Report: Guest Medevaced from Disney Cruise Ship

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The Disney Wonder departed Vancouver, Canada, for a 10-day cruise to Hawaii when it apparently had to make a detour to rendezvous with the United States Coast Guard.

According to, we can see that the Honolulu-bound Disney Cruise Ship made a sudden course change off of Astoria, Oregon, where reports from passengers indicated that a passenger has to be evacuated off of the ship via helicopter due to a medical emergency.

Disney Wonder


One person aboard the ship said,

“I’m on the ship now, they evacuated a guest via coast guard helicopter due to a medical emergency. We’d been heading east since around 1or 2pm and it was announced at around 4pm Wednesday it would be a 12 hour detour to Astoria Oregon for the medical emergency but later around 6:00pm it was announced that two coast guard helicopters would be meeting up with the ship at around 7pm. They finished the evacuation around 8pm.”

It is unclear what medical emergency befell the medevaced cruise passenger but the ship resuming course to the Hawaiian Islands seems to suggest that this was a one-off incident. Either way, our thoughts, and prayers are with that passenger and his/her family.

Coast Guard Helicopter

SEATTLE – An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., conduct a search and rescue demonstration in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. USCG photo by PA3 Adam Eggers

Disney Cruise Line prides itself in upholding the highest standards of health and safety, continuing to offer a modified cruise experience due to COVID-related concerns.

Meanwhile, on the near-complete-opposite side of the world, the¬†Disney Wish¬†continues her sea trials and other final tests, checks, and preparations before delivery. Her maiden voyage out of Disney¬† Cruise Line’s homeport at Port Canaveral, Florida, is still scheduled for later this year.

Disney Wish

Credit: Disney (left); (right)

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We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on the Disney Wonder, Disney Wish, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, and other Disney Cruise Line news as more information comes to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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