When Disney Cruise Line shared more details about Lighthouse Point, its second private island destination, everyone asked: When can I go? Now we know the inaugural sailings to Lighthouse Point will depart in June 2024.
On June 6, 2023, a three-night preview cruise on the Disney Magic from Fort Lauderdale will offer a sneak peek of Lighthouse Point with limited access to some areas. The seven-night sailing on the Disney Fantasy departing Port Canaveral, Florida on June 8, 2023, will offer not one, but two stops at Lighthouse Point as well as a call on Disney’s Castaway Cay.
Following these inaugural sailings to Lighthouse Point, the Disney Magic will regularly call upon the port on select three-, four- and five-night sailings to The Bahamas and Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale. These itineraries will vary stops between Lighthouse Point and Castaway Cay, with five special departures including both Disney Cruise Line private island destinations. Along with the inaugural sailings to Lighthouse Point, Disney Cruise Line’s summer 2024 season includes vacations to the Mediterranean, northern Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean.
“We are delighted to take families to new places during the summer 2024 season, including our newest island destination at Lighthouse Point in The Bahamas,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line. “We’re also thrilled to return to Europe with new ports of call and offer exciting adventures to Alaska and the Caribbean. All of these Disney Cruise Line sailings provide the unique experiences that our guests have come to expect from Disney, from world-class dining and dazzling entertainment to character encounters and legendary guest service.”
New Summer 2024 European Destinations
Disney Cruise Line sends the Disney Dream back to Europe for its second season sailing to the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, British Isles, Norwegian Fjords, and Iceland.
These cruises will feature a number of new ports of call, including Valencia, Spain; Haugesund, Norway; and Hamburg, Germany, along with three Mediterranean destinations that will return for the first time since 2014: Catania, Italy; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Valletta, Malta.
Disney Wonder in Alaska
The Disney Wonder returns to Alaska from May through Sept. 2024 with five-, seven-, and nine-night sailings. Families can watch stunning scenery pass by while on deck, spot wildlife during stops in Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, and view glaciers viewing along the Stikine Icecap.
Tropical Escapes from Port Canaveral
Of course, Disney Cruise Line’s bread and butter are its family cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean, and summer 2024 is no exception. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish sail from Port Canaveral, just an hour from Walt Disney World, to tropical islands throughout the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Each of these cruises from Port Canaveral will stop at Disney Cruise Line’s private island of Castaway Cay.
The Disney Wish features three- and four-night Bahamian vacations, while the Disney Fantasy primarily offers week-long cruises to eastern and western Caribbean islands. One five-night Disney Fantasy voyage in July takes families to Nassau with two stops in Castaway Cay, while a special 10-night southern Caribbean sailing will give families another opportunity to visit Lighthouse Point with additional visits to the islands of Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, Tortola, and Castaway Cay.
Bookings open to the public March 30, 2023. For more details, visit the Summer 2024 itineraries page of disneycruise.com.