Disney Cruise Line Announces Inaugural Sailings to New Island Destination, Family Vacations Around the World in Summer 2024
Disney Cruise Line announced today the inaugural dates and select itineraries for its new island destination in The Bahamas, headlining a season full of new and guest-favorite itineraries around the world in summer 2024. Along with the first sailings to Lighthouse Point, families will be able to choose magical vacations to bucket-list destinations that include the Mediterranean, northern Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean.
First Sailings to Lighthouse Point
In June 2024, Disney Cruise Line will debut its newest Bahamian destination on the island of Eleuthera at Lighthouse Point. Guests sailing aboard the Disney Magic from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will discover a vibrant beach retreat designed with families in mind, infused with the color and energy of Bahamian artistry, and developed with a commitment to conservation at its core.
A seven-night inaugural sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral, Florida, on June 8 will allow guests to be among the first to make a splash in the crystal-clear waters of this new destination at Lighthouse Point. This ultimate Disney Cruise Line island destination itinerary will feature two stops at Lighthouse Point and one day at Castaway Cay. On June 6, a three-night preview cruise on the Disney Magic from Fort Lauderdale will offer a sneak peek of Lighthouse Point with limited access to some areas.
Following the inaugural voyage, Lighthouse Point will be a featured port of call on select three-, four- and five-night sailings to The Bahamas and Caribbean on the Disney Magic out of Fort Lauderdale. These itineraries will vary stops between Lighthouse Point and Castaway Cay, with five special departures including both Disney Cruise Line island destinations.
New European Destinations
Dreams will come to life for Disney Cruise Line guests in summer 2024 as the Disney Dream returns to premier European destinations in the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, British Isles and popular locales in the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland.
These sailings will feature a number of new ports of call, including Valencia, Spain; Haugesund, Norway; and Hamburg, Germany, along with three Mediterranean destinations that will return for the first time since 2014: Catania, Italy; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Valletta, Malta.
Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) will range from five to 11 nights, while northern Europe and British Isles sailings will offer itineraries anywhere from three nights to one 12-night voyage that includes the Norwegian fjords, three days in Iceland and an overnight stay in Reykjavik.
Adventures in Alaska
Cruises to Alaska from Vancouver, Canada, will return on the Disney Wonder from May through September 2024, offering more chances for families to experience the natural splendor and adventure of “The Last Frontier” with five-, seven- and nine-night sailings. Majestic wildlife and stunning scenery in iconic places like Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and glacier viewing along the Stikine Icecap will blend with Disney’s world-class entertainment, dining and guest service to create a family-friendly vacation that celebrates the spirit of Alaska both on land and on board.
Tropical Escapes to The Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral
The Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish will travel to sun-kissed islands throughout The Bahamas and Caribbean in summer 2024. All sailings on these Port Canaveral-based ships will feature a visit to Castaway Cay, a picturesque private island oasis in The Bahamas that offers something for everyone in the family, from fun and relaxation to adventurous water activities.The Disney Wish will feature three- and four-night Bahamian vacations, while the Disney Fantasy will sail to popular ports in the eastern and western Caribbean on seven-night cruises. One five-night Disney Fantasy voyage in July will take families to Nassau with two stops in Castaway Cay, while a special 10-night southern Caribbean sailing will give families another opportunity to visit Lighthouse Point with additional visits to the islands of Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, Tortola and Castaway Cay.
Enjoy a perfect beach day while experiencing the rich culture, beauty and history of The Bahamas when you cast off from Fort Lauderdale on a 3-, 4- or 5-night cruise to Lighthouse Point, a new Disney Cruise Line island destination. You can be among the first to visit this tranquil island retreat during a special 7-night inaugural sailing from Port Canaveral on the Disney Fantasy. Experience the ultimate Disney Cruise Line island destination itinerary with 2 stops at Lighthouse Point and 1 at Disney Castaway Cay. Or take a 3-night preview cruise on the Disney Magic from Fort Lauderdale. Please note that some experiences on this sailing may be limited or impacted due to preview events occurring at Lighthouse Point.
Embrace the spirit of adventure, discovery and wonder when you drop anchor at some of our new and returning ports in Europe—including Mykonos, Greece; Hamburg, Germany; and Catania, Italy. Itineraries include 3-, 4- and 5-night sailings from the United Kingdom to Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium. Or take off on a 5-, 7-, 9-, 11- and 12-night sailing throughout Greece and the Mediterranean, Iceland and the Fjords, Northern Europe and the British Isles.
Embark on an unforgettable voyage to the last frontier! Explore stunning glaciers, hike through lush forests, spot wildlife in their natural habitats and perhaps even catch a glimpse of majestic humpback whales during a magical 5-, 7- or 9-night Alaskan cruise departing from Vancouver, British Columbia. Sail to some of North America’s most resplendent landscapes, including Juneau, Ketchikan and—depending on your itinerary—either Skagway or Icy Strait Point.
Surrender to the swaying palm trees, blue-water bliss and endless sunshine of such dreamy locales as Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Thomas, Tortola, St. Lucia or Antigua on a 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 10-night Caribbean cruise packed with sun, fun and unique island adventures. Snorkel amid tropical fish, zip-line through jungle or explore ancient Mayan ruins. Most cruises include a stop at Disney Castaway Cay—and depending on your itinerary—our Bahamian island retreat, Lighthouse Point.
Soak up the laid-back pleasures of island life on a 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- or 10-night cruise departing from Port Canaveral or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Your magical journey drops anchor in sun-kissed ports of call that may include a stop at Nassau, Disney Castaway Cay or Lighthouse Point. From stingray encounters, fly-fishing and parasailing to celebrating the arts and culture of The Bahamas, there’s something for everyone.
Set sail from sunny Port Canaveral on a 13-night transatlantic adventure to cosmopolitan Barcelona—featuring stops in Portugal and Spain. Explore the culture and natural beauty of the Iberian Peninsula, from whale watching in Ponta Delgada and touring historic landmarks in Lisbon to wine tasting in Cadiz, kayaking in Cartagena and browsing Europe’s largest farmers market in our newest port, Valencia. Plus, enjoy all the non-stop fun and relaxation while at sea.
Adventures by Disney Escapes
Discover the perfect getaway when you add on a pre- or post-trip to your Disney Cruise Line vacation. Create a lifetime of family memories when you travel with Disney-trained Adventure guides to dazzling European cities like London, Rome or Barcelona on 3- or 4- day Escapes. See London’s Crown Jewels, partake in Barcelona’s flamenco artistry and explore Rome’s iconic sites like the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, and more.
Disney Cruise Bookings open to the public on March 30, 2023.
Guests that are Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club and select other affinity groups may take advantage of the following extended early booking windows:
- Platinum Castaway Club Members, Golden Oak and Club 33 Members: Monday, March 27, 2023
- Gold Castaway Club Members: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
- Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club and Adventure Insiders: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- Bookings open to all Guests: Thursday, March 30, 2023
We will need a couple of things from you in order to place a stateroom(s) on hold:
- all birthdates for each person, in each stateroom
- exact dates that you can sail, itinerary, and ship name
- your Castaway Cay number and level