Thursday 9 July, 2020

Disney repatriates 400 crew from Dream, Wonder ships off Barbados

Disney Cruise ship in the Bridgetown Port on Sunday, June 14.

Disney Cruise ship in the Bridgetown Port on Sunday, June 14.

Hundreds of Disney Cruise workers have flown home from Barbados.

Disney Dream and Disney Wonder arrived in Barbados on Saturday, June 13. 

Then on Sunday (June 14), around 7.30 pm, a British Airways repatriation flight departed with about 262 crew members from Disney. 

 

Loop News was informed that approximately 400 Disney crew members in total departed aboard four charter flights on Sunday.

This is not the first time that a Disney cruise ship berthed or docked in Barbados' Bridgetown Port. Loop has learnt that Disney has been coming to Barbados for years. The cruise line makes one or two calls every two years or so. It is very infrequent. Disney has dropped by Barbados when seeking to breathe new and fresh life into their itinerary because the line sees a high percentage of repeat passengers.

Both Disney Dream and Disney Wonder departed on Sunday (June 14), with Dream currently scheduled to return to Barbados next weekend.

More than 15 repatriations flights have left Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport over the past three weeks. They were destined for London, Canada and New York. To date, thousands of crew have departed Barbados on charter flights, rescue flights and repatriation flights.

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