Disney Cruise Line announced their much anticipated 2020 summer itineraries today. As expected, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska in the summer. Unlike prior years, the Wonder will only be sailing 7-night Alaskan cruises in 2020. The Disney Magic will spend the summer sailing throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Most notably, the Disney Magic will be returning to the Greek Islse with 9- and a 12-night voyages from Civitavecchia.
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 primarily stick with Caribbean cruises with some new 5-night sailings and a 9-night Southern Caribbean voyage. Plus 3, 4, and 5-might Bahaiman cruises. Yes, the Fantasy will be sailing multiple Bahamian cruises.
Today’s release extends the available sail dates into late-2020 allowing 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 7th. However, there will be a tiered booking period beginning Monday March 4th.
- Monday March 4th –Platinum Castaway Club members & Disney’s Golden Oaks residents
- Tuesday March 5th – Gold Castaway Club members
- Wednesday March 6th – Silver Castaway Club members & DVC members who have not previously sailed with DCL
- Thursday March 7th, first time cruisers will be able to book.
If you’re an existing Castaway Club member, simply log in to your account now to verify your Castaway Club status, so you’ll be all set to book on your designated date.
Alternatively, you can call (800) 388-4513 starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time or contact your travel agent.
Golden Oak Club Members should contact Golden Oak Club Member Services, Disney Vacation Club Members wishing to book with points will need to call Member Services at (800) 800-9800. To make a cash-only booking, call Disney Cruise Line at (866) 325-6348. Finally, Adventures by Disney Insiders call (800) 388-4513—or contact your travel agent.
As was the case with the last itinerary release, Castaway Club members can book online beginning Monday! The only caveat is that this is for new bookings only as the website is not set up to move a placeholder to a new sail date. Those types of bookings will still require a phone call. For those having issues search the new cruises based on your Castaway Club status, you can try this solution I discovered last release.
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.
Below you will find a breakout by ship, but this is a work in progress. I will be updating the website throughout the day as I load the sailings and upload the new itinerary maps. The best way to be alerted to updates if following me on Twitter @TheDCLblog as I will tweet when updates are posted. At the very end, is DCL’s Summer 2020 Itinerary Announcement press release.
Disney Magic Summer 2020 Sailings
The Disney Magic will end her time in Miami embarking on the 2020 Eastbound Transatlantic cruise on May 11, 2020. Once in Europe the Disney Magic will sail some familiar itineraries along with some surprises. The biggest change for the summer of 2020 is the Disney Magic will return to the Greek Isles. There are also 6 new ports of call sprinkled across the 13 new itineraries that Disney will be offering for 2020. Overall, there are 16 sail dates and none of the itineraries repeat. So, you can sail back to back all summer on the Magic and have a unique itinerary each time!
7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Barcelona • Toulon, France • Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice) • Genoa (Milan) • Livorno • At Sea • Naples
7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona to Dover
Barcelona • Cartagena, Spain • At Sea • Lisbon • Vigo • At Sea • Portland, England
9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia (Rome) • Messina (Sicily) • At Sea • Heraklion (Crete) • Piraeus (Athens) • Mykonos • Santorini • At Sea • Naples
9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia (Rome) • At Sea • Dubrovnik • Katakolon • Santorini • Piraeus (Athens) • Mykonos • At Sea • Naples
12-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Civitavecchia (Rome) • Messina (Sicily) • At Sea • Santorini • Piraeus (Athens) • Mykonos • At Sea • Naples • Olbia (Sardinia) • Livorno • Cannes • At Sea
10-Night Northern European Cruise from Copenhagen to Dover
Copenhagen • Gothenburg • Oslo • Stavanger • At Sea • At Sea • Reykjavik • At Sea • Kirkwall • At Sea
11-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover to Copenhagen
Dover • Amsterdam • At Sea • Rostock, Germany • Gdynia (Gdansk), Poland • At Sea • St. Petersburg • St. Petersburg • Tallinn • Stockholm • At Sea
12-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami
Miami • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Ponta Delgada (Azores) • At Sea • Lisbon • Cádiz • At Sea
Disney Wonder Summer 2020 Sailings
The Disney Wonder will will return to Vancouver on May 18th from her Hawaiian adventure and begin her summer sailings to Alaska. The Disney Wonder will offer guest the standard 7-night itinerary along with with alternate 7-night itinerary which includes Icy Strait Point instead of Skagway. The 2020 summer season for the Wonder does not include a longer 9-night voyage to Hubbard Glacier. Additionally, it was announced that the August 24th Alaskan Cruise will be a Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise. Please note, the Eligible DVC Members may begin booking staterooms through Member Services beginning April 6, 2019. To learn more about the Members Cruise visit DVCMemberCruise.com.
7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
Vancouver • At Sea • Dawes Glacier, Alaska • Skagway • Juneau • Ketchikan • At Sea
5/18/20, 5/25/20, 6/1/20, 6/8/20, 6/15/20, 6/22/20, 6/29/20, 7/6/20, 7/13/20, 7/27/20, 8/3/20, 8/10/20, 8/17/20, 8/24/20, 8/31/20
Disney Dream Summer 2020 Sailings
The Disney Dream will continue sailing 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral during the summer of 2020. IN addition to the standard itinerary offerings, the Disney Dream will offer four 5-night cruises featuring two stops at Castaway Cay. In fact, there are also a couple 4-night double dip sailings.
There is a 3-week itinerary gap for the Disney Dream from August 24 – September 14, 2020 which I suspect is the Disney Dream’s 2020 Dry Dock. The Disney Dream had her first dry dock in 2015 so the timing is right for her second in 2020.
4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral (2-stops at Castaway Cay)
Port Canaveral • Castaway Cay • Nassau • Castaway Cay
5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral (2-stops at Castaway Cay)
Port Canaveral • Castaway Cay • Nassau • Castaway Cay • At Sea
6/12/20, 6/21/20, 6/26/20, 7/5/20
Disney Fantasy Summer 2020 Sailings
The Disney Fantasy is shaking things up in the summer of 2020 by adding in a selection of 3-, 4-, and 5-night Bahamian cruises along with the standard 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises. Additionally, the Fantasy will return to the Southern Caribbean with a new 9-night voyage.
5-night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral • At Sea • Cozumel • At Sea • Castaway Cay
7/6/20, 9/19/20, 9/29/20
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral • Castaway Cay • At Sea • Cozumel • At Sea
9-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral • At Sea • At Sea • Basseterre (St. Kitts) • St. Lucia • Antigua • St. Thomas (St. John) • At Sea • Castaway Cay
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.
Updated 2019 – 2020 Itinerary Brochure
For those interested in a brochure, Disney Cruise Line published an updated 2019-2020 Sail Dates & Itineraries booklet. Click the image below to download the brochure as a PDF.
Full Disney Cruise Line Press Release
Below is the copy of the press release issued along with the new sail dates.
What do you think of the new ports and itineraries? Which itinerary do you want to book?