A ship, with similar characteristics as the Disney Magic appears to be calling in Reykjavik and Akureyri Iceland on consecutive days in July 2015. The ship is unnamed, but the gross tonnage, length and passenger numbers match those that were listed on the Geiranger, Norway port calendar.
Following last week’s discovery of the calls in Norway, JB77 posted on the Cruise Critic forums that the Disney Magic is booked in Dover on the following dates which were also backed up by DISNEY FANTASY:
- July 10, 2015 | Potential 12-night Baltic Sailing
- July 22, 2015 | Potential 12-night Baltic Sailing
- August 3, 2015 | 7-Night Dover to Barcelona Cruise
If indeed, the ship listed in Iceland is the Disney Magic, and based on the July 10th date in Dover, this could be longer sailing between the sailings in the Norwegian Fjords and a potential return to the Baltics.
As of now, the Disney Magic looks to have a series of unique itineraries bookend by the Transatlantic sailings in May and September 2015 with sailing to the Norwegian Fjords, a return the Baltics, and a late summer run in the Mediterranean. This all seems to fit Iger’s statement during the FY 2013 earnings conference call that the focus at this time is on expanded itineraries, not new ships.
This is fantastic news, I love expanded itineraries. I think Iger is mistaken in that it needs to be *both* itineraries and ships. DCL cruises are still very full for the most part, I think it would benefit cruisers and the company alike to start production on another ship or two.
The hard part of this article is trying to decide between a Norwegian Fjord cruise and one that goes to Iceland?? Hopefully they’re on the same itinerary!!!!
Any idea when Disney will release the rest of the 2015 itineraries?
Best estimate is a few weeks. However, it can happen at any time.
We need to make a decision by mid April, finger crossed it is before then.
It should (will) be before April.
Now that the Oscars are over, it would be a good time to celebrate the wins with the unveiling of a “Frozen themed” cruise for 2015 (hint, hint, DCL!!)
It would be great if they would release the rest of 2015 this week. I was a first timer on the Wonder on the last cruise out of Galveston in early January. Last month I received an offer in the mail from Disney for 10% of the booking of a 2014 or 2015 cruise but I have to use it by March 9th. It really seems like they would give me more choices for 2015 than just Jan thru April.
Can anyone tell me if booking a “dummy” cruise in order to retain the discount then switching to another cruise once the rest of the dates are released is as easy as people make it sound on the Disney message boards? Thank you.
It does work for the online booking discount (stateroom credit & 10%) so I’d guess it would also work for a mailer-based discount. You should try calling them, I’ve always found the DCL reservation agents to be very helpful.
I have been to Iceland. I think it is a great port of call. We hiked a glacier and explored a lava tube.
Iceland, Norway, & France in one trip would be great, even if it had to be back-to-back cruises. Please, DCL, get out the 2015 so we can start planning!
Looks like NYC will not be back on the schedule for the summer of 2015. Can’t imagine why they don’t come back to NYC, they sold out every sailing, and at prices that were ridiculous – even by DCL standards.
Booked our second cruise (whilst on board the Fantasy last year), so we are now Silver Castaway club members. When Disney release the second part of 2015, I assume Silver members will get the opportunity to re-book/reschedule the cruise before general release??
Also could you give me a break down of the rumored trip from Dover please?
Typically, when new itineraries are announced Gold & Platinum Castaway Club members get to book a day before Silver and first time cruisers.
Thanks. Seen the rumors of a date. Was working out the day I can re-book as silver member.
Have they been this long in the past, waiting for further release dates?
My husband and I will be celebrating our Pearl wedding anniversary on the 20th July 2015 and it be perfect to do the Fjords or the Baltic cruise !
Keeping my fingers crossed DISNEY 🙂