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Old 10-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #16
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So hypothetically speaking, what recourse do you have if there is a schedule change, high wind warnings, hurricane warnings etc. With travel insurance could you cancel and reschedule? Just wondering as I know CC seems to be the big draw for some on a Disney Cruise.
Insurance would not cover if you canceled and re-booked, unless you purchased "Cancel for any reason" coverage. If the bad weather caused you to actually miss the cruise, you would be covered, but not just because you decided you didn't want to go. Your cruise contract states that DCL has the right to change the itinerary at will, especially if it's for the safety of the passengers.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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You should be ok since hurricane season will be far behind! We have sailed twice in Janurary with no problems. Snow back home but no problems on the cruise.
Well.....not exactly. Our first DCL cruise was on the Wonder in January 2010 and we had horrible weather on CC day and while we were able to dock, nobody could get off the ship and do anything. But let's face it, a day on the ship is still better than a day at the office!

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:44 PM   #18
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You should be ok since hurricane season will be far behind! We have sailed twice in Janurary with no problems. Snow back home but no problems on the cruise.
That's what I figured as well, but then carmie3377 mentioned that their trip to CC was canceled in January.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:11 AM   #19
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They just made the announcement. Because of the hurricane no CC for us. I would rather a nice safe day at sea than a rainy windy day at CC.
Hi, where did you see the announcement? We're gonna be on the Nov 1 cruise on the Dream and is wondering will CC be cancelled for us too?
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:32 AM   #20
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They just made the announcement. Because of the hurricane no CC for us. I would rather a nice safe day at sea than a rainy windy day at CC.
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Hi, where did you see the announcement? We're gonna be on the Nov 1 cruise on the Dream and is wondering will CC be cancelled for us too?
We are on the Dream cruise sailing today and we received an email from DCL yesterday at 1:30pm notifying us of the itinerary change.

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We are on the Dream cruise sailing today and we received an email from DCL yesterday at 1:30pm notifying us of the itinerary change.

You will never know for sure whether or not your cruise will make Castaway Cay until you get there!
If there is hurricane damage at castaway all stops at castaway will be cancelled till repairs are made they did this the last time a hurricane hit the bahamas

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So hypothetically speaking, what recourse do you have if there is a schedule change, high wind warnings, hurricane warnings etc. With travel insurance could you cancel and reschedule? Just wondering as I know CC seems to be the big draw for some on a Disney Cruise.
None. The captain has the right to decide whether or not the ship is able to dock. If it can't dock, there's no compensation. Not sure how you could canel or reschedule when they sometimes don't know whether they'll be able to dock or not until the last minute. I also am not sure that travel insurance will cover this as per the cruise contract you are not guaranteed to be able to dock or to visit any specific port, nor will it cover cancelling because you are worried that it might happen.

I was on three cruises that missed CC. The first one was in 2003, ship unable to dock due to winds and high seas. There were screaming people at Guest Services demanding their money back. Not sure if they got it but I imagine they didn't. Didn't see the same behavior on the other two cruises.

I am not sure who wants to stop at CC during a hurricane anyway. I remember reading about when the Magic got stuck there in a wind and rainstorm, and some people were upset because they weren't allowed to get off the ship. How much fun is the place in a storm?
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I am not sure who wants to stop at CC during a hurricane anyway. I remember reading about when the Magic got stuck there in a wind and rainstorm, and some people were upset because they weren't allowed to get off the ship. How much fun is the place in a storm?
Not very. We were there when the Magic was still doing 3/4 and it was overcast and windy in Jan. It was like being sandblasted walking along the concrete walkways.
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We are going out on the 28th on the Dream. We booked a day at Atlantis. If the Ship does not go to Nassau or CC do we still get charged for those booked excursions?
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Hi, where did you see the announcement? We're gonna be on the Nov 1 cruise on the Dream and is wondering will CC be cancelled for us too?
Keep checking the DCL web site for updates. You should also receive an e-mail if there's a change. Assuming you haven't already left home and your computer.

DCL is very quick to "rehab" the island after a major storm. Here's hoping anyway. We're on the Fantasy scheduled to visit CC Nov. 2.
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We are going out on the 28th on the Dream. We booked a day at Atlantis. If the Ship does not go to Nassau or CC do we still get charged for those booked excursions?
You will not be charged for any excursions you booked through DCL. Privately booked excursions may be another matter. If you booked a private excursion, make sure you know the provider's policy.
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Winds, any reason the captain thinks it's unsafe to dock at CC, it's cancelled or rescheduled[ on longer trips].
It doesn't only happen during hurricane season. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Winds, any reason the captain thinks it's unsafe to dock at CC, it's cancelled or rescheduled[ on longer trips].
It doesn't only happen during hurricane season. Better to be safe than sorry.
Yep, we almost couldn't dock on our April 2011 cruise because of the winds. It took the captain three tries to get the Dream docked. And even then, it was windy the whole day and the water was really choppy. All excursions were cancelled because of it.

My DS did not enjoy it at all and my mom ended up taking him back to the ship after just a couple of hours.

Luckily we were doing a B2B and our second visit to CC was perfect. Beautiful weather and calm water. Just night and day from the first visit.

Thank goodness we had a do-over. I can understand the disappointment at having to miss it.
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You will not be charged for any excursions you booked through DCL. Privately booked excursions may be another matter. If you booked a private excursion, make sure you know the provider's policy.

Nope we are good we booke them all through DCL. If we just spend 4 days at sea I guess there would be worse things. Thanks.. Good Luck everyone.
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