Disney Cruise Line brings the Mouse's unique approach to entertainment to the Caribbean with a trio of cruise ships: the Magic, Wonder, and Dream. The ships are popular with families, of course, and Disney does a nice business sellng land/sea packages combining cruises with a visit to the Magic Kingdom, but these ships are worthy cruisers in their own right as well.
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Basic Information on Disney Cruise Line
- Contact information:: 407-566-7000
- Description: Family friendly big-ship cruises with surprising sophistication.
- Ships: 2
- Cruise length: 3-7 days
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Disney Cruise Line: Ships Cruising the Caribbean
The 877-passenger Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are sister ships with a few design differences: art deco for the Magic, art nouveau for the Wonder. Both feature excellent Disney entertainment, from live stage shows to first-run movies. Disney "imagineers" outdid themselves, especially in designing the onboard specialty restaurants; food is a far cry from standard theme-park fare. Ships have nightclubs, shops, spa, fitness center, and kids program, but no casino.
Disney Cruise Line: Caribbean Home Ports
Both the Magic and Wonder are home ported at Port Canaveral, on Florida's east coast near Cape Canaveral and about a 40-minute drive from the Orlando area and Walt Disney World.
Melbourne International Airport is the closest commercial airport to the port.
Disney Cruise Line: Caribbean Ports of Call
The Disney Wonder has just two ports of call: Nassau, Bahamas and Disney's own private island, Castaway Cay.
The Disney Magic calls on St. Martin, St. Thomas, Key West, Cozumel, Mexico, and Castaway Cay. Located on a 1,000-acre island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay features secluded beaches, dining, snorkeling, kids' games, biking, hiking, kayaking, and other water sports. Some Disney Cruise Line itineraries now include two stops at the island.
Disney Cruise Line: Caribbean Itineraries
The Disney Wonder cruises for 3 and 4 nights from Port Canaveral to Nassau and Castaway Cay. The Disney Magic runs alternating 7-night Eastern and Western itineraries. The Eastern itinerary includes stops at St. Martin, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay; the Western itinerary includes stops at Key West, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, and Castaway Cay.