For the second year in a row, Disney Castaway Cay has been named the Top Cruise Line Private Island in the annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. Also for the second year in a row, Castaway Cay was the most highly rated Caribbean island overall among reviewers, beating out all other Caribbean islands!
Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island in the Bahamas and features gorgeous white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and miles of natural beauty.
These awards are based exclusively on firsthand feedback from cruisers themselves, gathered from reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website over this past year. Cruise Critic, is one of the leading cruise review and information sites, offering a resource for travelers and hosting the world’s largest online cruise community.
Today Disney Cruise Line announced its sailing itinerary for Fall 2018 which includes new ports, and first-time visits to Bermuda, Quebec City, Canada, and more.
Take a look at the full itinerary below:
New sailings to Bermuda from New York
For the first time, Disney Cruise Line guests can sail to the beautiful island of Bermuda. Each of the five-night sailings includes two full days in Bermuda, while one special six-night sailing includes three days there.
An idyllic setting for outdoor enjoyment, Bermuda offers its famous pink sand beaches, lush forests and a range of water activities. Shopping and sightseeing are plentiful and, at only 21 square miles, the island is easy to navigate and explore. With its own distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture, Bermuda boasts a rich history in sailing, a passion for cricket and a truly unique national attire – Bermuda shorts.
Disney Magic cruises to Bermuda from New York set sail in October 2018.
New cruises between New York and Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City, Canada, a new port for Disney Cruise Line, will be featured on two new itineraries sailing between New York and Quebec City. Both of these sailings include two full days in Quebec City as well as stops at other Canadian ports new to Disney Cruise Line – Saguenay and Baie-Comeau.
With towering fortresses, lavish castles, cobblestone streets and French-inspired cuisine, Quebec City offers a taste of European charm. Must-see sights include the historic and grand Chateau Frontenac hotel and the impressive Montmorency Falls, which measure 30 meters taller than Niagara Falls. Both Saguenay and Baie-Comeau offer natural beauty, picturesque ports and local cuisine featuring plentiful seafood, wild game and the indigenous and delectable cloudberries.
Two seven-night Disney Magic cruises between New York and Quebec City depart in September 2018.
More magic from New York on sailings to Walt Disney World and Castaway Cay
Fall 2018 Disney Magic sailings from New York also include three seven-night voyages to Walt Disney World. Each cruise includes a stop in Port Canaveral, Florida, located near the Walt Disney World Resort, and a day at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.
Adding to the magic on these special sailings, every guest will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation between the ship and the theme parks. During their visit, guests can enjoy experiences like the new Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which will immerse guests in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.
Back by Popular Demand: Cruises from California, Texas and Florida
In September and October 2018, the Disney Wonder will sail from San Diego, California, to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja sailings visit Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, both famous for stunning beaches and exciting water activities. Mexican Riviera sailings feature the snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.
In November and December 2018, the Disney Wonder returns to Galveston, Texas, with a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries. All cruises to the Bahamas include a stop at Castaway Cay.
In December 2018, the Disney Magic will return to Miami with voyages to the Western Caribbean and Bahamas, including stops at Key West and Castaway Cay.
During late 2018, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will continue to sail a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida, with every sailing including a day at Castaway Cay.
Bookings open to the public on May 18, 2017. More details on 2018 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2018 page of disneycruise.com.
If you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until May 26, 2017 when “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” opens in theaters. Today Disney has added to the excitement by revealing new character posters, how to catch a sneak peek of the film, and even a Pirates sweepstakes to enter!
First off, character posters have been revealed featuring Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, and Brenton Thwaites.
Next beginning April 21, guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort or those aboard a Disney Cruise ship will have a chance to see a sneak peek of the film.
At Walt Disney World, guests can head to the One Man’s Dream attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see an advance look at clips from the movie.
At Disneyland Resort, guests can watch in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure.
And those sailing on any of the four ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet can catch the sneak peek on select sailings this summer.
Here’s a synopsis of the film from Disney: Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The epic tale finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only toreverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Finally, be sure to enter the Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean” Land & Sea Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Walt Disney World Resort and a Disney Cruise Line trip to the Caribbean. To enter, post your pirate-inspired photo on Twitter and/or Instagram with #PiratesLifeSweepstakes for a chance to win your own pirate adventure. All the details can be found in the video below. Good Luck!