Category Archives: Jamaica

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?

Changes to the Disney Wonder Itinerary in 2013?

For some time now we have been hearing rumors about Jamaica and more recently about the Disney Wonder changing her itinerary in 2013.  We checked the Jamaica port calendar and found a mystery ship on the calendar every other Tuesday starting in October.

Today we found this:

When you search for a cruise in the fall 2013 from Galveston and click on the itinerary, the current itinerary is listed, but the above map shows.  I do not think this is the final itinerary, but it is interesting to say the least.

What we believe is going to happen is that the September 28, 2013 sailing of the Disney Wonder will switch itineraries to the one listed above with stops at Falmouth, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.  The following week, October 5, 2013, she will have an itinerary which does not include Jamaica.  As of now there is no clear picture on what changes if any will occur to the alternating weeks.

For those of you looking for information on 2014 bookings, my best guess is that they will not be available until after Disney Cruise Line takes care of the changes to 2013.

So what do you think about Jamaica as a port of call for the Disney Wonder?  Will this help you decide on a sailing out of Galveston or have no impact?

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Are you looking for a romantic getaway?

Then today we offer the perfect romantic vacation for you at an all-inclusive Jamaica Couples resort!

Enjoy your honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or just a romantic escape at one of four all-inclusive Couples Resorts—where world-class amenities, such as their wonderful spas, blend with beautiful beach settings and local charm. Enjoy the finest island-infused cuisine. Dive into a paradise of sports and activities. Or indulge in total privacy.  It’s all included!

  • Tower Isle in Ocho Rios – This was the playground to Hollywood celebrities in the 1950s!  This resort offers breathtaking sea views, a wide sandy beach, and century-old palm trees.  You can snorkel among the reefs, go windsurfing, or sail into the sunset, complete with your rum punch in hand!  Their spa has been recognized as “Best in the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure.
  • Sans Souci, nestled on the cliffs of Jamaica’s emerald coast – This resort offers secluded stone pathways, healing natural mineral springs, and private cabanas at the cliff’s edge for your signature spa treatments!  You’ll dine on authentic Jamaican fare, as well as five-star international cuisine.  All included, of course!
  • Couples Negril – Couples Negril sits on a secluded stretch of pure white sand and beautiful turquoise Caribbean waters.  They offer a central cluster of restaurants, grills, and bars for you to enjoy tropical drinks and freshly prepared local specialties. You can immerse yourself in an endless array of activities such as snorkeling, sailing, scuba, tennis, and yoga.  Their spa offers massage treatments on the beach, as well as late-night bonfires under the stars!
  • Swept Away in Negril – This resort is truly a paradise!  It encompasses seven miles of white sand beach, complete with tropical gardens, open-air cafes, small pool enclaves, and fresh fruit oases.  You’ll love the tranquility and seclusion.  They offer a 10-acre sports complex, as well as a superb spa to serve as a haven of relaxation.

Here is an example of a romantic getaway for 2 people:

February 14-18 (4 nights)
Couples Tower Isle in a Deluxe Garden room
Round trip air from Chicago to Montego Bay, Jamaica
All ground transfers in Jamaica
$2,852.94* including all taxes

If you are interested in this romantic couples’ vacation, please email me at Rhonda@travelonadream.com or submit a request here and we’ll be happy to provide a customized quote for you!

* Prices and availability are not guaranteed until booked.  Other departure cities available, prices may vary.