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Overview of Disney cruises in 2023

With five ships in service for the very first time, Disney Cruise Line has plenty of itinerary options for 2023. Reservations are currently open through summer 2023, and with this schedule you’ll find new routes and ports to discover.

Disney’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, will have its first full year of service in 2023. The Disney Wish will depart from Port Canaveral, Florida. Like other Disney cruises departing from a Florida port, these sailings will also stop at Disney’s private island in the Caribbean, Castaway Cay.

Disney Dream

The Disney Dream recently left its original homeport of Port Canaveral to make way for the all-new Disney Wish. It now offers cruises from Miami and will begin in 2023 offering four- and five-night cruises to the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean.

Stops on these trips will include Nassau, Grand Cayman, Tortola, St. Thomas, Cozumel, Falmouth, and Castaway Cay (varies by specific itinerary). Some of these cruises will be Marvel Day at Sea cruises, a special themed experience offered on select dates.

In the spring, the ship will go to Europe for the first time, staying there until the beginning of autumn. These itineraries will run from four to eleven nights. Homeports in late spring and early summer will include Barcelona and Rome, while destinations on these routes will include ports in France, Italy and Spain. There will also be a seven-night sailing through the Greek islands.

Later in the summer, the ship will travel to Southampton in England, where several different route options will be offered. These include a four-night trip to Spain, a seven-night cruise to the British Isles, a four-night trip to France, and a seven-night cruise to Northern Europe and the the Norwegian fjords.

Disney Wish

The all-new Disney Wish will, like the Disney Dream before it, be based in Port Canaveral, Florida. In 2023, it will offer three- and four-night itineraries to Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.

These shorter sailings are a great way to experience the new ship without a long commitment, and will also be the perfect option for a Disney Land and Sea trip.

Disney Fantasy

In 2023, the Disney Fantasy will continue to be based in Port Canaveral, Florida, offering sailings to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. These crossings will last six to ten days, with stops at various Caribbean ports including Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Tortola, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Nassau and Falmouth. Specific ports of call vary by itinerary.

A ten-day Southern Caribbean voyage is also offered in July 2023. This sailing will include stops in Oranjestad, Aruba, Kralendijk, Bonaire, St. John’s, Antigua, St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands and Disney’s Castaway Cay.

Two eight-night sailings, in April 2023 and September 2023, will travel from Port Canaveral to King’s Wharf Bermuda. There he will spend two days so customers can enjoy more time in Bermuda.

Disney Fantasy will also offer the all-new Pixar Day at Sea themed cruises. There are nine date options, all on seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. These cruises will include special character encounters, Pixar-themed entertainment, themed meals, and more.

Disney Magic

The Disney Magic will travel the southern part of the United States in the first half of 2023. It will begin in 2023 in Galveston, Texas, on itineraries ranging from four to seven nights. These sailings travel to a variety of locations (depending on the route) including Cozumel, Mexico, Progresso, Mexico and George Town, Grand Cayman.

Then, in February and March, the ship will move to New Orleans. Itineraries from New Orleans include four-, five-, and six-night sailings to places such as Cozumel, Progresso, and George Town, depending on the itinerary.

For the summer, the Magic returns to Miami for Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean itineraries. It begins in May with a four-night, one-way repositioning cruise from San Juan Puerto Rico and visits St. Thomas and Castaway Cay before ending in Miami. Ports of call on Miami Disney Magic itineraries vary and may include Nassau, Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay.

Disney Wonder

The Disney Wonder will debut in 2023 on the West Coast of the United States. Early in the year, she will sail from San Diego on 3-, 4-, and 5-night Baja cruises, as well as several sailings to the Mexican Riviera. A one-way repositioning cruise in mid-May will visit Victoria, British Columbia, before ending in Vancouver for the summer.

From mid-May through September, the Disney Wonder will sail from Vancouver to Alaska. These itineraries range from five to nine nights and visit popular Alaskan ports.

With the addition of the Disney Wish, the Disney Cruise Line will have more options in 2023 than ever before. No matter what kind of experience customers want, there’s probably a great option out there.