Category Archives: Galveston

Disney Magic Returns to NYC Fall 2016

The Disney Magic is going back to New York City in Fall, 2016!  Bookings for Fall 2016 will start tomorrow, May 19 for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members and May 20 for everyone else.  Here is what we know.

Disney Magic

September 17, 2016 – 11 nights – Barcelona, At Sea (3 days), Ponta Delgada, At Sea (3 days), Sydney, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, At Sea, New York City

September 28, 2016 – 4 nights – New York City, At Sea, Halifax, At Sea, New York City.

October 2, 2016 – 5 nights – New York City, At Sea, Halifax, St. John, New Brunswick, At Sea, New York City

October 7, 2016 – 8 nights – New York City, At Sea (2 days), Nassau, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral, At Sea (2 days), New York City

October 15, 22 and 29, 2016 – 7 nights – New York City, At Sea (2 days), Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral, At Sea (2 days), New York City

November 5, 2016 – 6 nights – New York City, At Sea (3 days), St. Maarten, Tortola, San Juan

November 11, 2016 – 5 nights – San Juan, St. Maarten, Tortola, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

November 16, 2016 – 4 nights – Miami, Nassau, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

November 20 and December 4, 2016 – 7 nights – Miami, Key West, At Sea, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

November 27 and December 11, 2016 – 7 nights – Miami, At Sea (2 days), Tortola, St. Thomas, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

December 18, 2016 – 5 nights – Miami to Bahamas (Complete itinerary unknown)

December 23, 2016 – 7 nights – Miami, At Sea (2 days) Tortola, San Juan, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

December 30, 2016 – 6 nights – Miami, At Sea, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

Disney Wonder

November 10, 14, 2016 – 4 night – Galveston, At Sea, Cozumel, At Sea, Galveston

November 18, 25, December 9, 30, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea, Key West, Castaway Cay, Nassau, At Sea (2 days), Galveston

December 2, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea (2 days), Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, At Sea, Galveston

December 16, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea, Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, At Sea (2 days), Galveston

December 23, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea (2 days), Nassau, Castaway Cay, Key West, At Sea, Galveston

Disney Fantasy

October 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 17 and 31, 2016 – Port Canaveral, At Sea (2 days), Tortola, St. Thomas, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral

October 1, 15, 29, November 26, December 10, 24, 2016 – Port Canaveral, At Sea, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral

Disney Dream

Generally alternating 3 and 4 night Bahamian sailings with stops at Nassau and Castaway Cay from Port Canaveral.  Three night sailings will be on Fridays and four night sailings on Mondays with the exception of December 19 (3 night) and December 22 (4 night).

If you are interested in getting a quote on any of these sailings, please advise your agent as soon as possible or use our request form http://travelonadream.com/request-a-quote/ to request a quote.

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

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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New Disney Discounts

Today, Disney World started a new promotion for Disney Visa cardholders.  This promotion is somewhat of a combined room only/package offer with room discounts of up to 30% and discounted tickets with a purchase of at least a 4 day ticket.  There is no minimum number of nights that you must stay to get the room discount and one of the dining plans can be added to a package as well.

This promotion is available for stays from February 18, 2013 to March 23, 2013 and again from April 2, 2013 to June 14, 2013.  The offer will be available to the general public on January 3, 2013.  It must be booked by March 7, 2013 for stays in February and March and by Marcy 31, 2013 for stays in April, May and June.

We have seen lower prices with this promotion off of non-discounted packages and better rates than AAA discounts on room only reservations.  The Play, Stay & Dine offer has been coming back as a better promotion and PIN offers have also been better.  The offer is subject to availability.  If you book with the Disney Visa promotion, a deposit will need to be applied at the time of booking.  Excluded from the promotion are Fort Wilderness campsites, Art of Animation standard rooms (Little Mermaid) and 3 bedroom villas.

Additionally, we are hearing that Disney Cruise Line will release more dates for the Kids Sail Free promotion on January 2, 2013.  With two full-fare guests in the same stateroom for categories 4A to 11B, kids will only pay taxes (approximately $40 – $84 based on cruise length).  Most sailings departing from Galveston, Texas between January 12 and April 26, 2013 will be included in this offer, subject to availability.  The offer excludes suites, category 11C and xGT (guarantee categories with restrictions).

Contact us today for your Disney World or Disney Cruise Line vacation!

Changes to Disney Wonder for 2013

It’s official!  The Disney Wonder will be having a new itinerary starting in September 2013.  These dates are available to book now except for the 4 and 6 night sailings which will be available on November 16, 2012.  Here is the new schedule:

September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 7, December 14, 2013 (7 night)

  • Galveston
  • At Sea
  • Key West
  • Castaway Cay
  • Nassau
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, 2013 (7 night)

  • Galveston
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Grand Cayman
  • Cozumel
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

December 21, 2013 (6 Night)

  •  Galveston
  • At Sea
  • Cozumel
  • Grand Cayman
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

December 27, December 31, 2013 (4 night)

  • Galveston
  • At Sea
  • Cozumel
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

So what do you think?  Does this itinerary appeal more to you?  Will you cruise out of Galveston in 2013 as a result?

Fall 2013 Sailings for Disney Magic and Disney Wonder Now Available

As we mentioned recently, we expected that the rest of 2013 would come out soon.

The Disney Wonder will have the following schedule:

  • September 9, 2013 – 5 night sailing from Vancouver to Los Angeles with an overnight in San Francisco
  • September 14, 2013 – 14 night sailing from Los Angeles to Galveston with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cartegena, Cozumel
  • Beginning September 28, 2013 – 7 night Western Caribbean sailings from Galveston with stops in Grand Cayman, Costa Maya and Cozumel

The Disney Magic will be home ported in Miami.  No transatlantic sailing has been announced (we don’t expect one).  Sailings will be 2, 3, 4 and 5 night sailings to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean as follows:

  • October 20, 2013 – 5 night sailing with Nassau and Castaway Cay (double dip)
  • October 25, 2013 – 2 night sailing to nowhere
  • October 27, 2013 – 5 night sailing to Cozumel and Castaway Cay.  This itinerary to be repeated on 11/10, 11/24, 12/8 and 12/22
  • November 1, 2013 – 5 night sailing to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.  This itinerary to be repeated on 11/15, 11/29 and 12/13
  • November 6, 2013 – 4 night sailing to Castaway Cay and Key West.  This itinerary to be repeated on 11/20, 12/4 and 12/18
  • December 27, 2013 – 3 night sailing to Nassau and Castaway Cay.  This itinerary to be repeated 12/30

So, what do you think of the new itineraries?  With the expected enhancements during drydock on the Disney Magic, Travel On A Dream will be looking at cruising on October 20 on the Disney Magic.  How about a group sailing!