Summer 2018 Disney Cruise itineraries have been released earlier this year than the last few with some usual guest favorites as well as some new adventures. The Summer 2018 Disney Cruise itineraries feature the Disney Wonder returning to Alaska and the Disney Magic heading back to Europe with the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy continuing their Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.
Notably different will be the Disney Magic’s European deployment with the season beginning in the Mediterranean in May then repositioning to Northern Europe to finish the season. In the Summer of 2018, the Magic returns to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean with new ports of call in Genoa, Italy, and Cork, Ireland. And for the first time, Rome will be added as a departure port, allowing more flexibility to explore this fascinating destination.
If the majesty of North America tops your list, then choose from a variety of 5-, 7-, and 9-night itineraries through wild, wonderful Alaska. Or escape to warm weather and endless fun on a special 11-night sailing through the southern Caribbean. And by popular demand, we’ve also added more itineraries featuring 2 stops to Disney’s exclusive private island, Castaway Cay, in the Bahamas.
The Disney Fantasy will feature an 11-Night Southern Caribbean cruise at the end of June in addition to her regular 7-Night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings. The Disney Dream will sail 3-, 4-, and 5-Night cruise with some featuring two stops at Castaway Cay.
Today’s release extended the available sail dates into late-August/September 2018 for the Magic & Wonder and through September 2018 for the Dream & Fantasy. These new sail dates will allow guest to plan vacations more than one year out, as well as take advantage of opening day pricing for some of of the more unique itineraries.
Although the dates were announced today, booking will not being until February 22nd. On Wednesday, Platinum & Gold Castaway Club members will be able to call in or have their travel agents book sailings. On Thursday, February 23rd Silver Castaway Club members as well as first time cruisers will be able to book. I said this before, 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. The sailings should show up on DCL’s website early on Thursday morning before the phone lines open at 8AM EST.
I really need to thank Tracy from TravelOnADream.com for helping me get the itineraries cleared up.
This post will be updated throughout the day as I work out the minutiae of DCL’s Summer 2018 plans for each ship. UPDATE: At this time all the sailings have been added to the website.
There are a number of new Disney Magic itineraries that I need to verify the port order. As a result, the itinerary maps for those sailings will be delayed until I can get the port order verified. The new Disney Magic itineraries have been verified and maps are now online.
Disney Magic Summer 2018 Sailings
The Disney Magic will embark on her summer European season on May 13, 2018 from Miami, Florida with a 13-nigth Transatlantic cruise to Barcelona. In May & June the Magic will sail Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. There are two one way Med cruises on June 16 the voyages begins in Barcelona and ends in Rome. The Magic will then embark from Rome on June 23rd and return the trip to Barcelona. Back in Spain, the Magic will sail 5-, 7-, and 10-night Mediterranean itineraries.
Late July, the Magic will reposition to Dover and being one way trips between Dover and Copenhagen. Mid August will be a 10-night Norwegian Fjord and Iceland cruise ending in Dover for a 7-night Norwegian Fjord cruise and a 7-Night British Isles cruise.