Disney Cruise Line announces new departure locations for fall of 2016. Disney Parks Blog announced on Monday that they had cruises set to leave from New York City, Miami, and Galveston. These newly added destinations are just a few of the positive changes Disney has made to their cruise line.
In a video posted on Disney Cruise Line blog, Cruise Director Ray said that it “may be our most exciting return yet.” Some of the trips to be made are from New York, with stops at Walt Disney World Resort and Castaway Cay.
The last time a Disney Cruise Line set sail from New York was 2012. But what really has people talking about the trip from New York City is that guests will travel to Walt Disney World in Orlando, as well as receiving tickets to the park.
These trips will be limited, and guests will travel on the Disney Magic to one of two locations: Bahamas, or Canada. The ship to Canada will visit Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint John, and New Brunswick. The ship to the Bahamas will stop at Castaway Cay, and Port Canaveral.
Castaway Cay is a private paradise exclusive for Disney and has two beaches for families and adults, two water play areas, limited private cabanas, and hangouts exclusively for teenagers.
According to Disney Cruise Line, “On this island, enjoy tropical leisure activities, such as snorkeling, boating, swimming and sunbathing.”
According to Disneycruiselineblog.com, “From Port Canaveral, rates start at $375 per person for three-night cruises, $500 per person for four-night cruises and $1,120 per person for seven-night cruises for category 11C standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.”
For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line is hosting trips from Miami to the East and West Caribbean. While Miami is a lively place already, Disney explained their motivation behind this destination choice is so Latin American families who are also able to visit family members.
“We’re seeing a greater International mix in our guest’s bookings,” said Manager of Marketing Strategy at Disney Cruise Line Jennifer Haile-Tinn.
According to Disneycruiselineblog.com, “From Miami, rates start at $352 per person for four-night cruises and $440 per person for five-night cruises for a category 11C standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.”
The trips going from Galveston, Texas, will be hosting multiple trips from four to seven night stays in their Western Caribbean Cruise. The ship will port in Cozumel, Mexico.
For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line will also be departing to the British Isles. In this trip guests will visit Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland and France.
Cruise Director Ray, “sailing with Disney Cruise Line will be more magical than ever.”
The Disney Cruise Line has four ships: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy. Each sale from different ports and to different destinations.
Haile-Tinn said, “Development has been fun for us with these four ships. These little bursts of stops in different places… you really see guest demand surge at that point because there’s just that limited nature of how many sailings we have. It’s been a good strategy for us and it’s been great for the consumer.”
Each destination has a different trip duration, ranging from four days to 12 days, and the options available will most likely depend on where you choose to visit.
These trips will run from September to December of 2016, nothing else has been released about dates beyond then.
If you’re interested in finding a cruise, go to Disneycruise.Disney.go.com, and follow the instructions. Make sure to check it out soon, as bookings for those 2016 cruises begin Wednesday, May 20.
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