Disney Reveals Summer 2018 Sailings

By ,   February 22, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Countries that start with the letter I headline Disney's plans for summer 2018 cruise offerings. When Disney Magic makes her annual foray across the pond, she will visit new ports of call in Ireland and Italy. And just for good measure, Magic will make stop in Iceland again.

In addition, the line is offering land-based tours in European cities before or after a sailing. Two June itineraries will see Magic sailing out of Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome) and back with stops in Marseille, Villefrance, Genoa, Livorno and Naples on the way over, and trading out Villefrance for Cannes on the way back. The Genoa, Italy stop is a first for the line, offering access to nearby Milan. Magic will call on Genoa as part of a 10-night July sailing as well.

Once again, Magic will split time between the Mediterannean, the British Isles, Baltic and Norwegian Fjords. On its British Isles sailing leaving September 2, Magic will call on Cork, Ireland for the first time while also visiting Dublin, Greenock, Scotland and Liverpool, England. Cork offers visitors access to the Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone.

Disney Wonder will return to Alaska in 2018 offering 5-, 7- and 9-night itineraries departing from Vancouver and making stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Disney Dream and Fantasy will continue to offer year-round service from Port Canaveral. Dream, which normally does three- and four-night sailings will go on a series of four- and five-night cruises that make two stops at the cruise line's private Bahamas island Castaway Cay. Fantasy, which will do mostly seven-night Caribbean cruises will have one 11-night southern Caribbean voyage leaving June 30 that visits Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico and Castaway Cay.

Three of Disney’s 4-ship fleet have gone under significant refurbishment in recent years with Disney Magic in 2013, Disney Dream in 2015 and Disney Wonder last fall. In addition, the line has rolled out new stage shows to both Magic (“Tangled”) and Wonder (“Frozen”) and plans on a new show for Dream this fall (“Beauty and the Beast). Disney Fantasy is due for a dry dock this year, but no changes have been announced for the five-year-old ship.

Disney Cruise Line plans on bringing two more ships into the fleet, but details on those, which are due in 2021 and 2023 have not been announced.

Booking for the summer 2018 cruises opens February 23.