After 10+ years in Port Canaveral, Disney Dream cruise ship changes homeport with Miami

   June 8, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

After 10+ years of homeporting in Port Canaveral, DCL-Disney Cruise Line's ship Disney Dream left for a new homeport.

​​​The 4000-passenger liner, which has been homeported in Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) since 2011, will sail out of PortMiami (Florida USA) in 2023.

During a commission meeting in May 2022, Port Canaveral's CEO Captain John Murray said the ship was heading down to Miami and next year, to Europe. 

The Port's official Twitter account shared a farewell message to Disney Dream on Monday, June 6, after she left the port for the last time.

“From the time you were born, you’ve called Port Canaveral home. The 11 years you’ve been part of our Port Family have been wondrous and magical, but you’re all grown up now and your time has come to make new memories.”

Disney Fantasy will continue to offer roundtrips from Port Canaveral.

Disney Dream cruise ship

Disney Dream’s redeployment comes as DCL prepares for its Disney Wish ship, scheduled to arrive at the port on June 20th.

Disney Wish (maiden voyage July 14th) will take over Dream’s 3- and 4-night Bahamas itinerary program with visits to Nassau and Castaway Cay (DCL's private island).

Wish is DCL's 5th liner and the first of all 3 newbuilds of the TRITON-class that will be LNG-powered. The 144000-GT-ton vessel has 15 decks, 1250 staterooms and new experiences, such as the first Disney attraction at sea, AquaMouse, as well as old and new dining and entertainment offerings themed to Star Wars, Marvel, Frozen.