Disney announced today the addition of three new ports and unique itineraries for the Disney Cruise Line that will open in 2012.
The new port cities are New York, NY; Seattle, WA; and Galveston, TX. The Disney Magic will sail 20 cruises from NY beginning on May 25, 2012 and will have three itinerary options. The Disney Wonder will sail 7-night Alaskan cruises from Seattle beginning May 28, 2012; and beginning September 22, 2012, the Disney Magic will sail 7-night cruises from Galveston to the Western Caribbean.
See below for more details on the itinerary options. Bookings for the new 2012 itineraries open on April 8, 2011 by phone [calling Disney Cruise Line at (888) DCL-2500] and through disneycruise.com.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
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– Eight-night Bahamas cruises that include a day at Disneyâ€™s private island, Castaway Cay; Nassau, Bahamas; and a stop at Port Canaveral, Florida, giving guests an opportunity to visit the nearby Walt Disney World Resort. As part of this itinerary, youâ€™ll receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and roundtrip transportation between the port and resort.
– Five-night cruises up the New England coast that will call at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick. In these popular Canadian ports, you can soak in splendid natural vistas, explore historic sites, visit quaint cafÃ©s and charming shops and browse Canadaâ€™s oldest farmerâ€™s market.
– Three two-night cruises (June 15, July 13 and August 10) that are perfect for families looking for a quick getaway and a sampling of the Disney Cruise Line experience with a day at sea over a weekend.
Beginning May 28, 2012, the Disney Wonder will sail another season of Alaskan cruises including seven-night voyages from the Port of Seattle to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. These cruises will combine the natural wonder and adventurous spirit of Alaska with the unparalleled, family-friendly experience found on a Disney Cruise Line ship. We work closely with Alaskan tour operators to create exclusive Port Adventures that allow you to enjoy Alaskaâ€™s natural beauty, rich history and abundant wildlife.
Beginning September 22, 2012, the Disney Magic will sail seven-night cruises from Galveston to the Western Caribbean. Ports of call include Grand Cayman and Mexicoâ€™s Costa Maya and Cozumel. On this cruise, your family can enjoy a tropical getaway with world-class entertainment and impeccable guest service found only on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Youâ€™ll have three magical days at sea to explore all of the fun aboard the Disney Magic and three days in port to lounge on warm, golden beaches, to swim and snorkel in azure waters or to shop to your heartâ€™s content in exotic marketplaces.
Being a big fan of Disney and Disney theme parks and having already been on one of their cruises out of Florida, I’m thrilled that the Disney Magic will be sailing out of my hometown of NYC — and with an option to go to Canada (I’m totally going, get ready for me, Canadians!). And Iove that there’s an option to just take 2 days from NY out to sea and just enjoy cruising, because there’s lots to do on the boat. I really can’t put into words how awesome the Disney Cruise Line is, seriously. On my trip back in 2006, we got to lay out on the deck at night with blankets under the stars and watch the first Pirates Of The Caribbean on a jumbo screen; there was also a Pirates dinner party, and a fireworks display right off the boat. There’s lots of Disney-related activities , but there’s plenty of general cruise stuff to do like shuffleboard, spa, massages, and the like. If you have kids, they’ll go crazy for it and there’s this whole kids camp thing where you basically drop your kids off in the morning and they have fun til they drop while you relax and actually have a vacation. If you don’t have children, fear not – there’s several “adults only” areas, like a private pool and restaurant, so you don’t have to feel like you’re being bombarded with children and children’s activities.