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Summer 2017 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Announced

Disney Cruise Lines has announced the itineraries and dates for Summer 2017 sailings today.  Here is what we are seeing.  Gold and Platinum members of the Castaway Club will be able to book tomorrow and everyone else on Thursday.  If there are dates you are interested in, please let us know as soon as possible so we can book for you as soon as the bookings open.  If you don’t have a Travel On A Dream agent, please email vacations@travelonadream.com.

Disney Fantasy – Will be alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.  The Eastern Caribbean sailings will go to Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay while the Western will go to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth and Castaway Cay.  Eastern Caribbean sailings will be on June 3, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9 and September 23.  Western Caribbean sailings will be on June 10, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16 and September 30.

Also, there will be an 11-night Southern Caribbean on June 17 with stops in Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.  Finally, there is a 10-night sailing on June 28 with stops in Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.

Disney Dream – The Dream will sail 3, 4 and 5 night Bahamian sailings from Port Canaveral.  Several dates will include two stops at Castaway Cay.  The 4 night sailings with two stops at Castaway Cay include June 7, June 21, and July 5.  The five night sailings will have two stops at Castaway Cay on June 2, June 11, June 16, June 25, June 30 and July 9.

Disney Magic – The Disney Magic will again visit Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.  The Eastbound Transatlantic will visit Ponta Delgada, Portugal, Portland, England, Dover, England, Amsterdam, Netherlands and end in Copenhagen, Denmark.  This sailing will be on May 13 for 15 nights.

May 28, June 11 – 7 night Northern European – Copenhage to Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm.

June 4 – 7 night Norwegian Fjords – Copenhagen to Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Bergen.

June 18 – 10 night Northern European – Copenhagen to Warnemunde, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Amsterdam, ending in Dover.

June 28 – 11 night Norwegian Fjords and Iceland – Dover to Stavanger, Alesund, Akureyri, Reykjavik and Invergordon.

July 9 – 12 night British Isles visiting Newcastle, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Greenock, Liverpool, Dublin, Le Havre and Guernsey.

July 21 – 7 night Western Europe – Dover to Le Havre, Lisbon, Cadiz, Barcelona.

July 28 – 10 night Mediterranean – Barcelona to Villefranche, Livorno, Olbia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo, Palma.

August 7 – 5 night Mediterranean – Barcelona to Cannes, Livorno and Civitavechhia.

August 12, 19, 26, September 2 and 9 – 7 night Mediterranean – Barcelona to Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Villefranche.  September 2 sailing visits Cannes instead of Villefranche.

Disney Wonder – The Wonder will again be visiting Alaska with a new port of call – Icy Strait Point.  We visited this port in 2014 and know it will be popular!

April 23 – 14 night Panama Canal sailing – Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Cartegena, Panama Canal, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and ending in San Diego.

May 7 – 5 night Baja – San Diego to Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas.

May 12 – 2 night Baja – San Diego to Ensenada.

May 14 – 3 night Baja – San Diego to Ensenada.

May 17 – 5 night repositioning – San Diego to San Francisco and ending in Vancouver.

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, August 7, 14, 21, 28 – Vancouver to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan.  July 17 date will also stop in Icy Strait Point.

July 24 – 9 night Alaskan – 9 night Alaskan – From Vancouver to Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm.

August 2 – 5 night Alaskan – Visiting Tracy Arm, Ketchikan.

Any dates not listed will not be released this week and should be available on the future release.

Disney Cruise Line Adventure by Disney Add-Ons for 2016 Released

Today, Disney Cruise Line released the add-on packages for the 2016 Disney Magic summer sailings in Europe.  Here is what is available and starting prices.  Prices for children are 11 years and younger.

7-Night Magic of the Baltic Cruise – Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden | 7 Nights / 8 Days – Prices starting at $2449 adults, $2329 children.

7-Night Magic of the Fjords Cruise – Copenhagen, Norway | 8 Days / 7 Nights – Prices starting at $2449 adult, $2329 children.

7-Night Mediterranean Magic – Barcelona, At Sea, Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), La Spezia (Florence), Villefranche | 8 Days / 7 Nights – Prices starting at $2499 adults, $2369 children.

12-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona – Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta | 13 Days / 12 Nights – Prices starting at $3489 adults, $3309 children.

Barcelona Escape – Pre-Cruise Stay 3 Nights – Prices starting at $2089 adults, $1979 children.

Copenhagen Escape – Pre-Cruise Stay 3 Nights – Prices starting at $2299 adults, $2179 children.

London Escape – Pre-Cruise Stay 2 Nights – Prices starting at $2499 adults, $2369 children.

Contact your Travel On A Dream agent for information on adding these packages to your cruise.  Availability is limited and will go fast!

Fall 2015 Disney Cruise Line Itinerary

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced the itineraries for fall of 2015.  Bookings open on Wednesday, May 21 to the public with bookings available tomorrow for Gold and Platinum Castaway Club members. Request your quote here.  Be sure to tell us your Castaway Club level so we properly prioritize your request.

Here is what we are seeing:

Disney Wonder

  • September 7, 2015 – 10 night Vancouver to Hawaii with stops in Hilo, Nawiliwili, Kahului and 2 days at Honolulu
  • September 17, 2015 – 10 night Honolulu, Hawaii to Vancouver with stops in Hilo, Nawiliwili, and 2 days in Kahului
  • September 27, 2015 – 4 night Vancouver to San Diego with stop in Victoria.
  • October 1 – 3 night Baja with stop in Ensenada
  • October 4, 11, 18 – 5 night Baja with stops in Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas
  • October 9, 16 – 2 night Getaway from San Diego
  • October 23, 2015 – 14 night San Diego to Galveston with stops in Puerto Vallarta, Cartegena, Cozumel, through the Panama Canal.
  • November 6, 2015 – 7 night sailing from Galvest with stops in Cozumel, Falmouth and Grand Cayman
  • November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 28, 2015 – 7 night Bahamian sailing from Galveston with stops at Nassau, Key West and Castaway Cay
  • December 18, 2015 – 6 night sailing from Galveston with stops at Key West and Castaway Cay
  • December 24 – 5 night Western from Galveston with stop at Cozumel

Disney Magic

  • September 19, 2015 – 11 night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise from Barcelona with stops in Funchal and Castaway Cay, ending in Miami
  • September 20
  • October 4, 18, November 1, 15, 29, December 13, 2015 – 5 night Western Caribbean from Miami with stops at Cozumel and Castaway Cay
  • October 9, 23, November 6, 20, December 4, 18, 2015 – 5 night Western Caribbean from Miami with stops at Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay
  • September 30, October 14, 28, November 11, 25, December 9, 27, 2015 – 4 night Bahamian sailing from Miami to Castaway Cay, Nassau and Key West

Disney Fantasy

  • September 5, 19, October 3, 17, 31, November 14, December 28, 2015 – 7 night Western sailings with stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth and Castaway Cay
  • November 28, December 12, 2015 – 7 night Western sailings with stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay
  • September 12, 26, October 10, 24, 2015 – 7 night Eastern sailings with stops in St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay
  • November 7, 21, December 5, 19, 2015 – 7 night Eastern sailings with stops in Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay

Disney Dream

  • September 4, 11, 18, November 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18, 21, 28, 2015 – 3 night Bahamian sailing to Nassau and Castaway Cay
  • December 23, 2015 – 4 night Bahamian sailing to Key West and Castaway Cay
  • September 7, 21, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 24, 2015 – 4 night Bahamian sailings with stops at Nassau and Castaway Cay

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!

Reimagined Disney Magic Part II

Here is Part II of our quick cruise on the Disney Magic.  For Part I, please click here.  I will be adding in pictures later.

It was now time to check out our room.  First we noticed the new carpet and then the bed, which is the same as those on the Dream and Fantasy.  While I understand that many people would like to see beds that still split, personally, I find the new beds more comfortable and am happy with this decision.

The sofa beds were all replaced as well with the same style as on the Dream and Fantasy.  The tables were all new, but looked similar to the old ones in design, though were a darker wood.  They do not raise like the old ones did however.  The stools at the desk were different, more of a “mushroom” like stool instead of a “crescent moon”.  There are more outlets available as well as with the addition of the new hairdriers, they needed a 220V outlet by the desk.  While there aren’t a lot of outlets available in the cabin, before there was one or two and now there are four.

In the rooms that had steamer trunks there is now a cabinet in its place.  This is much nicer as it doesn’t stick out into the room and there are a couple drawers and shelves.  I always felt with the steamer trunk that I was piling stuff up in there to get the most use.

I understand that the connecting rooms and two new ADA rooms were completed during the reimagination.  It also appears that the cabin doors (both to the hall and bathrooms) have either been replaced, repainted or resurfaced.

Dinner tonight would be in the new Animators Palate.  The menu was very similar to the one on the Disney Dream and Fantasy.  We only ordered an appetizer and split an entree as we would be at Palo later in the evening.

The show in Animator’s Palate is the same concept as before but significantly upgraded.  Called “Drawn to Magic”, this show shows the progression of animation from the line drawings, to color videos.  There are lighting upgrades, new drawings and new walls.  Everything was amazing!

After dinner, we changed for Palo and went up.  The major changes we noticed here were the flooring, lighting and poles.  The entryway marble floor is gorgeous!  I’m not as thrilled with the carpet or the ribbon of light on the ceiling.  They don’t seem as elegant as the rest of the restaurant.  The shot glasses used for the sgroppino are all Murano glass and very pretty.  It would have been nice to continue the black and tan color scheme throughout the restaurant instead of introducing so many colors in the carpet and lighting.  The food was excellent as usual though.  On the menu, there was now a six course option with wine pairings to give you more of a Remy-like experience.

We didn’t make it for most of the pirate party, but did arrive in time for the fireworks which were the same as before.  After the party we went to After Hours (Beat Street) and Fathoms (Rockin’ Bar D) for Match Your Mate.  They have added new benches for the couples which make it look like more of a show.

Fathoms definitely has a more club feel to it.  The lighting is fun to watch as the jellyfish change colors like the water seems to under the sea.  Other than this, the room is identical in layout.  I am not a club person so this is the one room that I felt indifferent about the changes.

After the show, we checked out Keys (Sessions).  This was an unusual sailing with so many groups of people so the nightclubs were filled with larger groups.  This also meant the noise level was much higher.  In Keys, there was a pianist, but it was more like background noise because no one was listening to her, they were too busy talking in their groups.  I can imagine though on a regular sailing that this will be a great place to go for a quiet atmosphere.

We also had an opportunity to check out O’Gills.  I really liked this on the Fantasy.  I also really liked Diversions on the classic ships.  O’Gills was not like it is on the Fantasy, other than decor, but I still really enjoyed this place.  They still had the comfortable chairs but also had some high tables with stools and the booths are more private now.