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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!

Save 20% on Disney Cruise Line Sailings in January 2014

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With the weather getting colder, you may be dreaming of a tropical getaway. You can enjoy some sunshine or give the perfect Christmas gift and save 20% on Disney Cruise Line sailings next month. You can escape on a carefree, tropical getaway with Disney Cruise Line and save 20% off prevailing rates on select 3- and 4-Night Bahamian Cruises sailing from Port Canaveral in January 2014.

All voyages include a visit to Nassau and an unforgettable day at Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay, with its sparkling turquoise waters and white-sand beaches.

Available Sail Dates:

3-Night Bahamian Sailings on the Disney Magic: Jan. 10 and Jan. 31, 2014

  • Inside Stateroom Category with Restrictions (Category IGT) $329 per person
  • Oceanview Stateroom Category with Restrictions (Category OGT) $399 per person
  • Verandah Stateroom Category with Restrictions (Category VGT) $449 per person

All of these prices are based on double occupancy. Total price for 2 Guests is $658 for Category IGT, $798 for Category OGT and $898 for Category VGT.

4-Night Bahamian Sailings on the Disney Dream: Jan. 12 and Jan. 26, 2014

  • Inside Stateroom Category with Restrictions (Category IGT) $479 per person
  • Oceanview Stateroom Category with Restrictions (Category OGT) $499 per person
  • Verandah Stateroom Category with Restrictions (Category VGT) $549 per person

All of these prices are based on double occupancy. Total price for 2 Guests is $958 for Category IGT, $998 for Category OGT and $1,098 for Category VGT.

Additional Details:

  • Based on double occupancy for Category VGT, IGT and OGT staterooms with restrictions.
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Guests and is non-refundable.
  • Full legal names of all Guests are required at time of booking and no name changes are allowed.
  • Specific stateroom will be assigned at a later time, based on availability.
  • Excludes Government Taxes and Fees approximately $54 per person (all amounts subject to change).
  • Rates in U.S. dollars.
  • Gratuities and excursions are not included.
  • The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Offers subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

Plus, you can enjoy 50% reduced deposit when you book any Disney Cruise by December 15, 2013!

Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information! 

Disney Cruise Line 2014 Itinerary Changes

You will have more options for longer cruise vacations when you sail out of Disney Cruise Line’s home port of Port Canaveral, Florida next year. Disney Cruise Line is realigning their fleet starting October 11, 2014. Here’s a brief overview of the Disney Cruise Line 2014 itinerary changes for each ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.

  • Disney Magic will sail out of Port Canaveral, Florida beginning October 21, 2014. Following one 5-night Bahamian cruise, the ship will set sail on 7-night Caribbean voyages departing on Sundays.
  • Disney Wonder will return to Miami, Florida on October 11, 2014, and begin offering 4- and 5-night Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.
  • Beginning October 27, 2014, Disney Dream will depart on Mondays and Fridays for 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises.
  • Disney Fantasy will continue to sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturdays.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until next year to enjoy a magical Disney cruise vacation! Great lead rates are available now on select sailings this fall from Port Canaveral, Florida. Plus, you can take advantage of special rates on Miami cruises or final sailings from Galveston.

Are you considering a Disney Cruise Line vacation? Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information about a Disney Cruise Line vacation! 

June 2013 Disney Cruise Line Special Offer for Florida Residents

Are you a Florida resident? If so, you can embark on an unforgettable Disney cruise to the Caribbean on select dates and take advantage of special savings—available to residents of Florida for a limited time only.

The following rates as of Monday, May 20, 2013. These great rates are valid through Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Proof of Florida residency is required for at least one adult member on the reservation within 48 hours of booking.

Children’s rates are also available to Guests ages 3 through 12 that are traveling with 2 adults in the same stateroom.

Other categories and sail dates with other rates may be available.

Rates below are per person based on double occupancy in the categories noted.

3-Night Bahamian Cruise (from Port Canaveral)

Date             Category                  Rates Per Person
Starting From
June 06, 2013                 05A              $175 per Night / $525 Total
June 13, 2013                 05A              $175 per Night / $525 Total

Availability is limited to 50 staterooms per category per sailing. Rate does not include government taxes and fees of approximately $55 for 3 and 4-night Bahamas cruises on Disney Dream (all amounts are per person and subject to change).

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. This offer is subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

Would you like a free quote for this great deal on a Disney cruise? Email Siera at spreadingmagic@gmail.com today as this special offer won’t last long!

Disney Cruise Line Will Add New Itineraries and Ports in 2014

In 2014, Disney Cruise Line will add new itineraries and ports, including an expanded collection of European cruises highlighting the Greek Isles. Plus, Disney Cruise Line will depart for the first time from home ports in Venice, Italy, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Mediterranean from Venice and Barcelona

  • Departures from May 31 – Aug. 30, 2014
  • Disney Magic® returns to the Mediterranean with exciting new ports and popular destinations, treating your Clients to the best of Europe.
  • For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will use Venice, Italy, as a homeport for select sailings. During these cruises, the ship will overnight in Venice, giving your Clients the opportunity to experience an evening in the spectacular city.
  • Other new destinations include Katakolon, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini and Corfu, Greece, and Catania, Sicily.


Caribbean from San Juan

  • Departures from Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, 2014
  • Disney Cruise Line will homeport in San Juan for the first time in 2014, sailing four cruises to the Southern Caribbean, including Grenada – a new port of call for Disney.
  • Known as the “Spice Isle,” Grenada offers your Clients a lush and lively destination filled with spice estates, tropical gardens, beautiful beaches, thrilling diving, snorkeling, fishing and exploration through mountain landscapes and waterfalls.


Alaska from Vancouver

  • Departures from May 24 – Sept. 1, 2014
  • Disney Wonder® will sail 7-night cruises from Vancouver to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska. One special 9-night cruise calls on Sitka, Alaska – a first for Disney Cruise Line.


Disney Cruise Line will continue to offer a variety of sailings from Port Canaveral and Miami, Florida, in 2014. Most itineraries include a visit to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com today to book your Disney Cruise Line vacation!