Disney Cruise Line’s Fall 2023 Itineraries Includes New Departures

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The Disney Cruise Line fleet has been back at sea for more than one year following closures due to Covid-19 protocol. While some precautions are still in place, cruisers have returned to enjoying the many amenities on board and the unique panoramic views of the ocean on which the ship is sailing. The Disney Cruise Line is more committed than ever to bring guests the best service and environment to make memories with the recent launching of their newest ship, The Wish, and new offerings for their itineraries in fall of 2023. Check out which guest favorites will be returning and what will be new next year!

Returning Itineraries for Fall 2023

Two popular cruise themes will be back in 2023 making fall a wonderful time to plan a vacation. First, Halloween on the High Seas cruises begin departing mid-August through October. Guests can expect to see the characters in their Halloween costumes along with opportunities to trick-or-treat and attend Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party. If Halloween is your family’s favorite holiday, you’ll love the Halloween tree and all of the ways to celebrate this holiday aboard the ship!

Disney Cruise Line Halloween 2023
Just like Disney Parks, Halloween season begins mid-August for Disney Cruise Line with Halloween On the High Seas voyages departing through the end of October. Photo by Disney

Beginning in early November, Very Merrytime cruises will also return. Cruisers will experience the stunning holiday décor on their ship as well as characters dressed in their holiday best. Ignite your holiday spirit with a special tree-lighting ceremony and meet two special visitors all the way from the North Pole, Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Very Merrytime cruises will run through the end of December in 2023.

The Wish and Fantasy will also continue voyages to the Caribbean and the Bahamas in fall of 2023, including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. The Wish will take 3 and 4 night trips while the Fantasy will cruise for longer.

Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay
Castaway Cay is often the favorite port of cruisers on Disney Cruise Line. Explore the crystal blue water around the island through a variety of water sports or relax on the white sand beaches. Photo by Scott Szwast (CC BY 2.0)

New Departures For Fall 2023

In the fall of 2023, several cruise ships will find homes in new ports. When the Disney Dream finishes its first season in Europe, we will then find it departing out of New York City between early October and early November 2023! Guests will have a choice of two different itineraries  – south to Bermuda and north to Saint John, Canada. The Dream will then travel south to leave from a new port in Florida. Beginning November 20, 2023, the Dream will depart from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale for the western Caribbean and the Bahamas.

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No matter which itinerary or ship that you choose, you will enjoy top notch amenities aboard Disney Cruise Line. Photo by Disney

The Disney Magic will also be finding its way to a new home port. Beginning mid-October 2023, the Magic will depart from San Diego offering several different itineraries for visiting the Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Guests can choose between two and seven nights to discover the beauty on the water and at port of several Mexican destinations.

Have any of these new Disney Cruise Line itineraries caught your eye? Bookings for Disney Cruise Line’s Fall 2023 itineraries are now open! Reserve your vacation at sea early for the best selection of available rooms. On which cruise would you like to embark? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!

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