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Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Itineraries for Summer 2017

Disney Cruise Line has announced their itineraries for the summer of 2017, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe, in addition to a return to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Here are the details on new summer fun your family can expect when sailing with us next year.

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New Alaska Itinerary: Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier

For the first time, we’ll take guests to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier. These dramatic locations are part of a new nine-night itinerary on the Disney Wonder. Departing from Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 spectacular highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another highlight of this cruise is seeing Hubbard Glacier, the largest and most active tidewater glacier in North America. Displaying extraordinary blue hues and immense beauty, this spectacular glacier is more than six miles 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.

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New Europe Destinations: Amsterdam and Stonehenge

Also for the first time, we’ll visit Amsterdam, Netherlands, known for its elaborate canal system, tulip fields, windmills and world-class museums housing works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.

On May 13, 2017, the Disney Magic embarks on a 15-night transatlantic crossing from Port Canaveral, Florida, 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, the prehistoric ring of standing stones monument that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.

A visit to Amsterdam also will be part of a 10-night northern Europe itinerary that departs June 18, 2017, from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Dover, England. Other ports on this sailing include Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia.

The grand tour of Europe continues throughout the summer with limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.

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New Disney Fantasy Itineraries: Southern Caribbean

The Disney Fantasy will sail from Port Canaveral on longer itineraries for the first time – 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.

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More Castaway Cay

As you probably know, Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently rated a top port-of-call by guests. To give you 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, Bahamas. Special four-night sailings, departing June 7, 21 and July 5, 2017, will visit Castaway Cay twice, also with a stop in Nassau.

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner and book your Disney Cruise today!


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Discover All the Arctic Allure and Outdoor Adventure of Alaska with Disney Cruise Line

In 2013 and 2014, Disney Cruise Line® will offer new Alaskan itineraries departing from Vancouver. Disney Wonder® will sail 7-night cruises from Vancouver to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska. In 2014 Disney Cruise Line will introduce one special 9-night cruise which will visit Sitka, Alaska – a first for Disney Cruise Line.

In 2013 and 2014, Disney Cruise Line® will offer new Alaskan itineraries departing from Vancouver. Disney Wonder® will sail 7-night cruises from Vancouver to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska.

These departures are from May 22 – Sept. 2, 2013 and May 24 – Sept. 1, 2014

The excitement begins when you board the ship to find that all of your needs have been anticipated—and the fun continues as you travel from port to port. In each port, enticing adventures await you and your family—like whale watching, gold mining, dog sledding and more.

Discover all the rugged grandeur and unspoiled frontier of Alaska, renowned for its:

  • Historic mining and fishing towns
  • Fascinating Native American culture
  • Fjords, waterfalls, glaciers and other natural wonders
  • Majestic wildlife, like bears, elk and humpback whales

And that’s just the beginning. During Alaskan cruises, a world of wonder is yours to explore. With all that—combined with the exemplary customer service, magical experiences and unrivaled entertainment that is unique to Disney Cruise Line—you can look forward to the vacation of a lifetime.

Important Information

  • You will be too far south to see the aurora borealis—or northern lights—during your cruise, but you can still anticipate beautiful scenery as you travel through Alaska.
  • The Pixar Party takes place in the ship’s atrium.
  • There are no fireworks on Alaska sailings.
  • The average summer temperatures in Alaska typically range from a high of 62 F° to an average low of 45 F°, so be sure to pack accordingly. For tips on packing for your Alaska cruise, please explore our frequently asked questions.

As a special Thank You to our valued clients enjoy some extra special magic for your Disney Cruise. We’ll give you an onboard credit of up to $1000 per stateroom! 

If you want to know more or book your own Alaskan adventure, CLICK HERE.

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New 2014 Itineraries and Ports

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

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New 2014 Itineraries and Ports

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 guests 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 you 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 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.

For more information on these great new Disney Cruise Line destinations visit Kingdom Magic Vacations online or call 1-866-972-6244 today!

 

Disney Alaska Cruise: A Ship Off the Old Glacier

Hello Disney Parks Blog fans! I’m Jimmy, cruise director on the Disney Wonder. Originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, I now call Gold Coast, Australia, home with my wife and three amazing children. I have been with Disney Cruise Line since December 1998, when I began working in Youth Activities on the Disney Magic.

I’m writing to you now from the pristine waters of Alaska as we make our way through the summer cruise season here. People say a picture is worth 1,000 words. In Alaska, I say a picture cannot truly describe what you see. Everything from whales, dolphins, seals, bears and bald eagles to 7,000-foot snowcapped mountains and fresh fallen icebergs is like a live-action postcard.

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Yes, shoot as many pictures as you can, but do not get lost behind the lens of your camera. Take a moment and enjoy for yourself the beauty that is Alaska. Here are some personal recommendations to make the most of your Alaskan adventure:

  • Be prepared for the weather! I know its summer, but this is Alaska so dress warm and layer clothing. (You can always remove clothing should it get warm.)
  • No matter what the weather has in store, be out on deck during the scenic voyage through Tracy Arm! You need all five senses to fully immerse yourself in this spectacular area.
  • Maximize your time in the Alaska ports of call with Port Adventures, without a doubt the best way to plan your time ashore. Some of my favorites are riding the White Pass Rail, dog sledding on Mendenhall Glacier, taking a float plane to the beautiful Misty Fjords and enjoying the famous Butchart Gardens. (Remember, space is limited on our Port Adventures so be sure to plan ahead.)
  • Finally, don’t blink! Without a doubt you will miss something.

Thanks for welcoming me as a new author to the Disney Parks Blog. I look forward to welcoming you aboard the Disney Wonder for your adventure to the Great Land!

 

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