Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Short cruises kick off Disney's Fort Lauderdale program in fall 2023

After Disney Dream's first Europe season, the ship will sail its first cruises from New York and inaugurate the line's second year-round homeport, Fort Lauderdale
Disney Cruise Line's fall 2023 season includes its first departures from Fort Lauderdale along with sailings from San Diego and Port Canaveral.

Starting Nov. 20 next year, Disney Dream will operate three- and four-night cruises from Port Everglades to destinations including Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Nassau and Castaway Cay from the line's second year-round homeport.

Disney Dream's first New York cruises

This program follows the ship's inaugural season in Europe and Disney Dream's first New York cruises. These consist of four-, five- and six-night sailings to Bermuda plus a special four-night trip to Saint John, New Brunswick.

Baja and Mexican Riviera from San Diego

Beginning in mid-October 2023, Disney Magic will find its home on the US West Coast, sailing from San Diego on voyages from two to seven nights to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Destinations include Catalina Island, Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada. One seven-night cruise will visit Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.

From Port Canaveral

Also in fall 2023, Disney Wish and Disney Fantasy will continue sailing from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Disney Wish will sail three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas, including Nassau and Castaway Cay, while Disney Fantasy will sail weeklong cruises in the eastern and western Caribbean.


Halloween on the High Seas cruises will return from mid-September through October 2023. These sailings feature characters dressed in Halloween costumes, Mickey’s Mouse-querade party trick-or-treating at sea and more.

From early November through December, Disney Cruise Line's Very Merrytime Cruises have characters dressed in festive garb, a tree-lighting ceremony, holiday décor and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Bookings for fall 2023 open this July 28.