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  • On Sep 6, 2015
    Craig from Qld Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    IN regards to doing back to back cruises. We were trying to book on the cruise from New York to San Juan in November 2016 and then book the San Juan to Miami I have been told that this cannot be done Can anybody enlighten to as why

    Ahoy, Craig!

    Every once in awhile, Disney Cruise Line has two cruises that cannot be booked as back to back. I remember hearing about this issue in the past. Thank goodness I have a friend who is a travel agent, who was willing to lead me in the right direction to answer your question!

    The reason that you are unable to book these cruises is a US Maritime Law called "The Jones Act". This states that a ship cannot transport passengers from one US port to another US port without visiting a foreign port that is outside of North America. Therefore, since the cruise from New York to San Juan only visits St. Maarten and Tortola and the cruise from San Juan to Miami visits those same islands, it is against the law for Disney Cruise Line to transport you on these cruises back to back.

    If you are looking to try back to back cruises, you might consider sailing on the Disney Fantasy out of Port Canaveral, Florida. The Fantasy alternates between the Eastern Caribbean itinerary and the Western Caribbean itinerary, so you would visit different ports each week onboard. It is one of my dreams to sail for two weeks on the Fantasy!

    I hope this helps with your cruise planning! Please visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more questions that arise before you travel all the way from "Down Under"!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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