New itineraries and four ships mean big business for Disney Cruise Line, Port Canaveral and Miami

Looks like a bit of Disney magic is coming back to Florida.  All four Disney ships will call Florida their home port starting in January 2014.  California cruising just couldn’t cut it for the Disney Magic so Disney is bringing the ship back to Port Canaveral for the always-sold out short cruises to the Bahamas. 

Kids and tweens at Castaway CayPort Canaveral will benefit the most, with three ships sailing a variety of itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. All cruises from Port Canaveral, from three to seven nights, will pay a visit to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas.  Available only to Disney cruise line guests, Castaway Cay has activities for all ages of kids (it’s Disney of course!) as well as a secluded, quiet stretch of white sand beach, only for adults.  There’s bicycle rentals, parasailing and all sorts of water sports and activities just for kids.

Not to be left out, beginning January 10, 2014, Miami will be host to the Disney Wonder, offering four-night Bahamas cruises and five-night Caribbean cruises with two different itineraries.

Here’s the line-up, according to Disney:

Caribbean and Bahamas from Port Canaveral

Three-night Bahamian
Port Canaveral to Nassau and Castaway Cay
Dates: Disney Dream departures Jan.-Aug., 2014; Disney Magic departures Jan.-May, 2014

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Four-night Bahamian – includes one day at sea for time to explore the gorgeous Disney Dream and experience shipboard daytime entertainment and activities.
Ports: Port Canaveral, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Dates: Disney Dream departures Jan.-Aug., 2014; Disney Magic departures Jan.-May, 2014

Seven-night Eastern Caribbean. The Disney Fantasy sails from Port Canaveral on seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises, including St. Maarten and St. Thomas and three days at sea.
Ports: Port Canaveral, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Dates: Disney Fantasy departures Jan.-Aug., 2014

Seven-night Western Caribbean. Alternating eastern and western Caribbean cruises, the Disney Fantasy will sail from Port Canaveral visiting Grand Cayman, Costa Maya and Cozumel with two days at sea.
Ports: Port Canaveral, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Dates: Disney Fantasy departures Jan.-April, 2014

Seven-night Western Caribbean, including Jamaica. At Falmouth, Jamaica, guests can sample the city’s history and culture, taste Jamaica’s signature jerk recipes, enjoy lush tropical scenery on a bamboo raft river ride and visit the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls located nearby.
Ports: Port Canaveral, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Dates:Disney Fantasy departures May-Aug., 2014

Bahamas and Western Caribbean from Miami

In 2014, the Disney Wonder will sail from Miami on four-night Bahamian and five-night Western Caribbean cruises.

Four-night Bahamas
Ports: Miami, Castaway Cay, Nassau, Key West
Dates: Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26, April 9, 23

Five-night Caribbean
Ports: Miami, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
Dates: Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18

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Five-night Caribbean, including Castaway Cay
Ports: Miami, Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Dates: Jan. 19, Feb. 2, 16, March 2, 16, 30, April 13, 27

Visit DisneyCruiseLine.com for rates and more information.

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Source and photo credit: Disney Cruise Line

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