New: Disney Cruise Line Fall 2018 Dates

It is always big news when Disney Cruise Line releases new itineraries for booking. So what is new about the Fall 2018 sailings? LOTS!

  • Cruises to Bermuda
  • Canadian cruises visiting Québec City, Québec, Canada
  • The implementation of Disney Cruise Lines new tiered booking for Castaway Club Members.

When Can I Book a Fall 2018 Disney Cruise?

As a perk for repeat cruisers, Disney Cruise Line recently revised its booking policy, to give those guests early access to new itineraries. This is how it will work:

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 – phone reservations open for Platinum Castaway Clubmembers.
    • Guests who have completed 10 cruises with Disney Cruise Line.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – phone reservations open for Gold Castaway Clubmembers.
    • Guests who have completed 5 cruises with Disney Cruise Line.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – phone reservations open for Silver Castaway Clubmembers.
    • Guests who have completed 1 cruise with Disney Cruise Line.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 – phone and online reservations open for all Guests.

A Note About Holiday and Specialty-Themed Cruises

The autumn sailing season offers a variety of special cruises. The itineraries released do not specify which cruises are Halloween on the High Seas cruises or Very Merrytime cruises. Also, the Marvel day at sea is usually offered on sailings out of New York, New York this time of year. So what should you expect? (Remember, this is my best guess based on historical trends. Disney may change this at any time.)

  • Halloween on the High Seas cruises should be all cruises after Labor Day – Halloween Day.
  • Very Merrytime Cruises should be all sailings from the first week of November – Christmas day.
  • Stay tuned for announcements regarding cruises on the Disney Magic celebrating a Marvel Day at Sea. The good news is that these sailings are often combined with other holiday cruises, making them even more special.

Bahamas from Port Canaveral

3-NIGHT BAHAMIAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Nassau, Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Dream
 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28
Itinerary Day Port
Friday Port Canaveral, FL
Saturday Nassau, The Bahamas
Sunday Disney Castaway Cay
Monday Port Canaveral, FL

 

4-NIGHT BAHAMIAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Nassau, Disney Castaway Cay

2018

Disney Dream

9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/171, 12/242
Itinerary Day Port
Monday Port Canaveral, FL
Tuesday Nassau, The Bahamas
Wednesday Disney Castaway Cay
Thursday At Sea
Friday Port Canaveral, FL

1 12/17/18 = Tuesday/Disney Castaway Cay, Wednesday/Nassau
2 12/24/18 = Tuesday/At Sea, Wednesday/Nassau, Thursday/Disney Castaway Cay

4-NIGHT BAHAMIAN CRUISES WITH 2 STOPS AT DISNEY CASTAWAY CAY

Ports of Call: Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Dream
11/19, 12/31
Itinerary Day Port
Monday Port Canaveral, FL
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday Disney Castaway Cay
Thursday Disney Castaway Cay
Friday Port Canaveral, FL

Bahamas from Miami, Florida

4-NIGHT BAHAMIAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Disney Castaway Cay, Nassau, Key West

2018
Disney Magic
12/5, 12/19
Itinerary Day Port
Wednesday Miami, FL
Thursday Key West, FL
Friday Nassau, The Bahamas
Saturday Disney Castaway Cay
Sunday Miami, FL

 

5-NIGHT BAHAMIAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Key West, Nassau, Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Magic
12/14
Itinerary Day Port
Friday Miami, FL
Saturday Disney Castaway Cay
Sunday Nassau, The Bahamas
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Key West, FL
Wednesday Miami, FL

Bahamas from Galveston, Texas

7-NIGHT BAHAMIAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Key West, Disney Castaway Cay, Nassau

2018
Disney Wonder
11/16, 11/231, 12/7, 12/14, 12/271
Itinerary Day Port
Friday Galveston, TX
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Key West, FL
Monday Disney Castaway Cay
Tuesday Nassau, The Bahamas
Wednesday – Thursday At Sea
Friday Galveston, TX

1 11/17/17, 11/23/18, 12/27/18 = Monday/Nassau, Tuesday/Disney Castaway Cay

Bahamas from New York, New York

7-NIGHT BAHAMIAN CRUISES

Sail Dates & Itineraries: (Itineraries and sail dates are subject to change)

Ports of Call: Disney Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral

2018
Disney Magic
11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Itinerary Day Port
Saturday New York, NY
Sunday – Monday At Sea
Tuesday Disney Castaway Cay
Wednesday Port Canaveral, FL (Walt Disney World Resort)
Thursday – Friday At Sea
Saturday New York, NY

Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida

7-NIGHT EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Tortola, St. Thomas (with excursions to St. John), Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Fantasy
 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 12/29
Itinerary Day Port
Saturday Port Canaveral, FL
Sunday – Monday At Sea
Tuesday Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Wednesday St. Thomas/St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Thursday At Sea
Friday Disney Castaway Cay
Saturday Port Canaveral, FL

Ports of Call: St. Maarten, San Juan, Disney Castaway Cay

7-NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Fantasy
 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 12/22
Itinerary Day Port
Saturday Port Canaveral, FL
Sunday At Sea
Monday Cozumel, Mexico
Tuesday Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Wednesday Falmouth, Jamaica
Thursday At Sea
Friday Disney Castaway Cay
Saturday Port Canaveral, FL

 

Caribbean Cruises from Miami, Florida

5-NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Cozumel, Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Magic
 12/9, 12/231
Itinerary Day Port
Sunday Miami, FL
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Cozumel, Mexico
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Disney Castaway Cay
Friday Miami, FL

1 2/4/18, 12/23/18 = Monday/Disney Castaway Cay, Tuesday/At Sea, Wednesday/Cozumel, Thursday/At Sea

Ports of Call: Grand Cayman, Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Magic
12/281
Itinerary Day Port
Sunday Miami, FL
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Disney Castaway Cay
Friday Miami, FL

1 12/28/18 = Friday Departure

Caribbean Cruises from Galveston, Texas

4-NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Cozumel

2018
Disney Wonder
11/81, 11/122
Itinerary Day Port
Friday Galveston, TX
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Cozumel, Mexico
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Galveston, TX

1 11/8/18 = Thursday Departure
2 11/12/18 = Monday Departure

6-NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Sail Dates & Itineraries: (Itineraries and sail dates are subject to change)

Ports of Call: Grand Cayman, Cozumel

2018
Disney Wonder
11/2, 12/21
2019
Disney Wonder
1/31
Itinerary Day Port
Friday Galveston, TX
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Cozumel, Mexico
Monday Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tuesday – Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Galveston, TX

1 1/3/19 = Thursday Departure

7-NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Ports of Call: Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel

2018
Disney Wonder
11/30
Itinerary Day Port
Friday Galveston, TX
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Cozumel, Mexico
Monday Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tuesday Falmouth, Jamaica
Wednesday – Thursday At Sea
Friday Galveston, TX

 

Caribbean Cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico

5-NIGHT SAN JUAN TO MIAMI CRUISES

Ports of Call: St. Kitts, Tortola, Disney Castaway Cay

2018
Disney Magic
11/30
Itinerary Day Port
Friday San Juan, Puerto Rico
Saturday Basseterre, St. Kitts
Sunday Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Disney Castaway Cay
Wednesday Miami, FL

 

Caribbean Cruise from New York, New York

6-NIGHT NEW YORK TO SAN JUAN CRUISE

Ports of Call: Tortola, Basseterre

2018
Disney Magic
11/24
Itinerary Day Port
Saturday New York, NY
Sunday – Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Thursday Basseterre, St. Kitts
Friday San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Mexican Cruises from San Diego, California

2-NIGHT BAJA CRUISES

Ports of Call: Ensenada

2018
Disney Wonder
9/28, 10/5
Itinerary Day Port
Friday San Diego, CA
Saturday Ensenada, Mexico
Sunday San Diego, CA

 

4-NIGHT BAJA CRUISES

Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas

2018
Disney Wonder
9/19
Itinerary Day Port
Wednesday San Diego, CA
Thursday At Sea
Friday Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Saturday At Sea
Sunday San Diego, CA

5-NIGHT BAJA CRUISES

Sail Dates & Itineraries: (Itineraries and sail dates are subject to change)

Ports of Call: Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas

2018
Disney Wonder
9/141, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14
Itinerary Day Port
Sunday San Diego, CA
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Ensenada, Mexico
Friday San Diego, CA

1 9/14/18 = Friday Departure

7-NIGHT MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISES

Ports of Call: Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas

2018
Disney Wonder
10/7
Itinerary Day Port
Sunday San Diego, CA
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Wednesday Mazatlan, Mexico
Thursday Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Friday – Saturday At Sea
Sunday San Diego, CA

4-NIGHT CANADA CRUISES

Ports of Call: Saint John

2018
Disney Magic
10/9
Itinerary Day Port
Tuesday New York, NY
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Friday At Sea
Saturday New York, NY

7-NIGHT CANADA CRUISES

Ports of Call: Halifax, Saguenay, Baie Comeau, Québec City

2018
Disney Magic
9/20
Itinerary Day Port
Thursday New York, NY
Friday At Sea
Saturday Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sunday At Sea
Monday Saguenay, Québec, Canada
Tuesday Baie Comeau, Québec, Canada
Wednesday Québec City, Québec, Canada
Thursday Québec City, Québec, Canada

 

Canadian Cruise from Québec City, Québec, Canada

7-NIGHT CANADA CRUISE

Sail Dates & Itineraries: (Itineraries and sail dates are subject to change)

Ports of Call: Québec City, Saguenay, Baie Comeau, Halifax

2018
Disney Magic
9/27
Itinerary Day Port
Thursday Québec City, Québec, Canada
Friday Québec City, Québec, Canada
Saturday Saguenay, Québec, Canada
Sunday Baie Comeau, Québec, Canada
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday New York, NY

 

Bermuda Cruises from New York

5-NIGHT BERMUDA CRUISES

Ports of Call: King’s Wharf

2018
Disney Magic
10/4, 10/191, 10/242, 10/293
Itinerary Day Port
Thursday New York, NY
Friday At Sea
Saturday King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Sunday King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Monday At Sea
Tuesday New York, NY

1 10/19/18 = Friday Departure
2 10/24/18 = Wednesday Departure
3 10/29/18 = Monday Departure

6-NIGHT BERMUDA CRUISE

Ports of Call: King’s Wharf

2018
Disney Magic
10/13
Itinerary Day Port
Saturday New York, NY
Sunday At Sea
Monday King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Tuesday King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Wednesday King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Thursday At Sea
Friday New York, NY

 

Panama Canal Cruise from San Diego, California

EASTBOUND PANAMA CANAL CRUISES

Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cartagena, Grand Cayman, Cozumel

2018
14-Night Disney Wonder
10/19
Itinerary Day Port
Friday San Diego, CA
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Monday Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Tuesday – Friday At Sea
Saturday Panama Canal
Sunday Cartagena, Colombia
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Wednesday Cozumel, Mexico
Thursday At Sea
Friday Galveston, TX

 

How to Book Your Disney Cruise Line Vacation

You have three options when it comes to booking your DCL vacation:

  • On the phone with Disney Cruise Line
  • Online with DisneyCruise.com
  • Book through your travel agent

Booking on the phone – I am not a fan of booking on the phone. I would only do this if I wanted to take advantage of early Opening Day prices.

Pros: The DCL agents are helpful and can answer questions.

Cons: They will be giving you a lot of price quotes and talking about stateroom categories and locations. Unless you are super familiar with pricing for stateroom categories, and where any given room number is located, I would not recommend this method.

Booking online at DisneyCruise.com – is an easy way to research and book.

Pros: Stateroom price comparisons are laid out for you. You pick your stateroom from a map (which shows access to elevators and stairways). I am a visual person. I like the easy to compare fares and deck maps.

Cons: No one is there to answer your questions, which is important for first-time cruisers or when cruising from a new destination.

Booking with a Travel Agent – Best of both worlds.

Pros: A knowledgable travel agent can answer your questions on the phone or via email/text. They can provide you with price quotes and digital deck plans to aid you in selecting the right cruise and stateroom for your budget.

Cons: If you have never worked with a travel agent before, it may be hard to know who to trust. Some agents/agencies are better than others. Do your research! I recommend working with a travel agent who is part of a Disney-Centric travel agency.

DCL Prep School works exclusively with the agents at Key to the World Travel. When you Request a Quote for a Disney cruise, your request is routed to an agent who has personally sailed with Disney Cruise Line. You do not need to wait until next week to fill out a quote request. Do it now, that way, you are already in line for the very best prices!

Big Pro: If you want to take advantage of Opening Day prices, but don’t want to deal with talking to Disney Cruise Line on the phone, a travel agent will do that for you, and then they will email you the quote. It’s like booking online… only you aren’t. MIND. BLOWN.

So, what are you waiting for?

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