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Disney Cruise Line summer 2023 bookings open May 9

Starting on May 9th 2022, at 8:00 am ET, guests will be able to book summer 2023 sailings with Disney Cruise Line.

May 9th is the date that the available summer 2023 sailings will be viewable, and bookable by the general public. While passengers who fall under the Castaway Club member program and other select guests, will be able to make bookings for the 2023 summer season as early as May 2nd 2022.

Guide to the Disney Magic cruise ship

The Disney Cruise Line was introduced to the world in 1998, with the maiden voyage of the Disney Magic. This cruise ship, one of the smaller two of the fleet (along with its sister ship the Disney Wonder), offers itineraries around the world. Homeports have included Miami, Galveston, New York, Barcelona, Spain, and Dover, England, and the ship typically spends the summers in Europe.

Disney Wonder Ship Guide

The Disney Wonder, which had its maiden voyage in 1999, is the second ship from the Disney Cruise Line. It is also one of the two smaller ships (along with the Disney Magic), but still offers fun activities and amenities that are perfect for families. As a smaller ship, it is more manageable and can feel more intimate and comfortable.

Cruising on the Disney Cruise Line as an adult with no kids

If you are a Disney fan who loves cruising, you’ll probably want to consider sailing on the Disney Cruise Line. But, if you are going without kids, you may worry about kids running around the ship, or might think that there wouldn’t be enough adult-focused activities to keep you occupied.

Disney's newest cruise ship passes first sailing test

The Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, has passed its first sailing test after it officially departed from the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany, on March 31st.

After almost two years of construction, the Disney Wish sailed from Germany to Eemshaven Netherlands to complete its final series of sailing tests. This journey from the shipyard in Germany, to the Netherlands is known as Ems Conveyance.

Disney Cruise Line will let passengers serve themselves at the buffet again

Disney Cruise Line announced a series of new health rules for its cruise ships, including bringing back self-service buffets.

As of April 1, Disney Cruise line relaxed a number of health protocols that were changed as a result of Covid-19, originating from a U.S. port of departure.

Among the changes are guests being able to serve themselves at the ship's buffets.

Disney Dream Ship Guide

The first of Disney Cruise Line’s larger ships, the Disney Dream, had its maiden voyage in 2011. This beautiful cruise ship, the sister ship to the Disney Fantasy, offers 1,250 staterooms and can accommodate 4,000 passengers on 14 passenger decks.

The Disney Dream currently runs 3,4, and 5-day Bahamian itineraries, out of Florida’s Port Canaveral. When the Disney Wish comes into service this summer, the Disney Dream will move to a new homeport of Miami and will offer both Bahamian and Western Caribbean itineraries.

First look at Disney Wish conveyance

Disney Cruise Line's next new cruise ship is on the move!

The Disney Wish began her conveyance to the North Sea on Wednesday, signifying a major step closer to joining the fleet to the delight of cruise fans.

The ship began her slow journey down the Ems River in Germany, and Disney shared new photos of the ship's progress.=

Guide to the AquaDuck and AquaDunk on the Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Parks are known for their world-class attractions and rides, which delight guests from all over the world every day. If you, like many guests, still want to experience the fun and excitement of Disney’s rides while on a cruise, there are a few unique water ride options on the Disney Cruise Line ships that you’ll have to try during your next DCL sailing.

Sailing on the Disney Magic? You’ll get to experience the AquaDunk, a water slide that starts with a fast drop and then moves into an oversea tube.

Disney Castaway Club loyalty program guide

Do you love sailing on the Disney Cruise Line? If so, the idea of earning benefits like free specialty meals and exclusive stateroom gifts is probably appealing.

Frequent guests on the Disney Cruise Line can earn these things and more through the Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club loyalty program. This frequent cruiser program is a way for DCL to reward their most loyal travelers with status levels that translate to special benefits and offers beyond what the general public receives.

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