Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

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Disney Magic in port at San Juan. Photo - Seth Kubersky
Disney Magic in port at San Juan. Photo – Seth Kubersky

Beginning January 2016, Disney Cruise Line will add Tortola, B.V.I., and Martinique to its Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries respectively. The Southern Caribbean cruises were new this year – you can read more from Seth Kubersky on his cruise from San Juan on the Magic this month.

Eastern Caribbean routes are nothing new to Disney with the Fantasy cruising it every other week for seven-night trips nearly year around, but the new itinerary will replace St. Martin or San Juan with Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Ports for this cruise are Tortola, St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I., and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. With three days at sea, the seven night Eastern Caribbean on the Fantasy is a favorite itinerary here at TouringPlans.

Sailing dates on the Fantasy for this cruise in 2016 are:
January 2, 16, 30; February 13, 27, March 12, 26; and April 9, 23. Additionally the Magic will make this trip April 3 and 17, 2016.

Disney is currently pricing this cruise starting at $2240 for 2 adults in a standard inside cabin, not including taxes, fees, or port expenses.

The Disney Wonder will be sailing out of San Juan for Southern Caribbean cruises in January 2016. The ports for this cruise are Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, Antigua, and St. Kitts. Martinique is a replacement for St. Lucia for these itineraries.

Sailing dates on the Wonder for this cruise in 2016 are:
January 10, 17, 24, 31.

Disney is currently pricing this cruise starting at $1960 for 2 adults in a standard inside cabin, not including taxes, fees, or port expenses.

The Disney Dream will continue to sail out for Port Canaveral for three- and four-night Bahamas cruises with stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay.

These cruises will open for booking noon October 29 (Castaway Club Gold and Platinum Level) and October 30  at 9 a.m. (general public) through Disney at 888-325-2500, disneycruise.com, or through your travel agent. Use the TouringPlans Fare Tracker to watch for pricing fluctuations. New itineraries tend to be very popular, though January can be slow because kids are back in school. If there are only a few dates that will work with your schedule, it’s best to book as early as possible.

Thanks to Sue Pisaturo at Small World Vacations for the heads up on this. For a look at the 2015-2016 DCL brochure, check out the Disney Cruise Line Blog.

Laurel Stewart

Laurel has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1971 when she was negative-15 years old and running the Disney races since 2007. Her favorite attraction is Big Thunder Mountain.

5 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

  • October 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm
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    What time on Thursday do the new bookings become available?

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    • October 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm
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      Disney says 9AM. I’ve added that to the article.

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      • October 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm
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        Thank you!

  • October 29, 2014 at 10:48 pm
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    Do I have to call first thing when phone lines open because prices go up on the first day (looking at the Tortola itinerary) or will I be ok if I call later in the day tomorrow? I’m moving a previously booked itinerary and Disney will only let me talk to the original agent who booked it to rebook so that is also frustrating.

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    • October 29, 2014 at 11:35 pm
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      I would try to get in early. The prices for the 2015 Northern European cruises went up quickly, but this itinerary isn’t quite as unique.

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