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Top 5 Reasons to Love Dinner on a Disney Cruise

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When you’re anticipating all of the fun you’ll have on your first Disney cruise, dinner may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But when you’re anticipating all of the fun you’ll have on your second Disney cruise, mealtime is likely top of mind.

In true Disney fashion, dinner on a Disney cruise is an experience in itself, one the entire family will enjoy. Chances are, mealtime will be a favorite part of your Disney Cruise Line vacation. Here are five reasons why …

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1. You dine in elaborately themed restaurants with a full course of fun. Watch your drawing come to life on the big screen or have a friendly conversation with Crush, the sea turtle from “Finding Nemo,” at Animator’s Palate. Step into an era of southern charm and street parties at Tiana’s Placeon the Disney Wonder. Visit the kingdom of Corona for a festive celebration with live musical performances at Rapunzel’s Royal Table on the Disney Magic. Each ship offers a unique dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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2. You are treated to a delicious three-course meal. Each restaurant serves a variety of world-class cuisine featuring market-fresh ingredients, and every meal includes a unique selection of hot and cold appetizers, delectable entrees and rich desserts. The best part? There’s never an up-charge for sumptuous menu items, like Wild Alaska Salmon, in the family dining rooms.

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3. You’ll have a different experience each night. With our innovative rotational dining concept, you get to enjoy all three of our family dining rooms. On cruises longer than three nights, you can dine in some of the restaurants a second time but with a new menu. You can also opt to eat at one of our adult-exclusive fine dining restaurants or dine on your own schedule at our casual dining restaurant, Cabanas.

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4. You can expect the same great service every night. Since your servers accompany you to the different family restaurants, you know you’ll have friendly, familiar and personalized service when you sit down for dinner. Not only will they know you by name, they’ll learn your dietary preferences, food allergies, likes and dislikes. Don’t be surprised if your beverage of choice is waiting for you when you arrive.

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5. Your kids will love it, too. With kid-friendly menu items, servers who perform magic tricks and restaurants sprinkled with a dash of pixie dust, your little ones will feel in their element. And happy kids equal happy parents, am I right? The perfect equation to make memories that last for a lifetime.

Top Three Reasons to Sail on a Disney Cruise from Port Canaveral

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With the new year in full swing, we’re excited for Disney Cruise Line’s lineup of sailings from Port Canaveral! Disney Cruise Line is sailing year-round from this port on three-, four- and seven-night voyages to a variety of destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas, as well as a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.

Disney Cruise Line’s first homeport, Port Canaveral, remains one of their most popular departure points for family cruises. Here are just a few of the reasons why this Florida port is the perfect place to start your Disney cruise vacation:

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With the Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream all sailing from Port Canaveral in early 2019, Port Canaveral offers a variety of Disney cruises and experiences perfect for any family. 
Three ships in port and cruises spanning three, four and seven nights from January to May means a full menu of options to sail from Port Canaveral this year. Each ship has a variety of magical onboard experiences ranging from unique family dining to dynamic Broadway-style live musicals! You can also choose from a wide array of itineraries with sun-drenched beaches to the Bahamas and Eastern and Western Caribbean. Whether you’re looking for a weeklong Caribbean cruise vacation or a shorter Bahamian getaway to relax on the beach, Port Canaveral is the perfect place to begin!

Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island paradise in the tropical waters of the Bahamas, reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. In a setting of crystal-clear turquoise waters, powdery white-sand beaches and lush landscapes, the 1,000-acre island offers one-of-a-kind areas and activities for every member of the family. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Every Disney cruise from Port Canaveral stops at Castaway Cay, our private island paradise in the Bahamas – the ideal getaway for families. 
Castaway Cay is reserved exclusively for our guests and outfitted for premium family leisure. Whether you’re seeking some adventure, relaxation or quality time with your family, this pristine island has something in store for you. With activities from stingray encounters and snorkeling to bike rentals and private cabanas – not to mention powdery white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and lush landscapes all around– your whole family will have countless ways to create amazing vacation memories!

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It’s close to the Walt Disney World Resort – the perfect place to start or end your vacation!
Port Canaveral, near Orlando, is only a one-hour drive from Walt Disney World Resort, giving you the option to plan the perfect Disney vacation – both on land and at sea! We make combining a cruise and resort stay easier with options like motor coach transportation between the port and resort and luggage delivery from the resort to your stateroom. Plus, we’ll assist with booking your accommodations, theme park tickets and resort food package. Pretty convenient, right?

Ready to book your cruise out of “Florida’s Fun Port?” Check out which of Disney cruise from Port Canaveral is the best fit for you!

Enjoy Nine Broadway Style Shows with Disney Cruise Line Musicals

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Disney Cruise Line raising the curtain on their Broadway-style live musicals! On every Disney cruise, you can see cruise ship entertainment reach new heights with the most elaborate productions at sea. Disney Cruise Line has taken the most imaginative elements from modern and classic Disney films to bring the stories you love to life on stage.

Here’s your complete guide to the captivating Disney Cruise Line musicals waiting for you on your Disney cruise!

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“Beauty and the Beast” (Disney Dream)

“Be our guest” for Disney Cruise Line’s original musical production of “Beauty and the Beast!” The first musical inspired by the live-action film, Disney’s creative minds joined forces with top Broadway artists to reinvent this story for the stage. An innovative take on the story transforms renowned songs into spectacular, show-stopping numbers, and lavish costumes and puppetry bring a fresh perspective to beloved characters. Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by characters and songs from the Disney classic, along with two musical numbers from the live-action movie.

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“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” (Disney Wonder)

Enjoy a heartwarming tale of two sisters with “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.” Based on the hit film “Frozen,” this musical shows the adventure of Anna and Elsa when an accident as children changes their lives forever. With catchy songs to state-of-the-art designs and technology, this original stage show is a flurry of fun for the whole family!

“Tangled: The Musical,” presented exclusively aboard the Disney Magic, combines a heartfelt story, an enchanting score and lavish production numbers to showcase the thrilling adventure of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, as they face ruffians, thugs and a budding romance on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

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“Tangled: The Musical” (Disney Magic)

At last we see the light…only on the high seas! The animated Disney film “Tangled” comes to life on stage as the first adaptation of the endearing story we all love. We assembled an all-star creative team to develop this original Disney Cruise Line stage spectacular, which includes three new songs created exclusively for the show by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater, along with pioneering puppetry created by master puppet designer Michael Curry.

New to the Disney Fantasy is the Broadway-style production “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular.” The live stage show, performed in the 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre, features the cast from the classic animated Disney film, “Aladdin,” in a fast-paced musical comedy. Magic lamps, wise-cracking genies, princesses, evil wizards, a magic flying carpet scene and soaring music are all a part of this stage spectacular. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” (Disney Fantasy)

From the big screen to the live stage, enjoy this uproarious performance based on the Disney film “Aladdin.” This mythical story of boy meets girl raises the bar with special effects and technology, which often spills the action into the aisles or above the audience. Enjoy your favorite songs from the movie, or delight in a new song for the production “To Be Free.”

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“Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story” (Disney Magic)

What if Cinderella never got a chance to slip on the glass slipper? Beginning where the classic film ended, “Twice Charmed” is a fresh new take on an original Disney story. This new musical combines pop and rock ‘n’ roll elements to create an enchanting score, featuring six original songs as well as classics like “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”

“Disney Dreams … An Enchanted Classic” tells a bedtime story of a young girl who realizes the power of her dreams with the help of popular characters from beloved Disney features. On the Disney Magic, Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the animated hit “Frozen” make their stage show debut at sea during the Broadway-style production performed at the Walt Disney Theatre. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

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“Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic” (Disney Magic and Disney Wonder)

Journey through a bedtime story with a young girl as she learns to believe in magic through the power of her dreams. Delight as your favorite Disney characters tell their stories through rousing renditions of songs from “Pinocchio,” “Cinderella,” “Aladdin” and more. You’ll see the strength of positive thinking and how an encouraging attitude can affect the whole world.

Every night is show time at Walt Disney Theatre, an elegant, 1,340-seat palace onboard the Disney Dream that is equipped with advanced theatrical technology and state-of-the-art sound, lighting, staging and set design. Premiering on the Disney Dream and headlining the musical repertoire is Disney’s Believe, an original stage spectacular that combines a heartfelt story about a father and daughter with a captivating musical score, a comical and insightful performance by Genie from Disney’s “Aladdin” and appearances from more than 20 of Disney’s most beloved characters. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

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“Disney’s Believe” (Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream)

What does it take for a loving daughter to help her father see a life beyond work? Just a dash of Disney magic! Enjoy this spellbinding original musical about a workaholic who reconnects with his daughter with the help of Disney characters. This modern-day fable features some of the most memorable songs from “Peter Pan,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King” and more.

“Disney Wishes” is a Disney Cruise Line stage spectacular, presented exclusively aboard the Disney Fantasy. The show, performed in the 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre, is a heartfelt story about three best friends who discover the secret to being a grown-up is staying connected to their inner child. Full-scale production numbers and special effects bring excitement to the stage as the cast performs original songs and classic Disney tunes with a contemporary twist, including “Honor to Us All” from “Mulan” featuring Mulan.

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“Disney Wishes” (Disney Fantasy)

Enjoy an enchanting musical about staying young at heart with “Disney Wishes.” Watch as a young trio of teens go on the “Ride of Their Lives” before graduation with some of their favorite Disney characters. Bask in full-scale production numbers from “Lilo & Stitch,” “The Jungle Book,” “Mulan” and more, all with a captivating, contemporary twist.

Every night is show time at Walt Disney Theatre, an elegant, 1,340-seat palace onboard the Disney Dream that is equipped with advanced theatrical technology and state-of-the-art sound, lighting, staging and set design. The Golden Mickeys is a Disney Cruise Line guest favorite and an award-style show celebrating the musical heritage of Disney animated films. This production showcases an extra sprinkle of glitz and glamour on the Disney Dream with new musical numbers, enhanced technology and dazzling special effects. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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“The Golden Mickeys” (Disney Wonder and Disney Dream)

You’re invited to a Hollywood-style awards show at sea! Walk the red carpet into the Walt Disney Theatre to enjoy this nighttime extravaganza as it unfolds into dazzling song-and-dance numbers from “Tarzan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and more. And by the end of the gala learn that in our hearts, we are all winners!

So sit back, relax and enjoy the show as the curtain goes up aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships! Make sure you catch your favorite Disney Cruise Line musicals at sea on your next Disney cruise.

Top Three Reasons to Sail on a Disney Cruise from San Diego

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With a chill in the air across most of the country right now, we’re thinking of the sunshine and surf of Disney Cruise Line’s Southern California home port…San Diego! Disney Cruise Line is sailing from this stunning city from March to May on two-, four-, five- and seven-night voyages to a variety of destinations in Mexico.

Experiencing the beauty, charm and history of this ultimate vacation destination is the perfect addition to your family’s cruise. Here are the top three reasons you should book your next Disney cruise from San Diego:

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There are tons of great things to do in Southern California. Want to get your vacation started before you board the ship? Don’t want the fun to stop once you debark? San Diego is the port city for you! Take time before or after your cruise to explore the incredible sites and activities the city has to offer. See exotic animals in the world-famous San Diego Zoo, take a stroll through historic Old Town San Diego or find something fun for the whole family at the museums and theaters in Balboa Park. And for the ultimate Disney fans, we have a special kind of adventure before you sail away. Add on the Adventures by Disney Southern California Short Escape, and experience behind-the-magic visits to The Walt Disney Studios and Disney Archives as well as a private tour of Walt Disney Imagineering. Plus take a visit to the happiest place on Earth – the Disneyland Resort!

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Explore sun-drenched destinations in Mexico. Our cruises to Baja and the Mexican Riviera are perfect for relaxation and family fun! At each destination, pick from a wide range of Port Adventures perfect for those seeking adrenaline filled-experiences or more laid-back beach time. Check out the beauty of the jungles and canyons as you zipline over the trees in Puerto Vallarta, kayak by the dramatic rock formations in Cabo San Lucas, or soak in the sun next to the turquoise waters in the “Cinderella of the Pacific” Ensenada. There’s something for everyone on our Baja and Mexican Riviera cruises setting sail from San Diego.

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Enjoy a cruise on the Disney Wonder full of fun and relaxation for the whole family. Every cruise from San Diego sets sail on the Disney Wonder, home to 11 decks overflowing with family-friendly restaurants, themed pools and more. Adults can enjoy spaces just for them like adult-exclusive dining and a luxurious spa while kids can play alongside their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in the Marvel Super Hero Academy. You and your family can enjoy delicious southern cooking and live jazz music at Tiana’s Place, or can relive Anna and Elsa’s Frozen adventure in a unique Broadway-style stage show.

Ready to book your cruise out of America’s Finest City? Check out which of our cruises from San Diego are the best fit for you!


Top 5 Reasons to Book a 2019 Disney Cruise

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With so many different ways to make memories on a Disney cruise, let’s take a look at the top 5 things that will make your Disney cruise even more memorable in 2019. You won’t want to miss out on any of the fun!

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1. Celebrate Mickey’s 90th with Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Party at Sea
In summer of 2019, the celebration of the main mouse’s 90th carries on at sea during 7-night sailings on the Disney Fantasy. During this brand-new deck party, you can join favorite Disney characters for fun in the sun as they celebrate Mickey’s 90th in style, complete with special costumes and a song made just for the occasion – “It’s a Good Time.”

In 2019, Disney Cruise Line guests will be the first to meet Captain Marvel when she makes her debut during Marvel Day at Sea. For the first time ever, guests will encounter one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel universe as part of an action-packed, day-long celebration aboard select Disney Magic sailings departing Jan. 6 through March 8 from Miami. Captain Marvel joins the event’s awesome line-up of Super Heroes and villains, including Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and more. In addition to these heroic encounters, Marvel Day at Sea features an extraordinary deck show spectacular, themed youth activities, special merchandise, and unique food and beverage offerings. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent. (Disney)

2. The Return of Marvel Day at Sea and Star Wars Day at Sea
Marvel Day at Sea and Star Wars Day at Sea are both returning to Disney Cruise Line in early 2019, giving you and your family the chance to sail with your choice of super heroes or Jedi. During these special sailings, you get to spend a full day immersed in the world of your favorite stories. These action-packed cruises feature epic entertainment, themed activities and an abundance of character meet and greets. Plus, Captain Marvel will make her Disney debut during Marvel Day at Sea before her movie is released in March!

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3. A Collection of New Destinations and Adventures
With so many different types of itineraries available for you to choose, it’s easy to find one that’s a perfect fit for your family’s vacation dreams. In 2019, some of our itinerary highlights include more chances than ever to sail out of San Diego, a collection of roundtrip sailings from Rome and seven brand-new ports of call in Europe such as Stockholm, Sweden, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Cartagena, Spain.

In the spirit of holiday cheer, Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship during Very Merrytime Cruises, with Disney characters dressed in festive attire, special stem-to-stern holiday events, traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries” and New Year’s Eve galas. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

4. A Different Way to Celebrate Halloween and the Holidays 
Looking for a different way to celebrate fall fun or winter holidays with your family next year? What better way than with a themed cruise that brings everyone together?! In 2019, our popular Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime cruises are both returning and create the perfect way to join in the festivities without staying at home! Both specialty cruises feature decked out ships, magical entertainment and fun you can only find on a Disney ship!

During a cruise to Northern Europe, Disney Cruise Line guests venture to London, where they are immersed in the rich history and exciting culture of the capital city with visits to iconic sites like Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster. As part of the 2015 Northern Europe itinerary, the Disney Magic sails to Dover, England. (Mark Ashman, photographer)

5. New Adventures by Disney Short Escapes to Add to Your Cruise
Another great way to enrich your next Disney cruise is by adding an Adventures by Disney short escape. New in 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a pre-cruise guided experience in London to enhance your European cruise sailing from nearby Dover, England. With additional add-on trips in Rome, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Southern California and New York, these short escapes are the perfect addition to your cruise and allow you to become fully immersed in the destination, wherever it may be!

Want to start off your year with something to look forward to? Visit the Disney Cruise Line website to explore all of the fun things in store for 2019!

Top Four Reasons to Take an Adults Only Disney Cruise

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A Disney cruise is for the young AND the young at heart… But many adults don’t realize just how much there is for them to do on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Whether your kids want to hang out in the complimentary kids club or you want an adults only Disney cruise vacation, there are so many things for adults to enjoy!

Did you know that we have specially designed experiences to check every box on your vacation “wish list”? Whether it’s upscale dining, hip nightclubs, relaxing pool time or luxurious spa treatments, we’ve got all the essentials for anyone’s dream getaway!

Here are some of our adult guests’ favorite ways to unwind and indulge with Disney Cruise Line:

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Dining in Style
Disney Cruise Line has adult-exclusive dining options that offer delectable dishes, superlative service and romantic ocean views. At Palo, our signature specialty restaurant, you can delight in Northern Italian delicacies with a modern twist for dinner (don’t miss the chocolate soufflé!) or brunch. Aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, you can also savor gourmet French-inspired cuisine — during dinner, champagne brunch or a dessert tasting — at Remy.

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Playing the Night Away
Looking for a late-night party or a cozy space to enjoy an after-dinner drink? Every Disney ship features a nighttime entertainment district with sophisticated lounges, casual pubs and trendy nightclubs reserved exclusively for adults. In addition to hand-crafted cocktails, beers on tap and world-class wines, these venues also offer live entertainment, from musicians and cabarets to game shows and dancing.

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Relaxing in Serenity
Adults have their very own sun-soaked escape aboard every Disney cruise ship: Quiet Cove, a peaceful oasis on the top deck created especially for guests 18 and over. Here, you can relax in the pool, sip a fruity drink, enjoy live music and soak up the sun. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, adults can also luxuriate under a rain curtain at the Satellite Falls wading pool.

And for the ultimate luxury on most Bahamian and Caribbean sailings, you can head to Serenity Bay, an exquisite white-sand beach just for adults on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, with lounge chairs, hammocks for two and therapeutic massages overlooking the sea.

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Treating Yourself
Pure bliss awaits at Senses Spa & Salon aboard every Disney ship. This adults-only retreat offers a full menu of treatments, like massages, facials, mani-pedis, hairstyling and more… all while enjoying a magnificent ocean view!

Not to mention, Disney Cruise Line has special adults-only cooking classes, beverage tastings, exotic Port Adventures and more experiences designed with adults in mind. In other words… it’s good to be all grown up on a Disney cruise!

Eight Things You Need to Know About Castaway Cay

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Most Disney cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s gorgeous private island paradise in the Bahamas. With a family beach, an adults only beach, water playgrounds, and more, your whole family will love spending the day here!

Once you choose your tropical getaway to Castaway Cay, be sure to read up on these eight things you need to know about Castaway Cay before you visit …

1. The island is your own slice of Bahamian paradise. Castaway Cay is reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, and only one ship docks there at a time. This means you get more of that powdery white sand to yourself as you enjoy the island’s lush landscape and turquoise waters. Plus, Bahamian shops and a post office add local flavor to your day in the Abacos.

2. All that you need for a fun beach day is included. Towels, beach chairs, umbrellas? We’ve got you covered. Lunch? A delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet and soda fountains are steps away from the family beach. The only thing you need to bring is sunblock (though if you forget it, you can always purchase a bottle at one of the island’s shops).

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3. It’s easy to get around. The dock at Castaway Cay means you’re one step closer to fun in the sun since you don’t need to take a tender boat from the ship. Then it’s just a short walk to the tram, which will take you to various points on the 1,000-acre island. Want a more adventurous way to explore? Rent a bicycle and stretch your sea legs!

4. The island is a haven for water sport enthusiasts. Take a banana boat thrill ride or cast off on a fishing tour. In addition to more than a dozen guided Port Adventures out on the water, paddleboats, water cycles, sea kayaks, sailboats, stand-up paddle boards and snorkel gear are all available to rent.

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5. Your stateroom key card is gold. You’ll need it to get off and on the ship and make purchases on the island. Treat your family to frozen drinks at the Olaf-inspired Summertime Freeze or yourself to Bahamian specialty drinks at one of the bars. Then shop our collection of exclusive Castaway Cay merchandise at She Sells Sea Shells…and Everything Else!

6. There’s something for everyone. Just like on the ship, kids, tweens and teens have activities and spaces designed specifically for them. And while your little ones ages 3-12 are hanging out with the youth counselors at Scuttle’s Cove, you can get some “me time” at our pristine stretch of beach reserved for adults.

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7. Castaway Cay has all the ingredients for fun and relaxation. Fly high above the island on a parasail adventure, snorkel in a 12-acre lagoon, or lounge in a hammock gazing at the crystal-clear waters. Start the day off right with yoga on the beach, or for the ultimate indulgence, schedule a massage in a private cabana at the adult-exclusive Serenity Bay.

8. Disney pals join the fun on the island, too. You won’t want to miss a warm hug from Olaf or a high-five from Goofy. Bring your camera for that perfect photo opp with Mickey and the gang wearing island attire in front of a picturesque backdrop—turquoise water, silky sand and swaying palm trees.

Want a taste of the island life? Check out which of our cruises you can take to visit this one-of-a-kind destination!

Choose from Four Themed Disney Cruises Throughout the Year

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Halloween chills, winter holiday magic and encounters with Marvel Super Heroes or characters from across the Star Wars galaxy…all on your Disney cruise! Did you know that Disney Cruise Line offers special days at sea and holiday cruises throughout the year? From ghoulish delights to galactic nights, there are so many ways for your family to make memories during these one-of-a-kind celebrations!

Which themed Disney cruise sounds right for you?

Disney Cruise Line will treat guests sailing this fall to a wickedly good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland during Halloween on the High Seas cruises. For this extra-spooky celebration, each ship boasts its own signature Pumpkin Tree. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

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Halloween on the High Seas

Halloween is in full swing on Disney’s Halloween on the High Seas cruises! Set sail for spook-tacular Disney fun including a family costume party, an adult-only costume contest, a “sing and scream” movie experience and haunted stories of the sea beneath the night sky. So If you love creative costumes, special Halloween treats and frightfully fun décor, then you won’t want to miss this wicked celebration! The fun continues in fall 2019 aboard all four ships, with 4- to 7-night cruises departing from New York City, San Diego and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Dickens-inspired carolers carry the spirit of the holidays throughout each ship while singing holiday classics during Very Merrytime Cruises. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Very Merrytime Cruises

Unwrap some holiday magic with Disney Cruise Line! In November and December, our ships will transform into winter wonderlands for our Very Merrytime Cruises. If you want to sail away from the winter weather this season, what better way to celebrate the holidays than with festive tropical deck parties, carolers throughout the ship and Disney friends dressed in their holiday best? These 3- to 7-night sailings depart from New York City, Galveston, Texas and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Marvel Super Heroes like Black Panther are onboard for heroic encounters during Marvel Day at Sea. The event features all-day entertainment celebrating the renowned comics, films and animated series of the Marvel Universe. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Marvel Day at Sea

Want to unleash your inner Super Hero? Join forces with some of Marvel’s mightiest heroes during Marvel Day at Sea. Returning in 2019, these popular cruises let you step right into the epic adventures of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Villains — from heroic character encounters to secret agent training sessions to an epic stunt show at sea! Marvel Day at Sea returns in January on select 5-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean.

The “Summon the Force” deck party, part of Star Wars Day at Sea, features pyrotechnics, special effects and stunts including appearances by fan favorite characters like Kylo Ren, Darth Vader and Chewbacca. The day-long event celebrates the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga. (Amy Smith, photographer)

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Star Wars Day at Sea

For all you Star Wars fans, be transported to a galaxy far, far away…on the high seas. Blast off on Star Wars Day at Sea cruises in early 2019! Experience the legendary adventures of the saga up close through epic character encounters, Jedi training, a deck party spectacular and more on a day-long adventure. This Force-filled day at sea takes place on select 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral starting in January.

Are these cruises calling your name? Join us for any one of our adventures on the open water — you won’t want to miss out on any of the excitement Disney Cruise Line has in store!

Top 10 Bermuda Shore Excursions with Disney Cruise Line

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In honor of Disney’s first-ever cruise to Bermuda, setting sail this month from New York City, here are the top 10 Bermuda shore excursions, so you can experience the best of this unique tropical island.

1. The South Shore beaches boast the island’s famous pink sand and turquoise surf. Spend the day relaxing at a pink-sand beach on the Horseshoe Bay Beach Transfer.

2. Bermuda is a cultural melting pot that harbors an eclectic blend of British, American and West Indian influences. While many Bermudian customs appear European (driving on the left side of the road, playing cricket, local pubs serving ale by the imperial pint), Bermudans share similarities with North America in their dialect and currency. Taste the European influence on the Dockyard Brewery Tour and Tasting.

Waterway near entrance to Hamilton harbor in Bermuda.

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3. When it comes to fashion, the island has a style that’s all its own—distinctive for Bermuda shorts, often worn with a jacket and tie as formal wear. You can get a glimpse of the luxurious Bermuda lifestyle on the Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise.

4. At Admiralty House Park, you can watch cliff divers perform their graceful acts of remarkable athleticism. Or become a cliff diver yourself on the Hidden Gems Exploration Adventure.

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5. The island is home to massive caves featuring stalactites and underground saltwater pools. Descend into a cavern on the Crystal Caves and Pink Flamingos excursion.

6. St. Peters Church, the oldest Anglican Church outside the British Isles, is home to a cultural treasure—the antique altar carved in 1615 by Bermuda’s first governor. Check it out during the Bermuda Island Drive.

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7. Numerous coral reefs are in relatively shallow water, with virtually unlimited visibility, and are readily accessible from shore. Do some underwater exploring on the Snorkel Park Beach Adventure.

8. Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, built in 1846, is the oldest remaining cast-iron lighthouse in the world. Visit the lighthouse and other landmarks on the Scenic South Shore sightseeing excursion.

The boats and homes as seen from the harbor.. St. Georges, Bermuda.

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9. The historic British settlement of Bermuda is dotted with colorful British Colonial architecture, fountains, gardens and plazas. Stroll the 400-year-old cobblestone streets of a picturesque colonial town on the Haunted History Tour of St. George’s.

10. Bermuda’s climate is sub-tropical, with an average annual temperature high of 81° F and low of 60° F. Enjoy the island’s comfortable temperatures with a round of golf at Belmont Hills Golf Club.

Each of Disney Cruise Line’s five- and six-night cruises from New York City to Bermuda include at least two days on the island, giving you more time to soak up the Bermuda lifestyle. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore.

Take a Disney Cruise from New Orleans or to Hawaii in 2020

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Take a Disney Cruise from New Orleans or to Hawaii in 2020

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will be setting sail from New Orleans for the very first time! Families can sail aboard the Disney Wonder for a tropical getaway combined with incredible Disney entertainment. Six cruises during the limited-time season from New Orleans include four-, six- and seven-night Western Caribbean sailings; a seven-night Bahamian cruise; and a 14-night Panama Canal voyage.

Those of you from the area, get ready to experience the magic of having a Disney ship in your own backyard. And if you’re coming from farther away, take time before or after your Disney cruise to discover the Southern charm that’s made New Orleans famous. You can savor the distinct flavors of New Orleans cuisine, visit family-friendly museums and parks, and revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music.

In New Orleans, you’ll find magic around every corner as you recognize the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film “The Princess and the Frog.” Then onboard the Disney Wonder, you’ll be treated to a celebration of New Orleans dining and entertainment at Tiana’s Place restaurant with a menu that draws inspiration from the flavors and ingredients of the Louisiana bayou and live music that sets a French Quarter supper club atmosphere.

And that’s not all! Disney also announced a highly anticipated return to the Hawaiian Islands, along with tropical cruises from Puerto Rico, Florida and California. Read on for more details, and then start planning your Disney cruise vacation for early 2020!

After five years, Disney Cruise Line will make its much-anticipated return to Hawaii. As part of Disney Cruise Line’s early 2020 itineraries, the Disney Wonder will sail to Kiwiliwili on the pristine, mountainous island of Kauai, Hawaii. (David Murphey, photographer)

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Long-Awaited Return to Hawaii
After a five-year hiatus, the Disney Wonder will return to Hawaii in early 2020 for two special cruises: a nine-night voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 29, and a 10-night sailing back to Vancouver on May 8. You can discover the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, including the famous beaches of Waikiki on Oahu; the views from high atop the summit of Haleakala on Maui; the lush tropical gardens and waterfalls of Kauai; and the diverse natural wonders of Hawaii Island.

From San Juan, Puerto Rico in early 2019, the Disney Wonder sets sail on three special cruises to the Southern Caribbean, visiting tropical destinations renowned for beautiful sun-kissed beaches and warm azure waters. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Popular Itineraries from Puerto Rico and California
The Disney Wonder continues its standout season with returns to popular home ports on both coasts. First, the ship sets sail for the Southern Caribbean during two seven-night voyages departing Jan. 19 and 26 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by a five-night Bahamian cruise. Then beginning on March 20, the ship embarks on seven sailings to Baja and the Mexican Riviera, ranging in length from two to seven nights, from San Diego, California.

In early 2020, the Disney Fantasy will continue sailing guest-favorite itineraries to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida, including sailings that stop at the beautiful and vibrant island of Tortola. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

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Unforgettable Tropical Getaways from Florida
In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will have three ships sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida, and every cruise includes a day of fun in the sun on Disney’s private Bahamian island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, Castaway Cay.

  • From Miami, the Disney Magic will sail three-, four- and five-night Bahamian cruises and five-night Western Caribbean cruises.
  • From Port Canaveral, near Orlando, the Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, plus two special sailings at six- and eight-nights each. The Disney Dream will sail three- and four-night Bahamian cruises.

With a variety of options from Florida, you can choose the vacation that provides something for everyone in your 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.

Bookings open to the public on Oct. 4, 2018. More details on 2020 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2020 page of disneycruise.com.