While some Disney Cruise Line guests are anxiously awaiting the 2014 itineraries—like us, DCL had yet to inform guests what the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder would be doing for the remainder of 2013.
No more guessing as itineraries were released yesterday.
The Disney Magic will be spending the summer of 2013 in Europe and will return to the
beginning October 27, 2013. No dates yet
as to the transatlantic cruise and it looks as if the Magic will be have almost
30 days for an extensive dry dock for updates.
Will Enchanted Art be added? port
Miami, the Disney
Magic will sail offer three, four, and five night cruises from Miami
to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean.
If a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay is a must for your
sailing itinerary, be careful which itinerary you book, as the sailings
including both Grand Cayman and Cozumel do not
include a stop at Castaway Cay. All the
other Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries do
include Castaway Cay.
As for the Disney Wonder, it will offer guests a
Vancouver to L.A. sailing
in early September followed by a 14 night cruise through the Panama Canal to
then make its home port for the remainder of
2013. Do you like how the Magic and
Wonder will have traded places as the Magic will be in Galveston, Texas Galveston during the Fall and Winter of 2012?
The Disney Wonder will offer six, seven, and eight night sailings to the
Western Caribbean. Note that none of these sailings make a stop
at Disney’s Castaway Cay.
These offerings are yet to be noted on Disney Cruise Line’s web-site for booking. You are welcome to call DCL directly or contact your travel agent.
There are still some unanswered questions with the release of this information. When will the Magic make its way back across the
Atlantic? Will the Disney Magic dry dock in the U.S. or in Europe? Will the late release of itineraries for the
Disney Magic and Disney Wonder stave off the release of the 2014 itineraries?
The response to the itineraries was somewhat “ho-hum” as no new itineraries, destinations, or ports were announced. My speculation is that due to higher fuel prices and a slow recovering economy, DCL wanted to stick closer to “home” so to speak. And, it will most likely mean the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to provide the Bahamian and
Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral for 2014 due to
the extended contract with port authorities.
The Williams Family will wait patiently for the 2014 itineraries to be announced. We are hopeful to rebook our next cruise on the Disney Fantasy while on-board the Disney Dream. Wish us luck!