After years of staying away, Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will again be offering itineraries departing from New York City, beginning in the fall of 2016. The cruise line also announced that it would be introducing a new seven-night cruise out of Miami as well as an itinerary leaving Galveston, TX.
The announcement was made on May 18, aboard the Disney Magic, docked on New York City's pier 88, with a shower of confetti and Mickey Mouse dressed as the statue of liberty. Among the New York City-departing itineraries now available to corporate groups and leisure travelers will be an eight-night Bahamian cruise; several seven-night cruises with stops at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral; and a five-night cruise through Canadian stops including Halifax, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
All of these itineraries are for the Disney Magic, which includes a wealth of activities and accommodations for incentive groups, including private dining areas, luxurious spa, nightclubs, pools, and no shortage of entertainment options. Departure dates for all of them will be in October 2016.
All Disney Cruise Lines vessels have extensive meetings facilities onboard, as well as fulltime group services managers, catering teams and state of the art A/V resources. More information is available from Disney Meetings.
The announcement about the New York cruises capped off a press event in which Cruise Director Brent Davies outlined a number of new offerings coming from Disney Cruise Line in the coming months. This includes the addition of a new water feature for adults to the Disney Dream, Satellite Falls, which includes a splash pool and falling rain curtain. Also new is a Star Wars Day aboard the Disney Fantasy, an all new Tangles musical aboard the Disney Magic, and the addition of several new musical numbers from the movie Frozen into the "Disney Dreams" stage show.
"We're looking for something new," said Davies. "We asked, 'How can we continue to surprise and delight our guests?'"