There is word circulating this morning that Disney Cruise Line will be repositioning the reimagined Disney Magic from Miami to Port Canaveral in the fall of 2014. This relocation will result in some itinerary changes for the Disney Dream. Disney has been notifying guests and travel agents via email (see copy below) who are booked on the select fall 2014 sailing aboard the Disney Dream with information on these itinerary changes.
There are quite a few itinerary changes for the Disney Dream, and I tried to compile them as best as possible into the calendar below.
According to the email from Disney Cruise Line to travel agents, affected guests booked on these sailings will automatically be moved to the revised sailing. If guests have any questions about their upcoming voyage or wish to make modifications to a reservation they can begin calling 866-858-7416 on June 11, 2013.
Based on the Disney Cruise Line’s online sailing calendars, the Disney Dream dates between October 23, 2014 and November 16, 2014 are no longer listed and have yet to be replaced with the revised dates.
The Dream was originally set to transition to a Monday/Friday 3/4-Night rotation on November 17, 2014 which was quietly revealed along with Disney’s February itinerary announcement. Earlier this year when we sailed on the Fantasy, we found itineraries in the printed brochure showing 7-Night Westerns for the Disney Wonder beginning from Port Canaveral on Sunday November 16, 2014 following her dry dock. This would be made possible with the Disney Dream’s switch to Monday and Friday sailings; although they sailings are not yet bookable.
With today’s news that the reimagined Disney Magic will be sailing from Port Canaveral, this could potentially allow the Disney Dream to take a few weeks off, as she will be due for her first dry dock. We speculated a possible November 2014 timeframe for dry dock back in February. More specifically, I think the Disney Magic will be covering for the Disney Dream.
The Disney Magic is currently scheduled to finish sailing 7-Night Southern Caribbean sailings from San Juan and return to Miami on October 20, 2014. The current Grand Cayman port calendar suggests that the Disney Magic itineraries will be altered with her first call now appearing on November 5th instead of November 2nd.
With the changes to the Disney Dream itineraries around the same week as the Disney Magic returns from San Juan, it is possible that the Disney Dream sailings beginning October 23, 2014 are actually aboard the Disney Magic. This is still not clear (and is purely speculation on my part), but it would appear we may soon find out sooner than later as more details surface.
We could very well see the Disney Magic on Mondays & Fridays, the Disney Wonder on Sundays, and Disney Fantasy on Saturdays all sailing from Port Canaveral while the Disney Dream is in dry dock.
I reached out to Disney Cruise Line for comment on the potential dry dock of the Disney Dream, as well as clarification on the itinerary changes. However, at the time of publication, I have yet to receive a response. I will update this post with any new information.