friend  

We already know the Wonder made it back from Europe, so let's see what the Magic's doing.
At the time of me writing this, the Magic is headed to Dover, a port town in England.  It's been to Dover multiple times since it arrived in Europe, which makes me think it's where the European crew members are meeting with the ship to get back on.  Or maybe the crew that's  on the Magic really likes to see the White Cliffs of Dover.

The Dream is surprisingly close to the Magic, although it isn't going to Dover.  Instead, it's coming back to Port Canaveral!  Like the Wonder, it's likely bringing crew from Europe back to Port Canaveral.  Because of social distancing and health protocols, the crew is probably spread out among the guest staterooms.  I'm sure they're happy about this, since the guest rooms are larger and fancier than the crew rooms.

Finally, lets see what the Fantasy is doing.  Like the Dream, it's coming back to Port Canaveral.  It's closer to Florida than the Dream, so unless it starts going really slow, stops, or turns around, it'll arrive first.

At the time of me writing this, here's a summary of where the ships are going:
Magic-going to Dover
Wonder-at Castaway Cay (probably delivering supplies and crew)
Dream-going to Port Canaveral
Fantasy-going to Port Canaveral

After the Magic does whatever it needs to do in Dover, I think it will follow the other ships and go back to Port Canaveral.  Port Canaveral is a familiar place for most of the crew, and it's a good place to start practicing the implementation of the restrictions.  Even though I'm no longer going on a cruise in January, I hope the restrictions that are made won't ruin the cruise experience.

Cruises are currently planned to resume in the beginning of February, but I know they won't.  The Disney Cruise Line website doesn't let anyone book cruises in February anymore, and Disney should make an official announcement in the next few days.  Keep your eye out for that!

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