Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2020 Itineraries (September – December)

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.

Dover

New York

San Juan (Pan American Pier)

Disney Wonder Fall 2020 Sailings

The Disney Wonder leave Vancouver on September 14, 2020 and begin fall sailings from San Diego. The Disney Wonder then embark on a Eastbound Panama Canal cruise to Galveston for late fall sailings to the Western Caribbean and The Bahamas.

Vancouver

San Diego

Galveston

Disney Dream Fall 2020 Sailings

The Disney Dream will continue sailing 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral during the fall of 2020 with mostly Friday and Monday departures. There are two Thursday departures on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. The first new sailing added departs on November 20, 2020.

During the last itinerary release, there was a 3-week itinerary gap for the Disney Dream from August 24 – September 14, 2020 which, at the time, I suspected would be 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. However, earlier this month, Disney added 6 sailings to fill the void leading to even more speculation the dry dock would be pushed back to at least October 2020. The current itinerary gap is between October 2, 2020 and November 12, 2020, that is 6-weeks and for the Dream, this seems like an extensive dry dock or Disney Cruise Line just hasn’t finalized dry dock dates and will add sailings at a later date.

Port Canaveral

Disney Fantasy Fall 2020 Sailings

The Disney Fantasy after shaking things up in the summer of 2020 will take over the Disney Dream’s Bahamian Halloween on the High Seas cruises in the early fall before transition back to her standard 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises with Saturday departures from Port Canaveral. The first new sailing added departs on October 10, 2020.

There is a 6-night itinerary gap from 10/4-10/9. This could be a chartered cruise such as a 2020 Disney Vacation Club Members Cruise or TCM Classic Cruise which after a brief hiatus is back in October 2019 aboard the Disney Magic out of New York.

Port Canaveral

Fall 2020 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates

Onboard booking blockout dates will be updated as this information becomes available. For a complete list of onboard booking blockout dates check this page. Please note, these dates are subject to change without notice.

Disney Magic Sailings

  • NONE

Disney Wonder Sailings

Disney Dream Sailings

Disney Fantasy Sailings

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.

DCL Itinerary Brochure September 2018 2020 Winter Dates

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?

25 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2020 Itineraries (September – December)

  1. RNJ

    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.

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      1. Paul

        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.

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  2. Liz

    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 🙁

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    1. Rebecca Thomson

      We were hoping to do a week long Halloween cruise as our placeholder expires 11/5. What a bummer. 🙁

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  3. Psac

    It’s interesting that they discontinued the 7-night Magic trips out of NY down to Castaway Cay and WDW. Those have been great.

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  4. Teresa Munoz

    Hi I am a little confuse. Is the Magic not having any December sail dates. Or are they going to announce that later.

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  5. AngD

    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.

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  6. Eric K

    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.

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      1. Eric K

        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!

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  7. Polly

    Could you please remind me if online bookings are at the same time as phone bookings for my Silver booking day tomorrow – 8am EST?

    Reply

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