From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jonathan Frontado
Just announced, in summer 2019 we will sail a first-ever round-trip cruise from Rome and visit seven new destinations in Europe. Plus, we’ll return to Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas, including new cruise lengths aboard the Disney Fantasy. Here are the highlights…
New round-trip sailing from Rome
For the first time, you can experience the rich history of Rome as a bookend experience in a single Disney cruise, giving you more time to explore iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Vatican.
First-time visits to seven new ports in Europe
As part of the Disney Magic’s tour of Europe, we’ll call on seven new ports for the first time in 2019, including Gothenburg and Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden; Toulon (Provence) and Brest, France; Cartagena, Spain; Fredericia, Denmark; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. I’ll tell you more about these locales in later posts.
Return to Alaska
The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the 2019 summer season. A variety of five-, seven- and nine-night itineraries will depart from Vancouver, Canada, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska, plus Victoria, Canada.
Special Disney Fantasy itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas
In addition to seven-night Caribbean cruises, the Disney Fantasy will embark on special itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas, including three-, six-, eight- and 11-night cruises. All cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy in the summer of 2019 include a stop at our private island, Castaway Cay, in addition to multiple tropical destinations.
Castaway Cay: More opportunities to explore Disney’s exclusive private island
In 2019, the Disney Dream will sail a series of four- and five-night cruises that include two stops at Castaway Cay. These special itineraries are in addition to three- and four-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral that visit Nassau and Castaway Cay.
Guided Experiences with Adventures by Disney
In the summer of 2019, Disney Cruise Line guests can enrich their experience by combining a Europe or Alaska cruise with a package from Adventures by Disney, a leader in family guided group vacations.
New pre-cruise Short Escapes
New in 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer pre-cruise guided experiences in Rome and Vancouver. These three-night Short Escapes, also offered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Barcelona, allow you to experience memorable icons in ways that few can, such as a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Plus, activities like ziplining, flamenco dancing and preparing local cuisine immerse families in the culture of the region.
Guided group excursion packages for select Europe cruises
You can also enhance select European sailings with an Adventures by Disney package during the cruise. Knowledgeable Adventure Guides lead travelers to experience the best of each port, helping you unlock the wonders of the destination through immersive excursions and off-the-beaten-path adventures. In addition, you will enjoy exclusive receptions onboard and have access to concierge service from these dedicated guides throughout the voyage.
These Disney Cruise Line itineraries and Adventures by Disney offerings open for booking beginning March 8, 2018, with the exception of the Vancouver Short Escape, which will open for booking later this year. Check out the Ports and Itineraries for 2019 page of disneycruise.com and adventuresbydisney.com for more details.