Disney Cruise Line News

Home/Disney Cruise Line News

Florida Residents Sail and Save on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has announced special rates exclusively for Florida Residents on select sailings. Experience fantastic shows, onboard activities for the entire family, delectable dining, and visits to the most exciting ports in the cruise industry – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Booking Window: Monday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 10/29/2018 Select
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 11/05/2018 Select
7-Night W. Caribbean
Disney Fantasy 11/24/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian
Disney Dream 11/26/2018 7A
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/10/2018 7A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 12/15/2018 5C
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 12/17/2018 7A
4-Night Bahamian Disney Dream 01/14/2019 7A
San Juan, PR 5-Night E. Caribbean Disney Magic 11/30/2018 Select

 

Request a Quote

Offer limited to 50 staterooms and is subject to availability. Other discounts do not apply. Proof of Florida resident is required for at least one adult member on the reservation within 48 hours of booking. Failure to submit complete identification will result in a cancellation with applicable cancellation fees. Florida resident must be at least 18 years of age. Other stateroom types may be available at varying rates. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses not included. See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

‘Stars Set Sail’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Broadway fans will rejoice in the news that Disney Cruise Line’s “Stars Set Sail” program is returning in 2018!

Back for a 2nd year, “Stars Set Sail” brings some of Broadway’s most prodigious stars onstage in the Walt Disney Theatre to for a live concert highlighting the headliner’s theatrical repertoire. Other events during these special sailings may include Q&A sessions, adult-only shows, and theater classes for teens and tweens!

Here’s a look at this year’s “Stars Set Sail” schedule:

Disney Magic 05/13/18 Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”)
Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
07/07/18 Susan Egan (“Beauty and the Beast”)
07/29/18 Jonathan Freeman (“Aladdin,” “The Little
Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast”)
08/16/18 Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
09/09/18 Michelle Mallardi (“Beauty and the Beast”)
Disney Wonder 07/09/18 Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”)
10/19/18 Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
Disney Fantasy 06/30/18 Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”)
12/29/18 Susan Egan (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

Request a Quote

Talent, activities and events subject to change.

By | 2018-04-27T15:10:36+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Disney Cruise Line News, Disney News|0 Comments

‘Star Wars™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Dark Side… Light Side… Port Side…

Disney Cruise Line has announced that in addition to the already announced 2018 dates,  Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to 9-select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2019! This day long celebration brings Star Wars™ fun to a ship in a galaxy far, far away – in the Caribbean.

From Jedis-in-training to Jedi Masters, there will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Star Wars™ Deck Party and Fireworks
    • Evening filled with Music, Dancing, Games, and show
    • Deck party ends with a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lasers, lighting, sound effects and Star Wars™ music
  • Themed Youth and Family Activities
    • Dress up in your own stellar costumes
    • Jedi Training Academy experience teaches young “Padawans” lightsaber moves to face off against the evil Darth Vader
    • Star Wars™ Trivia
    • Star Wars™-themed crafts, games and activities in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab for youth
  • Meet and Greets with favorite Star Wars™ characters
    • Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader and others will hold scheduled meet and greets and roam the decks and elsewhere around the ship
  • At-Sea screenings of Star Wars™ films
    • Watch all nine Star Wars™ films in the saga
  • Special Food/Beverage Offerings

All the intergalactic fun of Star Wars™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean Disney Fantasy sailings. Those sailing dates are:

Western Caribbean – includes stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2018Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17, 31; and Apr. 14
  • 2019Jan. 5, 19; Feb. 2, 16; and Mar. 2

Eastern Caribbean – includes stops in Tortola, St. Thomas and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2018Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 10, 24; and Apr. 7
  • 2019Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23

These sailings are guaranteed to be out-of-this galaxy! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

Request a Quote

Activities and events subject to change.

‘MARVEL™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

In addition to the already announced 2018 dates, MARVEL™ Day at Sea will be returning for select Disney Magic sailings in 2019! This action-packed day will bring the epic adventures of the MARVEL™ Universe to a ship in floating somewhere the Atlantic.

There will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Meet-and-Greets with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and other MARVEL™ Universe Super Heroes
  • A spectacular MARVEL™-themed party on the ship’s upper deck complete with music, dancing and games
  • A finale to the party that only a Super Hero could arrange – including a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, and MARVEL™ Super Heroes and Super Villains
  • MARVEL™-themed trivia for kids and families
  • MARVEL™-themed games, activities and arts and crafts offered throughout the day in the Oceaneer Club.
  • Special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings

All the unforgettable fun of MARVEL™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select Disney Magic sailings from Miami. Those sailing dates are:

5-night Western Caribbean –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman

  • 2018 – Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 18; Apr. 1, 15 and 29
  • 2019Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3

5-night Bahamian –  include a stop at Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and Castaway Cay

  • 2019 – Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 8

These sailings are guaranteed to bring out your superhuman abilities! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

Request a Quote

Activities and events subject to change.

8 Things We’re Excited About in 2018 at Disney Destinations

While it’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over, we are overflowing with excitement and anticipation of what’s coming in 2018 for Disney Destinations!

Here’s 8 things (in no particular order) that we can’t wait to experience!

1 Toy Story Land- In Summer 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the all-new Toy Story Land will open to guests. Shrinking guests to the size of a toy, three attractions and a new quick-service dining location will await guests in the 11-acre play space. Slinky Dog Dash (a family-style coaster) and Alien Swirling Saucers will be the new attractions joining the already existing guest favorite Toy Story Mania!®. Woody’s Lunch Box will offer several meals and old-fashioned soda floats. No exact opening date in 2018 has been announced.

2 Disney Springs™ Additions- When you’re visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Springs™ is your place to eat, drink, and shop! And in 2018, the list of options is growing! Eight new dining concepts will open in 2018! The Edison will open as a lavish “Industrial Gothic” restaurant, bar and nighttime destination. Adjacent to that is a trio of modern Italian restaurant and bar concepts – Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte. Terralina Crafted Italian will feature dishes inspired by “Top Chef Master” Chef Tony Mantuano ‘s adventures in Italy. Master Sommelier George Miliotes’ Wine Bar George will offer more than 100 wine selections by the bottle and glass along with shareable plates, cheese and charcuterie. Jaleo, a Spanish concept by world-renowned Chef José Andrés’ and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill are also slated to open in 2018.

3 Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Celebrates 20 Years- Opening its gates for the first time on Earth Day in 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will celebrate 20 years in 2018! As part of the celebration, the Flights of Wonder show is being retired to make room for the debut of a new show featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s film UP! The new show will feature species of birds from around the world at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur Village. We’re sure that more special events will be announced before the big day, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details!

4 Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Transformation- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is currently receiving some major enhancements that are set to be completed late Summer 2018! For our guests that have stayed at the resort before, the biggest change will be the elimination of the Customs House! Old Port Royale will act as a centralized location for check in/out as well as merchandise and dining. Other updates include an all-new Centertown Market for casual eats, waterfront dining at an all-new Shutters restaurant, a new Banana Cabana outdoor bar and lounge, and an refurbished Calypso Trading Post for shopping.

5 Return of Disney on Broadway Much to our delight, the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts will return from Jan. 12 – Feb. 19, 2018! Also returning is what we believe to the highlight of the festival, the Disney On Broadway performances which happen each weekend (Fridays through Mondays at 5:30p, 6:45p and 8:00p) in the America Gardens Theatre. This years performers include:

  • Jan. 12-15 and 19-22: Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey
  • Jan. 26-29 and Feb. 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
  • Feb. 9-12 and 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland

The concerts are included with standard Epcot® admission but because of popularity, we suggest experiencing Disney on Broadway with a dining package that includes preferred seating!

6 Pixar Fest and Pixar Pier For over 20 years, the beloved characters of Pixar Animation Studios have found a special place in our hearts. And in 2018, they’ll come to life like never before with the addition of Pixar Fest and Pixar Pier at the Disneyland® Resort! Pixar Fest, the biggest theme park celebration of stories and characters from Pixar, will feature a new “Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” plus the return of ‘Paint the Night’ and ‘Pixar Play Parade.Pixar Pier will transform the area that is now Paradise Pier inside Disney California Adventure® Park with the thrilling, reimagined Incredicoaster, four new imaginative neighborhoods, plus entertainment, themed food and beverage, and more! CLICK HERE for more details on everything Pixar coming to Disneyland® Resort.

7 Downtown Disney® District Additions- There’s no doubt that the west end of the Disneyland® Resort’s Downtown Disney® District will see a lot of changes in the next 4 years with the construction of a new Disney-owned Four Diamond hotel that is set to open in 2021! But in 2018, you’ll see a few new locations open for your enjoyment. Splitsville Luxury Lanes will open in early 2018 with 20 bowling lanes, four dining areas, and much more. The New York-based Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer will open its first California location offering award-winning burgers and signature CrazyShake™ milkshakes that boast whimsical and over-the-top decorations and flavors. And in early 2018, D-Street will be re-imagined into a Disney-themed home goods store with products that change with each season.

8 Enchanting Enhancements for Disney Magic- Exciting new spaces and new experiences are coming to the Disney Magic in March 2018! An all-new enchanting dining experience will be created for families at Rapunzel’s Royal Table! Guests will be treated to live entertainment during their dinner, and maybe even an appearance by Princess Rapunzel herself. A redesign is coming for the Vibe, the space on the ship reserved for teens ages 14-17, which will be transformed into a trendy urban loft environment. And Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat located near the Quiet Cove Pool, will be redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style. The new enhancements debut on the Disney Magic’s Mar. 9, 2018 sailing.

What new addition at Disney Destinations are you excited about? Contact your Magic Maker® today and start planning your next getaway!

Request a Quote

Disney Cruise Line Offers 50% Off Deposits

This Year’s New Year Resolution – Together Time!

2018 is the year to make wonderful family memories! That’s easy with the help of Disney Cruise Line’s Broadway-style shows, delicious dining and incredible deck parties. But the fun isn’t just onboard; you’ll visit amazing ports of call from tropical wonderlands to enchanting European escapes. As an added bonus, book by February 15, 2018 and enjoy 50% off* the required deposit on select 2018 – 2019 sailings!

Offer Details:

When you book a Disney cruise of 7 nights or longer that’s scheduled to set sail between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019, you’ll pay just half of the typical deposit on the day of booking with the remainder of the deposit due with final payment! Disney Cruise Line offers flexible payment options with final payment typically due 75-90 days prior to travel. To take advantage of this offer, you must book by February 15, 2018!

Contact your Magic Maker® today for to turn “family time” into “once upon a time!”

Request a Quote

*Taxes, fees and port expenses, gratuities and Port Adventures are not included. Not valid on categories with restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), suites or Concierge-level staterooms.. Valid on all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Rates are in U.S. dollars This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions

Disney World Dining Caters to Everyone – Special Needs Dining

Anyone who has visited the Walt Disney World® Resort in the past can tell you about their excellent dining options. From the ethnic restaurants in the World Showcase at EPCOT®, to the class act dinner theater like Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and the one-of-a kind restaurants like 50’s Prime Time Café, there is something for everyone. But if you are one of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, you may think that your choices are limited. With the MAGIC of Disney, it is actually quite the opposite.

When traveling with someone with a food allergy, they’ll be pleasantly surprised with the quality of service provided. When your Magic Maker® makes you advance dining reservations (ADRs), they’ll notify them of the allergy to alert the staff of the extra care needed.

Once you get to your table service meals, you’ll want to remind the host/hostess of your allergies. At most locations, they will have a special allergy-friendly menu with options for you to choose from. If not or if you have any further questions, they can notify the chef to come out and talk about our particular dietary need. Each chef will go to great lengths to ensure your meal is made without any allergen contamination. If it is a buffet meal, the chefs often have a listing or will escort you around to identify “safe” foods.

For counter service, you’ll notify the cast member at the order podium of your restrictions. At most locations, they will have a special Allergy Menu that you’ll be able to order off of. If not, they’ll notify a manager to come and consult you on what your available options were. For snacks, you’ll find a selection of allergy friendly options at many of the food & merchandise locations!

Visiting one of the other domestic Disney Destinations? No worries! Disneyland® Resort, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa all have programs that function similarly and are equally as safe and efficient!

The Special Dietary program at Disney Destinations is just another example of how they continues to exceed expectations of their guests. In fact, in December 2017 the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) recognized Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as an industry leader in providing safe, quality dining experiences to guests with allergies and special diets! So sit back and enjoy your meal!

Save 20% On Select Disney Cruises Fall 2017 From New York City

Here’s your chance to save 20% on select Disney Cruise Line sailings this fall! Whether you are a first time cruiser or a proud Castaway Club member, you’ll be wowed by Broadway-caliber shows, diverse dining options, festive Halloween activities and great destinations!

Offer Details:

Some important details on Verandah 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.

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

Request a Quote

Not combinable with Disney Vacation Club Points. Rate does not include Gratuities or Port Adventures. The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Rates are in U.S. dollars Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

Disney Destinations News from the D23 Expo

Here’s the latest Disney Destinations news from the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. This page will be continuously updated as details emerge.

©Disney