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  • On Jul 16, 2021
    Anthony from CA Asked

    We are trying to plan a Transatlantic cruise, but noticed that they are only offered in May and September. Is that limited offering due to recent COVID-19 restrictions, or is that standard operating procedures. We were looking at March of 2023. Thank u

    Hi Anthony!

    So glad that you cruised over to planDisney with your question. It’s always been a DREAM of mine to do a transatlantic cruise, too. Two weeks of sailing and getting to see some European destinations? Where do I sign up? Like you, it’s always been the timing that’s been the major factor in my not being able to do this one though. Something about my kids being back in school then made it pretty impossible!

    A transatlantic voyage is considered a repositioning cruise to relocate a ship to a new cruise region. For that reason, it explains why these itineraries are scheduled in May and September: that's when Disney Cruise Line needs the Disney Magic in its new location to start the next round of cruises! Captain Mickey knows what he’s doing in this regard. 

    As a result, I don’t expect the timing of these transatlantic sailings to change in the future. Like you said, it’s standard operating procedure. Talk to a Disney Cruise Line Vacation Planning Specialist and  they can help you plan a magical getaway on one of the many other great itineraries offered! Or you could create your own back-to-back cruise combining two itineraries if your goal is to maximize the number of days to be on par with a transatlantic voyage.

    Sending you lots of pixie dust as you search for the perfect adventure for your crew! Anthony, sail back to planDisney if you need any additional help planning your getaway.

    SEA ya real soon!

    Sherry
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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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