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News & Events | Disney Cruise Line

 

Take a look at the exciting experiences and new events happening on-board Disney Cruise Line in the upcoming months!

 

 

 

NEW! Summer 2018 destinations announced

 21st February 2017 - In Summer 2018 Disney Cruise Line will be visiting Milan for the first time on special sailings between Barcelona and Rome, allowing you to experience the culture and history of both cities in a single cruise. There will also be the first-ever 7-night British Isles cruise, which will stop at Cork, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Liverpool, England. The Disney Wonder will be returning to Alaska with stops at Icy Strait Point and Tracy Arm Fjord, and in June and July 2018 the Disney Dream will sail 4 and 5-night cruises to the Bahamas, each with TWO stops to Disney's own private island, Castaway Cay

 

 

NEW! Disney Cruise Line takes top awards

15th February 2017 - Cruise Critic reviewers have awarded Disney Cruise Line 8 first-place awards, including the Best for Families, based on thousands of reviews. The Disney Magic was recognised as the no.1 cruise for families, while the Disney Dream took the no.1 spots for the Best Cabins, Best Public Rooms, Best Service, Best Shore Excursions and Best Overall Ship in the large-ship category. The Disney Fantasy was recognised as the Best for Fitness & Recreation and the Disney Magic was awarded Best Overall Ship in the mid-size ship category. 

 

NEW! 'Beauty and the Beast' coming to Disney Cruise Line

9th February 2017 - A brand new musical production 'Beauty and the Beast' is coming to Disney Cruise Line this year! The new show will debut aboard the Disney Dream in November 2017. 

 

 

NEW! 'Star Wars Day at Sea' returning to Disney Cruise Line in 2018

12th January 2017 - 'Star Wars Day at Sea' is set to return to 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean between January - April 2018. The event includes a full day of Star Wars celebrations, including a deck party spectacular with fireworks and meet & greets with Star Wars Characters. 

 

 

NEW! Disney Cruise Line awarded

28th November 2016 - Disney Cruise Line has recently been awarded the Gold Badge in both the 'Best Cruise Line for Families' and 'Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean' categories in the 2017 US News & World Report's Best Cruise Line rankings! 

 

NEW! Disney Cruise Line introduces first-ever 'Marvel Day at Sea'!

21st October 2016 - Disney Cruise Line guests will unite and celebrate the epic adventures of the legendary Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe during a brand-new, day-long celebration: Marvel Day at Sea. The 7 special voyages will depart from New York City in Autumn 2017. 

 

This action-packed day will include meet and greets with Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and other Marvel Universe Super Heroes; a spectacular new deck party with music, dancing and games; and Marvel-themed games for the young heroes-in-training at Marvel's Avengers Academy in the Oceaneer Club.

 

NEW! Disney Cruise Line is awarded in 2016 Cruise Critic US Editor's Picks Awards

14th October 2016 - The global team of experts awarded Disney Cruise Line as the "Best for Families" and "Best for Dining" in the 9th annual Cruise Critic US Editor's Picks!

 

NEW! Disney's Castaway Cay named best Cruise Line Private Island

15th September 2016 - Cruise Critic members have named Disney's Castaway Cay the best Cruise Line Private Island in its Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards! 

 

NEW! 'Frozen, A Musical Spectacular' coming to Disney Cruise Line

3rd August 2016 - The beloved animated hit 'Frozen' is taking to the stage in a new theatrical show, exclusively aboard the Disney Wonder. Expect breath-taking costumes, stunning sets, magical special effects and dazzling production numbers. The show debuts on cruises starting 10th November 2016 from Galveston, Texas.

 

NEW! Disney Wonder enhancements

1st August 2016 - There will be a wave of magical enhancements to the Disney Wonder later this year, debuting on November 10th 2016 for sailings from Galveston, Texas to the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Some of the new and enhanced areas will include:

 

♥ Marvel Super Hero Academy coming to Disney's Oceaneer Club

♥ Parrot Cay will be replaced with Tiana's Place Restaurant

♥ After Hours - a new adult district that will feature an English pub, an all-new nightclub and a shiny new model of the popular Cadillac Lounge

♥ A reimagined and relaxing Senses Spa & Salon, plus a new Chill Teen Spa

♥ Animator's Palate main dining restaurant will be updated to include the popular "Drawn to Magic" and "Animation Magic" dinner shows

♥ D Lounge for family games and entertainment

♥ Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will providing magical makeovers for children

♥ Edge club for tweens

♥ Cabanas casual dining location

♥ Makeover of Palo speciality restaurant with Venetian-inspired décor

♥ Twist 'n' Spout waterslide will offer splashtacular fun

♥ Dory's Reef splash zone will provide fanciful water play for toddlers

♥ AquaLab - a pool and interactive water play area for kids and families

 

FROZEN! Returning to Disney Cruise Line this Summer

20th May 2016 - There will be an avalanche of Frozen fun aboard select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings this summer as the ship is transformed into a winter wonderland. There will be Scandinavian-inspired family activities, themed dining experiences and meet and greets with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf. You can then join the royal sisters of Arendelle for an extravagant celebration 'Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends'.

 

 

Disney Cruise Line unveils new itineraries for Summer 2017

17th May 2016 - For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will be taking guests to Alaska's Icy Straight Point and Hubbard Glacier as part of a new 9-night sailing on the Disney Wonder. The Disney Fantasy will sail from Port Canaveral on new longer itineraries (10 and 11-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean), and new European destinations include Amsterdam and Stonehenge.  

 

'Star Wars Day at Sea' returning to Disney Cruise Line in 2017

10th March 2016 - With the overwhelming excitement of Disney cruisers to this years 'Star Wars Day at Sea', the celebration will return to the Disney Fantasy in 2017. Each sailing will feature fun for the light side and the dark side, including official appearances of Star Wars characters, a deck party and fireworks, Jedi training for kids and at-sea screenings of Star Wars films. 

 

 

 

Disney Cruise Line planning 2 New Cruise Ships!

3rd March 2016 - Disney is again expanding its family cruise business with plans to build two new ships, each of them offering an unparalleled service that only Disney can deliver. The two new ships are scheduled to be completed in 2021 and 2023.

 

New Spaces on the Disney Dream

3rd November 2015 - Brand-new spaces have recently debuted on the Disney Dream, including:

 

♥ Star Wars Millennium Falcon: An out-of-this-galaxy experience for young Padawans. May the force be with you!

♥ Disney Infinity: A high-tech gaming room like no other. With exciting virtual experiences and immersive group activities to keep the kids entertained for hours! They even have the chance to become their favourite Disney character on the big screen!

♥ Vanellope's Sweets & Treats: A sweet shop that offers new flavours of handmade gelato and ice cream every day! 

♥ Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: A very special salon offering magical makeovers for your little ones, and can transform cruisers of all ages into swashbuckling pirates on Pirate Night.

♥ Satellite Falls: The perfect adult-only hangout for those looking for some peace and quiet.

 

'Star Wars Day at Sea'!

16th May 2015 - Whether you are a Jedi-in training or the Jedi Master of the family Disney Cruise Line have an out of galaxy experience for you on-board the Disney Fantasy in early 2016!

 

This brand new event features a full day of Star Wars celebrations which include a deck party, meet and greets, themed activities for all ages, unique Star Wars themed food and drink option, special merchandise and exclusive screenings of the Star Wars films and the new Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels.

 

'Star Wars Day at Sea' will be on Disney Fantasy cruises from Port Canaveral sailing on the 9th and 23rd January, 6th and 20th February, 5th and 19th March and 2nd and 16th April 2016.

 

FROZEN! Coming to Disney Cruise Line

1st May 2015 - Anna and Elsa's royal tour of Disney Cruise Line's ships will soon be filled with even more excitement! Olaf will be joining them on all four ships with brand new experiences the whole family can enjoy!

 

Starting this Summer on select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings in Europe and Alaska guests will be transported to the land of Frozen, the ship is transformed into a Winter wonderland for a day of Frozen fun. Highlights include:

♥ 'Freezing the night away with Anna, Elsa and friends' - a family friendly interactive Deck Party featuring the royal sisters and their Nordic companions!

♥ Anna, Elsa and Olaf will join the cast of Disney Dreams for a special production number in the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Magic with renditions of three popular songs, 'Let it Go', For the First Time in Forever' and 'In Summer.'

♥ New magical meet and greets will allow you to get up close and personal with your favourite characters, available aboard all four ships.

♥ Anna's chase for chocolate is a scavenger hunt with a special surprise for those finishing the game.

♥ The 'Do you want to build a snowman' activity will allow you to try out Elsa's magical powers to make snow and ice.

♥ 'The Maypole Swirl and Twirl' will teach you a traditional Scandinavian dance

♥ A special 'Frozen' themed menu inspired by the film and traditional Nordic fare will be served that evening.

 

Other Frozen Experiences Include:

♥ This Summer cruises visiting Norway will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting new Port Adventure. Immerse yourself in the splendour and charm of Norway with the help of Anna and Elsa, in an enchanting storybook village.

♥ Castaway Cay has a new addition - Olaf's Summertime Freeze bar. This is a new bar serving up smoothies in a signature Olaf Souvenir glass.

 

Ship Enhancements - Disney Dream

21st April 2015 - The Disney Dream is undergoing enhancements with two new interactive youth areas, a whimsical sweet shop serving hand made ice cream and the introduction of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. The ship will be in dry dock between 4th - 24th October in the Bahamas before debuting it's new look on 26th October 4 night sailing from Port Canaveral.

 

 'Tangled: The Musical' coming SOON!

2nd April 2015 - Premiering aboard the Disney Magic in November this Disney classic will be adapted for the stage. The first production will be on the Disney Magic four night Bahamian sailing on the 11th November. 

 

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