2019 Disney Cruise Schedule – Sail Dates, Ports & More

LAST UPDATE: 3/28/18

Itineraries for 2019 Disney Cruises are listed below, along with the current 2019 Disney Cruise Line schedule.

If you’re thinking about taking a Disney Cruise in 2019, you may also want to read our comprehensive Disney Cruise discount guide and Disney Cruise planning tips pages.

Sailings for Winter/Spring (January through May) went on sale for Platinum Castaway Club members on October 30, 2017, Gold members on October 31, 2017, Silver members on November 1, 2017, and everyone else on November 2, 2017.

Sailings for Summer (May-September) went on sale for Platinum Castaway Club (CC) members and Golden Oak homeowners on March 5, 2018, Gold CC members on March 6, 2018, Silver CC members, Adventures By Disney Insiders and Disney Vacation Club members on March 7, 2018, and everyone else on March 8, 2018.

Marvel Day at Sea and Star Wars Day at Sea cruise dates (January through March) were announced on January 24, 2018.

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Disney Cruise 2019 Itineraries

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Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy offers 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral for January through September 2019, with a few unique cruises in June and July, including an 8-night Eastern, 6-night Western and 11-night Southern Caribbean cruise, and one 3-night Bahamian cruise.

Complete 2019 Disney Fantasy Cruise Schedule

Date # Nights Type From Visiting Special Features
Jan 5 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Jan 12 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Jan 19 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Jan 26 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 2 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 9 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 16 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 23 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Mar 2 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay  Star Wars Day at Sea
Mar 9 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Mar 16 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Mar 23 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Mar 30 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Apr 6 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Apr 13 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Apr 20 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Apr 27 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
May 4 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
May 11 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
May 18 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
May 25 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Jun 1 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Jun 8 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Jun 15 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Jun 22 8 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay Unique
Jun 30 6 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Costa Maya, Castaway Cay Unique, Independence Day
Jul 6 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Jul 13 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Jul 20 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Jul 27 11 Southern Caribbean Port Canaveral Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, Castaway Cay Unique
Aug 7 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Nassau, Castaway Cay
Aug 10 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Aug 17 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Aug 24 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Aug 31 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Sep 7 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Sep 14 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Sep 21 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Sep 28 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Interested in a Disney Cruise that hasn’t been announced yet? Get on the Early Booking List!

Click here to download a brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2019 cruise on the Disney Fantasy, we recommend you contact Small World Vacations now, while the best staterooms and lowest fares are still available. Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Disney Dream

The Disney Dream offers 3-night, 4-night and 5-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral, visiting Nassau and Castaway Cay, for January through September 2019. In late June through early July the Dream will offer 10 double-dip cruises that visit Castaway Cay twice.

Complete 2019 Disney Dream Cruise Schedule

Date # Nights Type From Visiting Special Features
Jan 4 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jan 7 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jan 11 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jan 14 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jan 18 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jan 21 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jan 25 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jan 28 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 1 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 4 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 8 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 11 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 15 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 18 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 22 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Feb 25 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 1 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 4 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 8 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 11 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 15 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 18 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 22 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 25 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Mar 29 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 1 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 5 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 8 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 12 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 15 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 19 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 22 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 26 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Apr 29 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 3 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 6 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 10 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 13 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 17 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 20 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 24 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 27 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
May 31 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jun 3 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jun 7 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jun 10 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jun 14 5 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jun 19 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jun 23 5 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jun 28 5 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jul 3 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip, Independence Day
Jul 7 5 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jul 12 5 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jul 17 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jul 21 5 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Jul 26 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Jul 29 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 2 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 5 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 9 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 12 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 16 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 19 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 23 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 26 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Aug 30 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 2 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 6 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 9 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 13 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 16 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 20 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 23 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 27 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Sep 30 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Nassau
Interested in a Disney Cruise that hasn’t been announced yet? Get on the Early Booking List!

Click here to download a brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2019 cruise on the Disney Dream, we recommend you contact Small World Vacations now, while the best staterooms and lowest fares are still available. Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Disney Wonder

Schedule in a nutshell:

Complete 2019 Disney Wonder Cruise Schedule

Date # Nights Type From Visiting Special Features
Jan 3 6 Western Caribbean Galveston Cozumel, Grand Cayman
Jan 9 5 Western Caribbean Galveston Falmouth Reposition to San Juan
Jan 14 6 Southern Caribbean San Juan St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados Unique
Jan 20 7 Southern Caribbean San Juan Tortola, St. Kitts, Curaçao, Aruba Unique
Jan 27 7 Southern Caribbean San Juan Aruba,  Bonaire, Antigua, St. Maarten Unique
Feb 3 4 Eastern Caribbean San Juan St. Thomas, Castaway Cay Reposition to Port Canaveral
Feb 7 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay
Feb 10 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 14 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 17 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 21 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 24 14 Panama Canal Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Cartagena, Grand Cayman, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas Reposition to San Diego
Mar 10 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas
Mar 15 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas
Mar 20 4 Baja California San Diego Cabo San Lucas
Mar 24 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas
Mar 29 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas
Apr 3 4 Baja California San Diego Cabo San Lucas
Apr 7 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas
Apr 12 2 Baja California San Diego Ensenada
Apr 14 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas
Apr 19 2 Baja California San Diego Ensenada
Apr 21 7 Mexican Riviera San Diego Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
Apr 28 7 Mexican Riviera San Diego Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
May 5 7 Mexican Riviera San Diego Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
May 12 3 Baja California San Diego Ensenada
May 15 5 San Diego ??? (Not on schedule) Possible DVC?
May 20 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
May 27 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Jun 3 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Jun 10 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Jun 17 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Jun 24 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Jul 1 7 Alaska Vancouver Icy Strait Point, Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan Independence Day
Jul 8 9 Alaska Vancouver Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway, Tracy Arm Unique
Jul 17 5 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Ketchikan Unique
Jul 22 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Jul 29 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Aug 5 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Aug 12 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Aug 19 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Aug 26 7 Alaska Vancouver Icy Strait Point, Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Sep 2 7 Alaska Vancouver Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Sep 9 7 Alaska Vancouver Icy Strait Point, Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Interested in a Disney Cruise that hasn’t been announced yet? Get on the Early Booking List!

Click here to download a brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2019 cruise on the Disney Wonder, we recommend you contact Small World Vacations now, while the best staterooms and lowest fares are still available. Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Disney Magic

Schedule in a nutshell:

Complete 2019 Disney Magic Cruise Schedule

Date # Nights Type From Visiting Special Features
Jan 2 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Castaway Cay
Jan 6 5 Western Caribbean Miami Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Jan 11 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Jan 16 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Castaway Cay
Jan 20 5 Western Caribbean Miami Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Jan 25 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Jan 30 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 3 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 8 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 13 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 17 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 22 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 27 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Mar 3 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Mar 8 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay  Marvel Day at Sea
Mar 13 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Mar 17 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Mar 22 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Mar 27 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Mar 31 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Apr 5 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 10 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 14 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Apr 19 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 24 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 28 5 Western Caribbean Miami Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay
May 3 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
May 8 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
May 12 13 Transatlantic Miami Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Cadiz, Malaga, Cartagena Reposition to Barcelona
May 25 7 Mediterranean Barcelona Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Villefranche
Jun 1 7 Mediterranean Barcelona Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Villefranche
Jun 8 6 Mediterranean Barcelona Cannes, Genoa, Livorno, Naples Reposition to Civitavecchia
Jun 14 8 Mediterranean Civitavecchia Salerno, La Spezia, Villefranche, Marseilles, Barcelona Unique
Jun 22 7 Mediterranean Civitavecchia Naples, Livorno, Genoa, Cannes, Toulon Reposition to Barcelona
Jun 29 10 Mediterranean Barcelona Marseilles, Villefranche, Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Ajaccio UniqueIndependence Day
Jul 9 5 Mediterranean Barcelona Cannes, Livorno, Civitavecchia Unique
Jul 14 7 Western Europe Barcelona Cadiz, Lisbon, Brest, Portland Reposition to Dover
Jul 21 11 Norwegian Fjords & Iceland Dover Kirkwall, Reykjavik (overnight), Arkureyri, Alesund, Stavanger, Gothenburg Reposition to Copenhagen
Aug 1 7 Northern Europe Copenhagen Talinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Nynashamn Unique
Aug 8 10 Northern Europe Copenhagen Talinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Stockholm, Fredericia Reposition to Dover
Aug 18 7 Northern Europe Dover Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stavanger Unique
Aug 25 7 Norwegian Fjords Dover Alesund, Geiranger, Olden, Stavanger Unique
Sep 1 7 Northern Europe Dover Copenhagen, Oslo, Kristiansand, Bergen Unique
Sep 8 7 British Isles Dover Belfast, Dublin, Greenock, Liverpool Unique
Interested in a Disney Cruise that hasn’t been announced yet? Get on the Early Booking List!

Click here to download a brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2019 cruise on the Disney Magic, we recommend you contact Small World Vacations now, while the best staterooms and lowest fares are still available. Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Get On the Early Booking List

Interested in booking a cruise for a date or itinerary that hasn’t been announced yet? You can submit a booking request for a Disney cruise, even before Disney Cruise Line releases the schedule. Save yourself some stress and email Small World Vacations in advance and they’ll book your preferred cruise the first day you are eligible, at no cost to you! Plus, you can get up to $1000 in FREE onboard credit courtesy of Small World Vacations! (All staterooms and cruises are subject to availability at the time of booking.)

Disney Cruise Line announces their cruise dates and itineraries for only a few months at a time: January through April, then May through September and finally, September through December. Once the new itineraries come out, booking begins just a day or two later, first to Castaway Club members (people who’ve been on a previous Disney cruise) and then to the general public.

The people who book earliest almost always get the lowest possible price. Sometimes there will be last-minute deals via the restricted guarantee fares or Florida Resident fares, but only a small percentage of cruises ever have those fares, and those fares aren’t always cheaper than opening day fares. In addition, early bookers get first dibs on staterooms, making it the best way to land one of the hardest-to-get staterooms like the Secret Porthole and Secret Verandah rooms. Lots of people know about these advantages, so on the days the new itineraries become available for booking, both the phone lines and website get slammed.

There’s an easy way to avoid the scramble to book on the first day the bookings open; submit a request to Small World Vacations now. You just need basic information like where you want to go (Caribbean, Alaska, Norway, Europe, etc.), the date range you want, the kind of stateroom you want (inside, outside, verandah) and the names and ages of the people going. Let them know if you are a Castaway Club Member by including your Member Number and Level (Platinum, Gold or Silver). You can add other preferences or priorities as needed – early dining, lower deck, upper deck, not over a nightclub – whatever is important to you. Their agents will review your request, contact you to confirm they understand your priorities, and then you can relax and let your personal agent book your cruise when the time comes. Your agent will provide their direct phone number, so you can discuss your options and preferences.

On the day the itineraries become available, your agent will be up bright and early while you sleep in (or go about your usual day). If Disney releases a cruise that fits your criteria, your agent will typically go ahead and put a hold in place, thus reserving your stateroom(s), then contact you to collect the deposit. You’ll be able to have your choice of room type and location and will lock in the opening day price. If later on you decide to change rooms on the same sailing, Disney will give you the opening day price on the new room, even if the price has gone up in the intervening days or months. 

Even if you aren’t 100% sure whether you’re going to be able to go, there’s no real risk in getting a cruise booked early. Disney Cruise Line deposits for any stateroom types other than Concierge are fully refundable up to the Payment In Full date, which is 120-75 days before sailing, depending on the specific cruise and time of year. You have lots of time to figure out whether that cruise will work for you. If it doesn’t, you can get the deposit back or just transfer it to a different sailing date that works better.

The agents who handle cruise bookings for Small World Vacations have collectively sailed on more than 400 Disney cruises, and know a truly astonishing amount about all four ships, the various Disney ports of call, shore excursions and all the common itineraries (and many uncommon ones). Many of them are Platinum members of Disney’s Castaway Club, meaning that they have personally been on 10 or more Disney cruises! They’re happy to share their firsthand experience with the kids’ clubs, dining, character meets, entertainment, transportation, etc. In our experience, the travel agents at Small World Vacations are great at finding the best fares. They know all the tricks that will save you money, and they know the Disney Cruise Line inside and out. We’re confident that once you work with a really great travel agent, you’ll never want to book a cruise any other way. Read more about why we recommend using Small World Vacations to book your cruise!

  • If you are interested in booking a 2019 cruise that hasn’t been announced yet, contact Small World Vacations at guestrelations@smallworldvacations.com, mention that you heard about their Early Booking List on MouseSavers, and include the following information in your email:

    • Where you want to go; the length of cruise you want; the date range you want; the kind of stateroom you want; the names and ages of the people going.
    • Castaway Club Member? Be sure to include your CC Member # and Level (Platinum, Gold or Silver).
    • Any other preferences or priorities – early dining, connecting staterooms, not over a nightclub – whatever is important to you.

  • Already have a placeholder cruise booked and want to transfer that booking to Small World Vacations? If you booked a placeholder cruise with a total fare of $1000 or more (taxes and fees don’t count) directly with Disney within the last 30 days, have not paid for it in full and did not add airfare, you can transfer it to Small World Vacations and still get half their regular onboard credit. To transfer a placeholder cruise booking, email them at guestrelations@smallworldvacations.com and mention that you heard about transferring on MouseSavers.com.
  • Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them! (Onboard credit courtesy of Small World Vacations.)

2019 Holiday Cruises, Themed Cruises & Other Special Cruises

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Holiday Cruises

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Independence Day

On sailings that include July 4th, there is usually a special celebration with characters dressed in red, white and blue outfits. There has not been a special fireworks show in the past, but sometimes on sailings in the Caribbean or Bahamas they move pirate night to July 4th so they will have fireworks on Independence Day. (There is no pirate night or fireworks on sailings outside the Caribbean and Bahamas.)

The following sailings include Independence Day (July 4th, 2019):

Halloween

During this period there will be special Halloween events onboard, including Halloween-themed parties, storytellings, movies and elaborate décor, including The Pumpkin Tree, which magically transforms throughout the cruise. You will also find characters dressed in Halloween costumes, as well as a costume party for families and, just for adults, a costume contest and a Villainous Takeover on the dance floor in the nighttime entertainment district.

In the past there has not been any special menu for Halloween night itself, over and above what they do on all the Halloween themed cruises during the whole period, but there will be some special Halloween-themed treats.

Thanksgiving

In the past there has been a special menu on Thanksgiving Day, and pictures with Pilgrim Mickey and Minnie. The Christmas decorations will usually be fully up by Thanksgiving, and there will be a full set of holiday activities and events.

Christmas

Typically, Christmas decorations will be up from early November through the final New Year’s sailing, and there will be special holiday events during that whole period, including meet and greets with characters in special Christmas outfits. Some of the more elaborate Christmas decorations, including a huge, real gingerbread house, will not be up until later in November.

Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, will be transformed with “snow” flurries, a Christmas tree and more. Be on the lookout for Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, dressed in their island attire. Plus, the island’s tram is decorated to resemble a reindeer, complete with antlers and a tail.

New Year’s Eve

In the past there has been a special party on New Year’s Eve with a countdown and balloon drop.

  • If you are interested in booking a holiday cruise, we recommend you contact Small World Vacations now, while the best staterooms and lowest fares are still available. Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Themed Cruises

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Marvel Day at Sea

Marvel Day at Sea is a special all-day celebration of the Marvel Universe. Special features include multiple Marvel character meet-and-greets, Marvel-themed activities for families, Marvel movie screenings, special merchandise and food, and an exclusive Marvel deck party. Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will make appearances during this day-long celebration. And, there will be an adult-exclusive Marvel Day at Sea experience inspired by the Guardian’s interstellar adventures.

On select cruises, Marvel Day at Sea will include an interactive show with Doctor Strange that invites families to join sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange on a journey of discovery into the world of the Mystic Arts.

Marvel Day at Sea will take place on 5-night Disney Magic Western Caribbean and Bahamian cruises departing from Miami in early 2019. The Western Caribbean cruises are January 6, 20; February 3, 17; March 13. The Bahamian cruises are January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 8.

Star Wars Day at Sea

Star Wars Day at Sea cruises feature a full day of Star Wars celebrations, including a deck party, meet-and-greets with favorite characters, Star Wars-themed youth activities, at-sea screenings of Star Wars films, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise. The night before Star Wars Day at Sea, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers march into the ship’s atrium for an Imperial takeover.

Guests are encouraged to bring their costumes and participate in the costume celebration held in the ship’s atrium. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offers special makeovers on Star Wars Day at Sea. Kids ages 3-12 can transform into Rey, Kylo Ren, Leia and Poe. Adults and teens, can get a Rey makeover that includes a stylish dress, makeup and hair style or choose from one of four Star Wars-themed T-shirt options. All come with  a personalized name tag, lanyard with medallion and magnet set.

Star Wars Day at Sea will take place on select Disney Fantasy 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Port Canaveral in early 2019. The Eastern Caribbean cruises are January 12, 26; February 9, 23. The Western Caribbean cruises are January 5, 19; February 2, 16; March 2.

  • If you are interested in booking a themed cruise, we recommend you contact Small World Vacations now, while the best staterooms and lowest fares are still available. Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Double Dip Cruises

A “Double Dip” sailing is one that visits Castaway Cay twice on the same cruise. Many people (including us) feel the Castaway Cay day is the highlight of a Bahamian or Caribbean cruise, and this gives you a double dose! The Castaway Cay days are usually not consecutive. Most commonly you go first to Castaway Cay, then Nassau, then back to Castaway Cay. Both days follow the typical Castaway Cay schedule: off the ship at 8:30 am (depending on sea conditions), and all aboard at 4:45 pm. The same excursions and activities will be available both days, though if you want to do the same activity or book a cabana for both days, you’ll need to book each day separately. If you want, you can run the Castaway Cay 5K twice!

In the rare event that the ship visits Castaway Cay two days in a row, the ship will not stay docked overnight. It will leave the island at the usual time on the first day and come back the next morning.

Repositioning Cruises

Repositioning is when a cruise starts in one port and finishes in another. These cruises can be a good deal, as they usually are cheaper per day than conventional round-trip cruises. They also tend to go to more unusual locations. The longest repositioning cruises are the Panama Canal and Transatlantic cruises, which are almost always the cheapest cruises (per night) of the whole year. All repositioning cruises (so far) are on the Magic and Wonder, because the Dream and Fantasy stick to round-trip cruises from Port Canaveral.

Unique Cruises

Unique cruises have an itinerary that is different from other cruises that ship is sailing around that time. They either visit an unusual location or locations or visit a unique combination of common locations. Repositioning cruises are all unique as well.

  • If you are interested in booking any specialty Disney Cruise Line cruise, we recommend you contact Small World Vacations now, while the best staterooms and lowest fares are still available. Small World Vacations offers onboard credit of $50-$1000 per booking, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab. Small World Vacations also gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Disney Vacation Club Cruise

The Disney Vacation Club member cruise for 2019 has not yet been announced, though there is a suspicious gap where a 5-night California Coast cruise from San Diego to Vancouver would seemingly need to go on May 15.

DVC member cruises are only open to Disney Vacation Club members who have purchased at least some of their vacation points directly from Disney (rather than from another member via resale). Members can use their vacation points to book the cruise or can pay cash rates. Typically DVC cruises are significantly more expensive than similar cruises for the general public, but guests will be given a wide variety of DVC special gifts and will get to experience some exclusive member events including talks by special guests including artists, imagineers and/or actors from classic Disney movies.

Whether the DVC member cruise is worth booking is a personal judgment call. The extra events are difficult or impossible to experience any other way. The various DVC gifts are usually a mix of the usual kinds of tote bags, pens, and so forth you can get by attending a DVC meeting or buying a new DVC contract, plus at least a few special and unique items. Some people love the DVC member cruise and try to go on each one. Others go once and feel it’s not worth the extra money.

2019 Drydock Plans

No drydock plans have been officially announced for 2019 yet.