Disney Sets New Alaska, Europe, the Bahamas and Caribbean Sailings for 2023
Disney Cruise Line will offer families a variety of vacations in summer 2023, including cruises to new and favorite ports of call around the world. From the glaciers of Alaska to the Greek isles, pink sand beaches of Bermuda and fjords of Norway, these summer destinations will provide great cruise options for guests. For the first time ever, families also will have the opportunity to sail around the Mediterranean and British Isles on the Disney Dream during its first season in Europe.
“We are thrilled to have five ships at sea in summer 2023 with a wide array of destinations for families to enjoy,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Cruise Line. “These Disney Cruise Line sailings will take families on summer adventures in ways that only Disney can do, delighting guests of all ages with dazzling entertainment, world-class dining, unique character encounters, the ease and indulgence of carefree days at sea and the uncompromising guest service that defines a Disney vacation.”
Disney Dream: For its first-ever summer season in Europe, Disney Dream will call on a wide variety of destinations. With sailings from four to 11 nights, the ship will sail from Barcelona and Rome to ports of call throughout the Mediterranean, including a first-ever seven-night sailing to the Greek Isles with stops at Santorini and Mykonos.
Late summer and early fall departures of the Disney Dream from Southampton will feature such destinations as Spain, France, the British Isles, Norway and Iceland. New ports of call include La Rochelle, France, and two new ports in Norway—Skjolden, home to a wealth of natural attractions, and Sandnes, a small city just outside the metropolis of Stavanger known for its outdoor activities.
Disney Wonder: The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska will combine with the magic of Disney on five-, seven- and nine-night sailings on the Disney Wonder from Vancouver. Beginning in May, cruisers will be invited to discover Ketchikan and Skagway, with their prehistoric glaciers, gold mining relics and spectacular land and sea life. Three Alaskan itineraries call at Icy Strait Point, home to a coastal rainforest, wilderness tours and ziplining above the treetops.
Disney Cruises Line also will feature tropical escapes to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida on three ships in summer 2023.
Disney Wish: For its first full summer of sailing, Disney Wish will homeport in Port Canaveral near Orlando for a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish will feature such new additions as Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience and AquaMouse, a wild water adventure and first-ever Disney attraction at sea.
Disney Fantasy: Port Canaveral will also be the departure point for the Disney Fantasy for sailings ranging in length from five to 10 nights. In addition to seven-night cruises to ports in the eastern and western Caribbean, guests will also be able to experience a five-night Bahamian sailing with back-to-back calls at Castaway Cay, a 10-night southern Caribbean itinerary to the islands of Aruba and Bonaire, and an eight-night cruise featuring two days in Bermuda.
Disney Magic: The original Disney cruise ship will make its summer home in Miami sailing to a number of destinations in the Caribbean. Starting May 27, the ship will sail four-night Bahamas cruises and five-night western Caribbean voyages, followed by two seven-night sailings in July to the eastern and western Caribbean. Select summer voyages aboard the Disney Magic will include double days at Castaway Cay.