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CELEBRATION, FL — Disney Cruise Line will open bookings for its Fall 2020 itineraries on June 13, giving travellers the chance to embark on a wide range of festive voyages departing from New York, California, Texas and Florida.
The season will kick off with the return of Halloween on the High Seas in September and October 2020. On select sailings across the fleet, guests are treated to a ‘mouse-querade’ costume party, ghoulish food and beverages, trick-or-treating and an adults-only villainous party.
From early November through December, the company’s fleet will be decked out from bow-to-stern with holiday cheer during Very Merrytime Cruises. Highlights include a tree lighting ceremony, favourite characters in holiday attire, a winter wonderland ball and Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a flurry of ‘Frozen’ snowfall.
Here are more highlights:
Sailings to Bermuda and Canada from New York
The Disney Magic will return to New York in October for sailings to Bermuda and Canada, all featuring Halloween on the High Seas. Three five-night cruises will offer two days in Bermuda, while one five-night cruise will visit Canada’s charming seaport cities, including Saint John and Halifax.
Baja and Mexican Riviera voyages from California
The Disney Wonder will set sail from San Diego in September, with Halloween on the High Seas cruises to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja itineraries of two, three, four and five nights will include calls on Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. Rounding out California sailings will be a seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise, with additional stops in Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. On Nov. 6, the Disney Wonder will depart San Diego for a 14-night Panama Canal crossing.
Bahamas and Caribbean cruises from Texas
From late November through December, the Disney Wonder will make Galveston, Texas its homeport for Very Merrytime Cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas, with four-, five-, six- and seven-night sailings. Caribbean itineraries will include stops in Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico as well as Grand Cayman. Bahamian cruises will feature stops at Nassau, Key West and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Tropical island vacations from Florida
In fall 2020, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will sail to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral on Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises. Disney Fantasy will sail Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries ranging from three to eight nights, while Disney Dream will sail three- and four-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay. Each cruise will include a day on Castaway Cay.