Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2018 Itineraries (September – December)

Fall 2018 Disney Cruise itineraries have been released some guest favorites as well as some new adventures in Bermuda and Quebec aboard the Disney Magic. The Fall 2018 Disney Cruise itineraries feature the Disney Wonder returning to San Diego and Texas and the Disney Magic heading back to New York and Miami with the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy continuing their Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.

Today’s release extended the available sail dates to the end of 2018 and briefly into 2019 for one ship. 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 the new itineraries.

Although the dates were announced today, general booking will not being until Thursday May 18th. On Monday, Platinum Castaway Club members will be able to call in followed on Tuesday by Gold Castaway Club members, then on Wednesday Silver members can start booking. On Thursday, May 18th 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. The sailings should show up on DCL’s website early on Thursday morning before the phone lines open at 8AM EST.

This post will be updated throughout the day as I work out the details of DCL’s Fall 2018 plans for each ship.

Disney Magic Fall 2018 Sailings

Dover

New York

Quebec City, Quebec

San Juan (Pan American Pier)

Miami

Disney Wonder Fall 2018 Sailings

Vancouver

San Diego

Galveston

Disney Dream Fall 2018 Sailings

Port Canaveral

Disney Fantasy Fall 2018 Sailings

Port Canaveral

Fall 2018 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates

Disney Magic Sailings

Disney Wonder Sailings

Disney Dream Sailings

Disney Fantasy Sailings

For a complete list of onboard booking blockout dates check this page.

Updated 2017 – 2018 Itinerary Brochure

For those interested in a brochure, Disney Cruise Line published an updated 2017-2018 Sail Dates & Itineraries booklet. Click the image below to download the brochure as a PDF.

DCL Itinerary Brochure February 2017 2018 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.

Sailings from New York to Bermuda and Quebec City offer more time to explore; departures from California and Texas are back by popular demand

CELEBRATION, Fla. (May 11, 2017) – In fall 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to Bermuda and Quebec City, Canada – both with multiple days to experience these captivating destinations. In addition to the new itineraries from New York to Bermuda and Canada, three special sailings from New York will take guests to Walt Disney World and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Sailings from California, Texas and Florida round out the 2018 fall season.

Bookings open to the public on May 18, 2017. More details on 2018 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2018 page of disneycruise.com.

New sailings to Bermuda from New York

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line guests can sail to the beautiful island of Bermuda. Each of the five-night sailings includes two full days in Bermuda, while one special six-night sailing includes three days there.

An idyllic setting for outdoor enjoyment, Bermuda offers its famous pink sand beaches, lush forests and a range of water activities. Shopping and sightseeing are plentiful and, at only 21 square miles, the island is easy to navigate and explore. With its own distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture, Bermuda boasts a rich history in sailing, a passion for cricket and a truly unique national attire – Bermuda shorts.

Disney Magic cruises to Bermuda from New York set sail in October 2018.

New cruises between New York and Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City, Canada, a new port for Disney Cruise Line, will be featured on two new itineraries sailing between New York and Quebec City. Both of these sailings include two full days in Quebec City as well as stops at other Canadian ports new to Disney Cruise Line – Saguenay and Baie-Comeau.

With towering fortresses, lavish castles, cobblestone streets and French-inspired cuisine, Quebec City offers a taste of European charm. Must-see sights include the historic and grand Chateau Frontenac hotel and the impressive Montmorency Falls, which measure 30 meters taller than Niagara Falls. Both Saguenay and Baie-Comeau offer natural beauty, picturesque ports and local cuisine featuring plentiful seafood, wild game and the indigenous and delectable cloudberries.

Two seven-night Disney Magic cruises between New York and Quebec City depart in September 2018.

More magic from New York on sailings to Walt Disney World and Castaway Cay

Fall 2018 Disney Magic sailings from New York also include three seven-night voyages to Walt Disney World. Each cruise includes a stop in Port Canaveral, Florida, located near the Walt Disney World Resort, and a day at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

Adding to the magic on these special sailings, every guest will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation between the ship and the theme parks. During their visit, guests can enjoy experiences like the new Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which will immerse guests in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.

Back by Popular Demand: Cruises from California, Texas and Florida

  • In September and October 2018, the Disney Wonder will sail from San Diego, California, to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja sailings visit Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, both famous for stunning beaches and exciting water activities. Mexican Riviera sailings feature the snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.
  • In November and December 2018, the Disney Wonder returns to Galveston, Texas, with a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries. All cruises to the Bahamas include a stop at Castaway Cay.
  • In December 2018, the Disney Magic will return to Miami with voyages to the Western Caribbean and Bahamas, including stops at Key West and Castaway Cay.
  • During late 2018, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will continue to sail a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida, with every sailing including a day at Castaway Cay.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

Here is a press release from the Québec Port Authority on Disney Cruise Line announcement.

The Port of Québec will welcome Disney Cruise Line in 2018

QUÉBEC, May 11, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The Port of Québec is very pleased to announce that the highly prestigious Disney Cruise Line will be coming to Québec in 2018. The Port of Québec is celebrating and looking forward to this commercial success, which will showcase our city to families from around the world.

“The fact that the Disney Magic is coming to Québec is a historic development for the Québec and eastern Canadian cruise industry. This prestigious new product will certainly be a hit with a brand new clientele of families and young adventurers. We are very proud to welcome the famous Disney Cruise Line, which will shine a spotlight on the city and the Port at the international level,” said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority (QPA).

Quebec City, Canada, a new port for Disney Cruise Line, will be featured on two new itineraries sailing between New York and Quebec City in September 2018. Both of these sailings include two full days in the capital, giving visitors multiple days to experience the city. As part of these two sailings, the 2,713‑passenger Disney Magic will also stop at other Canadian ports new to Disney Cruise Line – Saguenay and Baie-Comeau.

“At Disney Cruise Line, we take pride in creating exciting cruise itineraries filled with unforgettable places, experiences and people, and we are thrilled to bring our special brand of magic to Quebec City in the fall of 2018,” said Tom Wolber, senior vice president, Disney Cruise Line operations. “I know our guests will enjoy having plenty of time to discover the city’s many attractions and offerings, from the beautiful architecture and historic landmarks, to the delightful parks, shops and restaurants.”

To achieve the goal of welcoming Disney Cruise Line to Quebec, the Port is proud to have been able to count on such major partners as the City of Québec, Québec City Tourism, the Secrétariat de la capitale nationale, the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec, members of the cruise forum, the Cruise the Saint Lawrence Association, the Ministère du Tourisme, the Secrétariat aux affaires maritimes and, of course, Saguenay and Baie-Comeau, which will also welcome calls in 2018.

“We are proud to work with Disney Cruise Line and showcase Quebec as an attractive and vibrant option for their clientele. We have been looking forward to the arrival of Disney, and today it became a reality. It is a real vote of confidence from this world-class company, and we will do all we can to live up to its expectations,” said Mario Girard, President and CEO of the QPA.

Now that you’ve made it to the end of this itinerary announcement… What do you plan on booking?

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39 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2018 Itineraries (September – December)

  1. Jenniffer

    I like that we have time to think about the offerings and start Monday instead of having to book tomorrow. I wrote that on one of my comment cards.

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  2. dragynally

    I’m very excited! NYC cruises make life easier even you live in NJ. I will say it’s interesting how they got rid of the 8 day cruises out of NYC after the announcement about the Castaway Club reception.

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  3. CS

    Do you think any of the Fall 2018 cruises will be either Marvel Day at Sea cruises or Star Wars Day at Sea cruises? Wasn’t sure if that announcement would typically come now when the itineraries are announced, or if it usually comes sometime later. We’re especially interested in the Marvel one, but since I’m not sure if we’ll be able to go on any that have already been announced, I was hoping for more in Fall 2018.

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    1. CS

      Thanks for the info, y’all! Fingers crossed for more Marvel!
      Anyone know how the bookings are going on the Marvel cruises? I would be so sad if they weren’t selling very well and they decided to not have any more.

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      1. dragynally

        I’m on the thanksgiving cruise out of NYC it’s doing ok but it’s VERY expensive so I don’t expect it to sell out. The other cruises are doing a bit better.

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        1. Sheryl

          When you say very expensive for the Thanksgiving what are talking? 2-3 grand more than regular weeks? TYIA

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        2. CS

          I’ve been eyeing that Thanksgiving cruise for months now, but the pricetag is just killing me, so I haven’t booked yet. And the spring Marvel cruises out of Miami happen to fall the week before and the week after our spring break next year, rather than during our spring break, so those don’t work for us timing-wise. Ugh!

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          1. dragynally

            Too bad you don’t live in NJ. There’s a cruise during the time known as “Jersey week” when kids are out of school early November.

        3. DJ

          dragynally,
          I agree! That one is a fortune! My 3 children go to private school, so no Jersey week for us! It would be nice if Disney would give us discounts on poor selling cruises like they do Florida residents!

          Although, they have the Friday and Monday of Columbus weekend, so we will book the 5 night to Bermuda next year!

          Have fun!!! I wish I was on that one as well!!!

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  4. Tammi

    I have always wanted to go to Quebec. Super excited about those cruises. I think your ports are wrong on the 9/27 one above though. I was confused because I didn’t think a cruise could just stay in one country. When I looked on the brochure, it says it ends in NY.

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  5. John

    I love that Disney is returning Galveston, but it would be nice if they were to bring back the Key West, Castaway Cay, and Disney World for a day Itinerary!!! Also, I am Hoping DCL will expand to summer sailing out go Galveston when the additional ships come on line.

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  6. Gina Tompkins

    Hi Scott! Thanks for the info! I’ve been looking forward to the release of these itineraries. I don’t see an itinerary for the Wonder for 9/23. Is that possibly a blockout date and that’s why it’s not showing? Also, I noticed the date of 12/27/18 is listed under two different Galveston itineraries. Thanks again! I’m hoping to book 2 fall cruises! : )

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  7. Rachelle

    How do you find out about the prices prior to the Thursday posting on the website? Do I have to do that over the phone on the day my pre-booking opens?

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    1. Dawn

      Most people get rough estimates from others who are a higher CC level. They post their pricing info on FB groups so others can get an idea. You won’t know pricing for your exact scenario until you call on the day booking opens for your level.

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  8. DJ

    Scott,
    This was a lot of work for you! I appreciate all the info in one spot like this!!

    Many Thanks!!!

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  9. ProsperityAndCalamities

    Do the prices really change that much between when you can call versus just waiting until Thursday when you can book online? In other words, is it worth calling in or just waiting until Thursday?

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      It all comes down to the the popularity of each sailing. For some unique and popular itineraries the price will climb on day 1, others stay steady.

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      1. ProsperityAndCalamities

        Thanks for the answer! It would be awesome if they just let people sign in online to see what level they are then open up the bookings if it is their time. That would be so much easier than having to call!

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  10. Margie

    Aren’t there any other folks disappointed that Hawaii is not on the schedule ? Just returned from the Panama cruise and the rumor (guests and crew !!) was the Wonder was going back to Hawaii in the Fall of 2018. My cruising days are getting numbered and so wanted to go back – on Disney – again !

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    1. ProsperityAndCalamities

      I was a bit disappointed but I thought it was just wishful thinking on my part that maybe they’d do Hawaii again. I didn’t realize there was a rumor going! I’m sure if they did Hawaii it would sell out… so not sure what would be stopping them.

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  11. CS

    Random question about itineraries that include a stop at Port Canaveral for a visit to Disney World (like the 8 day Marvel cruise out of New York over Thanksgiving): Does anyone know how fastpass+ sign-up works for those? Do passengers get their Disney World ticket numbers in advance so they can sign up for fastpasses+ ? If so, is it 60 days in advance like resort guests, or 30 days in advance like the general public, or some other timetable? Thanks!

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    1. dragynally

      Hi CS: this is the cool part of this cruise. Park tickets are included and you get 3 rule free fast pass + tickets. You can use them any time on any attraction. No need to presign up. This is really helpful because you get the tickets for the park that morning.

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  12. Margie

    Since I can’t go to Hawaii, thinking maybe Alaska this year instead. Any tips and info on what a late August, early September cruise would be like – weather wise ?? How cold might it be there ? – even on deck ? – and the ship itself ? How much would we see from an oceanview stateroom ? I suspect an entirely different kind of wardrobe/packing than all the other cruises we’ve taken to the warmer climates ! All comments welcome !

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    1. Nicole

      We did the 7 night Alaska cruise July 2016. The weather was warmer than I expected when we were in port but it was chilly when we were at sea and when we were near the glacier, as in coats and gloves/hats. They do have blankets everywhere around the pool areas. Layers are your best bet. The pools were heated to the point where we did get in but it was freezing when we got out. You can see quite a bit from an ocean view room. We had inside but my parents had an obstructed oceanview and could see quite a bit. Take binoculars, it’s worth it. We took more suitcases for this trip than any other because of boots, coats, etc and then our dinner clothes. Let me know if you want any more info, I am happy to share!

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      1. Margie

        Your comments were very helpful- thanks a bunch ! Now will have to take a closer look at availability for this summer. Think it’s pretty limited – saw some oceanview cabins in late August and the last one – in September. More thinking to do, but appreciate your help. Would like to make it work – and it’d be fun to ‘surprise’ our servers and stateroom hostess by ‘showing up again so soon after the Panama Cruise we just got home from !

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