Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2023 Itineraries (January – May)

Today, Disney Cruise Line released Early 2023 itineraries with some familiar options as well as some itinerary gaps. In early 2023, Disney Cruise Line will return to top tropical destinations in the Bahamas – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay – as well as the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera, delighting Guests of all ages with one-of-a-kind vacations at sea. A variety of enchanting itineraries will set sail coast-to-coast from U.S. home ports including Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida; New Orleans; Galveston, Texas; and San Diego.

Today’s release extends the available sail dates through mid-2023, giving guests options for their future cruise credits and plan vacations more than one year out, as well as take advantage of opening day pricing for some of the new itineraries.

Castaway Club Members and select Disney Guests can take advantage of the opportunity to book early 2023 itineraries before they go on sale to the general public on October 21, 2021.

Although the dates were announced today, general booking will not open until Thursday, October 24th. However, there will be a tiered booking period beginning Monday.

  • Thursday October 14th – Platinum Members, Golden Oak Club Members and Club 33 Members
  • Friday October 15th – Gold Castaway Club members
  • Monday October 18th – Silver Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventures by Disney Insiders
  • Thursday October 21st – 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.

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. However, please make sure your online account with Disney Cruise Line reflects your current Castaway Club status to avoid any issues when it is your time to book!

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For those looking for Summer 2023 dates, I really cannot say as things are different now. However, I would anticipate the next release to occur sometime in the Spring if they keep to their 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 is by following me on Twitter @TheDCLblog – I will tweet updates as they are posted. At the very end, is Disney Cruise Line’s Early 2023 Itinerary Announcement press release.

Disney Wish Early 2023 Sailings

The Disney Wish will continue sailing alternating 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral with Friday and Monday departures. The sail date range from January 6, 2023 to May 29, 2023. Please note, the port order may be different due to fleet deployment and will be adjusted once the full detailed itineraries are available to view on Disney Cruise Line’s website.

Port Canaveral, Florida

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
1/6/231/13/231/20/231/27/232/3/232/10/232/17/232/24/233/3/233/10/233/17/233/24/233/31/234/7/234/14/234/21/234/28/235/5/235/12/235/19/235/26/23

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
1/2/231/9/231/16/231/23/231/30/232/6/232/13/232/20/232/27/233/6/233/13/233/20/233/27/234/3/234/10/234/17/234/24/235/1/235/8/235/15/235/22/235/29/23

Disney Magic Early 2023 Sailings

The Disney Magic will continue sailing a mix of Western Caribbean cruise from Galveston Texas in early 2023 before reposting to New Orleans for a series of additional Western Caribbean cruises. The Disney Magic will reposition from Galveston to New Orleans with crew only on February 7, 2023. This will be the Disney Magic’s first season in New Orleans. The sail date range from January 1, 2023 to March 27, 2023. The Disney Magic does not have any sailings available beginning April 1, 2023.

Please note, the port order may be different due to fleet deployment and will be adjusted once the full detailed itineraries are available to view on Disney Cruise Line’s website.

Galveston, Texas

4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston
Galveston, Texas • At Sea • Progreso, Mexico • At Sea
1/23/23

4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A
Galveston, Texas • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea
1/2/231/19/231/27/23

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston
Galveston, Texas • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Progreso, Mexico • At Sea
2/12/23

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston
Galveston, Texas • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • At Sea • At Sea
1/13/231/31/23

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston
Galveston, Texas • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Costa Maya, Mexico • At Sea • At Sea
2/6/23

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston
Galveston, Texas • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • Falmouth, Jamaica • At Sea • At Sea
1/6/23

New Orleans, Louisiana

4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea
2/23/232/27/233/9/233/13/233/23/23

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana • At Sea • Costa Maya, Mexico • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea
2/18/23

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Progreso, Mexico • At Sea
3/27/23

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • At Sea • At Sea
3/3/233/17/23

Disney Wonder Early 2023 Sailings

The Disney Wonder will… Frankly, that is a mystery on what the Disney Wonder will be sailing or not sailing between January 2023 and March 2023 as the first announced sailing for the Disney Wonder is April 2, 2023 from San Diego. The Wonder will sail a mix of Baja and Mexican Riviera voyages from April 2, 2023 to May 10, 2023. The Disney Wonder does not have any sailings available beginning May 11, 2023.

Please note, the port order may be different due to fleet deployment and will be adjusted once the full detailed itineraries are available to view on Disney Cruise Line’s website.

San Diego, California

3-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • Ensenada, Mexico • At Sea
4/20/235/4/23

4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • At Sea • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea
4/12/234/16/234/30/235/7/23

5-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • At Sea • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea • Ensenada, Mexico
4/2/234/7/23

7-Night Mexican Riviera from San Diego
San Diego, California • At Sea • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • Mazatlan, Mexico • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • At Sea • At Sea
4/23/23

Disney Dream Early 2023 Sailings

The Disney Dream will remain in Miami in early 2023 sailings a familiar mix of Bahamian and Western Caribbean cruises. The Disney Dream will sail from her South Florida home with new sailings from January 2, 2023 to April 10, 2023. The Disney Dream does not have any sailings available beginning April 15, 2023.

Please note, the port order may be different due to fleet deployment and will be adjusted once the full detailed itineraries are available to view on Disney Cruise Line’s website.

Miami, Florida

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
1/12/231/26/232/9/232/23/233/9/233/23/234/6/23

5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami with 2-Stops at Castaway Cay
Miami, Florida • Castaway Cay • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
4/10/23

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • At Sea • Grand Cayman • At Sea • Castaway Cay
1/7/231/21/232/4/232/18/233/4/233/18/234/1/23

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Castaway Cay • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea
1/2/231/16/231/30/232/13/232/27/233/13/233/27/23

Disney Fantasy Early 2023 Sailings

The Disney Fantasy will remain in Port Canaveral in early 2023 sailings a mostly 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises. There are different Eastern Caribbean itineraries with 2 sailgns visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico instead of St. Thomas, USVI. Additionally, the Disney Fantasy will make her inaugural call in Bermuda on an 8-night Bermuda and Bahamian Cruise. The Disney Fantasy will sail Port Canaveral with new sailings from January 7, 2023 to April 15, 2023. The Disney Fantasy does not have any sailings available beginning April 23, 2023.

Please note, the port order may be different due to fleet deployment and will be adjusted once the full detailed itineraries are available to view on Disney Cruise Line’s website.

Port Canaveral, Florida

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • At Sea • Tortola, British Virgin Islands • St. Thomas, USVI • At Sea • Castaway Cay
1/21/232/4/232/18/233/4/234/1/23

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • At Sea • Tortola, British Virgin Islands • San Juan, Puerto Rico • At Sea • Castaway Cay
1/7/233/18/23

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • Falmouth, Jamaica • At Sea • Castaway Cay
1/14/231/28/232/11/232/25/233/11/233/25/234/8/23

8-Night Bermuda and Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • At Sea • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • At Sea • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
4/15/23

Map Fantasy 8 Night Bermuda PCV SEA SEA KWF KWF SEA NAS GOC

Early 2023 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates

As a reminder, travel must occur 24 months from the initial booking date to travel and retain the offer. Certain block-out dates apply.
The blocked dates for this offer are as follows:

For a complete list of onboard booking blockout dates check this page. Please note, these dates are subject to change without notice.

Updated Sail Dates and Itineraries Brochure

For those interested in a brochure, Disney Cruise Line published an updated 2023 Sail Dates & Itineraries booklet. Click the image below to download the brochure as a PDF. A truncated version showing just the fall dates can be viewed here.

Full Disney Cruise Line Press Release

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


Disney Cruise Line Announces Return to Favorite Tropical Destinations in the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico in Early 2023

In early 2023, Disney Cruise Line will return to top tropical destinations in the Bahamas – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay – as well as the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera, delighting Guests of all ages with one-of-a-kind vacations at sea. A variety of enchanting itineraries will set sail coast-to-coast from U.S. home ports including Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida; New Orleans; Galveston, Texas; and San Diego.

Castaway Club Members and select Disney Guests can take advantage of the opportunity to book early 2023 itineraries before they go on sale to the general public on October 21, 2021.

The booking cadence is as follows:

  • 14 – Bookings open for Disney Cruise Line Platinum Members, Golden Oak Club Members and Club 33 Members.
  • 15 – Bookings open for Disney Cruise Line Gold Members.
  • 18 – Bookings open for Disney Cruise Line Silver Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventures by Disney Insiders.
  • 21 – Bookings open for all Guests.

Vacations to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida
Disney Cruise Line will create even more fun in the sun like never before with an array of departures from the Sunshine State in early 2023, visiting tropical destinations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. Two ships will sail from Port Canaveral near Orlando, Florida, and a third ship will depart from Miami. Every cruise from Florida includes a visit to Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay.

Departing from Port Canaveral, the Disney Wish will sail into 2023 with three- and four-night voyages to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay. Cruises aboard Disney’s newest ship combine enchanting new entertainment and storytelling, with the unparalleled service and magical moments that guests love when sailing with Disney.

Also from Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will begin the year with seven-night sailings to several favorite destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Plus, one unique eight-night sailing includes two days in beautiful Bermuda, where Guests can sunbathe on the island’s pristine pink sand beaches, enjoy exhilarating water sports or explore the island’s spectacular underground Crystal Caves.

From Miami, the Disney Dream will embark on an assortment of four- and five-night cruises to locales including Grand Cayman, Nassau, Castaway Cay and Cozumel, Mexico. Even more private island enjoyment is on deck with one special five-night cruise that includes two stops at Castaway Cay.

On all Florida departures, Guests can delight in a voyage that provides something for every member of the family, combining the adventure and relaxation of tropical destinations, the ease and indulgence of an ocean cruise, and the world-class entertainment and service of a Disney vacation.

Tropical Escapes from Texas and New Orleans
In January and February, the Disney Magic will sail from Galveston, Texas, on a variety of four-, five-, six- and seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. Tropical ports of call on these sailings include Grand Cayman as well as Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.

In February and March, the Disney Magic is “going down the bayou” for the first time during a debut season in New Orleans. Departing from the heart of The Big Easy, along the mighty Mississippi River, the four-, five- and six-night sailings will call on the tropical destinations of Grand Cayman and Cozumel. 

Before or after their Disney cruise, Guests can venture into the Crescent City to savor the distinct flavors of famous New Orleans cuisine, revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music and recognize the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”

All early 2023 Disney Magic voyages include two or three days at sea to enjoy the unlimited fun, entertainment, relaxation and memories onboard.

Baja Peninsula Getaways from San Diego 
The Disney Wonder will return to the West Coast, sailing from San Diego in April and May. Cruises to Baja, Mexico and the Mexican Riviera will transport Guests to sunny shores filled with vibrant culture, glittering sand beaches, active outdoor adventures and exciting water activities.

Sailings from San Diego will range in length from three to seven nights. Some sailings to the Baja peninsula will call on the charming coastal city of Ensenada, known for its turquoise blue water and rugged mountainous terrain. Many departures will include a visit to Cabo San Lucas, a favorite destination with dramatic rock formations and white sand beaches.

A seven-night itinerary will sail to Mazatlan, the “Pearl of the Pacific,” filled with breathtaking natural wonders, thriving culture and colorful history, and to Puerto Vallarta, the beautiful seaside escape nestled along the curve of the Banderas Bay and bordered by the stunning Sierra Madre mountains.


What do you think of Disney Cruise Line’s Early 2023 itinerary announcement? Which sailing do you want to book, are you going to book?

18 Replies to “Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2023 Itineraries (January – May)”

  1. Terry Tyrna

    Scott – I noticed the official announcement doesn’t show a Panama Canal cruise but your daily schedule for the Wonder does show it. Is this your assumption or is this official from Disney Cruise Line?

    Reply
    1. Terry

      Ignore my comment about the Panama Canal cruise. I was looking at 2022 – not 2023. I would still like to know if the Wonder will be stationed on the West Coast. Beginning to look like it.

      Reply
  2. Jonathan

    Where the heck is the Wonder from November 2022 to Late April 2023??? West Coast? Hawaii? Asia? Australia? Major refurb?

    Reply
  3. Ana Gaillat

    Does anyone know why the Wonder is not showing in the new plans at all? I am trying to book my New Years 2023 cruise and had to settle on the Magic as a placeholder because Wonder is not in the list. And she is not in the list until April. Any ideas?

    Reply
  4. Gina

    I’m curious as to why the Magic is taking over for the Wonder sailing out of New Orleans, especially since the Wonder has the French Quarter Lounge and Tiana’s. The Wonder is the perfect match for New Orleans. I also can’t wait to find out what is going on with the Wonder between Oct 2022 and April 2023. I’m hoping she’ll be in San Diego for Christmas 2022.

    Reply
  5. Spring

    Has there been an extension to the expiration of future cruise credits, or is the deadline to use that still September 30, 2022? Really hoping it gets bumped out, as I’m not sure if we’ll be able to use ours by then, and it would be great to be able to use it for one of these 2023 cruises.

    Reply
  6. Dave

    It is disappointing that the old ships are not returning to Florida. All the short getaway experiences from Florida are all the same now. I miss when the Wonder still rotated in at Port Canaveral.

    Reply
  7. Jo

    I think that they should have put the Magic on the West Coast and kept the Wonder in New Orleans and Galveston and then brought the Wonder to Europe in the summer. I, too, miss seeing one of the Classic ships come to Port Canaveral once in awhile. I also agree with you Lindsay about the Wish itinerary.

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  8. Darren

    I wonder if there will be an announcement about the Wonder staying on the West Coast permanently with occasional transits of the Panama Canal. Give the opportunity to do TransPacific cruises to Australia, New Zealand and even Tokyo/Shanghai/Hong Kong.
    Maybe even a full World Cruise??

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    1. Ana Gaillat

      Darren, that’s exactly what I am hoping for. With a fleet about to almost double in size, DCL must be looking into expanding their service areas.
      If the Wonder stays full time in the Pacific, the sky is the limit: Hawaii, Tokyo Disney back to back, Tahiti. Yum! I can only imagine!

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