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 Marinetraffic.com.
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, 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!