Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2017 Itineraries (May – September)

The wait is finally over, Disney Cruise Line announced a new batch of itineraries this morning. The Summer 2017 Disney Cruise itineraries feature the Disney Wonder returning to Alaska and the Disney Magic heading back to Europe with the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy continuing their Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.

Today’s release extended the available sail dates into late-August/September 2017 for the Magic & Wonder and through September 2017 for the Dream & Fantasy. These new sail dates will allow guest to plan vacations more than one year out, as well as take advantage of opening day pricing for some of of the more unique itineraries.

Although the dates were announced today, booking will not being until April 13th. On Wednesday, Platinum & Gold Castaway Club members will be able to call in or have their travel agents book sailings. On Thursday, April 14th Silver Castaway Club members as well as first time cruisers will be able to book. I said this before, but it is worth repeating… Please do not try calling today to book; this will just clog up the phone lines and bog down the reservation cast members. There may be people attempting to book an available cruise vacation today.

I really need to thank Tracy from TravelOnADream.com for helping me get the itineraries cleared up.

Disney Magic Summer 2017 Sailings

The Disney Magic will start May 2017 with with a 6-night cruise from San Juan to Port Canaveral. From Florida, she will embark on a 15-night transatlantic cruise to Copenhagen. The Copenhagen cruises will sail to Northern Europe and Norwegian Fjords. At the end of June, the Disney Magic will sail to the Norwegian Fjords & Iceland, the British Isles then reposition for the remainder of the summer to Barcelona for a myriad of Mediterranean itineraries.

San Juan (Pan American Pier)

Port Canaveral





Disney Wonder Summer 2017 Sailings

The Disney Wonder will kick off summer on with a 14-Night Panama Canal cruise from Port Canaveral on April 23, 2017. She will reposition to San Diego for a few Baja cruises before sailing north to Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, the Disney Wonder will sail a series of five, seven and nine-night Alaskan cruises. New for 2017, select sailings will stop in Icy Straight, Alaska and a visit to Hubbard Glacier.

Specifics on the Panama Canal and the San Diego to Vancouver sailing are pending verification.

Port Canaveral

San Diego


Disney Dream Summer 2017 Sailings

The Disney Dream will spend the summer months alternating between three, four and five-night Bahamian sailings. The June and early July four and five-night sailings will feature two stops at Castaway Cay.

Port Canaveral

Disney Fantasy Summer 2017 Sailings

The Disney Fantasy will spend the Summer of 2017 sailing alternating 7-Night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises with two longer Souther Caribbean voyages in June from Port Canaveral, Florida. There is a missing sailing on August 26, 2017 that would be an Eastern. More than likely, this is a chartered sailing, possibly a DVC Members Cruise for 2017.

Port Canaveral

Summer 2017 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates

Disney Wonder Sailings

Updated 2016 – 2017 Itinerary Brochure – COMING SOON

For those interested in a brochure, Disney Cruise Line published an updated 2016-2017 Sail Dates & Itineraries booklet. Click the image below to download the brochure as a PDF.

DCL Itinerary Brochure April 2016 2017 Summer Dates Cover

Full Disney Cruise Line Press Release

Below is the copy of the press release that you can read verbatim at hundreds of other websites.

Exciting summer season includes new itineraries in Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean and new ports of call

CELEBRATION, Fla. (April 12, 2016) – In 2017, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe. That summer, Disney Cruise Line also returns to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Bookings open to the public April 14, 2016. More details on the newly announced itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2017 page of disneycruise.com.

New Alaska itinerary: Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will take guests to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier. These dramatic locations are part of  a new nine-night itinerary on the Disney Wonder. Departing from Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 24, 2017, this itinerary also sails to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Icy Strait Point offers a variety of Alaska nature adventures, including a zip line attraction that is one of the longest and highest zip lines in the world. Nearby, Glacier Bay National Park is a spectacular highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another highlight of this cruise is seeing Hubbard Glacier, the largest and most active tidewater glacier in North America. Displaying extraordinary blue hues and immense beauty, this spectacular glacier is more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean.

A new seven-night Alaska sailing from Vancouver, departing July 17, 2017, includes a call on Icy Strait Point, in addition to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. On Aug. 2, 2017, the Disney Wonder will sail its first five-night Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Tracy Arm and Ketchikan.

New Europe destinations: Amsterdam and Stonehenge

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will visit Amsterdam, Netherlands, known for its elaborate canal system, tulip fields, windmills and world-class museums housing works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.

On May 13, 2017, the Disney Magic embarks on a 15-night transatlantic crossing from Port Canaveral, Florida, to Copenhagen, with a stop in Amsterdam along the way. This itinerary also includes a call on Portland, England – another first-time port for Disney Cruise Line. Portland is a short distance from Stonehenge, the prehistoric ring of standing stones monument that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.

A visit to Amsterdam also will be part of a 10-night northern Europe itinerary that departs June 18, 2017, from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Dover, England. Other ports on this sailing include Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia.

The grand tour of Europe continues throughout the summer with limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.

New Disney Fantasy itineraries: Southern Caribbean

For the first time, the Disney Fantasy will sail from Port Canaveral on longer itineraries – new 10- and 11-night cruises to the southern Caribbean.

On June 17, 2017, a new 11-night itinerary will visit Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

On June 28, 2017, a new 10-night itinerary will call on Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.

More Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently rated a top port-of-call by Disney Cruise Line guests. To give guests more time at this island paradise, select Disney Dream sailings from Port Canaveral will include two stops at Castaway Cay.

Special five-night sailings, departing June 2, 11, 16, 25, 30 and July 9, 2017, will call on Castaway Cay twice and include a stop in Nassau, Bahamas.

Special four-night sailings, departing June 7, 21 and July 5, 2017, will visit Castaway Cay twice, also with a stop in Nassau.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.

59 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2017 Itineraries (May – September)

  1. S Jones

    Shouldn’t your booking dates read, Wednesday, April 13th for Platinum and Gold bookings and Thursday, April 14th for Silver?




    Can you verify the day and dates above.
    Can Platinum and Gold book today or should that be Wednesday?

  3. David Oakland

    Thanks for this update – looks like the Fantasy may be dry docking last week in August – that’s what we were going to shoot for… oh well, we’ll look for something different.

  4. Aida

    Thank you, can’t wait to book tomorrow. Based on the trouble they are having selling this year’s EBTA I hope the price isn’t crazy.

  5. Rick

    Scott, you might want to get the dates and days in your summary to match, they’re off a day. Thanks for the heads up

  6. Edl

    This is quite disappointing to see that the Fjords cruises were cut back to prior to school getting out for our area.

  7. Sarah

    Are we right to assume WBTA in September do we think? Annoying they haven’t given details on this but I don’t think a dry dock is due is it?

    1. Dennis C

      If Disney returns to New York I would say we’re looking at Fall sailings after the Magic repositions from Europe.

      October is not the most ideal month for families with kids in school (or if your spouse is a teacher). Sadly, it’s unlikely that we’ll see Disney sailing out of New York again during the summer months.

  8. Anne

    I am not sure what they mean by “limited engagements”… probably 1 week cruises in Norway and the Med… unless we have a very good surprise with prices, this is not very exciting.

  9. KB

    Any idea what the black out dates are going to be? I’m worried the 10 and 11 night Southern Caribbean cruises are going to be blacked out.

  10. John

    The 10 and 11 day itineraries look like they could easily add a stop in Cuba. Perhaps in the works for the future?

    1. Ruben


      Depending which port you arrive at, most of Cuba is a dump! They need to build their cities for tourism. So yes, perhaps in the future.

  11. Ruben

    I just got off the phone with Disney Cruise Line, Silver members may have a chance to book online at 9:01PM (Pacific Time) tomorrow (4/13). The servers are going to be busy on the 15th! Book fast!

    1. Sabrina

      Why 9:00 PM? So in the evening? Damn that would be in the middle of the night for me in Germany…just making sure…

      1. Ruben


        Why 9PM? Disney Cruise Line headquarters is in Florida which is a 3-hour difference from California. Therefore, midnight in Florida and 9PM in California.

        1. Sabrina

          Yeah I thought about it some more I was confused lol xD Now I get it’s East Coast at midnight. 😀 Thanks though.

  12. Greg

    Scott, based on the itineraries released do you think the Wonder will still get her ducktail during dry dock?

  13. Alice

    Hi, booking cruises tomorrow, but can anyone who booked today tell me the prices ish for the magic mid july meds and the fantasy july caribbeans, Thanks!!!

    1. KB

      I had a “dummy” booking (6/17 is not blacked out). They quoted me right at $7600 for an oceanview deck 8 and right at $7400 for an inside room. I couldn’t justify spending that much on an 11 day cruise to ports I’ve been to before when I got a quote of $4668 for an oceanview on the WBPC.

      1. walt

        KB. You are right. My traveler agency called too today and that was the price they quoted them. Those prices are too high, even the 3 and 4 day Bahamian cruise were a bit pricey too. It is better to do a last minute reservation than book one further in the future. I compared the new prices to the prices of my reserved future cruise, and all I can say is WOW. My traveler agency said I would be stupid to give up those cruise at the prices that I reserved over a year ago.

  14. Krissy

    If you are a first time cruiser, what time can you book on the website tomorrow? Is it midnight EST? Thanks!

  15. Krissy

    Will first time cruisers be able to book starting at 12am EST on April 14 or is it later in the day? Thanks!

  16. Summer

    It’s odd that the May 7 repo from Puerto Rico to Port Canaveral isn’t listed on the brochure in the itineraries section. It’s sort of listed on the last page, but I can’t find the cruise mentioned anywhere else on the brochure. I’m glad that I visited your page and read this because I would have missed it otherwise and it’s exactly what we’re looking for! Thanks!

    1. Christina

      No, I have tried a couple of times, but I don’t think the new itineraries are up yet . . . .anyone else having any luck???

  17. Lori Snyder

    I was told when I called this morning that summer 2017 are available from 1 p.m. UK time, so 8 a.m. Eastern.

    1. Summer

      The cruise I wanted, I sort of figured out in my head how much I thought it was going cost and it was actually $400 less than my estimate!

  18. John White

    Got to admit, this is the first time I have passed on early booking as a platinum member! I told the “cast member” on the other end of the phone to join comedy central with that pricing!! Also the additional 23% for foreign exchange as a Canadian also hurts!!

    1. walt

      Me too John. I have two future I wanted to move as a Platinum and I am keeping them as they are because I would have to almost pay double the price that I paid for them. Over 20 cruise and going to the same places, with no appreciation by DCL. Last minute monthly prices are a lot cheaper without the 10% discount and $200.00 onboard credit, especially when the ships are half full.

  19. Kevin

    Will the July 17, Alaska still do the Tracy Arm drive-by? It does not show on the Ports of Call.
    Is this why Juneau is a 1pm departure?

  20. jo d

    Guys u get what you pay for. Did the oasis over the summer, awful!! Royal has awful food & worse service. No comparison so no prob paying more. Disney for the family is the best cruise there is!

    1. Alan Hill

      Jo d – completely agree, trust me I am pro Disney Cruise Line but not at these prices…Here is an example, recently did a B2B southern Caribbean (7 night + 5 night repo) on the Wonder for 7k (Cat 4A, 2A1C) and that was for both cruises. June 2017 – 13k (Cat 4A) for 11 night southern on the Fantasy hitting many of the same ports. Understanding peak season pricing increase but my public education still tells me that’s a 85% price hike for a cruise that’s one day shorter. So I will enjoy my December cruise on the Magic before taking a Disney Cruise hiatus by spending my money elsewhere. John White got it right, Comedy Central.

  21. Ruben

    I may be stupid but not dumb. I wanted to book for my wife and two kids (ages: 6 & 13 – time of trip) on the 10-night Southern Carribean (6/28/17); Deluxe inside stateroom with no travel insurance (cheaper with AAA) = $11,500 at 5AM. Now, $12,500.00! Come’on Disney, I know you have to pay for the new ships that you want to build but really…$12,000 for this trip! Wow! I went ahead and booked the 2 stops at Castaway Cay instead. Even with this, I struggled to hit the PAY button!


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