As we get ready to kick off 2012, we’re getting more and more excited about the coming year here at Disney Cruise Line. The New Year will ring in new ports, new destinations and a new Disney ship!
With all the updates we’ve been sharing on the Disney Fantasy, I hope you’re as eager as I am to set foot on the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line fleet setting sail March 31. Brand new offerings like “Wishes,” the Muppets Adventure Game, AquaLab, Europa, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Animation Magic are new additions our guests will love.
Here’s a sneak peek at the Disney Fantasy as Dumbo and his pal Timothy Q. Mouse (along with the hardworking team at the Meyer Werft shipyard) put the finishing touches on the stern:
The expansion of the Disney Cruise Line fleet isn’t the only exciting thing happening in the new year. For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line will set sail from New York, Seattle and Galveston.
New ports equal new destinations, and new destinations mean more adventures for your family! How well do you know the new 2012 Disney Cruise Line itineraries? Let’s see if you can match the photos below to the corresponding cruise. Check back around 3pm today to see how many you got right!
- Bahamas from New York
- Canada up the New England coast from New York
- Weekend at sea from New York
- Alaska from Seattle
- Western Caribbean from Galveston
- Hawaii from Los Angeles
- Pacific Coast from Los Angeles
In addition to these new itineraries, Disney Cruise Line will continue to visit the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles and the Caribbean and Bahamas from Port Canaveral in 2012. It’s going to be a busy year for Disney Cruise Line, and I hope you’ll enjoy the journey with us! Which Disney cruises are you planning for 2012?
UPDATE: Answers –
As the Disney Wonder sails from Seattle to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, guests are able to experience the rich history and customs of Alaska’s native culture and learn about local culture through hand-carved totem poles.
The Disney Magic will reposition in September to the grand state of Texas. Departing from the Port of Galveston, the ship will sail to the Western Caribbean, with stops in Grand Cayman and Mexico’s Costa Maya and Cozumel, home to exotic wildlife like the iguana.
Five-night cruises from New York up the New England coast to Canada call on Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick, where families can marvel at gorgeous natural wonders like the St. Martins Sea Caves.
Eight-night Bahamas cruises from New York stop at Port Canaveral, Florida, giving guests an opportunity to visit the nearby Walt Disney World Resort, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom (pictured).
Two-week Hawaii cruises are an escape to tropical paradise as the ship sails through the breathtaking islands with stops in Hilo, Maui, Oahu and Kauai, where guests can go on exciting shore excursions like horseback riding.
Two-night cruises from New York are a great weekend escape, giving guests a sampling of the Disney Cruise Line experience and the opportunity to discover some of New York’s top attractions like The American Museum of Natural History.
Seven-night Pacific Coast cruises stop in San Francisco and San Diego with the opportunity for excursions to famous California landmarks and regions like Sonoma Wine Country.