St. Petersburg, Russia Removed from Disney Cruise Line Itineraries This Summer

Disney Cruise Line announced today that upcoming cruise itineraries that were set to include stops at St. Petersburg, Russia will be altered with a different destination prior to their departures due to the ongoing crisis following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic

Credit: Disney

Two itineraries with sailings by the Disney Magic, the first ship to launch by Disney Cruise Line, were originally planned to stop at St. Petersburg, and Guests booked on those sailings have been alerted to the change via email. The sailings affected include an 11-Night Northern Europe Cruise that was set to depart from Dover and sail to Copenhagen departing on July 30, 2022, and a seven-night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen departing on August 10, 2022. The 11-night cruise was originally planned to have an overnight in St. Petersburg, while the seven-night itinerary would have dropped Guests off for the day.

Copenhagen, Denmark, Credit: Disney.

The 11-night itinerary is so far planning to keep its other originally planned stops of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tallinn, Estonia, Helsinki, Finland, Nynäshamn (Stockholm), Sweden Riga, Latvia, and Copenhagen, Denmark, with the seven-night itinerary departing from Copenhagen and making stops at Tallinn, Estonia, Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.

At this time, Disney Cruise Line is looking into alternate ports and will send a follow-up email to Guests booked on those sailings when a new destination is decided upon. Disney Cruise Line has also removed the page of its website with information on St. Petersburg as a departure port.

Credit: Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line also recently announced that online reservations systems will be down for a time this month (find more information on the online reservation system in our coverage here). In lieu of this, or if you have questions about your upcoming itinerary or need to rebook, you may have better luck contacting Disney Cruise Line via email which you can find in their online form here.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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