Disney Cruise Line has announced its summer 2023 schedule and its ships will sail around the world, including Europe for the first time.
From Alaska to Europe to the most popular locations in the Caribbean, Disney will have its five ships in a wide variety of locations throughout the summer season.
“These Disney Cruise Line cruises will take families on summertime adventures in a way only Disney can,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Cruise Line, in output.
She added that the cruises “will delight guests of all ages with dazzling entertainment, world-class dining, unique character encounters, the ease and indulgence of carefree days at sea, and the uncompromising customer service that defines a Disney vacation”.
Reservations for summer 2023 trips will be taken from May 9.
The highlight will be Europe, to which Disney will sail for the first time.
Among the options are:
Disney will offer a variety of possibilities, with cruises ranging from 4 to 11 nights and many options in between. The main regions where the ships will stop are the Netherlands, Norway, the British Isles, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.
Customers will have the option of choosing itineraries focusing on Northern Europe, Western Europe or the Mediterranean.
Departing from Vancouver, British Columbia, passengers will have the choice of five, seven or nine nights aboard the ship, exploring the glaciers and unspoilt shores of the Alaskan coast. Stops will include Juneau, Ketchikan, Dawes Glacier, Skagway and Icy Strait Point.
Departing from Florida ports in Port Canaveral or Miami, sailings will last 5-10 nights and include destinations such as Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Thomas, Tortola, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. Most sailings will also include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Departing from Port Canaveral, sailings will include stops in Nassau, on the island of Ireland, and at the private Castaway Cay. Crossings can last from 3 to 8 nights.
Disney has also scheduled two additional sailings that are not part of its standard list of destinations.
The first is a four-night Pacific Coast trip that departs May 11 from San Diego and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The second is a massive 13-night transatlantic crossing that leaves Miami on May 7 and ends in Barcelona. After 7 days at sea, the ship will make two stops in Portugal at Ponta Delgada and Lisbon, and three stops in Spain at Cadiz, Malaga and Cartagena before reaching Barcelona.
After a tough time for the cruise industry due to the pandemic, Disney and other companies are excited to once again offer full schedules.
“We are excited to have five ships at sea in the summer of 2023 with a wide range of family-friendly destinations,” Siskie said.
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