Disney Cruise Line said it has canceled the scheduled Oct. 7 departure of the Disney Dream from Port Canaveral because of Hurricane Matthew.

The Oct. 3 Disney Dream sailing has been extended for a day because Port Canaveral will not be available for its arrival on Oct. 7, Disney said.

Disney said the Dream’s arrival is now planned for Oct. 8 once the Coast Guard has determined the port is safe for cruise operations.

Guests booked on the Oct. 7 Dream sailing may rebook a future sailing at a discount starting Oct. 10 by calling (866) 325-3905 or (407) 566-7032.

Other ships bound for Port Canaveral are also changing plans because of the storm, which is expected to track Florida’s east coast starting in the afternoon of Oct. 6.

The Carnival Victory returned a day earlier than scheduled to Port Canaveral on Oct. 5 and has sailed to sea empty. The next scheduled sailing will be shortened by two days and depart Oct. 7, weather permitting.

Royal Caribbean International’s Majesty of the Seas has delayed its return to Port Canaveral and is now expected back on Oct. 8.

Disney said it expects the Oct. 8 sailing of the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral to proceed as planned. It said the Oct. 7 sailing of Disney Magic from New York is being changed to a Canadian itinerary with plans to visit Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick.

Matthew is also shaking up the schedule at Port Miami.

The return of Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas and the Carnival Sensation scheduled for Oct. 6 will be delayed a day until Oct. 7.  Norwegian Cruise Line said the Oct. 7 sailing of Norwegian Sky from Port Miami is still planned, as is the Oct. 8 departure of Norwegian Escape.

Carnival also said the return of Carnival Ecstasy to Charleston, S.C., will be delayed a day until Oct. 9.


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