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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