Disney extends coronavirus cruise cancellations through April 28


Disney Cruise Lines said Monday that it is canceling new departures through April 28 due to the coronavirus pandemic, extending its previous suspension by two weeks.

The Disney cruise ship Fantasy arrives at Port Canaveral, Fla., on March 7, 2012. Disney Fantasy, the youngest ship in the fleet, will be busy in 2020. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

The company also canceled any sailing to or from the port of Vancouver, British Columbia through the end of June. Canada closed its ports last month to cruise ships carrying 500 or more passengers through July 1.

Disney is offering full refunds to passengers affected by the cancellations, or a credit for a future sailing within 15 months of the original date.

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Disney originally suspended its cruise operations on March 14, the day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a no-sail order for cruise ships. That followed an announcement the day before by the Cruise Lines International Association, an industry group, to pause its U.S. operations for 30 days. 

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