Disney Cruise Line released their Fall 2023 itineraries today for the fleet, but NOT the Disney Wonder. Celebrate the holidays through Fall 2023 with themed cruise vacations including the return of Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises. Departing from a variety of popular ports with sailings from Florida including Disney Cruise LIne’s newest homeport in Fort Lauderdale, California or New York. Cruise to the Caribbean and The Bahamas, experience the beauty of Baja, explore the Panama Canal, or drop anchor in Bermuda or Canada.
Disney Cruise Line is loading the fall 2023 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 end 2023.
While Fall 2023 dates were announced today, general booking will not open until Thursday July 28th. The tiered booking period will begin Monday July 25th for Castaway Club Members and some others.
- Monday July 25th – Platinum Members, Golden Oak Club Members and Club 33 Members
- Tuesday July 26th – Gold Castaway Club members
- Wednesday July 27th – Silver Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventures by Disney Insiders
- Thursday July 29th, 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.
For those looking for Early 2024 dates, we anticipate the next release to occur sometime in the fall sometime in September or October 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 2024 Itinerary Announcement press release.
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.
A summary of Fall 2023 opening day prices can be found here.
Disney Magic Fall 2023 Sailings
The Disney Magic will return to the West Coast for the first time in well over a decade departing Miami in October for a 14-night Halloween on the High Westbound Panama Canal cruise to San Diego. Once in California, the Magic will sail a mix of 2-, 3-, and 5-night Baja Cruises as well as a 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise before sailing Galveston, Texas on a 14-night Very MerryTime Eastbound Panama Canal cruise. IN total, there are 13 new sail dates between September 30 and December 3, 2023. Here is a PDF of DCL’s website showing the new sailings. Please note, there appears to me a 5-night gap beginning November 6, 2023, this could be a chartered cruise such as a 2023 DVC Members Cruise from San Diego.
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • At Sea • Grand Cayman • At Sea • Castaway Cay
14-Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise from Miami
Miami, Florida • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • At Sea • Cartagena, Colombia • Panama Canal • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea
San Diego, California
2-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • Ensenada, Mexico
3-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • At Sea • Ensenada, Mexico
4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • Catalina Island, California • Ensenada, Mexico • At Sea
10/22/23🎃, 11/25/23🎄, 11/29/23🎄
4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • At Sea • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea
5-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • At Sea • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea • Ensenada, Mexico
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego
San Diego, California • At Sea • At Sea • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Mazatlan, Mexico • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • At Sea
14-Night Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise from San Diego ending in Galveston
San Diego, California • At Sea • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Panama Canal • Cartagena, Colombia • At Sea • Grand Cayman • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea
Disney Wonder Fall 2023 Sailings
The Disney Wonder, we don’t talk about the Wonder…
Disney Dream Fall 2023 Sailings
The Disney Dream will home port in New York, San Juan, and for the first time Fort Lauderdale, which Disney Cruise Line recently signed an agreement to make the Port Everglades their 2nd permanent year round Florida port. In total, there are 21 new sail dates between September 17 and December 23, 2023. Here is a PDF of DCL’s website showing the new sailings.
11-Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise from Southampton ending in New York
Southampton • At Sea • Vigo, Spain • Lisbon, Portugal • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • At Sea
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Fort Lauderdale with 2 stops at Disney Castaway Cay
Fort Lauderdale, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea • Castaway Cay
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida • Castaway Cay • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • At Sea
11/20/23🎄, 12/4/23🎄, 12/18/23🎄
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida • At Sea • Grand Cayman • At Sea • Castaway Cay
11/25/23🎄, 12/9/23🎄, 12/23/23🎄
4-Night Bermuda Cruise from New York
New York • At Sea • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • At Sea
10/3/23🎃, 10/13/23🎃, 10/27/23🎃, 10/31/23🎃
4-Night Canadian Cruise from New York
New York • At Sea • Saint John, New Brunswick • At Sea
5-Night Bermuda Cruise from New York
New York • At Sea • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • At Sea
6-Night Bermuda and Eastern Caribbean Cruise from New York to San Juan
New York • At Sea • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • At Sea • At Sea • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
6-Night Bermuda Cruise from New York
New York • At Sea • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • King’s Wharf, Bermuda • At Sea
San Juan (Pan American Pier)
3-Night Bahamian Cruise from San Juan ending in Fort Lauderdale
San Juan (Pan American Pier) • At Sea • Castaway Cay
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan
San Juan (Pan American Pier) • Basseterre, St. Kitts • St. John’s, Antigua • At Sea • Oranjestad, Aruba • Willemstad, Curaçao • At Sea
Disney Fantasy Fall 2023 Sailings
The Disney Fantasy will continue to sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral with 13 new sail dates between October 7 and December 23, 2023. Here is a PDF of DCL’s website showing the new sailings.
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
10/14/23🎃, 10/28/23🎃, 11/11/23🎄, 11/25/23🎄, 12/9/23🎄, 12/23/23🎄
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • At Sea • Cozumel, Mexico • Grand Cayman • Falmouth, Jamaica • At Sea • Castaway Cay
10/7/23🎃, 10/21/23🎃, 11/4/23, 11/18/23🎄, 11/30/23, 12/2/23🎄, 12/16/23🎄
Disney Wish Fall 2023 Sailings
The Disney Wish will continue to offer 3- and 4-night cruises from Port Canaveral sailing to Nassau and Castaway Cay. There is one 3-night sailing that will visit Castaway Cay and offer a day at sea. In total, there are 26 new sail dates from October 2 to December 29, 2023. Here is a PDF of DCL’s website showing the new sailings.
Port Canaveral, Florida
3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay
10/6/23🎃, 10/13/23🎃, 10/20/23🎃, 10/27/23🎃, 11/3/23, 11/10/23, 11/24/23🎄, 12/1/23🎄, 12/8/23🎄, 12/15/23🎄, 12/26/23
3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Castaway Cay • At Sea
4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, Florida • Nassau, Bahamas • Castaway Cay • At Sea
10/2/23🎃, 10/9/23🎃, 10/16/23🎃, 10/23/23🎃, 10/30/23🎃, 11/6/23🎄, 11/13/23🎄, 11/20/23🎄, 11/27/23🎄, 12/4/23🎄, 12/11/23🎄, 12/18/23🎄, 12/22/23🎄, 12/29/23
Fall 2023 Onboard Booking Blockout Dates
This list will be updated as soon as we learn which sailings are excluded.
Disney Magic Sailings
Disney Wonder Sailings
Disney Dream Sailings
Disney Fantasy Sailings
Disney Wish Sailings
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 2021-2023 Sail Dates & Itineraries brochure. Click the image below to download the brochure as a PDF. A slimmed down version with just the new fall 2023 dates is also available as a 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 Offers Holiday Fun for Families with New Fall Itineraries in 2023
Halloween and holiday vacations with Disney Cruise Line include fleet’s first departures from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
CELEBRATION, Fla. – Disney Cruise Line will offer enchanting fall vacations that take families coast-to-coast in 2023, including special sailings with spook-tacular surprises, holiday cheer and the fleet’s first-ever departures from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With cruises from Florida, California and New York, adults and children alike will discover the wonder of the holidays aboard Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises.
“We are excited to provide families with experiences that create lasting memories,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Cruise Line. “With offerings for the entire family, specially curated activities for both Halloween and the holidays and a brand-new home port in South Florida, our guests will have more ways than ever to experience the magic of Disney at sea.”
Halloween on the High Seas cruises will return from mid-September through October 2023. Aboard these not-so-spooky sailings, guests will eat, drink and be scary with their favorite characters dressed in Halloween costumes, celebrate the season at Mickey’s Mouse-querade party, enjoy trick-or-treating at sea and more.
From early November through December, Disney Cruise Line ships will be extra merry and bright during Very Merrytime Cruises that celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. On these sailings, Disney magic will take on a whole new meaning with characters dressed in festive garb from head to (mistle)toe, a special tree-lighting ceremony, holiday décor, and special guests – Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Bookings open to the public on July 28, 2022. More details can be found on disneycruise.com.
New Adventures Aboard the Disney Dream
The Disney Dream has new destinations on the horizon for the fall of 2023.
Following its inaugural season in Europe, the Disney Dream will set sail from New York City for the first time. Families will enjoy four-, five- and six-night sailings from the Big Apple to Bermuda, where they will explore the island’s renowned pink-sand beaches, world-class shopping, aquatic adventures and distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture. Plus, a special four-night voyage on the Disney Dream will transport guests to the charming Canadian seaport city of Saint John.
Starting Nov. 20, 2023, Disney Cruise Line will find a new South Florida home in Port Everglades, offering four- and five-night cruises aboard the Disney Dream to tropical locales in the western Caribbean and Bahamas. Families will enjoy stops in places like Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Nassau from Disney Cruise Line’s second year-round home port, along with visits to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island oasis.
Mexican Riviera Adventures from California
Beginning in mid-October 2023, the Disney Magic will find its home on the West Coast, setting sail from San Diego for voyages ranging from two to seven nights to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Guests will experience the sparkling waters and beautiful landscapes of Santa Catalina Island, Calif., Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. An exclusive seven-night Mexican Riviera sailing will feature the breathtaking ports of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, which are perfect for recreational water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.
Tropical Vacations from Port Canaveral, Florida
In the fall of 2023, the Disney Wish and Disney Fantasy will continue sailing from Port Canaveral to tropical destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean.
The Disney Wish will sail three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas, including visits to Nassau and Castaway Cay.
The Disney Fantasy will offer families even more time to experience Disney Cruise Line’s world-class dining, Broadway-style shows and spaces designed for the entire family during seven-night cruises to stunning destinations in the eastern and western Caribbean.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.
What do you think of Disney Cruise Line’s Fall 2023 itinerary announcement? Which sailing do you want to book?
It’s nice the Disney Dream is coming to New York City
We are booking the fantasy for Halloween 🙂
I was just noticing in the PDF that DCL referenced in their email this morning that the Wonder was not mentioned at all, then I saw your comment that “we don’t talk about the Wonder”. Is there something up with the Wonder they aren’t telling us?? Or could the rumor of DCL registering at some Australian ports indicate it could be headed there and just not announced yet?
Not gonna lie…I don’t like the Dream taking over the fun one-off cruises like NYC or San Juan that used to belong to old ships.
You cannot escape that ship…its the Thanos of ships.
Very curious about the Wonder. Time for it to head to Asia?
Wonder dry dock??
There is a big announcement coming.
❤️❤️ So exciting!!!
So the Wonder may be heading to that country down under after all. If so, it makes sense to delay the announcement a) to give the other itineraries a chance and b) I could see the phone lines being clogged even more following such announcement. Or maybe it is more Hawaii sailing. I can’t see a doubling of the shipsnin San Diego but who knows right now… Interesting to speculate though…
Australia is one of the lesser opened country right now, Covid wise. Not that it would be impossible for the Wonder to be reassigned there, but I cannot really picture DCL having such a hassle when it can « easily » sail to Hawaï or any closer destinations with cheaper flight destinations for its core customer-base.
There are a number of legal moves that Disney or should we say the Magical Cruise Company have made recently, such as registering the company in Australia and have been issued an ABN# by the Australian Government, the filing of taxation documentation and that an unknow ship from and unknown cruise line will be calling Sydney home from October 2023 to Feb 2024. It all points to the Wonder sailing south and into Sydney Harbour.
I am cruising in September. Would the early booking price be less than the discount on a future cruise that I can get while on the ship?
It will depend on sailing. I’ve had one that worked out cheaper and one that was a lot more expensive. I’d say book then re look at it once onboard
Australia would make sense since its summer foe rhyme in the Southern Hemisphere .
I hope Wonder is going to get a substantial upgrade/refurb before heading off to Australia (or some other new location) but I doubt it.
Given how profit hungry Disney has become and they way they are nickel and diming everyone to death in the Theme parks and resorts just to eke out a few extra dollars in profits I honestly would not be surprised to see them retire Wonder rather than putting in the $$ to upgrade her.
I’ve expected at least one of the classic ships to be retired since Disney first announced that they were going to build 3 new ships instead of just the 2 they originally announced. With the post-COVID contraction of the cruise industry and Disney’s focus on profit, profit, and more profit this just seems even more likely.
That’s gloomy thinking ! The nickel and diming is certainly a reality though. I did some comparison of prices we paid in 2011 for WDW and 2014 for DCL and prices have tripled in both cases. Unfortunately my income has not.
When was the last time you were on the Wonder? My last time was Oct 2019 and she was beautiful at that time. The Promenade Lounge had been redone into the French Quarter Lounge and one of the restaurants was redone into Tiana’s. I’m just wondering if she’s gone downhill since then or if maybe you haven’t been on her since before these changes? She’s my favorite ship and I’m so disappointed she won’t be sailing out of San Diego next fall but I am excited to hear whatever announcement is coming. : )
All the ships got a nice refurb during the hight of the pandemic. Why would they do another so soon?