Disney Cruise Line announced their fall 2019 sailings today. The Disney Magic will return to New York following the European season with cruises to Bermuda before repositioning to Miami via San Juan for Bahamian and Caribbean sailings to close out 2019. The Disney Wonder will return to San Diego for a series of Baja and Mexican Riviera cruise and close out 2019 sailing Caribbean and Bahamian voyages from Galveston. In fact, there are even a couple of 2020 dates listed for the Wonder.
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.
There were no new ports of call included with these fall 2019 sailings, but Disney did include the 2019 Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime cruise dates in the announcement. Typically, they hold this information back to generate a spark in bookings after the initial booking period.
In addition to the fall dates, Disney Vacation Club announced two DVC Member Cruises for 2019. The first, fills the itinerary gap from May 15 – 20th for the Wonder with a 5-night reposting cruise to Vancouver from San Diego.
May 15, 2019 | 5-Night San Diego to Vancouver Cruise | San Diego • At Sea • San Francisco • At Sea • Victoria
The second is from New York aboard the Disney Magic, a 7-night cruise to Bermuda which includes a day in Boston.
October 5, 2019 – 7-Night Bermuda Cruise from New York | New York • At Sea • King’s Warf, Bermuda • King’s Warf, Bermuda • At Sea • Boston • At Sea
There are currently two itinerary gaps with the Magic & Wonder. The Disney Magic has a 5-night gap October 22 – 26, 2019 from New York which I suspect could be a chartered sailing. I will update the site if we learn more about this sail date. The Disney Wonder has a 14-night gap beginning September 16, 2019 between the final Alaskan cruise and the reposting cruise to San Diego. I suspect this will be the Disney Wonder’s 2019 Dry Dock. In September 2011, the Wonder underwent a 14-day refurbishment in Vancouver.
Today’s release extended the available sail dates through 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 May 24th. On Monday May 21st, Platinum Castaway Club members will be able to book followed on Tuesday by Gold Castaway Club members, then on Wednesday Silver members can start booking. On Thursday, May 24th, first time cruisers will be able to book.
For the first time ever, Castaway Club members can book online beginning Monday! The only caveat is that this is for new bookings only as they do not have the website set up to move a placeholder to a new sail date. Those types of bookings will still require a phone call. However, given the ability to book new dates online, the call center shouldn’t be as bad, especially if the staffing levels are maintained.
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.
Disney Magic Fall 2019 Sailings
The Disney Magic’s 2019 Westbound Transatlantic voyage will leave Dover on September 15th for New York. Cruises from New York will include a return to Bermuda. The Magic will reposition to Miami via two one way cruises from NYC to San Juan to close out 2019 with a selection of Bahamian and Caribbean sailings.