Disney Cruise Line ships, Castaway Cay escape serious damage from Hurricane Sandy
by, 11-01-2012 at 03:00 AM (7219 Views)
In this week's Update, I shared reports of major storm damage aboard the Disney Fantasy and concern about Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the Bahamas. A story on the CNN website had reported:
On Wednesday evening, Disney Cruise Line spokeperson Rebecca Peddie told MousePlanet that things were not as bad as the story had made it seem:Water in the pool shown in the video was emptied into the surrounding areas and into some hallways. The two upscale restaurants (Palo and Remy) had major damage. One exterior door was destroyed near our cabin.
If you were on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy last week during the passage of Hurricane Sandy, or are aboard now, please let us know what you've seen.At this point in time, everything is business as usual for us. The Disney Dream called on our private island, Castaway Cay, today. We cleaned up some storm debris that washed up on the shores and replaced some sand, but overall the island was fine.
The Disney Fantasy had some minor, cosmetic damage such as cracked windows and broken furniture that was addressed. The ship left Port Canaveral for a seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary on Saturday, October 27, a little later than usual and as a result missed its stop in Grand Cayman on Monday. However, its scheduled itinerary resumed yesterday.