Disney Cruise Line have announced their Summer 2018 schedule and it appears that there will be more new ports their ships will be visiting.
Italy and Ireland are set to be the main beneficiaries of the new ports for Disney.
For those wishing to sail the Mediterranean with Disney Magic, it will now be possible to visit both Barcelona and Rome on the same cruise.
Departing 16th June,Disney Magic will embark on a seven night itinerary which includes calls to Marseilles, Villefranche, Genoa, Livorno, Naples and disembarking in Civitavecchia (For Rome)
The return itinerary will take place on the 23rd June with Cannes replacing Villefranche.
Genoa will be a maiden port of call for Disney Magic too and the ship will visit there three times during three itineraries, culminating in a 10 night sailing from Barcelona which includes the Italian port in the itinerary.
Another first for Disney will be the introduction of a first ever seven night British Isles itinerary, which will depart on 2nd September and will call Cork for the first time before sailing to Dublin, Greenock and Liverpool.
Disney Magic will call into Cork, Ireland for the first time as part of the company’s first-ever seven-night British Isles cruise, departing on Sept. 2, 2018. Additional ports visited on this sailing include Dublin, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland; and Liverpool, England.
Disney Wonder will make a return to Alaska in 2018 and will be homeported from Vancouver, Canada.
Disney Fantasy will continue to cruise the Caribbean with Disney Fantasy will offer an 11 night itinerary departing 30th June, calling at Aruba, Barbados, Martinque, St.Kitts, Puerto Rico and Disney’s private Island, Castaway Cay.
Her sister ship, Disney Dream will also operate a series of cruises in the Caribbean
In 2018, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season, sailing from Vancouver, Canada.
In the Caribbean, the Disney Fantasy will embark on a 11-night southern Caribbean itinerary departing 30th June, 2018, with calls including Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico and the Disney private island, Castaway Cay.
Disney Dream will operate a series of short 4 and 5 night cruises from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and a two stop call at their private island of Castaway Cay in June and July.
With four ships currently making up the fleet, Disney also have two ships on order with expected delivery in 2021 and 2023. These new ships will be the largest cruise ships built for Disney with a gross registered tonnage of 135,000grt and guests accomodated in 1250 staterooms on board.
Source: Cruise Industry News.
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