The fun of fall and winter holidays will meet the magic of Disney Cruise Line in late 2024 with the return of Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises. With rare itineraries to Hawaii and the South Pacific and more opportunities to visit Disney’s newest island destination in The Bahamas, families will have the chance to experience the fall seasons at sea in new and exciting ways.
Bookings open to the public on June 26, 2023. Clients that are Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club and select other affinity groups may take advantage of the following extended early booking windows:
- Pearl Castaway Club Members: Monday, June 19, 2023
- Platinum Castaway Club Members, Golden Oak and Club 33 Members: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
- Gold Castaway Club Members: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
- Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club and Adventure Insiders: Thursday, June 22, 2023
- Bookings open to all Guests: Monday, June 26, 2023
Halloween on the High Seas
Halloween on the High Seas returns to Disney Cruise Line in mid-September through October 2024. This season of extra-special sailings will bring the fun of Halloween to guests on select cruises across the fleet with a host of added entertainment. Families will dress up and join Disney characters in their Halloween costumes; dance the night away at a spooky celebration on the upper decks; enjoy spinetingling themed food and beverages; and immerse themselves in a ghostly ship takeover with elaborate décor and a magical Pumpkin Tree.
From Port Canaveral, Florida, the Disney Wish will sail three- and four-night Bahamian voyages full of frightful fun, while the Disney Fantasy will offer these special themed cruises with lengths varying from four, six and seven nights. Four- and six-night sailings on board the Disney Fantasy will take families to The Bahamas, while seven-night escapes will transport guests to fan-favorite destinations throughout The Bahamas and Caribbean.
The Disney Magic will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on vacations ranging from three to five nights to tropical destinations in The Bahamas and Caribbean. Select sailings on both the Disney Magic and the Disney Fantasy will include a chance for families to discover fun and relaxation at Disney Cruise Line’s newest destination in The Bahamas. Located on the island of Eleuthera at Lighthouse Point, this vibrant beach retreat will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.
Very Merrytime Cruises
From mid-November through December 2024, the Disney Cruise Line fleet will be decked from bow to stern with holiday cheer and entertainment during Very Merrytime Cruises. Holiday magic will be unwrapped for the whole family with joyful holiday décor; favorite characters in their finest festive attire; themed activities that are merry and bright; and celebrations on deck that are full of holiday spirit.
Families who want to spend the most wonderful time of the year with Disney Cruise Line will have opportunities to sail from two home ports in Florida, as well as a selection of cruises from Galveston, Texas.
Short holiday getaways will be offered from both home ports in the Sunshine State, with a selection of three- and four-night Bahamian Very Merrytime voyages on the Disney Wish from Port Canaveral and four- and five-night cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale aboard the Disney Dream.
The Disney Fantasy will also embark a variety of four-night Very Merrytime sailings to The Bahamas, along with longer six- and seven-night itineraries in November and December. Select voyages on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will include a day of fun in the sun along the white sand beaches of Disney Cruise Line’s newest destination at Lighthouse Point during the holiday season.
Cheerful cruises from Galveston aboard the Disney Magic will range in length from four to six nights, allowing families to celebrate the holiday season together while visiting tropical ports of call throughout the Caribbean.
Special Sailings to Hawaii and the South Pacific
In addition to the festive themed sailings, Disney Cruise Line guests can experience bucket-list itineraries in late 2024. The Disney Wonder will sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Honolulu, Hawaii, in late September with stops on the islands of Kauai, Maui and Hawaii before arriving in Oahu. From Hawaii, the Disney Wonder will embark on a transpacific voyage to Sydney, Australia, that will take families through the South Pacific to visit once-in-a-lifetime destinations such as Fiji, American Samoa and New Caledonia.
Disney Cruise Line will then set sail on its second season of vacations from Australia and New Zealand, bringing the magic of Disney close to home for local families in the region.
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Drop anchor at Lighthouse Point, a new Disney Cruise Line island retreat celebrating the breathtaking beauty and vibrant culture of The Bahamas. Cast off from Fort Lauderdale on a 3-, 4- or 5-night Bahamian sailing on the Disney Magic or Disney Dream. Set sail from San Juan to Galveston, Texas on a 6-night voyage aboard the Disney Magic. Or soak up all the fun and sun of The Bahamas on a 4- or 6-night sailing from Port Canaveral on the Disney Fantasy.
Surrender to swaying palm trees, blue-water bliss and endless sunshine at dreamy locales such as Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Thomas, Tortola, St. Lucia or Antigua. Indulge in a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-night Caribbean cruise packed with sun, fun and unique island adventures. Snorkel amid tropical fish, zip-line through jungle canopy or explore ancient Mayan ruins. Most cruises include a stop at Disney Castaway Cay—our private island paradise in The Bahamas.
Soak up the laid-back pleasures of island life on a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-night cruise departing from Port Canaveral or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Or sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Galveston, Texas on a dreamy 6-night voyage. Each magical journey drops anchor in sun-kissed ports of call that may include a stop at Nassau, Disney Castaway Cay or Lighthouse Point. From stingray encounters, fly-fishing and parasailing to celebrating the arts and culture of The Bahamas, there’s something for everyone.
Embark on a sun-splashed Hawaiian sailing aboard the Disney Wonder. Choose from a 10-night sailing from Vancouver to Honolulu with 2 days to explore Nawiliwili and stops in Kahului and Hilo. Or cruise from Honolulu to Vancouver on a 9-night sailing and spend 2 blissful days in Kahului, with a stop in Hilo. Plus, enjoy fabulous days at sea with amazing Broadway-style shows, themed dining and fun activities for the whole family.
Bask in the enchantment of breathtaking sunsets at sea when you set out on a 15-night South Pacific cruise departing from Honolulu or Sydney. Sail across the international dateline and drop anchor in dazzling destinations including Fiji, American Samoa, New Caledonia and the Hawaiian Islands. While at sea, you’ll have ample time to delight in all the magical offerings on board from award-winning entertainment and exciting deck parties to imaginative dining, Character encounters and more.
Set sail from Southampton, England on a 13-night transatlantic adventure to sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida—featuring stops in Portugal, Spain and Lighthouse Point, our newest island destination in The Bahamas. Experience the culture and natural beauty of the Iberian Peninsula, from touring historic landmarks in Lisbon to exploring the seaside village of Vigo. Plus, enjoy all the non-stop fun and relaxation while at sea.
New Zealand and Australia
Disney Cruise Line is bringing enchantment and cherished Disney friends down under for a new season of 2- to 7-night cruises sailing from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling with favorite Characters, imaginative dining, spectacular entertainment and themed events throughout your sailing.
Adventures by Disney Sydney Escape
Discover the perfect getaway when you add on a pre- or post-cruise Sydney Escape to your Disney Cruise Line vacation. Travel alongside Disney-trained Adventure Guides and create a lifetime of family memories, whether you’re cruising around Sydney Harbour on a jet boat, going on a cultural walkabout at Fitzroy Falls or biking across Sydney Harbour Bridge on a 3-night escape.