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Summer 2015 Disney Cruise Itineraries Revealed

We finally have the summer 2015 sail dates for Disney Cruise Line! Reservations will be open to book tomorrow, March 26 for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members and on March 27 for everyone else.  If you have not already put in a request for a new booking and would like to make your request now, please use this form http://travelonadream.com/quote.html.

And now, the itineraries!

Disney Dream:

Alternating three and four night sailings departing on Fridays and Mondays. The exception to this will be starting June 26, 2015 where we will see five night double dips (two stops at Castaway Cay). Here are the dates:

• June 26, 2015 – 5 night
• July 1, 2015 – 4 night
• July 5, 2015 – 5 night
• July 10, 2015 – 5 night
• July 15, 2015 – 4 night
• July 19, 2015 – 5 night
• July 24, 2015 – 5 night
• July 29, 2015 – 5 night

Disney Fantasy:

Alternating seven night Eastern and Western Caribbean Itineraries:

• May 16, 30, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, 22, 2015 (Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth and Castaway Cay)
• May 23, June 6, 20, July 4, 18, August 1, 15, 29, 2015 (St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay)
• May 2, 2015 – Eastern to St. Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Castaway Cay
Disney Wonder:
The Disney Wonder will again go to Alaska for the summer of 2015:
• May 1, 2015 – 14 night Panama Canal – Miami, Cozumel, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego
• May 15, 2015 – 2 night cruise (not listed on DCL’s site)
• May 17, 2015 – 3 night cruise
• May 20, 2015 – 5 night repositioning to Vancouver (San Francisico)
• May 25, 2015 – 7 night Alaskan Cruises from Vancouver (Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan)
• June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Disney Magic:

Disney Magic will be returning to the Baltic! This time with many more itineraries!

• May 3, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Western Caribbean
• May 10, 2015 – 5 night sailing (not listed on Disney’s website)
• May 15, 2015 – 15 night Eastbound Transatlantic sailing from Port Canaveral with stops in New York City, St. John, Newfoundland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Oslo, Norway overnight in Copenhagen
• May 30, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Northern Europe including stops in Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
• June 6, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Norway Fjords with stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway
• June 13, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Northern Europe including stops in Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
• June 20, 2015 – 9 night sailing to Norway Fjords with stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Molde, Olden and Bergen, Norway
• June 29, 2015 – 11 night repositioning sailing from Copenhagen to Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Norway, Reykjavik (overnight) and Akureyril, Iceland, Torshavin, Faroe, ending in Dover, England
• July 10, 2015 – 12 night sailing to Northern Europe visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, Warnemunde, Germany, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia and Tallinn, Estonia
• July 22, 2015 – 12 night sailing to Northern Europe visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia and Tallinn, Estonia
• August 3, 2015 – 7 night repositioning from Dover to Barcelona with stops in Vigo, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal and Gibraltar, UK
• August 10, 2015 – 5 night sailing to Villefranche, La Spezia and Civitavecchia
• August 15, 22 and 29, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Naples, Civitavecchia, La Spezia and Villefranche

Contact Travel On A Dream for your quote today!

Disney Magic 2014

The schedule won’t be released for another week but here is what we are hearing.

October 18, 2014 – Disney Magic will sail from San Juan to Port Canaveral.  This itinerary will be San Juan, day at sea, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral.

October 21, 2014 – 5 night Bahamian cruise.  This itinerary will be Port Canaveral, Castaway Cay, Nassau, Key West, day at sea, Port Canaveral.

October 26 and November 9, 2014 – 7 night Eastern Caribbean sailing with stops at St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay.

November 2, 23, December 7, 21, 2014 – 7 night Western Caribbean sailing with stops at Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Key West and Castaway Cay.

November 16, 30, December 14, 28, 2014 – 7 night Western Caribbean sailing with stops at Falmouth Jamaica, Cozumel and Castaway Cay.

In addition to the Magic, also for sale next week are sailings on October 11, 2014 on the Disney Wonder which will be a 6 night sailing from Miami to Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Castaway Cay and on October 17, 2014 which will be a 5 night sailing from Miami to Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

If you are interested in these dates, contact us right away to get on our list for next Tuesday.

Disney Cruise Line 2014 Changes

Yesterday we reported that select sailings on the Disney Dream would be shifting dates.  Today we are reporting that the sailings in late October 2014 through the end of 2014 on the Disney Magic will be switching to the Disney Wonder.  This is because the Disney Magic will be moving to Port Canaveral.  The Disney Wonder schedule previously was not released so this will not be affected.

So what does this all mean?   Here is my speculation:

The Disney Dream already was going to switch sailings from Thursdays and Sundays to Fridays and Mondays around Thanksgiving time.  They are now doing that sooner in October.  From that point on the Dream will be sailing on Fridays and Mondays.  It was indicated that this change is happening because the Disney Magic is moving to Port Canaveral.

We have the Disney Fantasy sailing on Saturdays.  Disney Dream will sail on Fridays and Mondays.  That leaves the remaining days of the week open for the Disney Magic to sail.  I’m guessing that the Disney Magic will sail on Sundays with Western Caribbean sailings.  Right now the Disney Fantasy’s last Western Caribbean sailing is scheduled for November 8.

I think the Disney Wonder will be going into dry dock in October.  The dry dock would be shorter than the Disney Magic’s dry dock.  I don’t think it will be for as long as the Disney Magic will be.  There are only 21 days between the Disney Wonder sailing that returns on October 10 and the next sailing on October 22.  The 2 night sailing on October 20 has been canceled and not replaced, but the October 22 sailing has been replaced.  With three weeks they either won’t do as much or they figure they’ll have it figured out how to do it quicker as the Magic will take 6 weeks.

Additionally, we have heard in the past that the Magic was too top heavy to put Outlook Cafe on it or an AquaDuck.  With the dry dock this fall, they are extending the length of the ship, presumably to allow them to add more weight to the top of the ship.  They may also be doing something with the materials on the top of the ship to lighten it up.  The Wonder doesn’t need these things to be done so it is possible that they won’t need to have as long of a dry dock.

I doubt that we will hear about a dry dock on the Wonder or the Dream before the new Disney Magic itineraries come out.  We know that modifications can be made to the existing sailings next Tuesday and Wednesday, however, we have no idea if the new sailings on the Disney Magic will be available then.  Stay tuned!

Details on Disney Cruises for 2014

Disney has released the itineraries for the rest of 2014 (with one small exception). Gold and Platinum Castaway Club members can begin booking at 8:00 am EST tomorrow with the rest of the bookings opening at 8:00 am EST on Thursday.  Please get your request in to your Travel On A Dream agent as soon as possible so we can make the changes for you (for onboard bookings that are changing) and book your new cruises.

Disney Magic

May 19, 2014
12 night Transatlantic sailing from Port Canaveral to Barcelona
Castaway Cay, Funchal, Malaga, Barcelona

7 night sailings from Barcelona – Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples
May 31, June 7, August 16, 23, 30

12 night repositioning from Barcelona to Venice
June 14, 2014
Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Catania (Sicily), Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice (overnight)

9 night Mediterranean Greek Isles
June 26, July 5, 2014
Venice, Katakolon, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Mykonos, Venice (overnight)

12 night repositioning from Venice to Barcelona
July 14, 2014
Venice, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion, Mykonos, Santorini, Valletta, Barcelona

12 night from Barcelona

July 26, 2014
Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Valletta, Barcelona

4 night Spain
August 7, 2014
Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Barcelona

5 night Mediterranean
August 11, 2014
Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Barcelona

14 night Transatlantic Cruise
September 6, 2014
Barcelona, Malaga, Tenerife, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan

7 night Southern Caribbean
San Juan, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St Kitts
September 20, 27, October 4, 11 2 Night Cruise to Castaway Cay
October 20, 2014 from Miami

Alternating 4 night Bahamian, 5 night Western Caribbean and 5 night Western Caribbean sailings from Miami for the remainder of the year. There will be a 5 night Western Caribbean over Christmas with the Magic stopping at Castaway Cay on Christmas Day.

Disney Wonder

15 night Panama Canal Sailing

Key West, Cozumel, Cartagena, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego

2 Night cruise to Nowhere
May 17, 2014

5 Night Repositioning from San Diego to Vancouver
May 19, 2014 with one stop at San Francisco

9 Night Alaskan Cruise
Sitka, Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver
May 24, 2014

7 night Alaskan Cruises
Tracey Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2014

4 night repositioning from Vancouver to San Diego
September 8, 2014 (only stops in Victoria)

15 night Panama Canal cruise
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cartagena, Cozumel, Port Canaveral
September 12, 2014

5 night Double Dip Bahamian cruises
September 26, October 1, 2014

We have no further information on the Wonder past October 6, 2014.

The remainder of the year is set to open for the Fantasy and the Dream as well with the usual itineraries.

New 2014 DCL Itineraries Announced

Disney Cruise Line has finally announced the rest of the 2014 cruise itineraries.  The first half of the year were released in early December and can be found here.  This actually wasn’t that long of a wait when we look back at some recent years, but it seems like forever when you are looking for a specific itinerary or date.  We will look at what’s happening ship by ship.  But first, bookings for these itineraries will open on February 14, 2014 (opening February 13 for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members).

Disney Magic

As was predicted, the Disney Magic will be returning to the Mediterranean to embark on exciting sailings in the summer of 2014.  Select sailings will call Venice, Italy, as her home port.  All Venice sailings will overnight in the city so you can experience the nightlife here.  Disney Magic will visit several ports of call (some for the first time), including Katakolon, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini and Corfu, Greece and Catania, Sicily.

On June 26 and July 5 there will be new 9-night Mediterranean Greek Isles sailings departing from Venice with visits to Katakolon, Pireaus, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Mykonos and then overnighting in Venice.

She will conclude her season in Europe with another Transatlantic sailing returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Here Disney Magic will embark on four 7-night Southern Caribbean sailings with stops in Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and St. Kitts.  These sailing will be September 20, 27, October 4 and October 11.

Next she will go back to Miami and continue with alternating 4, 5 and 5 night sailings to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean.  This is the same itineraries the Disney Wonder will be sailing in early 2014.

Disney Wonder

Yes, the Disney Wonder is going back to Alaska!  But before she gets there, she will be making a journey through the Panama Canal.

The first sailing out of Vancouver will be special as the Wonder will visit Sitka, Alaska for the very first time on a 9-night sailing.  Following the 9-night sailing, she will continue through the summer with 7-night Alaskan itineraries, with ports of call in Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan and a visit to Tracy Arm fjord.

The 9-night sailing will be on May 24, while the remaining of the sailings will depart on Mondays with the final Alaska sailing on September 1.

Following the Alaskan season, Disney Wonder will go back to the Caribbean and Port Canaveral!

Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream

The Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will continue it’s schedule of Bahamas and Caribbean sailings out of Port Canaveral in the fall of 2014.

Character Breakfast On The Disney Magic

Editor’s Note:  This blog is from our agent Nicole Riley, who just returned from a sailing on the Disney Magic out of Galveston.  She brings us her report on the character breakfast, available on the 6, 7 and 8 night sailings. 

We recently returned from a sailing on the Disney Magic out of Galveston.  We had heard rumors that there would be a character breakfast before leaving, but didn’t see anything official.  We were just happy to be on the ship, so we didn’t think another thing about it.  So, we were pleasantly surprised on the night before our second sea day that our servers told us the next day would be our day for the character breakfast.

Now I love Mickey Mouse just as much as everyone else, but it was nice and sunny and I didn’t want to spend my day in a restaurant waiting to see characters.  This was a very fun experience on our cruise, and I’m glad we took the time to do it.

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Kids Sail Free on Select Sailings

Disney has expanded the dates for its Kids Sail Free promotion!  For select dates this Spring, kids will not have to pay a cruise fare when traveling in the same stateroom with two full fares.  You will only pay government taxes and fees for the kids.

This promotion is being offered on the Disney Magic for sailings out of Galveston, Texas.  Included are the following sailings:

  • 4-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between March 15 and April 16, 2013
  • 6-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between January 26 and April 20, 2013 (excluding March 9 and 23).
  • 8-night Bahamian cruises – most sailings departing between February 15 and April 26, 2013.

The promotion is also being offered on the Disney Wonder for sailings out of Miami, Florida.  Included are the following sailings:

  • 4-night Bahamian cruise – April 18, 2013 with stops at Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay.
  • 5-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between January 14 and February 25, 2013 (excluding February 16) and between April 8 and April 27, 2013.

Contact Travel On A Dream today for details.  Availability is very limited.  Rooms for five and four will be the first to sell out.

No kids?  These dates don’t work?  Contact Travel On A Dream to see what other offers are available, including onboard credit offers on the Disney Dream, Florida resident pricing and US military rates.  We search to find you the best pricing now and continue to check after you book to make sure you are always getting the best price.

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