As the southeast corner of Florida prepares to deal with a tropical storm, Disney Cruise Line has released a statement announcing that two sailings will be affected by the weather.
The Disney Wish will still set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, today, November 7, but the itinerary will change. Instead of making a stop in Nassau, The Bahamas, on November 8, passengers will be given an extra sea day as they make their way to a stop in Cozumel, Mexico, instead of stopping at the private island, Castaway Cay.
The Disney Dream will also skip its day in Castaway Cay and give its passengers an extra day at sea after setting sail from Miami.
In a message sent to the passengers, Disney Cruise Line said the following:
As you may be aware, Subtropical Storm Nicole is currently located in the Eastern Caribbean and is forecasted to move through the Bahamas later this week. We have been closely monitoring this storm system to ensure our Guests enjoy safe and comfortable cruises…
…Any pre-reserved Port Adventures in Nassau and Castaway Cay will be automatically removed from your stateroom account. If you are interested in reserving experiences ashore in Cozumel, you may do so once onboard the ship through the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app.
We appreciate your understanding this necessary itinerary change and look forward to providing you with an enjoyable sailing.
Just a few months ago, Hurricane Ian caused Port Canaveral to close, leaving the Disney Wish off the coast for an extra day. One sailing was canceled.
Subtropical Storm Nicole is expected to grow into a hurricane over the next two days before making landfall in The Sunshine State. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has already declared a state of emergency for over 30 counties expecting to get rain, wind, and storm surge just before Veterans Day Weekend.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to monitor this story, and we will update our readers as more developments come to light.