POINTE BLANCHE–The 130,000-tonne cruise ship Disney Fantasy will make an unscheduled call here tomorrow, Tuesday, due to a change in its itinerary as a result of damage to the Tortola Port caused last week by a passing tropical wave. The Mighty Dow Steelpan Band will welcome Fantasy’s passengers as they disembark at Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities.
This is the second time in two weeks Disney Fantasy had to change its port of call. Last week, Fantasy had to cancel her planned stop in Cozumel, Mexico, due to Tropical Storm Franklin.
Disney Fantasy was initially scheduled to call at Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. However, a deviation had to be made due to the millions of dollars in damages caused by two-days of flash flooding. The island group still in a recovery mode as its Government cleans and clears debris from roadways and restore services to public and private sectors.
Disney Fantasy left its home port Canaveral on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise.
The vessel is owned and operated by Disney Cruise Line, part of the Walt Disney Company. The ship entered service in 2012. Fantasy is 1,115 feet long, and cost some US $950 million to build. It carries 2,500 passengers’ double occupancy and a maximum of 4,000. The vessel carries a crew of 1,458.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/68516-disney-fantasy-in-port-tomorrow