Disney Cruise Line Announces Magical Summer 2015 Itineraries (May – August)

Its the dawn of a new day… After much anticipation, Disney Cruise Line released itineraries for the summer of 2015 for the entire fleet. Today’s release extends itinerary sail dates though August 2015, and will continue to allow guest to plan vacations at least one year out. Disney Cruise Line posted a teaser at the end of last week on their social media accounts stating, “we are charting a magical new course” which on the surface seems like typical Disney speak. However, if you have been following along the it is clear this was an official hint at what will be on the horizon for the Disney Magic and indeed the previous rumors of Iceland, Norway and the return to the Northern Europe are confirmed. The Disney Wonder will return to the west coast using San Diego as brief home port before summering in Alaska. The Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy will continue to sail Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries respectively.

Although the dates were announced today, booking will not being until March 26. On Wednesday, Platinum & Gold Castaway Club members will be able to call in or have their travel agents book sailings. On Thursday, Silver Castaway Club members as well as first time cruisers will be able to book. I mentioned this yesterday, 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 did a quick poll on Twitter over the weekend to see if I should present the itineraries by cruise type or by ship. It was close to a unanimous decision, and itineraries by ship was the winner. Without further adieu, let’s take a closer look at the Disney Cruise itineraries for the summer of 2015 starting with their flagship, the Disney Magic.

Disney Magic | Summer 2015 Itineraries

Just as last week’s teaser implied, the Disney Magic will indeed chart a magic new course ~ beginning in May 2015, she will embark on a first of her kind Eastbound Transatlantic cruise from Port Canaveral to Copenhagen. The ‘magic’ lies in the ports of call. The 2015 EBTA sailing will leave Port Canaveral setting a course North to New York City, followed by a taste of Canada with a stop in St John’s, Newfoundland. The Magic will then spend three days at sea en route to Reykjavik, Iceland before continuing her passage south east past the Faroe Islands to Oslo, Norway before finally arriving in Copenhagen on May 30th.

15-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • At Sea • New York, NY • At Sea • At Sea • St John’s, Newfoundland • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Reykjavik, Iceland • At Sea • At Sea • Oslo, Norway • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 15, 2015
15 Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise On Disney Magic Itinerary A

Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • At Sea • New York, NY • At Sea • At Sea • St John’s, Newfoundland • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Reykjavik, Iceland • At Sea • At Sea • Oslo, Norway • Copenhagen, Denmark

Once in Copenhagen, the Disney Magic will sail on an all new itinerary to the Norwegian Fjords with stops in Bergen, Geiranger, Oslo and the Faroe Islands. Clearly the crew of the Disney Magic is set on exploring exciting new ports steeped in Viking history and maybe they will discover the location of Arendelle.

DCL Norway Fjord With Disney Magic 2015

7-Night Norwegian Fjord Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark • At Sea • Stavanger, Norway • Alesund, Norway • Geiranger, Norway • Bergen, Norway • At Sea

  • June 6, 2015
7 Night Norwegian Fjord Cruise Magic 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark • At Sea • Stavanger, Norway • Alesund, Norway • Geiranger, Norway • Bergen, Norway • At Sea

7-Night Northern Europe Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A from Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark • At Sea • Tallinn, Estonia • St Petersburg, Russia • Helsinki, Finland • Stockholm, Sweden • At Sea

  • May 30, 2015
  • June 13, 2015

9-Night Norwegian Fjord Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A from Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark • At Sea • Stavanger, Norway • Alesund, Norway • Geiranger, Norway • Molde, Norway • Olden, Norway • At Sea • Bergen, Norway

  • June 20, 2015

In July, the Disney Magic will sail from Copenhagen back to Iceland and the Faroe Islands during a repositioning cruise Dover, England.

11-Night North Norwegian Fjords and Iceland Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A from Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark • Oslo, Norway • Kristiansand, Norway • Stavanger, Norway • At Sea • Akureyri, Iceland • Reykjavik, Iceland • Reykjavik, Iceland • At Sea • Torshavn, Faroe Islands • At Sea

  • June 29, 2015
11 Night North Norwegian Fjords And Iceland Cruise On Disney Magic Itinerary A

Copenhagen, Denmark • Oslo, Norway • Kristiansand, Norway • Stavanger, Norway • At Sea • Akureyri, Iceland • Reykjavik, Iceland • Reykjavik, Iceland • At Sea • Torshavn, Faroe Islands • At Sea

Rates start at $1,561 per person for seven-night cruises, $2,133 per person for nine-night cruises and $2,453 per person for 11-night Norwegian fjords cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

When the Disney Magic arrives in England, Dover will serve as a homeport for a series of Northern European Cruises featuring her return to Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; and at this time is slated to call in St Petersburgh, Russia.

DCL Frederiksborg Castle Copenhagen Denmark 2015

12-Night Northern Europe Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A from Dover, England
Dover, England • At Sea • Copenhagen, Denmark • Warnemunde, Germany (Berlin) • At Sea • Stockholm, Sweden • Helsinki, Finland • St Petersburg, Russia • St Petersburg, Russia • Tallinn, Estonia • At Sea • At Sea
  • July 10, 2015
12 Night Northern Europe Cruise On Disney Magic Itinerary A 2015

Dover, England • At Sea • Copenhagen, Denmark • Warnemunde, Germany (Berlin) • At Sea • Stockholm, Sweden • Helsinki, Sweden • St Petersburg, Russia • St Petersburg, Russia • Tallinn, Estonia • At Sea • At Sea

12-Night Northern Europe Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary B from Dover, England
Dover, England • At Sea • Copenhagen, Denmark • Copenhagen, Denmark • At Sea • Stockholm, Sweden • Helsinki, Finland • St Petersburg, Russia • St Petersburg, Russia • Tallinn, Estonia • At Sea • At Sea
  • July 22, 2014
12 Night Northern Europe Cruise On Disney Magic Itinerary B 2015

Dover, England • At Sea • Copenhagen, Denmark • Copenhagen, Denmark • At Sea • Stockholm, Sweden • Helsinki, Sweden • St Petersburg, Russia • St Petersburg, Russia • Tallinn, Estonia • At Sea • At Sea

Rates start at $1,463 per person for seven-night cruises and $2,844 per person for 12-night Northern European cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

In early August, the Disney Magic will depart from Dover to Barcelona for a series of Mediterranean cruises.

7-Night Dover to Barcelona Cruise on Disney Magic from Dover, England
Dover, England • At Sea • At Sea • Vigo, Spain • Lisbon, Portugal • Gibralter, UK • At Sea
  • August 3, 2015
7 Night Dover To Barcelona Cruise On Disney Magic 2015

Dover, England • At Sea • At Sea • Vigo, Spain • Lisbon, Portugal • Gibralter, UK • At Sea

5-Night Mediterranean Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A from Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain • Villefranche, France • La Spezia, Italy • Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) • At Sea

  • Aug. 10, 2015
5 Night Mediterranean Cruise On Disney Magic Itinerary A

Barcelona, Spain • Villefranche, France • La Spezia, Italy • Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) • At Sea

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise – Itinerary B from Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain • At Sea • Naples, Italy • Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) • La Spezia, Italy • Villefranche, France • At Sea
  • August 15, 2015
  • August 22, 2015
  • August 29, 2015
7-Night Mediterranean Cruise on Disney Magic Itinerary Map

Barcelona, Spain • At Sea • Naples, Italy • Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) • La Spezia, Italy • Villefranche, France • At Sea

Rates start at $1,255 per person for five-night cruises and $1,302 per person for seven-night Mediterranean cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

Additionally, two more sailings were added for the Disney Magic in May 2015 from Port Canaveral prior to her magical EBTA crossing.

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary B from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • Falmouth, Jamaica • At Sea • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • May 3, 2015
5-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary B from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • Key West, FL • At Sea • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • May 10, 2015

Disney Wonder | Summer 2015 Itineraries

The Disney Wonder will return to the west coast beginning with the Westbound Panama Canal cruise that will sail on May 1, 2015 from Miami to San Diego. Unlike the Disney Magic the Disney Wonder does not have any additional sailings from Miami prior to her repositioning cruise.

14-Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise on Disney Wonder – Itinerary A from Miami, FL
Miami, FL • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea • At Sea • Cartagena, Columbia • Panama Canal • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea
  • May 1, 2015
14 Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise On Disney Wonder Itinerary A 2015

Miami, FL • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea • At Sea • Cartagena, Columbia • Panama Canal • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea

Once the west coast, the Disney Wonder will utilize San Diego as a brief homeport for a 2-night and a 3-night Getaway cruise. The longer sailing will include a stop in Ensenada.

2-Night Weekend Getaway Cruise Disney Wonder from San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA • At Sea
  • May 15, 2015*
2-Night Weekend Getaway Cruise Disney Wonder Itinerary Map

San Diego, CA • At Sea

3-Night Getaway Cruise on Disney Wonder from San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA • Ensenada, Mexico • At Sea
  • May 17, 2015*
San Diego, CA • Ensenada, Mexico • At Sea

San Diego, CA • Ensenada, Mexico • At Sea

In late-May, the Disney Wonder will plot a course north on a Pacific Coast cruise featuring a day in San Francisco on her way to Vancouver.

5-Night San Diego to Vancouver Cruise Disney Wonder from San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA • At Sea • San Francisco, CA • At Sea • At Sea
  • May 20, 2015
5 Night San Diego To Vancouver Cruise On Disney Wonder

San Diego, CA • At Sea • San Francisco, CA • At Sea • At Sea

When the Disney Wonder arrives in Vancouver, she will begin a series of 7-Night Alaskan cruises sailing on Mondays. There is a slight discrepancy in that the May 25th sailing is not currently on DCL’s website, but is listed in the new itinerary brochure. This could be a slight issue with the website, or the sailing may be on hold for a charter. If this is the sailing that you are interested in booking give it as try, but have a backup just in case. According to multiple reports on 3/26/14, the first Alaskan sailing (5/25/15) has been chartered.

7-Night Alaskan Cruise – Itinerary A from Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, Canada • At Sea • Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska • Skagway, Alaska • Juneau, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • At Sea
  • May 25, 2015 (CHARTERED – confirmed 3/26/14 – Announced as DVC Member Cruise 5/28/14)
  • June 1, 2015
  • June 8, 2015
  • June 15,  2015
  • June 22, 2015
  • June 29, 2015*
  • July 6, 2015
  • July 13, 2015
  • July 20, 2015
  • July 27, 2015
  • August 3, 2015
  • August 10, 2015
  • August 17, 2015
  • August 24, 2015
  • August 31, 2015
7-Night Alaskan Cruise Disney Wonder Itinerary A Map

Vancouver, Canada • At Sea • Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska • Skagway, Alaska • Juneau, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • At Sea

Rates start at $1,155 per person for seven-night Alaska cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy. * denotes the sailing is an onboard booking blocked out date.

It looks like we will have to wait a little longer for the rumored Hawaiian cruises, as those calls to Honolulu and Hilo were in mid- to late-September.

Disney Dream | Summer 2015 Itineraries

As expected, the Disney Dream will continue to sail the ever popular three and four night Bahamian cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay. The Disney Dream will continue sailing from Port Canaveral with 4-night sailings departing on Mondays and 3-night sailings on Fridays for most of the summer. Most of the summer? That is right, with more open dates at Castaway Cay with the Magic & Wonder globetrotting, the Dream can have her pick at which days she will sail to Disney’s private island. With the arrival of peak summer vacation season in late-June, so will the return of the popular 5-night Bahamian cruise with not one, but two stops at Castaway Cay. To make room for the double dip sailings, the 3-night itinerary will not be a choice in July.

In August, the Disney Dream will resume her regular scheduled three and four night Bahamian cruises on Fridays and Mondays respectively.

3-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Dream Itinerary A from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 5/1, 5/8, 5/11, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
4-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Dream – Itinerary A from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay • At Sea
  • 5/4, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24 (CHARTERED?/DVC Member Cruise?), 8/31
Potential 2015 DVC Member Cruise

NOTE: 8/24 is listed in the brochure, not online. They may be a chartered cruise and based on past sail date may be a DVC Member sailing.

4-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Dream – Itinerary I from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 5/14
4-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Dream – Itinerary J With two stops at Castaway Cay from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • Disney’s Castaway Cay • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 6/22, 7/1*, 7/15
5-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Dream – Itinerary A from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • Disney’s Castaway Cay • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 6/26*
5-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Dream – Itinerary B from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • Disney’s Castaway Cay • Nassau • Disney’s Castaway Cay • At Sea
  • 7/5*, 7/10, 7/19, 7/24, 7/29

Rates start at $495 per person for three-night cruises, $662 per person for four-night cruises, $1,465 per person for five-night cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy. * denotes the sailing is an onboard booking blocked out date.

Disney Fantasy | Summer 2015 Itineraries

In the early spring, the Disney Fantasy will be sailing exclusively all Eastern Caribbean cruises. With the Disney Magic no longer covering the Western Caribbean route, the Disney Fantasy will resume alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral. The significant change for the Disney Fantasy in May 2015 aside from resuming the Western Caribbean route will be the dropping of San Juan for St Thomas on the Eastern sailings and Costa Maya will be replaced with Falmouth, Jamaica on the Westerns.

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary A from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • At Sea • St. Maarten • St. Thomas (w. St. John excursions) • At Sea • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 5/23, 6/6, 6/20, 7/4, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary B from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • At Sea • St. Thomas (w. St. John excursions) • San Juan, Puerto Rico • At Sea • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 5/2
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary C from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • At Sea • St. Maarten • San Juan, Puerto Rico • At Sea • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 5/9
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary C from Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands • Falmouth, Jamaica • At Sea • Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22

Rates start at $1,145 per person for seven-night cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

So, there you have it – the 2015 Disney Cruise Line Summer sailings. Personally, I think Disney hit the nail on the head with a magical new course with regard to the summer for the Disney Magic. Which itineraries will you be booking?

Detailed Itineraries

The updated 2014-2015 Disney Cruise Line Brochure contains a summary of the following information.

The website has been updated with detailed itineraries for each ship:

128 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Announces Magical Summer 2015 Itineraries (May – August)

  1. Marc

    “The Disney Wonder will return to the west coast beginning with the Westbound Panama Canal cruise that will sail on May 1, 2015 from Miami to San Diego.” We’re booked on that cruise and actually we embark on May 2nd.

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    1. Josh

      Marc, is it a 14 day of 15 day cruise? all the westbound cruise in 2014 stops in Key west, does the 2015 also stop in key west?

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  2. Carol

    I see 2 San Diego sailings in May 2015. One is 2 night and one is 3 night, On the 20th there is the re-positioning cruise from San Diego to Vancouver

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    1. germanmom

      I live in northern Germany, and the weather in july is anywhere from low 80s to low 60s Close to the North Sea.

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  3. Grace

    The European cruise sound amazing. But, for large families who can’t afford the airfare to get there (2,000 per person) I do wish they opened up some other cruise options leaving from the US. We have done all the cruises out of the US ports and would love more options. Sad.

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  4. Walt S.

    Even though I did not get what I wanted, THANKS SCOTT. I guess you can’t please everyone and that is me. But I am happy for everyone else. chow!!!!!!!!!!!!!:0 Signing off. Again Scott I enjoy your pictures because like me you are a family man. Enjoy your day.

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  5. Juilie

    Question…. San Diego to Vancover May 20-25, First Alaskan out of Vancover, not until June 1st… arent we missing a week there?

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  6. Nikki

    That’s great info. What I’m desperate to know now is the minimum cost for external staterooms with a balcony. Anyone know if there is a standard mark up when the itineries are first released?

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  7. Cari

    Hey Scott – Any idea about the gap in the Wonder Schedule between May 20, 2015 and June 1 when the Alaska sailings start? Thanks!

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      There is a 5-night repo between San Diego and Vancouver. Then May 25th, there is a 7-Night Alaskan cruise in the brochure, but this is not online. We will find out soon if this is just a mistake with the website or if this sailing is being held for possibly a charter. I say if you want to book that date try, but have a back up just in case.

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  8. Colleen

    Love your blog, just so annoyed at the way they are putting the year out! Oh well, vacation planning will again wait.

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  9. Dennis

    To say that we’re disappointed would be a bit of an understatement in regard to the Magic and New York. The teaser video with the Statue of Liberty and New England seemed to suggest at least a limited number of dates out of New York. Bummer.

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    1. James

      I would love to sail out of an East Coast City (excluding FL), NJ (the port is not in NYC), Baltimore or Norfolk would be great.

      I don’t like starting and ending my trips with a body cavity search, they are not that Magical.

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      1. Dennis C

        Don’t worry. No body cavity searches out of NYC. We sailed out of Vancouver this past summer and it was no different than sailing out of New York (which we’ve done three times). Show your passport or other I.D. at customs, drop off your luggage, check in and wait to board.

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  10. Anne

    I am not finding a way to look up the pricing of different stateroom categories and dates on the website. Will it not be available until Thursday?

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      That is correct, until the online site updates to accept bookings the pricing will be a mystery. The disboards will likely have an opening day pricing thread starting tomorrow.

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  11. Pam

    Hi Scott, So none of the itineraries up to August 2015 mention the Wonder going into dry dock to also be “re-imagined”. What are your thoughts on this happening in the Fall of 2015 for the Wonder? If she doesn’t the ship sent to Europe / Mediterranean for the Summer of 2015, then where might that dry dock take place? Just curious about your thoughts on this. Thanks!

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Pam, DCL just ‘bought’ a few years (3 to be exact for her out of water hull inspection) by sending the Wonder to dry dock in January. DCL needs to be certain the Panama Canal expansion will be completed before they can re-imagine the Wonder otherwise she would be unable to sail to Alaska. An article in the Cadiz newspaper indicated the Disney Wonder would be refit in Cadiz when the time comes. Will this hold up? Only time will tell.

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  12. Joel Weger

    Scott, love the site. This is the first time I will be gold. Do we know what time gold and platinum members can call DCL?

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  13. Jasrhon

    Thanks for all the great info. There is a mistake on the EBTA itinery that originated from DCL’s initial info. The stop in Canada is St. John’s Newfoundland as is shown on the map not St. John, NB as it says in the text of the itinery.

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  14. Walt S.

    Can someone tell me if you can change your cruise date if you are on the ship and start your 18 month over again with the 10% discount if it is not a black-out date? I have a cruise coming up soon. Can I transfer my deposit from my old dummy date too if I am not happy with the date that I have? THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

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      1. Dennis C

        The wonderful thing about Europe is that the backup is always appealing. Hopefully it would be more than just skipping the port of call.

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  15. Walt S.

    Scott can you please answer my question please…….? I won’t bother you anymore. You have my word on it. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Kristi

    Scott – Do you know how the 3rd and 4th passenger rate is calculated? This would be for a 14 and 11 year old.

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  17. Walt S.

    Thank you very much. I really appreciate it very much. I have no further questions or comments. I will be looking for your further info on all other Disney Cruise in the future. You are real and honest. I like that. Thanks again. Bye………zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  18. Jonathan

    Argh! We were hoping to book a Greek isle cruise on the magic next summer. Does anyone know if they will return this itinerary in 2016??

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  19. Ty

    Scott- what are your thoughts on anything else out of San Diego for the remiainder of 2015- aside from Hawaii? Do they usually have anything else leaving SD?

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      I would not be surprised to see another 2-night and 3-night before the Disney Wonder’s EBPC. Who knows, DCL did show Mexican Riviera in the video so maybe there will be a few of expanded sailings from San Diego.

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  20. Drew

    Anyone else having difficulty calling in? I called 5 minutes before the reservations were to start and was told by the disembodied voice that my wait time is “longer than 15 minutes”

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    1. Drew

      I sat on hold for 30 min but did get through. Booked on the 6/20/15 9-day Fjord, have three adjacent balcony cabins!! A little sticker shock though, yikes!

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  21. Jenniffer

    Can’t even get through. When I do, it’s asking for my CC number then disconnects me (I’m gold). It’s very frustrating. Disney has the worst technology – you’d think the system would be intuitive and allow you to log in and book if your status allows.

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  22. Walt S.

    You would think that our Castaway numbers ON THE WEBSITE would allow us to view schedules and prices, but I can’t get on and my TA is trying hard to get in too. Jenniffer you are right. The Prices are going up as we speak. As a dedicated Platinum member this is not fair. Sad to say, “this will not change my mind for future Disney Cruise.” YES I AM A DIE HARD DISNEY CRUISE FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Walt, you can view the sailings on DCL’s website via Destinations, but not via their Search for Cruise booking feature. Like it or not the cost is based on supply and demand. Fares will not decrease if people continue to sail at these prices. Yes, the prices are unappealing, but they are running a business with a focus on the bottom line and as long as the numbers look good up the WDC chain of command to Iger then it will continue.

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  23. Ana Gaillat

    After a 1:48 wait I got in and made my back to back fjords/Northern Europe reservation for 6/3-6/20… only to find out (when I went in to pay the remaining deposit) that the second cruise they assigned me to the Fantasy on the Caribbean!!!! AAARRRRRGGGHHH!!!!
    Why would I request back to back in the same room (that they got right!) half a world apart!!!!
    Back to the phone!!!!

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  24. Karen

    Hi Scott firstly excellent blog, today hubby spent 2hrs waiting to speak to someone, 3 adults Dover to Barcelona $5950 5B stateroom, we live in UK so not too much travelling, also 14nights westbound Panama cruise 1st May 2015 2 adults 5B $4690. Quite a difference in price!

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  25. melissa

    has anyone heard pricing for the August sailings in the caribbean? Someone told me they were quoting 3900 for two people in a standard room! that seems kind of crazy?

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    1. Eric

      Check the website. There are two cruises early in August for 3900.00. There are two under $3000.00 at the end of the month. 🙂

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  26. Mary Ann

    I waited 2hr 45 minutes but I did get to book the 15 night EBTA with Iceland from PC to Denmark. thank you Scott…I am really excited!!!

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  27. Nigel Penstone

    Hi Scott,

    You list a 4 day Dream cruise on 8/24 but the DCL website misses this on out. Is this another private charter or a mistake on the DCL website?
    Thanks

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Nigel,
      I forgot to include the screenshot to discuss this sailing. It appeared in the itinerary brochure so I included the sailing on the list just in case it was bookable. I’ve added the following notes to the article along with a the screenshot. This very well could be a charter as is the case with the first Alaskan sailing. Based on past sailings, it is plausible that this could be a DVC Member cruise.

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  28. Anne

    We booked the Alaska 6-1 cruise. (2A,2k with obb 9c $4707.48, 9b $4770, 9a $5339, 5c $6282) The May 25 Alaska is not available to book. Price for 6-6 Norway 2a,2k no obb $5490 9c. Thanks for posting this. It made booking this morning so much easier to have the dates and itineraries. I was on hold over an hour. ( I called at 8 Pst)

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  29. Gina

    I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I can FINALLY book Alaska for 2015! I have a question tho. I’m confused as to why everyone is calling and on hold for so long? Are the new dates not available for booking online thru the website?? I will be trying to book tomorrow and prefer to do it online if possible. Thank you!!

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  30. Eric Levitt

    Scott, just wanted to thank you for all the work you did to put this together, I feel like a stalker , every day I log on and hope to see something new, and when I do I’m pretty giddy

    Thanks!

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  31. Joy

    I see why they didn’t provide a price for the 7 night Dover repo, $1500 approx starting rate for a very poor itinerary. Not much more for a Panama Canal cruise if only the dates were doable. Not happy, probably going elsewhere in 2015.

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  32. Gina

    I’m so excited to book my Alaska cruise tomorrow! It will be my 2nd cruise ever (1st was Nov 2013 on Fantasy). It just occurred to me that some of Scott’s wonderful followers who have been to Alaska might be able to assist me with 2 questions: 1) Do I want a room on Starboard or Port side?, and 2) What deck is best? I’m definitely booking a verandah category but don’t know if it is better to be lower/closer to the water, or higher, for better scenery viewing, or if it even makes a difference. Thank you so much! I love this blog. Everyday I look forward to seeing what is posted and reading everyone’s comments!

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    1. Dennis C

      Truth be told it’s a win-win. Once you sail into the Inside Passage the views are just stunning regardless of what side of the ship you’re on. We prefer starboard (just something we’re used to and it’s great at Castaway Cay) and what we didn’t see sailing in we saw sailing out. I will say that when we sailed toward Tracy Arm Fjord we couldn’t have been more than 700 feet from the shore and when we left Skagway and Juneau the scenery was stunning (glaciers, light houses, etc.). The sun sets VERY late so there’s a lot to see.

      As for your other question, we were on deck 7 aft. We found that while the rooms are a bit deeper on 8 the overhang from 9 partially obstruct the view (we were on 8 the year prior). Not a big deal sailing to the Bahamas but a bit more of a deal when sailing into Alaska.

      And, yes, DEFINITELY get a verandah! You’ll spend a lot of time on it with so much to see.

      When you get to Tracy Arm Fjord the best place to be is on deck 4. Everyone typically heads up to 9 and 10 to view the glacier but on 4 there are far fewer people and better opportunities for great pictures, character experiences and hot beverages.

      You’re going to love every minute of it. Enjoy!

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  33. Alex

    Thanks so much Scott for all the great information! After an hour and a half of hold-time, we booked Alaska for 2015 today for a large family reunion…would love it if you or your readers have tips on what not to miss in Alaska as this will be our first time. Thanks again for all your work to pull the information together for those of us waiting anxiously!

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  34. Jodi

    HELP – Anyone have an opinion on Inside Stateroom Decks 5, 6 or 7 or is it better to go with the Porthole Oceanview on Decks 1 or 2. Price is pretty similar. We’re headed out on the Med Cruise in August. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Joy

      I would go with the deck 2 porthole, deck 1 has smaller windows. If the insides are cat 11 then they will be smaller than the cat 9 and have no split bathroom. If the price is considerably cheaper for an 11 b then go for a sideways room, but for a similar price I would get a deck 2 ocean view.

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  35. Jeff Smith

    Yesterday, I booked the 12 night Northern Europe cruise that departs on July 10. Out of curiosity, today I checked the price online for the same itinerary and category of room and the price had gone up $576 over night! I guess that is called supply and demand.

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  36. Ali

    Has there been any indication when the rest of 2015 will be available. We need to book for my husbands 50th and as are travelling from New Zealand need to organise it well in advance. We also have a dummy booking from our last cruise which we were told would be no trouble to change to then but we have to make a decision by April 14.We cant go earlier now as our daughter is getting married so all vacations are off this year.

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  37. Ruben

    Saw the prices for Summer 2015…very discouraging! I feel like Mickey is robbing us! At any rate, I was hoping for San Juan in July. Went ahead and booked the January 03, 2015 sailing to San Juan.

    In other news or forecast, I believe that Disney will have some political pressure and not sail to Russia. They’re will be lots of angry Disney loyalists!!

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    1. Dennis C

      DCL’s summer offerings tend to be a bit more exotic and, as with other cruise lines, prices run a bit higher during peak season. The real sticker shock tends to be the cost of airfare. Last summer our tickets on Air Canada were roughly half the price of the actual cruise. Disney spoiled me for 7 days, Air Canada gave me 10 hours in the air round trip and a couple of soft drinks.

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  38. Ruben

    Hey Scott,

    What happen to my post? Was my post not approved because I stated that Mickey is robbing us? Or, was I right about the future fate of the Port of Call in Russia where Disney will face political pressures? Come on Scott, allow those to state their opinions.

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Ruben,
      Your previous comment was not moderated and it has been approved. It had more to do with the fact, I am now just getting around to all pending comments.

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  39. Walt S.

    Honestly, there is not much Scott can do with how DCL is doing business. He can only give us the facts, which he has been doing excellent on. I do like how he tries to keep everything positive even though it can be difficult at times. I have come to the conclusion that times are getting difficult and the decisions we make will depend on our financial situations. Still as I have said in the past is I DO NOT think DCL will keep this present course long because if they do they will run away dedicated members that have been faithful to them for many years. So all we can do at this time is let this run it’s course and hope for the best in the future.

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  40. Jodi

    Scott – Any suggestions of where people chat about their upcoming cruise. I’m heading out on the Med Cruise in August 2015 (the 15th to be exact) and was hoping to connect with others from Minnesota before we go. I have one child (who will be 8 by the time we set sail) and would love for him to know some other kids before we depart. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Jodi,
      Both CruiseCritic.com & Disboards.com have cruise meet threads where you can meet some of the people you will be sailing with. Many of these meet threads extend to Facebook groups.

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  41. Katharina Centers

    Given the Pilot whale slaughter that continues to occur in the Faroe islands, which is illegal to do by any European union member, the German Cruise ship company Aida has cancelled its three ships traveling there, about 6000 passengers. Does Disney have any plans to stop supporting these Islands as well?

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