Disney Cruise Line will offer a variety of enchanting vacations in summer 2023, including cruises to Europe, Alaska, the Bahamas and Caribbean. For the first time ever, the Disney Dream will be heading east to Europe, calling on a wide variety of destinations among the most treasured in the world.
In the sunshine state, three ships, including the all-new Disney Wish, will cruise to the dreamiest tropical destinations. Guests can also set sail for Alaska on the Disney Wonder for a surreal landscape of spectacular glaciers, soaring eagles, breaching whales and towns with a Gold Rush past.
In addition to visiting exciting destinations, each and every voyage in summer 2023 also includes a healthy dose of Disney magic! No matter where our Guests are in the world, their families will receive Disney Cruise Line’s signature service, along with Broadway-style shows, themed dining, character encounters and activities for everyone in the family.
Disney Dream Marks Inaugural Season in Europe
With sailings anywhere from four to 11 nights, the Disney Dream will sail from Barcelona and Rome to picturesque ports of call throughout the Mediterranean, including a first-ever seven-night sailing to the Greek Isles with stops in the ever-popular ports of Santorini and Mykonos.
Late summer/early fall departures of the Disney Dream from Southampton will feature cruises to a wealth of destinations including Spain, France, the British Isles, Norway and Iceland. New ports of call include the postcard-worthy La Rochelle, France and two new ports in Norway – Skjolden, home to a wealth of natural attractions, and Sandnes, a small city just outside the metropolis of Stavanger known for its outdoor activities.
Summer 2023 sailings to Alaska aboard Disney Wonder
The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska will combine with the magic of Disney on five-, seven- and nine-night sailings on the Disney Wonder from Vancouver, Canada. Beginning in May, cruisers will be invited to discover exciting ports like Ketchikan and Skagway, with their prehistoric glaciers, gold mining relics and spectacular land- and sea-life. Three Alaskan itineraries call at Icy Strait Point, home to a coastal rainforest, wilderness tours and – for thrill-seekers – ziplining above the treetops.
Tropical Escapes to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida
Sun-splashed tropical isles throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean will await Guests on three Disney Cruise Line ships from Florida in summer 2023.
For its first full summer of sailing, the Disney Wish will homeport in Port Canaveral near Orlando for a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish will feature exciting new additions including Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience and AquaMouse, a wild water adventure and first-ever Disney attraction at sea.
Port Canaveral will also be the departure point for the Disney Fantasy for sailings ranging in length from five to ten nights. In addition to seven-night cruises to popular ports in the eastern and western Caribbean, Guests will also be able to experience a five-night Bahamian sailing with back-to-back calls at Castaway Cay, a 10-night southern Caribbean itinerary to the islands of Aruba and Bonaire and an eight-night cruise featuring two days on the beautiful pink sand beaches of Bermuda.
The Disney Magic will make its summer home in Miami for an assortment of exciting destinations. Starting May 27, the Disney Magic will sail four-night Bahamas cruises and five-night Western Caribbean voyages, followed by two seven-night sailings in July to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Select summer voyages aboard the Disney Magic will include double days – for double the fun – at Castaway Cay.
Clients that are Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club and select other affinity groups may take advantage of the following extended early booking windows:
Additionally, information regarding the Summer 2023 itineraries can be found on in this attached PDF guide.
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Just Announced! Disney Cruise Line released early 2023 itineraries for bookings starting October 14th for some guests.
In early 2023, Disney Cruise Line will return to top tropical destinations in breathtaking destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico and more from Miami, Port Canaveral, Galveston, New Orleans, and San Diego. An ever favorite stop at Castaway Cay is included on all Caribbean and Bahamas sailings.
Today's release extends the available sail dates through mid-2023, giving guests the option to use their future cruise credits more than one year out. Take advantage of opening day pricing and best stateroom selection by booking early.
Castaway Club Members and select Disney Guests can take advantage of early booking opportunities before they go on sale to the general public on October 21st, 2021.
Don't miss these exciting new sailings!
Vacations to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida
Disney Cruise Line will create even more fun in the sun like never before with an array of departures from the Sunshine State in early 2023, visiting tropical destinations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. Two ships will sail from Port Canaveral near Orlando, Florida, and a third ship will depart from Miami. Every cruise from Florida includes a visit to Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay.
Departing from Port Canaveral, the Disney Wish will sail into 2023 with three- and four-night voyages to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay. Cruises aboard Disney’s newest ship combine enchanting new entertainment and storytelling, with the unparalleled service and magical moments that guests love when sailing with Disney.
Also from Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will begin the year with seven-night sailings to several favorite destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Plus, one unique eight-night sailing includes two days in beautiful Bermuda, where Guests can sunbathe on the island’s pristine pink sand beaches, enjoy exhilarating water sports or explore the island’s spectacular underground Crystal Caves.
From Miami, the Disney Dream will embark on an assortment of four- and five-night cruises to locales including Grand Cayman, Nassau, Castaway Cay and Cozumel, Mexico. Even more private island enjoyment is on deck with one special five-night cruise that includes two stops at Castaway Cay.
On all Florida departures, Guests can delight in a voyage that provides something for every member of the family, combining the adventure and relaxation of tropical destinations, the ease and indulgence of an ocean cruise, and the world-class entertainment and service of a Disney vacation.
Tropical Escapes from Texas and New Orleans
In January and February, the Disney Magic will sail from Galveston, Texas, on a variety of four-, five-, six- and seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. Tropical ports of call on these sailings include Grand Cayman as well as Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.
In February and March, the Disney Magic is “going down the bayou” for the first time during a debut season in New Orleans. Departing from the heart of The Big Easy, along the mighty Mississippi River, the four-, five- and six-night sailings will call on the tropical destinations of Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Before or after their Disney cruise, Guests can venture into the Crescent City to savor the distinct flavors of famous New Orleans cuisine, revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music and recognize the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”
All early 2023 Disney Magic voyages include two or three days at sea to enjoy the unlimited fun, entertainment, relaxation and memories onboard.
Baja Peninsula Getaways from San Diego
The Disney Wonder will return to the West Coast, sailing from San Diego in April and May. Cruises to Baja, Mexico and the Mexican Riviera will transport Guests to sunny shores filled with vibrant culture, glittering sand beaches, active outdoor adventures and exciting water activities.
Sailings from San Diego will range in length from three to seven nights. Some sailings to the Baja peninsula will call on the charming coastal city of Ensenada, known for its turquoise blue water and rugged mountainous terrain. Many departures will include a visit to Cabo San Lucas, a favorite destination with dramatic rock formations and white sand beaches.
A seven-night itinerary will sail to Mazatlan, the “Pearl of the Pacific,” filled with breathtaking natural wonders, thriving culture and colorful history, and to Puerto Vallarta, the beautiful seaside escape nestled along the curve of the Banderas Bay and bordered by the stunning Sierra Madre mountains.
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Meg Kinnerk is the Founder and Owner of Mickey's Dream Vacations Inc. Meg lives in Chicago and enjoys traveling the world with her husband and two sons. During Meg's 11 years in the Travel Industry, she has been recognized for her achievements across several platforms, including being a Top Producer with Disney Destinations, Funjet Vacations, a member of Disney's EMTAC Team, and a Universal UPreferred Agency as well as many others.
Did you know that Palo is named after the long poles used by gondoliers in Venice? Now you know!
The Brunch menu has changed and I will share that in a moment, but just in case you are not familiar with Palo. Here is a quick overview: Palo is an adults only restaurant on each Disney ship. The cuisine is Northern Italian with a modern twist aka DELICOUS!! The cost is $30 per adult for the lunch (on cruises 4 nights or more) or dinner (all cruises) -- it is well worth every penny! It's a great treat while the kids are enjoying time away at one of the Kids Clubs!
A printed Palo Brunch menu has been released by Disney Cruise Line. The new menu is posted outside Palo and copies will be handed out at your table for ordering of the a la carte brunch items. The tables featuring all the treats such as breakfast pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, caviar, seafood, and desserts are all still there. There will no longer be samples of the a la carte options on display but the detailed menu description and the amazing servers are there to help!
Your Dream Maker can set up your Palo reservation, just let them know it's a must do for you! If you haven't booked your dream Disney Cruise yet, let me know and I'll be glad to help you!
One of the questions I receive from my cruising clients is about the Disney Cruise Line's Alcohol Policy. It has changed in recent years, so I'd like to share with you the most up to date information.
Any wine or champagne in excess of 2 bottles or beer in excess of 6 beers
Any liquors or spirits (including powdered alcohol)
Guest MUST retrieve any stored alcohol at the end of the cruise. Items not retrieved will be destroyed and no compensation will be offered.
It is also important to note that alcohol brought on board may not be consumed in any lounge or public area.
Guests wishing to consume wine or champagne that they have brought on board in one of the dining rooms will be charged a corking fee of $25.00 per bottle.
Please note that the Disney Cruise Line alcohol policy is subject to change without notice.
My family and I recently took an amazing vacation on the Disney Magic. It was a 4 night Bahamas sailing that took us to Castaway Cay, Nassau and had a day at sea. While we loved the islands we had the best time on our sea day. We got to sleep in, meet some characters, hang by the pool and eat ice cream all day!
When I asked my boys what their favorite part of the cruise was they said it was the pool and the ice cream. My favorite was the yummy Pina Colava drinks!
We had the whole day on the ship while it sailed around the Bahamas. The weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky. My older son took a ride on the Aquadunk while my youngest braved the twist and spout slide.
My husband and I even had some adult time while the kids went in the kids club! We enjoyed the adult pool and some much needed relaxation.
It was great not having anything scheduled or anywhere to be until dinner that night, we loved our fun day at sea!
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I recently got back from a Disney cruise on the new Dream. I was lucky enough to stay in a Concierge Verandah stateroom. The concierge came with so many awesome amenities!
We did the 3 night Bahamas sailing that has stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay on May 9th. Castaway by far is my favorite island I have ever been to.
I was with my husband, 11 yr old and 3 yr old son. My mom also came with us. We had such a great time we booked another cruise on board while we were there!
Our room had a queen size bed, pull out sofa and pull down bed. The bathroom was a split bath with shower/tub in one and toilet in the other.
There is so much to do on the ship that we didn't get off in Nassau. There is the Aqua Duck that my older son Michael (KidDisney.com) rode about 35 times.
Castaway Cay was a dream come true. Disney really does everything right. When I booked our cruise it was sort of last min and all the private cabanas were booked. When I got on board I asked the concierge team and they got me one!
Wow is all I can say, it was worth every penny! You basically have your own private beach right out front of the cabana. It’s fully stocked with very nice towels, sunscreen, water, pop and snacks. Plus you get your own butler service that will bring you whatever you ask for!
It was great to have a place for the kids to play in the sand out front while we sit in the shade. Ryan and Grandma Patty even took a nap on the couch in the cabana.
You get your own private hammock and shower to wash the sand off.
They gave the kids sand toys to play with too! Every detail is taken care of.
When you rent the cabana you also get the bike rentals, snorkel gear and tube rental with it. It’s all right there at the cabana for you too! So convenient.
My kids both enjoyed the shows and the pirate party. The fireworks on the ship were awesome!
By staying in a Concierge stateroom we got some extra perks:
I can’t wait to help you plan your family's next Disney Cruise!
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