2020 Disney Cruise Schedule – Sail Dates, Ports & More

LAST UPDATE: 4/15/19

Itineraries for 2020 Disney Cruises are listed below, along with the complete 2020 Disney Cruise Line schedule.

If you’re thinking about taking a Disney Cruise in 2020, you may also want to read our comprehensive Disney Cruise discount guide and Disney Cruise planning tips pages.

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Sailings for Winter/Spring 2020 (January through May) were announced on September 27, 2018. They went on sale for Platinum Castaway Club members on October 1, 2018, Gold members on October 2, 2018, Silver members and DVC members on October 3, 2018, and everyone else on October 4, 2018.

Marvel Day at Sea and Star Wars Day at Sea 2020 cruise dates (January through March) were announced on January 31, 2019.

Sailings for Summer 2020 (May through September) were announced on February 28, 2019. They went on sale for Platinum Castaway Club members on March 4, 2019, Gold members on March 5, 2019, Silver members and DVC members on March 6, 2019, and everyone else on March 7, 2019.

Disney Cruise 2020 Itineraries

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Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy offers 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral for early-mid 2020, with a couple of unique 6- and 8-night cruises in late March, a special 9-night Eastern Caribbean cruise in June, a few unique 5-night cruises in July and September, and some unusual 3-, 4- and 5-night cruises to the Bahamas (including three double dip cruises).

Complete 2020 Disney Fantasy Cruise Schedule

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Date # Nights Type From Visiting Special Features
Jan 4 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Jan 11 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Jan 18 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Jan 25 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 1 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 8 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, San Juan, Castaway Cay UniqueStar Wars Day at Sea
Feb 15 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 22 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Feb 29 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay Star Wars Day at Sea
Mar 7 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Mar 14 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Mar 21 8 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral St. Kitts, Antigua, San Juan, Castaway Cay Unique
Mar 29 6 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Castaway Cay Unique
Apr 4 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Apr 11 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Apr 18 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Apr 25 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
May 2 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
May 9 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
May 16 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
May 23 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
May 30 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Jun 6 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Jun 13 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Jun 20 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Jun 27 9 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral St. Kitts, Martinique, Antigua, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay Unique
Jul 6 5 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Jul 11 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Jul 18 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Jul 25 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Aug 1 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Aug 8 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Aug 15 7 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay ABD Cruise Package
Aug 22 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay
Aug 25 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X) Double Dip
Aug 28 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X) Double Dip
Aug 31 4 Bahamian Port Canaveral Nassau, Castaway Cay
Sep 4 3 Bahamian Port Canaveral Nassau, Castaway Cay
Sep 7 5 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Castaway Cay, Cozumel
Sep 12 7 Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral Tortola, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay
Sep 19 5 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Sep 24 5 Bahamian Port Canaveral Castaway Cay (2X), Nassau Double Dip
Sep 29 5 Western Caribbean Port Canaveral Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Interested in a Disney Cruise that hasn’t been announced yet? Get on the Early Booking List!

Download a Disney Cruise Line brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2020 cruise on the Disney Fantasy, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They give you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab.

Disney Dream

The Disney Dream offers 3-night and 4-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral, visiting Nassau and Castaway Cay, for January – September 2020. Two cruises have an extra day at sea instead of visiting Nassau, and there are six 4- and 5-day double dip cruises in June-July.

Complete 2020 Disney Dream Cruise Schedule

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

Download a Disney Cruise Line brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2020 cruise on the Disney Dream, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They give you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab.

Disney Wonder

Schedule in a nutshell:

Complete 2020 Disney Wonder Cruise Schedule

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Date # Nights Type From Visiting Special Features
Jan 3 6 Western Caribbean Galveston Cozumel, Grand Cayman
Jan 9 4 Western Caribbean Galveston Cozumel
Jan 13 6 Western Caribbean Galveston Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth Reposition to San Juan
Jan 19 7 Southern Caribbean San Juan Aruba,  Bonaire, Antigua, Curaçao Unique
Jan 26 7 Southern Caribbean San Juan Antigua, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia Unique
Feb 2 5 Bahamian San Juan Castaway Cay Reposition to New Orleans
Feb 7 7 Bahamian New Orleans Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 14 7 Western Caribbean New Orleans Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth
Feb 21 6 Western Caribbean New Orleans Cozumel, Grand Cayman
Feb 27 4 Western Caribbean New Orleans Cozumel
Mar 2 4 Western Caribbean New Orleans Cozumel
Mar 6 14 Panama Canal Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas Reposition to San Diego
Mar 20 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas ABD Escape Package
Mar 25 4 Baja California San Diego Cabo San Lucas
Mar 29 7 Mexican Riviera San Diego Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta ABD Escape Package
Apr 5 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas ABD Escape Package
Apr 10 2 Baja California San Diego Ensenada
Apr 12 7 Mexican Riviera San Diego Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta ABD Escape Package
Apr 19 5 Baja California San Diego Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas ABD Escape Package
Apr 24 5 Pacific Coast San Diego San Francisco, Victoria Reposition to Vancouver, BC, ABD Escape Package
Apr 29 9 Hawaii Vancouver Nawiliwili (Kauai), Kahului (Maui), Hilo (Big Island) Reposition to Honolulu
May 8 10 Hawaii Honolulu Nawiliwili (Kauai) (2n), Kahului (Maui), Hilo (Big Island) Reposition to Vancouver, BC
May 18 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
May 25 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Jun 1 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Jun 8 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Jun 15 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Jun 22 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Jun 29 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Jul 6 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Jul 13 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Jul 20 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan Unique
Jul 27 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Aug 3 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Aug 10 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan ABD Cruise Package
Aug 17 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Aug 24 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan DVC Member Cruise
Aug 31 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
Sep 7 7 Alaska Vancouver Dawes Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan Unique
Interested in a Disney Cruise that hasn’t been announced yet? Get on the Early Booking List!

Download a Disney Cruise Line brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2020 cruise on the Disney Wonder, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They give you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab.

Disney Magic

Schedule in a nutshell:

Complete 2020 Disney Magic Cruise Schedule

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Date # Nights Type From Visiting Special Features
Jan 4 5 Western Caribbean Miami Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay
Jan 9 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Jan 14 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Castaway Cay
Jan 18 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Jan 23 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Jan 27 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 1 5 Western Caribbean Miami Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 6 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 10 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 15 5 Western Caribbean Miami Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 20 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Feb 24 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Feb 29 5 Western Caribbean Miami Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Mar 5 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Mar 9 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay Marvel Day at Sea
Mar 14 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Mar 19 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Mar 23 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Mar 28 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Apr 2 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 6 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 11 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Apr 16 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 20 5 Bahamian Miami Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Apr 25 5 Western Caribbean Miami Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Apr 30 4 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
May 4 4 Bahamian Miami Key West, Castaway Cay
May 8 3 Bahamian Miami Nassau, Castaway Cay
May 11 12 Transatlantic Miami Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Cadiz Reposition to Barcelona
May 23 7 Mediterranean Barcelona Salerno, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Villefranche UniqueABD Escape Package
May 30 7 Mediterranean Barcelona Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Toulon UniqueABD Cruise PackageABD Escape Package
Jun 6 7 Mediterranean Barcelona Toulon, Villefranche, Genoa, Livorno, Naples Reposition to Civitavecchia, ABD Cruise PackageABD Escape Package
Jun 13 9 Med/Greek Isles Civitavecchia Messina, Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Heraklion, Naples UniqueABD Cruise PackageABD Escape Package
Jun 22 9 Med/Greek Isles Civitavecchia Dubrovnik, Katakolon, Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Naples UniqueABD Cruise PackageABD Escape Package
Jul 1 12 Med/Greek Isles Civitavecchia Messina, Santorini, Piraeus, Mykonos, Naples, Olbia, Livorno, Cannes Reposition to Barcelona, ABD Cruise PackageABD Escape Package
Jul 13 5 Mediterranean Barcelona Cannes, Livorno, Civitavecchia UniqueABD Escape Package
Jul 18 7 Western Europe Barcelona Cartagena, Lisbon, Vigo, Portland Reposition to Dover, ABD Escape Package
Jul 25 11 Northern Europe Dover Amsterdam, Rostock, Gdynia, St. Petersburg (2N), Talinn, Stockholm Reposition to Copenhagen, ABD Cruise PackageABD Escape Package
Aug 5 8 Northern Europe Copenhagen Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg (2N), Talinn UniqueABD Cruise PackageABD Escape Package
Aug 13 7 Northern Europe Copenhagen Talinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Stockholm UniqueABD Escape Package
Aug 20 10 Northern Europe Copenhagen Gothenburg, Oslo, Stavanger, Reykjavik, Kirkwall Reposition to Dover, ABD Escape Package
Aug 30 7 Norwegian Fjords Dover Amsterdam, Nordfjordeid, Alesund, Stavanger UniqueABD Escape Package
Sep 6 7 British Isles Dover Plymouth, Cobh, Liverpool, Greenock, Dublin UniqueABD Escape Package
Sep 13 5 Western Europe Dover Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre (2N) UniqueABD Escape Package
Interested in a Disney Cruise that hasn’t been announced yet? Get on the Early Booking List!

Download a Disney Cruise Line brochure with details on the itineraries above.

  • If you are interested in booking a 2020 cruise on the Disney Magic, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They give you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab.

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 for your Castaway Club level, 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 email you with your cruise details and deposit information. 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 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; your estimated budget; the kind of stateroom you want; the names and ages of the people going (including any children).
    • 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, deck preference, location on the ship – aft, forward or mid-ship, 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.)

2020 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.)

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.

Very Merrytime (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.

There are unique special events and a special menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

New Year’s Eve

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

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 have included 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 have made appearances during this day-long celebration.

Marvel Day at Sea will take place on 5-night Disney Magic Western Caribbean and Bahamian cruises departing from Miami in early 2020. The Western Caribbean cruises are January 18; February 1, 15, 29. The Bahamian cruises are January 9, 27; February 10, 24; March 9.

Star Wars Day at Sea

Star Wars Day at Sea cruises generally 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 2020. The Eastern Caribbean cruises are January 11, 25; February 8, 22. The Western Caribbean cruises are January 4, 18; February 1, 15, 29.

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 filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They give you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab.

Adventures by Disney Cruise Packages

2020 Adventures by Disney Cruise Packages are available for select Disney Cruise Line sailings on the Disney Magic to Europe, on the Disney Wonder to Alaska and on the Disney Fantasy to the Caribbean.

The Adventures by Disney Cruise Packages include 2 Adventures by Disney guides available onboard and in port; special VIP privileges; private onboard receptions; unique onshore activities; early debarkation at each port; all meals, snacks and water while in port; a photo CD with all ship photographer pictures, all Adventures by Disney guide photos and an Adventures by Disney slideshow.

  • If you are interested in booking an Adventures by Disney Cruise Package, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They give you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab.

Disney Vacation Club Cruises

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member cruise for 2020 is the 7-night cruise to Alaska on the Disney Wonder leaving August 24, 2020. Booking begins April 6, 2020. You must call DVC member services to book this cruise.

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.

2020 Adventures by Disney Pre- and Post-Cruise Escape Packages

Adventure by Disney Pre- and Post-Cruise Escape Packages take place before and after select Disney Cruise Line sailings. These 2- to 3-night Escapes include 2 Adventure by Disney guides; hotel accommodations; multiple, daily excursions; special VIP privileges; all transportation during the trip and a photo CD with all the Adventure by Disney guide photos.

Adventures by Disney is offering pre- and post-cruise vacations in:

2020 Drydock Plans

No drydock plans have been officially announced for 2020 yet, but there is a gap on the Dream schedule in late August that is probably for drydock.