Disney Cruise Line Sets Out on New 2017 Summer Itineraries
Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line (Kent Phillips, photographer)
Captain Mickey Mouse is officially set to expand his horizons as Disney Cruise Line will embark on new itineraries in summer 2017. Deploying the entire fleet of the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, highlighted destinations will include new Alaskan and European ports, extended Caribbean sailings and more of Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
The Disney Wonder will head north again in 2017, calling on fan favorites like Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway while traversing Tracy Arm Fjord, and making inaugural visits as well. It will be the first season that the cruise line stops at Icy Strait Point and sails up to Hubbard Glacier. A new 9-night itinerary will hit it all leaving from Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 24, 2017.
Adventures like one of the longest and tallest zip lines in the world will await guests at Icy Strait Point, and Hubbard Glacier will enchant as the largest tidewater glacier in North America and a great spot to witness natural dramatic ice calving.
Other Alaskan itineraries include a 7-night sailing that features Icy Strait Point plus Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan on July 17, 2017 – incidentally, the 62nd anniversary of Disneyland’s opening – and a 5-night featuring Tracy Arm and Ketchikan on Aug. 2, 2017.
While the Disney Wonder is in Alaska, the Disney Magic will be making its run in Europe, including inaugural calls at Amsterdam, Netherlands and Portland, England, with access to the legendary Stonehenge, in 2017.
May 13, 2017 will mark the start of the ship’s 15-night trans-Atlantic crossing from Port Canaveral, Florida to Copenhagen, Denmark. Both maiden calls and the one of seven wonders of the medieval world will be celebrated on the cruise.
(To infinity and) beyond will be a 10-night northern European itinerary that goes to Amsterdam, Netherlands; Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia between Copenhagen, Denmark and Dover, England on June 18, 2017.
Other 2017 European itineraries will again showcase the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.
Departing from Disney Cruise Line’s original homeport – Port Canaveral, Florida – the Caribbean will continue to be a hallmark destination. In summer 2017, the Disney Fantasy will embark on its first voyages longer than a week, since originally sailing from Europe, on 10- and 11-night deep southern Caribbean circuits.
June 17, 2017 will be an 11-night sailing to Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay; and June 28, 2017 will be a 10-night sailing to Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.
Speaking of Castaway Cay, the Disney-exclusive Bahamian island will be frequented even more with double calls on select Disney Dream sailings: 5-night cruises leaving on June 2, 11, 16, 25, 30 and July 9, 2017; and 4-night cruises departing on June 7, 21 and July 5, 2017. Both itineraries will also feature a stop at Nassau, Bahamas.
The new cruise reservations are scheduled to open tomorrow on April 14, 2016.
For more information, visit Disney Cruise Line’s website here.
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