By David Platt, your Mouse Master specialist
When thinking about cruising on the Disney Cruise Line, most probably automatically think of Florida cruises—an overwhelming number of DCL cruises depart from either Miami or Port Canaveral, FL, traveling to the Caribbean or the Bahamas.
But for you West Coasters like me—did you know there are several DCL itineraries sailing from the West Coast? The Disney Wonder offers varied destination cruises from late spring through the fall. In 2017, for example, DCL departs from both Vancouver BC and San Diego.
Guests can sail on the magnificent Disney Wonder from Vancouver to stunning Alaska, on itineraries ranging from five to nine nights. You’ll sail through the majestic Tracy Arms Fjord, stopping at locations such as Ketchican, Skagway, and Juneau (ports of call vary by itinerary).
For something a little different, try cruising the California coast! DCL offers 4- or 5-day itineraries cruising from sunny San Diego to Vancouver, BC (or vice versa). Ports of call vary by itinerary, but may include Victoria BC and San Francisco. For big Disney fans, that San Francisco stop could be a perfect opportunity to pair a Disney cruise with a visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum.
If you’re looking for a sunny adventure, try one of the DCL itineraries travelling the Baja California peninsula departing from San Diego. Ranging in length from 2 to 7 nights, ports of call on these itineraries may include Ensenada, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas.
And then there’s the big kahuna of the DCL West Coast cruises: the 14-day Panama Canal cruise from San Diego. This repositioning cruise includes stops at Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta before traversing the Panama Canal. Other ports of call include Cartagena, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, before disembarking in Galveston, Texas.
With a stunning variety of destinations, Disney Cruise Line has destinations for almost everyone. From the sun-drenched Bahamas to the icy majesty of Alaska or the Norwegian Fjords, DCL is there to take you on the vacation of your dreams.
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I'm David Platt, your Mouse Master Disney Destination specialist. I'm delighted to bring you the latest news on Disney Destinations.