Our cruise ship expert, Jason Leppert, returns with enticing news about Disney Cruise Line’s 2019 excursions. Some interesting new ports of call.
Disney Cruise Line is pulling out all the stops for summer 2019 with seven new ports in Europe, a return to Alaska and updated cruise durations for the Disney Fantasy. Highlighted along the way will be the likes of Sweden, France, Spain, Denmark and Northern Ireland.
Reservations for the latest itineraries will open on March 8, 2018 with more information to be found here: Ports and Itineraries for 2019.
New roundtrip voyage from Rome
Disney Cruise Line will sail for the first time roundtrip from the timeless city of Rome to see even more of the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican via the port of Civitavecchia.
The eight-night Disney Magic sailing will depart on June 14, 2019 and head to Salerno (Positano, Amalfi, Pompeii) and La Spezia (Florence, Pisa), Italy; Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice) and Marseilles, France; and Barcelona, Spain.
Seven maiden calls in Europe
Also while in Europe for 2019, Disney will make its first visit to the following seven ports: Gothenburg and Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden; Toulon (Provence) and Brest, France; Cartagena, Spain; Fredericia, Denmark; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Belfast will be newly featured on a seven-night British Isles sailing leaving from Dover, England on September 8, 2019. There, guests will discover the natural wonders of Giant’s Causeway and the Antrim Coast, as well as the ruins of the medieval Dunluce Castle.
The Disney Magic will also sail to the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.
Return to Alaska
A favorite will also be reprised as the Disney Wonder goes back to Alaska in 2019 to explore its dramatic glaciers and wildlife on a variety of five-, seven- and nine-night routes. Itineraries will depart Vancouver, Canada for Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska, as well as Victoria in Canada.
Fresh Disney Fantasy lengths in the Caribbean and Bahamas
Mixing things up from its usual year-round seven-day eastern and western Caribbean cruises will be other durations aboard the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral, Florida.
One such special three-night sailing will go to the Bahamas on August 7 while a six-night one will head to the western Caribbean on June 30. Then a longer eight-night cruise will descend to the southern Caribbean on June 22 before an extended 11-night one does the same on July 27.
Each voyage is scheduled to stop at Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay and more regional destinations.
Even more Castaway Cay opportunities
For those who love Castaway Cay, the Disney Dream will feature the island twice on several special four-night Bahamian sailings including on June 19, July 3 and 17, 2019 from Port Canaveral.
Another set of five-night Bahamian voyages aboard the Dream will double dip as well on June 14, 23, 28, July 7, 12 and 21, 2019 from Port Canaveral.
Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney
Further enhancing Disney Cruise Line’s summer 2019 itineraries will be optional Adventures by Disney experiences in Alaska and Europe.
Before the sailing in Rome and Vancouver will be new pre-cruise three-night Short Escapes. These guided tours will offer unique exclusives such as an after-hours look at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome.
They are also available in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Barcelona for activities like zip-lining, flamenco dancing and prepping local cuisine.
Additionally, certain European cruises can be upgraded with Adventures by Disney guided group excursion packages. Adventure Guides will take travelers into port for more immersive tours, and onboard participating guests will have access to exclusive receptions and concierge service.
The Adventures by Disney options also open for reservation on March 8, 2018 save for the Vancouver Short Escape which will be available later in the year.
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