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Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Itineraries and Ports for 2013

posted on January 24th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

The wait is over! Today Disney Cruise Line revealed the 2013 itineraries for the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. Captain Mickey Mouse sends his regards from one of the new destinations…

Join Mickey Mouse and Disney Cruise Line in Athens, Greece in 2013

That’s right, the Disney Magic is headed back to Europe, and Athens, Greece, is just one of the new destinations!

All European cruises depart from Barcelona, Spain, and guests have the option of four-, seven- and 12-night sailings. In addition to a wide variety of cruise lengths, we also have some Disney Cruise Line “firsts” on tap for the 2013 European season taking place onboard our 12-night sailings. Pick your pleasure… one 12-night itinerary includes an overnight stop in Venice, Italy, and a visit to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and the other calls on Ephesus, Turkey, the Greek Isles and Athens.

Check out these photos from some of our new European ports of call…

The Disney Magic Sails to Venice, Italy  The Disney Magic Sails to Ephesus, Turkey  The Disney Magic Sails to Athens, Greece

Now for the other big news…

Starting in December of this year, Disney Cruise Line will depart for the first time from Miami! The Disney Wonder will sail four- and five-night cruises from the Port of Miami to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean.

Ports of call may include Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; Key West and Nassau, Bahamas, and many of the Caribbean voyages will include a stop at Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay.

The Disney Wonder at Castaway Cay

What about Alaska?

The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska in May 2013, departing from Vancouver and sailing to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have their warm clothing ready!

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with Disney Cruise Line in Alaska

Now that I’ve filled you in on the wide variety of Disney cruise options in 2013, which itinerary is at the top of your list?

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Ana from TX on January 24th, 2012 at 9:17 am

This is THE best way to start off my morning!!!! Thank you, Disney Blog, for breaking the news and thank you DCL for listening to your fans and for going back to Europe!!!!!


Louis from Hainaut on January 24th, 2012 at 9:19 am

Europe … Yessss , I’ll go Transatlantique then !!!


Terrence from AB on January 24th, 2012 at 9:40 am

Glad to see the Wonder will be travelling out of Vancouver again! I understand why the change to Seattle was made for 2012 (cheaper flights for US residents, lower port fees, etc) but the 7-day itinerary is so much better out of Vancouver! Welcome back to Canada, Wonder!


logeais on January 24th, 2012 at 9:42 am

ho yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!! thanks you mister disney !!!!


Sally on January 24th, 2012 at 9:42 am

Still no Australian cruise? Sigh. Hopefully 2014. Would love to sail with Disney again.


Dana from TX on January 24th, 2012 at 9:43 am

This is why my family LOVES DISNEY!!! WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Can’t wait to start planning our next cruise!!


Anonymous on January 24th, 2012 at 9:45 am

Very exciting! Can you tell us when these new itineraries will be available for booking?


Heath on January 24th, 2012 at 9:47 am

What about the itinerary out of New York going to Halifax and St. Johns??

Will that be returning for the summer of 2013??

PLEASE SAY YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Claudia from VA on January 24th, 2012 at 9:48 am

I’m so excited!! Doing the happy dance at home!!!!


John from CA on January 24th, 2012 at 9:49 am

That also means at least TWO Panama Canal crossings. Cool!


Cherilyn on January 24th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Now I can go visit Italy, been dreaming of going there, now I can do it with Disney, what more could I ask for??!!!


Sasha on January 24th, 2012 at 9:51 am

Finally! Now when will we be able to book and check out the dates on the website?


Caroline from Teesside on January 24th, 2012 at 9:52 am

When will the pricing become available for Europe? Just booked 2 cruises last week onboard the Magic but would love to go to Europe


Cheryl on January 24th, 2012 at 9:53 am

I’m confused.The Wonder is sailing out of Miami? I thought it was staying positioned on the West coast. I was on that repositioning cruise in January of last year.Was there a typo somewhere?


julio on January 24th, 2012 at 9:57 am

OMG!!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Erin on January 24th, 2012 at 10:11 am

My fiancé and I will be honeymooning on the Disney Fantasy for an Eastern Caribbean cruise in February 2013! We can’t wait!!


Heath on January 24th, 2012 at 10:12 am

What about the New York to Halifax/St. Johns itineary???

Is that not coming back??


Christian on January 24th, 2012 at 10:43 am

I would love more West Coast 2, 3, 4 day cruises. Please!!!


Doug on January 24th, 2012 at 10:43 am

We already have booking lists waiting for this! So excited about return to Europe and the extension of sailings from Galveston.


Kevin on January 24th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Miami to the Caribbean sounds excellent! Better start making plans.


Jonathan Frontado on January 24th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Bookings for the 2013 schedule open Jan. 26, 2012.


Manuel on January 24th, 2012 at 11:30 am

MAGICAL News thank for listening to all of our requests. For us to Greece we go Hi Ho, Hi Ho, off to Greece we go.

But first, 2012 NYE Fantasy Cruis, here we come


Diane from CA on January 24th, 2012 at 11:41 am

We have sailed 5 times and will be doing back to back sailings on the Dream and Fantasy next December. Love that Disney is going back to Europe… would love to see Venice port combined with Greece in 2014!


David on January 24th, 2012 at 11:44 am

We are so sad to see the Wonder leave Los Angeles. We have sailed twice to the Mexican Rivera and have loved every moment. Sending the ship back to the East Coast is ridiculous. I am hoping the later part of 2013 the Wonder will stay in Los Angeles after Alaska and start sailing 4 and 5 day trips to Mexico and Catalina Island. It just seems with all of the cruise ship offerings and vacation club offerings Disney is becoming very East Coast biased.


Kimkinyona on January 24th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Alaska! Lovin’ the west coast cruises!

Disney Vacation Enthusiast


Jason on January 24th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Very cool! A repositioning cruise as they move from one side of the Atlantic to the other would be fun too.


Valerie from FL on January 24th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I want to see the list of New York Departures PLEASE!!!


Dawn from VA on January 24th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Would love to go on Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Wonder. Sailed on the Wonder twice and once on the Dream. The kids and I prefer the small of the two. Maybe in 2014?


tom from NY on January 24th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Why no mention of NYC to canada? Was it dropped? I figured NYC would be a Hge port to leave from.


Jaime on January 24th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I am tickled with excitement. Have been wishing for Alaska and need to save $$ to go. My 10 year anniversary is May 2013 so I am thinking this will be the best way to celebrate. We were fortunate to go last minute to Mexico last fall and LOVED every single minute. Although I too would like to see quick trips out of Southern California someday (3-5 days). I see so many possiblities of itineries all over the world. I vote for more ships!


Anonymous on January 24th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

ALASKA! ALASKA!! ALASKA!!! My husband wanted to go this year, but something came up and we can’t go :o( So 2013 is the year!!!


Edmund from FL on January 25th, 2012 at 6:20 am

With the addition of more itineries I bucket list just got longer!!! Looking forward to sailing the FANATSY 2013.


Sheri on January 25th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

This is so exciting. And such a fun way to introduce kids to the world. Thanks for adding such wonderful destinations.


Jeff from AZ on January 25th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

This is NOT good news for us. We were excited to be able to depart from Los Angeles. We were hoping Disney Cruise Line would have stayed in L.A. and did West Coast cruises with Disneyland/Disney Cruise vacation packages.


Scott from AL on January 26th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Will the Alaska cruises still be departing from Seattle? That is much more affordable for airfare.


Louis from Hainaut on January 31st, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Any idea when the westbound transatlantic cruise will be announced ??


Jessica on February 10th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Will Disney offer the Hawaii cruise in 2013?