The Disney Wonder Arrives in Galveston for the First Time

The Disney Wonder arrived in Galveston, Texas early this morning (around 6:30 CST) following her Panama Canal cruise marking the end of her summer summer sailings on the West Coast in Alaska. The arrival in the great state of Texas is also the Disney Wonder’s inaugural visit to the Port of Galveston. Just over a year ago, the Disney Magic delayed her inaugural arrival until after sunrise donning a Texas-sized cowboy hat.  In contrast, the Disney Wonder just arrived as if any other day.

Disney Wonder Galveston Arrival Emerald Webcam

Disney Wonder Galveston Arrival Webcam

Disney Wonder Galveston Arrival Webcam Pier 23

The Disney Wonder will begin her stint in Galveston with a series of alternating 7-night Bahamian and Western Caribbean cruises through mid-December. The Western Caribbean itinerary will feature stops in Cozumel, Mexico, Grand Cayman, and for the first time Falmouth, Jamaica on October 8th. The Bahamian sailings will visit Key West, Nassau, and Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.

  • 7-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Wonder – Itinerary A from Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX • At Sea • Key West, FL • Disney’s Castaway Cay • Nassau • At Sea • At Sea
    9/28/2013, 10/12/2013, 10/26/2013, 11/9/2013, 12/7/2013, 12/14/2013
  • 7-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Wonder – Itinerary B from Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX • At Sea • Key West, FL • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay • At Sea • At Sea

    11/23/2013 (Thanksgiving Cruise)
  • 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Wonder – Itinerary A from Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX • At Sea • At Sea • Falmouth, Jamaica • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea

    10/5/2013 (First of DCL’s Jamaica sailings), 10/19/2013, 11/2/2013, 11/16/2013, 11/30/2013

Just in time for the holidays, the Disney Wonder will sail a 6-night holiday cruise to the Western Caribbean spending Christmas at sea.  Following the Christmas sailing, there will be three 4-night Western Caribbean cruises to Cozumel, Mexico.

  • 6-Night Western Caribbean Holiday Itinerary from Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • At Sea • At Sea

    12/21/2013 (Christmas Cruise)
  • 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Wonder – Itinerary A from Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea

    12/27/2013, 12/31/2013 (New Year’s Cruise), 1/4/2014

The last sailing for the Disney Wonder from Galveston will be crew only and sail without passengers on a repositioning cruise to Miami.  The Disney Wonder will sail on two cruises before heading to a 10-day dry dock.  This will also mark the end of Disney Cruise Line’s time using Galveston as a homeport.

  • Galveston to Miami Cruise (No Passengers) from Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX • At Sea

    1/8/2014

Disney Wonder & Carnival Triumph - Port of Galveston

Are sailing on any of the Disney Wonder’s Galveston cruises? If so, we would appreciate it if you would be willing to share your Personal Navigators.  You can them in any format that works best for you.

5 thoughts on “The Disney Wonder Arrives in Galveston for the First Time

  1. Chris

    Why would they not have paying passengers on a repositioning cruise? Sounds like it would be all days at sea which could be fun. 🙂

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    1. Joel

      The Jones Act prevents foreign flagged ships from transporting passengers or goods from one port in the U.S. to another port in the U.S. without a call at a foreign port. They would have to do a stop somewhere. I just got off the Panama Canal repositioning cruise and your absolutely correct about the sea days. They were fantastic!

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  2. Lynda

    FYI for future Galveston travelers. It took more than an hour once disembarked the ship to collect our luggage and clear customs. Not nearly as smooth as at Port Canaveral, Seattle or Barcelona.

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    1. Sharon

      Thanks for the info. We got though customs in Port Canaveral in about 5 minutes on our last cruise. We won’t plan on getting out of there as quickly in Galveston.

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  3. cruisecrasher

    We got out of Galveston quickly I two out of our three of our Disney Magic cruises. Thanksgiving was super slow, however. We ‘d love to send you our Wondernavigators, but we won’t brgoing until January 4.

    Reply

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