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CELEBRATION, FL — Disney Cruise Line is heading back to favourite destinations and home ports on a variety of itineraries, including adventures to Bermuda, Bahamas, Baja, Canada and the Caribbean for fall 2019.
The cruise line’s just-announced fall 2019 itineraries range from two-night getaways to week-long vacations and beyond.
Bookings open to the public on May 24.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights …
The Disney Magic returns to New York in September for a selection of departures to a diverse collection of destinations, including Bermuda, Bahamas and historic New Brunswick. Three special five-night cruises feature two days in Bermuda.
During two seven-night sailings from New York to the Bahamas, passengers get a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, paired with a day at Port Canaveral, where every guest receives a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and roundtrip transportation to the theme parks in nearby Orlando.
A single five-night cruise to Canada brings guests from New York to Saint John, NB with a stop in Bar Harbor, Maine.
In September the Disney Wonder sets sail for a limited engagement in San Diego, where guests embark on adventures to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Two seven-night Mexican Riviera sailings feature Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.
Disney Cruise Line guests can combine select San Diego-based cruises with a pre-cruise package from Adventures by Disney, on a three-night itinerary that includes a visit to The Walt Disney Studios and Disney Archives, a private tour of Walt Disney Imagineering and a visit to the place where it all began, the Disneyland Resort.
Beginning late November, the Disney Wonder will make Galveston its home port for a series of sailings to the Caribbean and Bahamas, with options at four, six and seven nights. Caribbean cruises include stops in Grand Cayman; Cozumel; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Bahamian itineraries feature stops in Castaway Cay and Key West. Two of the Bahamian sailings also take guests to Nassau, while another includes an exclusive second day on Disney’s private island.
In fall 2019, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy continue sailing guest-favourite itineraries to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral, while the Disney Magic returns to Miami in November with a variety of cruise lengths and itineraries.
The Disney Magic’s diverse lineup includes three-, four- and five-night Bahamian sailings and five- and six-night Western Caribbean cruises, and most itineraries feature a day ashore at Castaway Cay. Other ports of call on Bahamian voyages include Nassau and Key West, while stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel headline the Western Caribbean itineraries.
The Disney Dream sails three- and four-night cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay.
The Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Caribbean voyages, and every cruise includes a stop at Castaway Cay. Eastern Caribbean itineraries visit the Virgin Islands of Tortola and St. Thomas, and Western Caribbean cruises call on Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth.
The Disney Fantasy will also sail a selection of special itineraries. In October, an eight-night voyage transports guests south to St. Kitts, Antigua and San Juan, Puerto Rico, while a six-night Western Caribbean itinerary includes calls on Cozumel and Costa Maya. Both itineraries are capped off with a day at Castaway Cay.
In December, two seven-night itineraries include one cruise to San Juan, Tortola and Castaway Cay, and another voyage featuring two days on Disney’s private island after visits to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.