Disney Cruise Ship Sailings Delayed and Canceled Due to Hurricane

Disney Wish
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Today has been quite the day for Disney and other theme parks in the Orlando area. SeaWorld, Universal Orlando, and the Walt Disney World Resort will all be closed on Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29 due to Hurricane Ian. Ian is currently barreling towards the state after ripping through the Caribbean and Cuba with winds of more than 125 miles per hour.

In addition to Disney watching the weather surrounding its Central Florida theme parks, it is also keeping a sharp eye on the seas and its Disney Cruise Ships that are currently sailing.

Disney Cruise Line

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Disney’s newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish, is currently on its way back to its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida, but Hurricane Ian has forced Disney to keep the ship at sea for one extra day in order to keep everyone safe. News of the delay home was shared on Twitter by Attractions Magazine, which had some of its writers on the ship.

Our @DisneyCruise Wish was supposed to return Friday. The captain just announced we won’t be returning until Saturday. Listen as the diners in Arendelle erupt in cheers when the announcement is made. #HurricaneIan

In addition to the Disney Wish being delayed in returning to Port Canaveral, Disney Cruise Line also shared that the September 30 sailing of the ship had been canceled.

Tropical Weather Update

As of September 27, at 9:30 PM

We have been closely monitoring Hurricane Ian with the safety and well-being of our Guests and Crew Members always top of mind. Due to the weather conditions most recently forecasted for Port Canaveral and Central Florida and the impact that it might have on port operations, the September 30, 2022, sailing of the Disney Wish has been cancelled.

Disney Wish

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At this time, only the September 30 sailing of the Disney Wish has been canceled. All other sailings are scheduled to leave on time. Disney Cruise Line will update its website if any other sailings are canceled or schedules are forced to change.

Disney Dining will also keep readers updated as Hurricane Ian makes its way across the Sunshine State.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!