“We decided two [new] ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovation.”
Disney today announced Summer 2016 itineraries.
Disney is heading to Scotland, Ireland, and France:
Disney Cruise Line is sailing its first British Isles itinerary, visiting Scotland, England, Ireland and France. Throughout the summer of 2016, Disney Cruise Line also will return to Norway, Iceland and ports of call in more than 15 European countries.
Stingray encounters can be a nice excursion on a cruise. Encounters can involve feeding the stingrays, snorkeling with the stingrays or wading with them. The photo below is from Disney’s stingray encounter at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
As on the Disney Wonder (and Fantasy and Dream), the Magic features the cast of Disney characters around the ship. On the Magic, Mickey is featured in the atrium. Like Ariel on the Disney Wonder, Mickey faces forward, so if you get turned around, you can see which way Mickey is facing to find the front of the ship.
Mickey Statue on Disney Magic
Port Canaveral hosts six large passengers ships at the same time for the first time this weekend. With plenty of tours available for passengers, restaurants and shopping, the weekend looks to be a busy on for Port Canaveral.
Disney Cruise ships used to have the occasional stop in Freeport, in The Bahamas. It has been more than a decade since the Wonder has made regular stops there, but for throwback Thursday, here is the view from the Wonder as she was headed in to Freeport.
On select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings to Europe and Alaska guests will awake to a magical freeze overtaking the ship. They will be transported to the Kingdom of Arrendelle, the land of Frozen.
Guests can enjoy a spectacular deck party, a three-song stage show production number, new character meet and greets, storybook adventures ashore and more.
Learn more about this icy adventure and read the full press release on DCLnews.
If you are in the mid-ship Atrium, you can see which way is forward because Ariel is looking towards the front of the ship!
Tortola BVI from Disney Magic. The Fantasy and Magic head back to Tortola in 2016 for a few stops. Tortola and Virgin Gorda are nice additions to the lineup.