CELEBRATION — Next year Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe. The cruise line will also return to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Bookings open to the public today and more details on the newly announced itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2017 page of disneycruise.com.
Here are some of the highlights:
New Alaska itinerary: Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier
For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will take guests to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier as part of a new nine-night itinerary on Disney Wonder. Departing from Vancouver on July 24, 2017, this itinerary also sails to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord.
Icy Strait Point offers a variety of Alaska nature adventures, including a zip line attraction that is one of the longest and highest zip lines in the world. Nearby, Glacier Bay National Park is a well-known highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers also see Hubbard Glacier, the largest and most active tidewater glacier in North America (and more than nine kilometres wide where it meets the ocean).
A new seven-night Alaska sailing from Vancouver, departing July 17, 2017, includes a call on Icy Strait Point, in addition to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. On Aug. 2, 2017, the Disney Wonder will sail its first five-night Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Tracy Arm and Ketchikan.
New Europe destinations: Amsterdam and Stonehenge
Disney Cruise Line will visit Amsterdam for the first time in 2017. On May 13, 2017 Disney Magic embarks on a 15-night transatlantic crossing from Port Canaveral to Copenhagen, with a stop in Amsterdam along the way. This itinerary also includes a call on Portland, England – another first-time port for Disney Cruise Line. Portland is a short distance from Stonehenge.
A visit to Amsterdam is also part of a 10-night northern Europe itinerary that departs June 18, 2017, from Copenhagen to Dover. Other ports on this sailing include Warnemunde (Berlin; Stockholm; Helsinki; St. Petersburg and Tallinn.
The grand tour of Europe continues throughout the summer with limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.
New Disney Fantasy itineraries: Southern Caribbean
For the first time, the Disney Fantasy will sail from Port Canaveral on longer itineraries – new 10- and 11-night cruises to the southern Caribbean.
On June 17, 2017, a new 11-night itinerary will visit Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
On June 28, 2017, a new 10-night itinerary will call on Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.
More Castaway Cay
Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently rated a top port-of-call by Disney Cruise Line guests. To give guests more time at this island paradise, select Disney Dream sailings from Port Canaveral will include two stops at Castaway Cay.
Special five-night sailings, departing June 2, 11, 16, 25, 30 and July 9, 2017, will call on Castaway Cay twice and include a stop in Nassau.
Special four-night sailings, departing June 7, 21 and July 5, 2017, will visit Castaway Cay twice, also with a stop in Nassau.