Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2023 Itineraries (May – September) – Disney Dream Heading to Europe

Disney Cruise Line released their Summer 2023 itineraries today for the fleet. The major news in today’s itinerary announcement is the redeployment of the Disney Dream to Europe. The Disney Wonder which continues to remain on the West Coast will spend the summer in Alaska. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish remain at Port Canaveral offering Caribbean and Bahamian cruises. The Disney Magic, will offer sailings from Miami and San Juan.

Disney Cruise Line is still loading the sailings so this remains a work in progress and will be updated multiple times today.

Today’s release extends the available sail dates through the summer months of 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.

DCL Early Booking Timeline Summer 2023 20220427

There is a change in the tiered booking cadence. While Summer 2023 dates were announced today, general booking will not open until Monday May 9th. The new spread out tiered booking period will begin Monday May 2nd for Castaway Club Members and some others.

  • Monday May 2nd – Platinum Members, Golden Oak Club Members and Club 33 Members
  • Tuesday May 3rd – Gold Castaway Club members
  • Thursday May 5th – Silver Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventures by Disney Insiders
  • Monday May 9th, 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.

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.

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.

A look at opening day prices for the Summer 2023 sailings.

For those looking for Fall 2023 dates, we anticipate the next release to occur sometime in the spring just before the summer season gets underway based on the historical itinerary release cycle.

Below you will find a breakout by ship, but this is a WORK IN PROGRESS AND INCOMPLETE UNTIL THIS MESSAGE IS UPDATED Disney Cruise Line is still loading the sailings. 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 I add the sailings to the website and update this article. At the very end, you will find Disney Cruise Line’s Summer 2023 Itinerary Announcement press release.

The sailings have been added, and actual port orders have been verified for each sailing. Please let me know if you notice any incorrect port orders.

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

Disney Magic Summer 2023 Sailings

The Disney Magic’s next batch of sailings will resume from San Juan on May 5, 2023 offering a 7-, and 8-night Southern Caribbean cruises. On May 20th, the Disney Magic will sail a mix of 3-, 4-, and 5-Night Bahamian, and 5-, and 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises through to September 25th. Yes, there is an itinerary gap from April 14th – May 4th which could possibly indicate a 2023 dry dock.

San Juan (Pan American Pier)

4-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan to Miami
San Juan (Pan American Pier) • St. Thomas, USVI • At Sea • Castaway Cay
5/20/23

4-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan to Miami

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan
San Juan (Pan American Pier) • Philipsburg, St. Maarten • St. John’s, Antigua • Roseau, Dominica • Castries, St. Lucia • Bridgetown, Barbados • At Sea
5/13/23

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan

8-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan
San Juan (Pan American Pier) • Basseterre, St. Kitts • Castries, St. Lucia • At Sea • Kralendijk, Bonaire • Oranjestad, Aruba • Willemstad, Curaçao • At Sea
5/5/23

 8-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan

Miami, Florida

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
9/15/23

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Castaway Cay • Nassau, Bahamas
5/24/239/1/239/8/239/22/23

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • At Sea • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
8/28/239/4/239/18/23

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Castaway Cay • Nassau, Bahamas • At Sea
9/11/23

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
6/1/236/15/236/29/237/27/238/10/238/24/23

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami

5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Cay
Miami, Florida • At Sea • Castaway Cay • Castaway Cay • Nassau, Bahamas
8/19/23

5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Cay

5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Cay
Miami, Florida • Castaway Cay • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
6/19/239/25/23

5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Cay

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • At Sea • Grand Cayman • At Sea • Castaway Cay
5/27/236/10/236/24/237/22/238/5/23

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Castaway Cay • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea
6/5/237/3/237/31/238/14/23

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • At Sea • At Sea • Tortola, British Virgin Islands • St. Thomas, USVI • At Sea • Castaway Cay
7/8/23

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Miami

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • Falmouth, Jamaica • At Sea • Castaway Cay
7/15/23

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami

Disney Wonder Summer 2023 Sailings

The Disney Wonder will begin her summer sailings season San Diego on May 11th with a reposting cruise to Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, the Disney Wonder will over a selection of 5-, 7-, and 9-night Alaskan cruises through to September 4th.

San Diego, California

4-Night Pacific Coast Cruise from San Diego to Vancouver
San Diego, California • At Sea • At Sea • Victoria, Canada
5/11/23

4-Night Pacific Coast Cruise from San Diego to Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

5-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada • At Sea • Dawes Glacier, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • At Sea
8/2/23

5-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada • At Sea • Dawes Glacier, Alaska • Skagway, Alaska • Juneau, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • At Sea
5/15/235/22/235/29/236/5/236/12/236/26/237/3/237/10/237/17/238/7/238/21/238/28/239/4/23

7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada • At Sea • Dawes Glacier, Alaska • Icy Strait Point, Alaska • Juneau, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • At Sea
6/19/238/14/23

7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

9-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada • At Sea • Icy Strait Point, Alaska • Skagway, Alaska • Juneau, Alaska • Hubbard Glacier • Sitka, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • At Sea
7/24/23

9-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

Disney Dream Summer 2023 Sailings

For the first time, the Disney Dream summer will begin on May 4th with one last sailing from Miami then embark on her inaugural European season on May 7th with an 13-Night Transatlantic cruise to Barcelona. The summer will feature sailings in the Mediterranean with a heavy dose of Greek Isles. The Disney Dream will embark from Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Copenhagen, and Southampton through September 10th.

New ports of call include Kiel, Germany, La Rochelle, France, Sandnes, Norway, and Skjolden, Norway.

Miami, Florida

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
5/4/23

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami

13-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona
Miami, Florida • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal • At Sea • Lisbon, Portugal • Cádiz, Spain • Málaga, Spain • Cartagena, Spain
5/7/23

13-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain • Toulon, France • Livorno, Italy • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy • Naples, Italy • At Sea • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
5/20/23

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain • Cannes, France • Livorno, Italy • At Sea • Naples, Italy • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy • At Sea
5/27/237/8/23

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona

7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona to Southampton
Barcelona, Spain • At Sea • Cádiz, Spain • Lisbon, Portugal • Vigo, Spain • At Sea • Le Havre (Paris), France
7/15/23

7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona to Southampton

9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Barcelona ending in Civitavecchia
Barcelona, Spain • Marseilles, France • Livorno, Italy • At Sea • Kefalonia, Greece • Piraeus (Athens), Greece • Santorini, Greece • At Sea • Naples, Italy
6/3/23

9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Barcelona ending in Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

7-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy • Naples, Italy • At Sea • Mykonos, Greece • Santorini, Greece • Chania, Greece • At Sea
6/20/23

7-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia

8-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy • Naples, Italy • At Sea • Mykonos, Greece • Piraeus (Athens), Greece • Santorini, Greece • Chania, Greece • At Sea
6/12/23

8-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia

11-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy • Messina (Sicily), Italy • At Sea • Piraeus (Athens), Greece • Santorini, Greece • Mykonos, Greece • At Sea • Naples, Italy • At Sea • Livorno, Italy • Toulon, France
6/27/23

11-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia to Barcelona

Copenhagen, Denmark

7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark • Kiel, Germany • At Sea • Nynashamn, Sweden • At Sea • Fredericia, Denmark • Oslo, Norway
8/1/23

7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen

11-Night Northern Europe from Copenhagen to Southampton
Copenhagen, Denmark • Kiel, Germany • At Sea • Nynashamn, Sweden • At Sea • Fredericia, Denmark • Skagen, Denmark • Oslo, Norway • At Sea • Amsterdam, Netherlands • Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
8/8/23

11-Night Northern Europe from Copenhagen to Southampton

Southampton

4-Night France Cruise from Southampton
Southampton • At Sea • La Rochelle, France • At Sea
8/26/23

4-Night France Cruise from Southampton

4-Night Spain Cruise from Southampton
Southampton • At Sea • Bilbao, Spain • At Sea
8/30/23

4-Night Spain Cruise from Southampton

7-Night British Isles Cruise from Southampton
Southampton • At Sea • Belfast, Northern Ireland • Greenock, Scotland • Liverpool, England • Ringaskiddy (Cork), Ireland • Portland, England
9/10/23

7-Night British Isles Cruise from Southampton

7-Night Northern Europe and Norwegian Fjords from Southampton
Southampton • Amsterdam, Netherlands • At Sea • Copenhagen, Denmark • Oslo, Norway • Sandnes, Norway • At Sea
9/3/23

7-Night Northern Europe and Norwegian Fjords from Southampton

7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Southampton
Southampton • Amsterdam, Netherlands • At Sea • Skjolden, Norway • Nordfjordeid, Norway • Sandnes, Norway • At Sea
8/19/23

7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Southampton

10-Night Iceland, Norway and France Cruise from Southampton ending in Copenhagen
Southampton • Cherbourg, France • At Sea • At Sea • Reykjavik, Iceland • Isafjordur, Iceland • Akureyri, Iceland • At Sea • Alesund, Norway • At Sea
7/22/23

10-Night Iceland, Norway and France Cruise from Southampton ending in Copenhagen

Disney Fantasy Summer 2023 Sailings

The Disney Fantasy spend the the summer of 2023 sailing primarily 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises with Saturday departures from Port Canaveral. Starting on June 3rd and sailing through September 30th. During the summer there will be a sprinkling of additional options including a 5-night Bahamian, 6-night Western, 8-night Bermuda & Bahamas, and a 10-night Southern Caribbean cruise.

Port Canaveral, Florida

5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • Castaway Cay • At Sea
7/8/23

5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • At Sea • Castaway Cay
7/23/239/17/23

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

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
6/10/236/24/238/5/238/19/239/2/239/30/23

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary C
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • At Sea • Philipsburg, St. Maarten • San Juan, Puerto Rico • At Sea • Castaway Cay
7/29/239/23/23

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy - Itinerary C

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • Falmouth, Jamaica • At Sea • Castaway Cay
6/3/236/17/237/1/238/12/238/26/23

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

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 • Castaway Cay • Nassau, Bahamas
9/9/23

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

10-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • At Sea • Oranjestad, Aruba • Kralendijk, Bonaire • At Sea • St. John’s, Antigua • St. Thomas, USVI • At Sea • Castaway Cay
7/13/23

10-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

Disney Wish Summer 2023 Sailings

The Disney Wish will continue primarily sailing alternating 3- and 4-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral with Friday and Monday departures. The sail date range from June 2nd to September 29, 2023

Disney Vacation Club announced the September 4, 2023 4-night Bahamian cruise will be the 2023 DVC Members Cruise!

Port Canaveral, Florida

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
6/2/236/9/236/16/236/23/236/30/237/7/237/14/237/21/237/28/238/4/238/11/238/18/238/25/239/1/239/8/239/22/239/29/23

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Castaway Cay • At Sea
9/15/23

3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
6/5/236/19/237/3/237/10/237/17/237/31/238/14/238/21/238/28/239/11/239/18/239/25/23

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
6/12/236/26/237/24/238/7/23

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • Castaway Cay • Nassau, Bahamas
9/4/23

4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral

Summer 2023 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates

This list will be updated as soon as we learn which sailings are excluded.

Disney Magic Sailings

  • TBD

Disney Wonder Sailings

  • TBD

Disney Dream Sailings

  • TBD

Disney Fantasy Sailings

  • TBD

Disney Wish Sailings

  • TBD

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

Updated 2022 – 2023 Itinerary Brochure

For those interested in a brochure, Disney Cruise Line published an updated 2021-2022 Sail Dates & Itineraries brochure. Click the image below to download the brochure as a PDF. A slimmed down version with just the new summer 2022 dates is also available as a PDF.

UPDATE COMING SOON – if a full brochure is published.

DCL Itinerary Brochure March 2022 Summer 2023.jpg
DCL-Itinerary-Brochure-March-2022-Summer-2023.pdf

Full Disney Cruise Line Press Release

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


Disney Cruise Line Celebrates Summer 2023 with Family Adventures in Alaska, Europe, the Bahamas and Caribbean

Highlights include the Disney Dream’s first call to Europe and a return to Alaska 

CELEBRATION, Fla. – Disney Cruise Line will offer families a variety of enchanting vacations in summer 2023, including cruises to new and favorite ports of call around the world. From the majestic glaciers of Alaska to the sun-kissed Greek isles, pink sand beaches of Bermuda and picturesque fjords of Norway, these summer destinations will sparkle with adventure and excitement. Plus, for the first time ever, families will have the opportunity to sail around the Mediterranean and British Isles on the Disney Dream during its first season in Europe.

“We are thrilled to have five ships at sea in summer 2023 with a wide array of destinations for families to enjoy,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president & general manager of Disney Cruise Line. “These Disney Cruise Line sailings will take families on summer adventures in ways that only Disney can do, delighting guests of all ages with dazzling entertainment, world-class dining, unique character encounters, the ease and indulgence of carefree days at sea and the uncompromising guest service that defines a Disney vacation.”

Bookings open to the public May 9, 2022. For more details, visit the Summer 2023 itineraries page of disneycruise.com.

Disney Dream Marks Inaugural Season in Europe
For its first-ever summer season in Europe, the Disney Dream will call on a wide variety of destinations among the most treasured in the world. With sailings anywhere from four to 11 nights, the Disney Dream will sail from Barcelona and Rome to picturesque ports of call throughout the Mediterranean, including a first-ever seven-night sailing to the Greek Isles with stops in the ever-popular ports of Santorini and Mykonos. 

Late summer/early fall departures of the Disney Dream from Southampton will feature cruises to a wealth of destinations including Spain, France, the British Isles, Norway and Iceland. New ports of call include the postcard-worthy La Rochelle, France and two new ports in Norway – Skjolden, home to a wealth of natural attractions, and Sandnes, a small city just outside the metropolis of Stavanger known for its outdoor activities. 

Summer 2023 sailings to Alaska aboard Disney Wonder
The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska will combine with the magic of Disney on
five-, seven- and nine-night sailings on the Disney Wonder from Vancouver, Canada. Beginning in May, cruisers will be invited to discover exciting ports like Ketchikan and Skagway, with their prehistoric glaciers, gold mining relics and spectacular land- and sea-life. Three Alaskan itineraries call at Icy Strait Point, home to a coastal rainforest, wilderness tours and – for thrill-seekers – ziplining above the treetops.

Tropical Escapes to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida
Sun-splashed tropical isles throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean will await guests on three Disney Cruise Line ships from Florida in summer 2023. 

For its first full summer of sailing, the Disney Wish will homeport in Port Canaveral near Orlando for a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish will feature exciting new additions including Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience and AquaMouse, a wild water adventure and first-ever Disney attraction at sea.

Port Canaveral will also be the departure point for the Disney Fantasy for sailings ranging in length from five to 10 nights. In addition to seven-night cruises to popular ports in the eastern and western Caribbean, guests will also be able to experience a five-night Bahamian sailing with back-to-back calls at Castaway Cay, a 10-night southern Caribbean itinerary to the islands of Aruba and Bonaire and an eight-night cruise featuring two days on the beautiful pink sand beaches of Bermuda.

The Disney Magic will make its summer home in Miami for an assortment of exciting destinations. Starting May 27, the Disney Magic will sail four-night Bahamas cruises and five-night western Caribbean voyages, followed by two seven-night sailings in July to the eastern and western Caribbean. Select summer voyages aboard the Disney Magic will include double days – for double the fun – at Castaway Cay. 

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.


What do you think of Disney Cruise Line’s Summer 2023 itinerary announcement? Which sailing do you want to book?

12 Replies to “Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2023 Itineraries (May – September) – Disney Dream Heading to Europe”

  1. John

    Great release, was hoping it was gonna be Fantasy going to Europe though- the revival of the NYC Horn?? Also, I wish they would throw some Caribbean sailings on Wish into the mix- would definitely book one of those if it was an option.

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  2. scgustafson

    There is going to be a issue on July 9th, 2023, since both Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish are scheduled to be there at the same time according this release.

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  3. scgustafson

    Also, will be an issue on September 29th, as both Disney Magic and Disney Fantasy are scheduled to be on Castaway Cay on that day.

    Reply
    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Not going to be an issue once DCL publishes the actual port orders and I can make the necessary updates. This is why I mention under each ship’s summary: “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.”

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