Disney Cruise Line has announced some new ports and itineraries for 2017. They will make first-time visits to some ports in Europe and Alaska, and that summer, will also return to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas.
For the first time ever, Disney will take guests to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier. These destinations are part of a new nine-night cruise aboard Disney Wonder, departing July 24 from Vancouver. The itinerary also sails to Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, and Tracy Arm Fjord.
Icy Strait Point features one of the longest and highest zip lines in the world, and is near to the historic Glacier Bay National Park. Another highlight of the itinerary is Hubbard Glacier, the largest one in North America. It’s over six miles wide where it meets the ocean, and has an almost magical-looking blue tint.
A new seven-night Alaska cruise from Vancouver on July 17 will include a call to Icy Strait Point, Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan. The Disney Wonder will sail her first five-night Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Tracy Arm and Ketchikan on August 2, 2017.
Another new destination for Disney Cruise Line is Amsterdam, Netherlands. On May 13, 2017, Disney Magic will set sail on a 15-night transatlantic from Port Canaveral to Copenhagen, with a stop in Amsterdam along the way. The cruise will also call in Portland, England – another first for the cruise line. This destination is near Stonehenge, giving guests an opportunity to visit the famed Wonder of the Medieval World.
A stop in Amsterdam will also be a part of a 10-night northern Europe cruise that departs June 18 from Copenhagen to Dover. Other ports on this itinerary will include Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Tallinn.
Throughout the summer, there will also be cruises in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, the British Isles, and the Mediterranean.
Disney Fantasy will be gearing up for a shift in itineraries starting in summer 2017. For the first time, the ship will sail from Port Canaveral on longer cruises – 10 and 11-nights to the southern Caribbean.
On June 17, an 11-night sailing will call in Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola, and Castaway Cay. On June 28, an 11-night voyage will visit Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola, and Castaway Cay.
Guests are extremely happy with Castaway Cay, and it has remained a top-rated port of call. Because of this, Disney has decided to give them a bit more time there on select Disney Dream sailings from Port Canaveral, with two stops at the private island paradise.
Special five-night cruises departing June 2, 11, 16, 25, 30, and July 9, 2017, will call there twice, as well as in Nassau, Bahamas.
Special four-night sailings, departing June 7, 21, and July 5 will stop in Castaway Cay twice, and in Nassau as well.
Featured photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line.