Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Disney Cruise Line's Rocked and Damages by Hurricane Sandy

Guests on two Walt Disney Co. (DIS) cruises reported being rocked as Hurricane Sandy traveled north along the coast of Florida Oct. 26 and 27.

Broken glass, gift shop merchandise on the floor and a ship official warning passengers to stay in their cabins as the Disney Fantasy was returning to Port Canaveral, Florida, from a seven-day Caribbean cruise.

“The cruise on the Dream was horrible,” a passenger who identified herself as Laurie Eshelman said on the blog. “Rather than stay in the Gulf of Mexico where it would have been calm and sunny we followed Hurricane Sandy in very rough, rainy seas with winds up to 83 m.p.h. Passengers were vomiting in the shops, stairways and theater. Disney you blew this one!”

 Minor damage didn’t prevent the ships from embarking again on their current itineraries, she said. Both ships are in the Bahamas.

The passengers who were in the storm were offered 25 PERCENT DISCOUNTS on future bookings, according to Bliss. The company and crews were monitoring weather conditions and in touch with U.S. Coast Guard officials at the time, she said.

“Safety is our top priority,” Bliss said. “At Disney Cruise Line, our captains and crew members are highly trained and experienced in navigating through inclement weather.”

Read More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-30/disney-florida-cruise-line-passengers-rocked-by-hurricane-sandy.html?cmpid=yhoo

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