Disney Cruise Line finally announced their Fall 2020 itineraries today. The Disney Wonder will end her Alaskan season and reposition to San Diego before setting into late fall sailings from Galveston. The Disney Magic will leave Europe and spend the fall sailing from New York, San Juan, and Miami.
The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will remain at Port Canaveral. The Disney Dream will return after a suspected dry dock in October 2020 with 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises on Fridays and Mondays with some other departure dates around the holidays. The Disney Fantasy will transition back to her more traditional alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruise on Saturdays after filling the Bahamian void left by the Dream’s suspected fall 2020 dry dock.
Today’s release extends the available sail dates through-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.
Speaking of opening day, here is a look at opening day prices for the Fall 2020 sailings.
Although the dates were announced today, general booking will not open until Thursday June 13th. However, there will be a tiered booking period beginning Monday June 10th.
- Monday June 10th – Platinum Castaway Club members & Disney’s Golden Oaks residents
- Tuesday June 11th – Gold Castaway Club members
- Wednesday June 12th – Silver Castaway Club members & DVC members who have not previously sailed with DCL
- Thursday June 13th, 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.
Castaway Club members can book online beginning Monday! The only caveat is that this is for new bookings only as the website is still not set up to move a placeholder to a new booking. 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 during a previous 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.
For anyone looking for Winter 2021 dates, we anticipate the next release to occur in the Fall of this year based on the historical itinerary release cycle.
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 – I will tweet updates as they are posted. At the very end, is Disney Cruise Line’s Fall 2020 Itinerary Announcement press release.
Disney Magic Fall 2020 Sailings
The Disney Magic will end her time in Europe embarking on the 2020 Westbound Transatlantic cruise on October 2, 2020. The Disney Magic will arrive in New York on October 12th to take guests to Canada, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Later in the fall the Magic will reposition to Miami via a trip to San Juan.
However, you may notice there are 2-weeks prior to the WBTA and after November 12th (once the Magic arrives in Miami) there is an itinerary gap. The September dates, could potentially be another dry dock in Cadiz. It is not out of the question as the Magic did go to Cadiz in 2013 and 2015. This could be a repeat of that pattern following the 2018 dry dock.
As for the lack of sailings in November and December… Well, I am just going off the rails here with speculation so please do not take this as gospel. It could have something to do with the potential new Disney Cruise Line Terminal in Miami and the negotiations that are underway.
- 10-Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise from Dover to New York
Dover • Plymouth, England • Ringaskiddy (Cork) • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • St. John’s, Newfoundland • At Sea • Halifax, Nova Scotia • At Sea
Announcement says Bahamian cruise from New York on Magic. What date?
This should be Caribbean, not Bahamian.
Any idea why now itineraries for the Magic past early November? Also no itineraries for the Dream during the month of October? All in all disappointing itineraries.
Go check it’s there now.
Still working on figuring out the November/December Magic sailings. The October Dream, I suspect is for dry dock.
Oh yes an nothing in between the last Europe cruise and the Transatlantic?
Dry dock in Cadiz is my best guess.
Any idea what the Magic is doing between Sept 18 and Oct 2nd?
I suspect she is going to dry dock.
Dry dock scenario definitely fits, since Magic is over 15 years old, and therefore requires two dry docks every 5 years with no more than 36 months in between.
Totally bummed about the Fantasy changes in October. We cancelled our 2019 booking because the school break shifted and were hoping to do a week October 2020. Adding insult to injury – My OBB expires 10/11/2020 🙁
We were hoping to do a week long Halloween cruise as our placeholder expires 11/5. What a bummer. 🙁
It’s interesting that they discontinued the 7-night Magic trips out of NY down to Castaway Cay and WDW. Those have been great.
Hi I am a little confuse. Is the Magic not having any December sail dates. Or are they going to announce that later.
For some reason, Disney Magic sailings from Miami for the fall of 2020 were not included in today’s release.
Scott, did you notice any unique itineraries?
Nothing that jumps out.
I am so disappointed in the lack of Canadian itineraries. Only one 5 night :-(. I had really hoped the Magic would go back to PEI, that was an amazing sailing.
These comments further justify Disney adding more cruise ships 🙂
Have the Magic cruises gone to the same place the Navigator Veranda rooms went on the Wonder?
If you don’t mind me plugging my site. It’s only been live a few days:
I have pricing captured for all of the new fares: https://www.dclfare.guru/
The new Fall 2020 fares are at the bottom, of course. It’s just “base” double occupancy pricing, but it’s a great way to see everything apples-to-apples.
Hi Eric. We posted Disney Cruise Line’s Fall 2020 Sailings – A Look at Opening Day Prices earlier today.
I figured you would be posting them. My Guru is just a pet project that gives me a birds-eye view of up to date pricing (with the ability to show per person or even per person per night to see which dates/itineraries are the better “values”…relatively speaking). I have a lot more features planned in the coming weeks and months!
Could you please remind me if online bookings are at the same time as phone bookings for my Silver booking day tomorrow – 8am EST?
Online bookings have been up well before 8am. On Monday, they were up around 6AM.