Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2019 Itineraries (May – September)

Disney Cruise Line announced their summer 2019 sailings today. As expected, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska in the summer. The Disney Magic will spend the summer sailing throughout Europe and the Mediterranean.

The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will remain at Port Canaveral. The Disney Dream will continue sailing alternating 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises on Fridays and Mondays. The Disney Fantasy will stick with the alternating 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises.

Today’s release extended the available sail dates into late-2019. 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 the new itineraries.

Although the dates were announced today, general booking will not open until Thursday March 8th. On Monday March 5th, Platinum Castaway Club members will be able to call in followed on Tuesday by Gold Castaway Club members, then on Wednesday Silver members can start booking. On Thursday, March 8th, first time cruisers will be able to book.

Additionally, residents of Disney’s Golden Oaks will be able to book along with Platinum and DVC members who have not previously sailed with DCL can book along with Silver Castaway Club Members.

The following bears 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.

Disney Magic Summer 2019 Sailings

The Disney Magic will split the summer season between Europe and the Mediterranean. On Sunday, May 12, 2019, the Disney Magic will depart Miami for Europe on a 13-night Eastbound Transatlantic crossing to Barcelona.

Miami

Barcelona

Civitavecchia (Rome)

Copenhagen

Dover

Disney Wonder Summer 2019 Sailings

The Disney Wonder will spend the summer in Alaska. The Disney Wonder will depart San Diego on May 15, 2019 for Alaska arriving in Vancouver on May 20th. The Disney Wonder will feature two versions of the 7-night Alaskan itinerary along with a revised 9-night with a return to Sitka and a stop on the final day in Victoria. A 5-night Alaskan cruise will follow to put the Wonder back on Monday departures from Vancouver.

San Diego

The May 15, 2019 reposting cruise is not listed. This could be for a few reasons, it may just not be listed yet or this is held for a charter such as a 2019 Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members Cruise.

Vancouver

Disney Dream Summer 2019 Sailings

The Disney Dream will continue sailing alternating 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises on Fridays and Mondays from Port Canaveral. The Disney Dream will continue the rotation on Friday May 31, 2019 with a 3-Night Bahamian cruise. In June & July, the Disney Dream will offer 4- and 5-night sailings with 2 stops at Castaway Cay.

Port Canaveral

Disney Fantasy Summer 2019 Sailings

The Disney Fantasy will maintain the alternating 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral with Saturday departures. The Disney Fantasy will continue the rotation on Saturday June 1, 2019 with a 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise cruise. There will be a break to the alternating Eastern/Western pattern when the Fantasy adds an 8-night Eastern on June 22nd followed by a 6-night Western on June 30th. Additionally, the Fantasy will sail an 11-night Southern Caribbean on July 22nd which will be followed up with a 3-night Bahamian cruise to get back on Saturday departures from Port Canaveral.

Summer 2019 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates

Onboard booking blockout dates will be update as this information becomes available. For a complete list of onboard booking blockout dates check this page.

***Unknown at this time – will update when we have more information***

Updated 2018 – 2019 Itinerary Brochure

For those interested in a brochure, Disney Cruise Line published an updated 2018-2019 Sail Dates & Itineraries booklet. Click the image below to download the brochure as a PDF.

DCL Itinerary Brochure March 2018 2019 Summer Dates

Full Disney Cruise Line Press Release

Below is the copy of the press release issued along with the new sail dates.

New cruise from Rome and seven new ports in Europe, plus Alaska and Caribbean sailings, take center stage

CELEBRATION, Fla. (Mar. 1, 2018) – In summer 2019, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to seven new ports in Europe, including a first-ever round-trip cruise from Rome and first-time visits to destinations in Sweden, France, Spain, Denmark and Northern Ireland. Disney Cruise Line takes guests on a grand tour of Europe with visits to the Mediterranean in early summer and northern Europe in late summer. Plus, adventures continue with sailings to Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas, including new cruise lengths aboard the Disney Fantasy.

Bookings open to the public on March 8, 2018. More details on 2019 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2019 page of disneycruise.com.

New round-trip sailing from Rome

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line guests can experience the rich history of Rome as a bookend experience in a single cruise.

In Rome, families can explore the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican, and sample authentic local cuisine.

On June 14, 2019, the Disney Magic will sail an eight-night cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome). Ports of call include Salerno (Positano, Amalfi, Pompeii) and La Spezia (Florence, Pisa), Italy; Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice) and Marseilles, France; and Barcelona, Spain.

First-time visits to seven new ports in Europe

Disney Cruise Line will call on seven new ports in Europe for the first time in 2019, including Gothenburg and Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden; Toulon (Provence) and Brest, France; Cartagena, Spain; Fredericia, Denmark; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Belfast is a new destination on a seven-night British Isles cruise departing from Dover, England, near London, on Sept. 8, 2019. In Belfast, Disney Cruise Line guests can explore the stunning Giant’s Causeway, one of the most impressive natural wonders in the United Kingdom, and enjoy breathtaking vistas along the Antrim Coast, including the dramatic cliff-side ruins of the medieval Dunluce Castle.

Throughout the summer, the Disney Magic’s tour of Europe includes engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.

Return to Alaska                  

In 2019, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season, opening up a world of breathtaking natural vistas, magnificent glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife. A variety of five-, seven- and nine-night itineraries will depart from Vancouver, Canada, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska, plus Victoria, Canada.

Special Disney Fantasy itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas

In addition to seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, near Orlando, Florida, the Disney Fantasy will embark on a variety of special itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas throughout the summer of 2019.

The special itineraries include a three-night Bahamian cruise departing Aug. 7, a six-night western Caribbean cruise departing June 30, an eight-night southern Caribbean cruise departing June 22, and an 11-night southern Caribbean cruise departing July 27.

All cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy in the summer of 2019 include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, in addition to multiple tropical destinations where Disney Cruise Line guests can dive into charming island cultures, sunbathe on golden beaches and revel in local marketplaces.

Castaway Cay: More opportunities to explore Disney’s exclusive private island

In 2019, the Disney Dream will sail a series of cruises that include two stops at Castaway Cay so guests can have twice the fun in the sun and enjoy even more of Disney’s award-winning pristine island paradise.

On June 19, July 3 and July 17, 2019, the Disney Dream will sail from Port Canaveral on four-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau, plus two stops at Castaway Cay.

On June 14, June 23, June 28, July 7, July 12 and July 21, 2019, the Disney Dream will sail from Port Canaveral on five-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau, plus two stops at Castaway Cay.

These special itineraries are in addition to three- and four-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral that visit Nassau and Castaway Cay.

Guided Experiences with Adventures by Disney

In the summer of 2019, Disney Cruise Line guests can enrich their experience by combining a Europe or Alaska cruise with a package from Adventures by Disney, a leader in family guided group vacations.

New pre-cruise Short Escapes

New in 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer pre-cruise guided experiences in Rome and Vancouver. These three-night Short Escapes, also offered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Barcelona, allow families to experience memorable icons in ways that few can, such as a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Plus, activities like ziplining, flamenco dancing and preparing local cuisine immerse families in the culture of the region.

Guided group excursion packages for select Europe cruises

Families can also enhance select European sailings with an Adventures by Disney package during the cruise. Knowledgeable Adventure Guides lead travelers to experience the best of each port, helping them unlock the wonders of the destination through immersive excursions and off-the-beaten-path adventures. In addition, guests will enjoy exclusive receptions onboard and have access to concierge service from these dedicated guides throughout the voyage.

These Adventures by Disney offerings open for booking beginning March 8, 2018, with the exception of the Vancouver Short Escape, which will open for booking later this year.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

What do you think of the new ports and itineraries? Which itinerary do you want to book?

42 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2019 Itineraries (May – September)

  1. Tyler

    The 11-night Norwegian Fjord and Iceland cruise looks incredible. My family and I will be on that one. We’ve been waiting for one that happens during the Summer when the kids are out. Finally!!!!

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  2. Ted A

    Was hoping for a circumvention of the UK which they did in 2017. Was hoping for a two week grand tour of Med of up to 14 days… incluidng Venice, Corcia and Greece… Flying all the way to Europe for a 7 day cruise just doesn’t make sense. DCL should better package the 7 day tours so you can book them back to back one or two times. Think about the client! What happened a tour to the top of Norway!

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      1. Nicole

        I agree. I’m doing a 7 night DCL cruise in Europe this summer but adding several days pre and post cruise in other areas of Europe for a total of 15 nights. I would never fly all the way from the West Coast USA to Europe for just a week.

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  3. Lee Ann

    Love your site and thanks for all the great information! Do you have any idea when prices will be posted? Before early booking? Or do you find out when your castaway club window opens and you call? Thanks!

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  4. Aileen Keatibg

    Would like to see the East coast cruise again from New York to Canada Had my heart set on it.

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  5. Jenniffer Sheldon

    Thanks for posting all of this. Just wish the British Isles was during the summer and not during school. That’s a great new itinerary I’d love to do. Wonder if the double-dips will be more reasonable since they’re doing multiple. Any thoughts on the Golden Oaks opportunity to book same day as Platinum?

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    1. Jenniffer Sheldon

      Plus – if you’re a Golden Oak Club member, the early price break on opening day most likely is not of concern. I just hope these folks don’t have priority access when new ships open. As my eight year-old would say, “it’s not fair.”

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      1. Jenniffer Sheldon

        Although now that I think about it, it’s probably giving them the opportunity at the Walt or Roy suites on an itinerary they’d prefer. That’s my only guess. Still I think if they’re going to do that, give it to them at the Gold opening.

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  6. MissusP

    “The May 15, 2019 reposting cruise is not listed. This could be for a few reasons, it may just not be listed yet or this is held for a charter such as a 2019 Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members Cruise.”

    … Is this normal? I’m planning for this cruise in 2020 with a Baja cruise before and an Alaskan after. They wouldn’t repeat removing it again would they?

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  7. John

    The new ships can’t come soon enough!!! Disney is missing the boat on Galveston in the summer….They would sell out every sailing!

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    1. Captain Obvious

      Actually, I don’t think they would. I think a factor in DCL not sailing more out of Galveston is there is no Disney presence in Texas. Port Canaveral is a natural for Disney as they can draw people to WDW in connection with their cruise. Disney does not have that opportunity in Texas. Don’t get me wrong, I love Galveston and have sailed on the Wonder twice from there, but I think there is limited growth for DCL at that port

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      1. John

        I did not mean the new ships going to Galveston. Regarding your comment about for Disney’s lack of presence in Texas I would have to disagree. The Texas market makes up a good chunk of WDW’s revenue. Hints the reason why you are seeing Walt Disney World Resort Commercials in Texas and not the typical west of the Misssippi Disneyland Advertising. Regarding DCL…the Wonder sells at capacity during the fall months out of Galveston, so I know it would sellout in the summer. I know all about the marketing mishaps that happened in 2012, but that was years ago. Do not be surprised if you see the Disney Dream or Fantasy eventually home porting out of Galveston in the future.

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  8. Elizabeth Avill

    7 night med from Barcelona in Cat 4b £5325 for 2 adults; more than double what I paid for the same cruise/stateroom last year. 10 night med from Barcelona in Cat 4b fir 2 adults £12,000!

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  9. Jason

    I was just quoted $18,000 for a family of five in a Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah on August 5, 2019. That is #$*@ing insane. I’m willing to pay a premium for a Disney Cruise Line experience given that we are going on our 7th Disney Cruise next month, but that price shocks and offends the conscience.

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  10. petitmarin

    Small question : why is the Wonder always going to Alaska & Magic in Europe ? I wish i could try the Wonder on an european cruise.
    Did Alska cruises require some modification to the Wonder ship ?

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  11. Anna Rutledge

    Hi Scott, I thought that the WBTA cruise scheduled for September this year and thought that the 2019 WBTA cruise might be available to book now? Did it get released and sell out, or will it be released with the next batch? Thanks!! Anna

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Anna, DCL released itineraries for the Magic into mid-September 2019. Presumably, the next release will pick up with a WBTA from Dover on September 15, 2019. Which is about a week later than the 2018 11-nigth WBTA.

      If they included the 2019 WBTA in the release, that would give away the fall 2019 deployment for the Disney Magic. They like to keep things like that under wraps to make waves when they announce the itineraries.

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