We have some new information to follow up on Monday’s news that the late fall 2014 sailings the Disney Dream are being modified to accommodate the Disney Magic at Port Canaveral. There were two email notices sent to travel agents today. The first notice was to inform passengers booked on the October 20, 2014 2-Night Cruise to Castaway Cay that the cruise has been canceled. If you were booked on this sailing, your reservation will be moved to a hold date of December 3, 2014, which is a 4-Night sailing on the Disney Wonder. Those affected can contact Disney Cruise Line starting June 12, 2013 to adjust this reservation.
Included in this email, it was announced that the [Disney_Wonder] will be sailing from Miami in place of the [Disney_Magic] on four and five-night Bahamian and Western Caribbean cruises. The Western Caribbean cruises will feature stops at Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Key West.
The second email sent to travel agents this morning solidified the fact that the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder would be swapping home ports in October 2014. The Disney Wonder will be taking over the previously scheduled four and five-night Disney Magic sailings.
Based on the itinerary brochure we picked up on the [Disney_Fantasy] in March, the Disney Wonder was originally slated to sail on 7-Night Western Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral beginning in November 2014 while the Disney Magic was sailing from Miami.
It is now probable, based on the Grand Cayman port calendar we shared yesterday, that the Disney Magic will be sailing those 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises. It was confirmed (see update below) today, that the Disney Magic will indeed be sailing the 7-Night Western Caribbean itinerary leaving on Sundays from Port Canaveral.
The itinerary pages for each ship have not been updated. I am going to wait until the dust settles before making any changes.
UPDATE: I heard back from Disney Cruise Line this afternoon, and it has been confirmed that the Disney Magic will be sailing on 7-Night Western Caribbean cruises from Port canaveral. Below is an excerpt from the response I received from Rebecca Peddie, Manager Public Affairs at Disney Cruise Line.
To provide guests with a greater mix of longer Disney Cruise Line vacation options, we are relocating the Disney Magic cruise ship from Miami to Port Canaveral beginning October 21, 2014. With this change, the Disney Magic will sail from Port Canaveral on Sundays to the Western Caribbean, and the Disney Wonder will return to Miami beginning October 11, 2014, offering 4- and 5-night sailings. To accommodate the Sunday departures of Disney Magic, the Disney Dream cruise ship will depart from Port Canaveral on Mondays and Fridays beginning on October 23, 2014.