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Summer 2018 Disney Cruise Line Dates Released

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced its itineraries for summer of 2018. Bookings will open Here is what we are seeing:

Disney Dream:
Sailing from Port Canaveral
4 night Bahamian sailings on Mondays and 3 night Bahamian sailings on Fridays with some exceptions:

5 night Bahamian cruises with ports of call in Nassau and two stops at Castaway Cay – June 1, 10, 15, 24, 29 and July 8

4 night Bahamian cruises with ports of call in Nassau and two stops at Castaway Cay – June 6, 20 and July 4

Disney Fantasy:
Sailing from Port Canaveral
Alternating 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings on Saturdays with two exceptions:

6/30 – 11 night Southern Caribbean from Port Canaveral – with ports of call in Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, San Juan and Castaway Cay

7/11 – 3 night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral – with ports of call in Nassau and Castaway Cay

Disney Wonder:
Sailing from San Diego, California to Vancouver and then Alaska sailings for the summer.

5/16 – 5 night San Diego to Vancouver repositioning – with ports of call in San Francisco and Victoria

5/21 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

5/28 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

6/4 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

6/11 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

6/18 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

6/25 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Icey Strait Point, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Ketchikan

7/2 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

7/9 – 9 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Ketchikan, Icey Strait Point, Juneau, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway, Tracy Arm

7/18 – 5 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm and Ketchikan

7/23 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

7/30 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

8/6 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

8/13 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

8/20 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

8/27 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan

9/3 – 7 night Alaska from Vancouver – with ports of call in Icy Strait Point, Skagway, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Ketchikan

Disney Magic:

5/13 – Miami to Barcelona – with ports of call in Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Cadiz, Malaga and Ibiza

5/26 – 7 night Mediterranean from Barcelona – with ports of call in Naples, Rome, Livorno and Cannes.

6/2 – 7 night Mediterranean from Barcelona – with ports of call in Naples, Rome, Livorno and Villefranche

6/9 – 7 night Mediterranean from Barcelona – with ports of call in Naples, Rome, Livorno and Villefranche

6/16 – 7 night Mediterranean from Barcelona to Rome – with ports of call in Marseille, Villefranche, Genoa, Livorno, Naples, ending in Civitavecchia

6/23 – 7 night Mediterranean from Rome – with ports of call in Naples, Livorno, Genoa, Cannes, Marseille, ending in Barcelona

6/30 – 7 night Mediterranean from Barcelona – with ports of call in Naples, Rome, Livorno and Villefranche

7/7 – 10 night Mediterranean from Barcelona – with ports of call in Marseille, Villefranche, Genoa, Livorno, Rome, Naples, Palma de Malorca,

7/17 – 5 night Mediterranean from Barcelona – Cannes, Livorno and Rome

7/22 – 7 night Repositiioning from Barcelona to Dover – with ports of call in Cadiz, Lisbon, Vigo, Cherbourg

7/29 – 11 night Baltic from Dover – with ports of call in Amsterdam, Warnemunde, Stockholm, Helsinki, overnight in St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and ending in Copenhagen.

8/9 – 7 night Baltic from Copenhagen – with ports of call in Tallinn, overnight in St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm

8/16 – 10 night Iceland and Norway from Copenhagen – with ports of call in Kristiansand, Stavanger, Alesund, overnight in Reykjavik, Invergordon and ending in Dover

8/26 – 7 night Norway cruise from Dover – with ports of call in Copenhagen, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger

9/2 – 7 night British Isles cruise from Dover – with ports of call in Cork, Dublin, Greenock, Liverpool

The Disney Dream and Fantasy sailings through the end of September will be available. Sailings after September 9 for the Disney Magic and September 10 for the Disney Wonder will be available to book with the next 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!

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.

Will the Disney Magic Return to Europe in 2013?

Many of our fans and clients are hoping to see a Mediterranean itinerary back on Disney Cruise Line®’s schedule for 2013.  Rumors that are circulating on Facebook and other discussion forums seem to support this idea!

Keep in mind that port schedules can be changed any time and until Disney Cruise Line announcing what is happening, these are just rumors.  We do not have any confirmation from Disney as to what has been found.

Here is what we are finding.

The Disney Magic® is on the port schedules in a number of European ports of call.  The first one to turn up was Madeira, Portugal.  The two dates showing on their schedule are May 28 and October 16, 2013.  Disney has used Madeira in previous Transatlantic crossings, plus as a stop for the new ships coming from Germany.

The next port showing the Disney Magic is Gibralter on May 30 and October 14, 2013.  This also coincides with a Transatlantic crossing.

Here’s where things are not clear.  The only other port showing the Disney Magic on its schedule is Villefranche with many stops between May 31 and September 2, 2013.  Some of the stops are only 2 days apart while others are up to 12 days apart.  This could mean that Disney hasn’t finalized the plans with other ports and wants to have options available in Villefranche.

Finally, we are seeing the Disney Magic on the port schedule for St. Maarten on October 22.  This also makes sense with a return Transatlantic sailing.  The Disney Magic is back on the schedule for Grand Cayman in early November, but then alternates weeks there.

As I stated at the beginning of this blog, these are rumors based on information from the ports of call directly.  Nothing has been confirmed.  We hope to see something official in the near future.

National Cruise Vacation Week Kicks Off!

We are seeing many offers this week from October 17 to 23 in honor of CLIA’s promotion for National Cruise Vacation Week.  Here are just a few of the deals available.

AmaWaterways

Exclusive 2 for 1 pricing on select sailings.

Avalon Waterways

Save up to $2000 per couple on select 2012 Avon Waterways European River cruises!

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival is featuring Fun Select Rates and up to $150 in onboard credits per stateroom for all cruisers.  You will receive $25 per person (up to $50 per stateroom) for 3 & 4 day cruises, $50 per person (up to $100 per stateroom) for 5 day cruises, and $75 per person (up to $150 per stateroom) on cruises of 6 days or longer.

There is also a bonus onboard credit for Europe departures starting June 2012.  When you book a 12 day Europe cruise you will get up to $200 per stateroom for past guests (plus free upgrades) and up to $300 per stateroom for new Carnival cruisers.

Celebrity Cruises

Up to $400 per stateroom on all sailings 4 nights or longer between January 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013.

Crystal Cruises

Book by October 31 and receive 2-for-1 fares, up to $700 additional savings and much more!

Disney Cruise Line

Between October 17 and November 17, 2011, book a 4 or 5 night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Magic and receive  a $50 onboard credit per stateroom.

Holland America Line

Great pricing on select  sailings.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise Like a Norwegian!  Reduced deposits, onboard credits on all three day or longer sailings in 2011 and 2012.

Oceania Cruises

2 for 1 cruise fares with free airfare plus up to $4000 bonus savings per stateroom on select sailings.

Paul Gauguin

Get up to a $100 onboard credit per person for every booking made by November 18, 2011.

Princess Cruises

PreSeason Sale from October 17 through October 23.  On Europe itineraries you can receive free balcony upgrades and up to $100 onboard credit per stateroom.  12 night sailings from as low as $2490 per person in a balcony!  On all cruises 7 days or longer, there are reduced deposits plus an onboard value booklet worth up to $325.

Royal Caribbean

For bookings departing  November 15, 2011 through January 31, 2012, you can get up to a $50 onboard credit.  There is also a offer for up to $200 onboard credit for new bookings made to Dubai, Australia and Europe with departures after November 15, 2011.

Seabourn

Save up to 50% or more to Europe, South and Central America, and Bali and the Indonesian Isles with this One Week Sale!  All-suite accommodations with ocean views, many with verandahs.  Open bars throughout the ship with fine wines at lunch and dinner.  All complementary dining venues!  Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences.  Tipping is not required nor expected.  Fares start from $1,999 per person.  This is an all-inclusive opportunity not to pass up.

This is a sampling of some of the offers available during the National Cruise Vacation Week celebration.

Terms and conditional apply to all offers so contact us today for all details at Travel on a Dream.  Starting pricing examples are base cruise only.  Taxes and fees additional.