Pregnant Passenger Rescued During Disney Cruise Voyage

US Coast Guard Rescue on Disney Cruise Line (DT)
Credit: @PortCanaveral

In 1998, Disney expanded its empire to the high seas with the launch of the first ship in the Disney Cruise Line — the Disney Magic. Since then, Disney Cruise Line has grown exponentially and sails all over the world.

It has also gone from one ship to five — the Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wonder, and its newest ship, the Disney Wish. There are also three ships that will set sail in the coming years — the Disney Treasure, Disney Adventure, and Disney Destiny.

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Credit: Disney Cruise Line

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The Disney Wish was announced at Disney’s 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Three years later, the Wish set on her maiden voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Guests can currently book three and four-night cruises aboard the gorgeous ship. They can even book special trips that celebrate Halloween and the holidays!

Taking a Disney cruise is typically a very magical experience. But one guest recently had a terrifying medical experience and had to be rescued from the Disney Fantasy by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Pregnant Woman Rescued Disney Wish

Credit: US Coast Guard

According to a recent tweet from the official account of Port Canaveral, a pregnant guest began experiencing medical distress. The Coast Guard was called in. They landed a helicopter on the ship and MEDEVAC’d the guest off so she could get the medical treatment she needed.

USCG KEEPING US SAFE: On Monday, a U.S. Coast Guard medivac safely removed an American passenger from the
@DisneyCruise Line Fantasy cruise ship 180 miles northwest of Puerto Rico. The 35-year old pregnant passenger developed health complications and was transported to the Centro Medico Hospital in San Juan. @uscoastguard

The US Coast Guard also shared a video of the rescue and, thankfully, shared that they were able to safely remove the passenger from the ship and transport her to a hospital where she could receive the care she needed.

The Disney Fantasy is one of Disney’s earlier cruise ships and has been enchanting the seas for more than a decade. It is truly a place where fantasy becomes reality. Guests can enjoy dinner and a show at Animator’s Palate, or eat like kings and queens at Royal Court. For a quick bite, they can enjoy offerings from places like Flo’s Café and Frozone Treats.

Animator's Palate Disney Fantasy

Credit: Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruises are known for their top-of-the-line entertainment, and the Disney Fantasy is no exception. Many Disney Cruises feature gorgeous fireworks shows at night as guests watch from the deck. Then, there are the Broadway-caliber shows onboard. Guests on the Fantasy can watch shows like Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, Frozen – A Musical Spectacular, and Disney’s Believe.

You can click here to learn more about the incredible ships in Disney’s fleet.

What is your favorite part of a Disney cruise? Let us know in the comments!

This post originally appeared on Disney Dining. 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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