New ports in Scotland, England, Ireland and France
join other popular destinations for the summer season
CELEBRATION, Fla. (March 24, 2015) - In 2016, Disney Cruise Line is sailing its first British Isles itinerary, visiting Scotland, England, Ireland and France. Throughout the summer of 2016, Disney Cruise Line also will return to Norway, Iceland and ports of call in more than 15 European countries.
In addition to the tour of Europe with limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, British Isles, Greek Isles and the Mediterranean, Disney Cruise Line will revisit favorite destinations elsewhere around the globe including Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Bookings for the new itineraries open to the public on March 26, 2015. More details can be found below.
New British Isles
On June 5, 2016, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Dover, England on its very first British Isles itinerary. The 12-night cruise on the Disney Magic will sail to Invergordon, Kirkwall and Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland; Newcastle and Liverpool, England; Dublin, Ireland; Le Havre (Paris), France; and Guernsey; one of the Channel Islands. All of these, except Kirkwall, are first-time ports of call for Disney Cruise Line.
On this itinerary, guests can explore the majestic beauty of Scotland, experience Highland culture, sample traditional cuisine and spirits, and discover the country's iconic castles. Elsewhere on the itinerary, guests will experience the merry, cosmopolitan city of Dublin, the culturally rich and romantic Paris, the birthplace of the Beatles and the British Invasion in Liverpool, and the charming countryside of Guernsey.
New Iceland and Norway
Disney Cruise Line guests can explore the natural wonders of Iceland with two new 12-night Disney Magic sailings. Each itinerary includes two days in Reykjavik and a stop in Akureyri, Iceland; Bergen, Norway; and Kirkwall, Scotland. Departing from Dover, England and concluding in Copenhagen, Denmark, the June 17 cruise also visits Stavanger, Norway and Newcastle, England. The July 13 cruise departing from Copenhagen, Denmark and concluding in Dover, England also visits Oslo and Kristiansand, Norway and Invergordon, Scotland.
On this itinerary, three days in Iceland provides time to explore the country's rich natural wonders such as volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers and thermal springs. In Norway, guests are immersed in the splendor and charm of the country with exciting ports steeped in Viking history.
New Norwegian Fjords from Dover
For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Dover, England on a seven-night cruise to the majestic Norwegian fjords. Departing on May 29, the Disney Magic will visit Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway.
In Norway, Disney Cruise Line guests will discover breathtaking natural wonders such as magnificent mountain ranges, massive glaciers and majestic fjords. The enchanting Scandinavian culture of the region comes to life through local attractions, stunning architecture, storybook villages and historic city centers.
More Summer 2016 Itineraries
During the summer of 2016, the Disney Magic will return to favorite destinations in northern Europe, the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean with a variety of seven-night and longer sailings.
From May through August 2016, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska, sailing from Vancouver, Canada to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.
In 2016, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will sail from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and Caribbean on a variety of itineraries. All of these cruises include a stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.
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Choose from an array of dazzling destinations and itineraries in 2016:
British Isles - For the first time ever, cruise to the British Isles with Disney Cruise Line for a magical tour of the sights and scenery of Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and France.
Northern Europe - Explore the majesty and culture of the Baltic region with stops in Denmark, Sweden and Russia.
Norwegian Fjords - Snow-capped mountains and glittering waters are yours to explore as Disney Cruise Line sails among the fjords of Norway.
Mediterranean -Discover the history and culture of Spain, France and Italy, from quaint seaside villages to ancient ruins.
Mediterranean & Greek Isles - Discover the picturesque seascapes of the Mediterranean as you meander among the coastal paradises of Spain, France and Italy and the gorgeous islands of Greece.
Alaska -Pristine vistas of the Alaskan wild await your arrival as Disney Cruise Line takes you on a tour of the last frontier.
Southern Caribbean - Back by popular demand, Disney Cruise Line returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico in early 2016 as the Disney Wonder sails four cruises to the Southern Caribbean, including to the French island of Martinique, a new port of call.
Western Caribbean - Explore glorious Western Caribbean stops, plus on 8 select sailings experience Star Wars Day at Sea aboard the Disney Fantasy
Eastern Caribbean - Disney Cruise Line sails to the unsoiled splendor of the Eastern Caribbean including a stop at Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Bahamas - Disney Cruise Line sails to the Bahamas on a variety of sun-soaked itineraries. All of these cruises include a stop at Disney's private island paradise, Castaway Cay.