Disney Cruise Line launched in 1998 with the debut of its first ship, The Disney Magic. A year later, the Magic was followed by its sister ship, The Disney Wonder. As the popularity of Disney cruises grew, Disney Cruise Line became a leader in the US cruise industry. High demand for its cruises led to Disney Cruise Line’s addition of two new ships; the Disney Dream set sail in 2011, followed by its sister ship, the Disney Fantasy, in 2012.
With itineraries to destinations including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and more, guests aboard Disney Cruise Line can experience the magic of a Disney vacation while taking in cultures from around the world. Disney Cruise Line guests can experience the sun and sand on Disney’s private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay. In addition to character meet & greets, Disney themed dining experiences, and Broadyway style shoes, Disney Cruise Line guests can also enjoy unique water slides such as the AquaDuck & AquaDunk.
Disney Cruise Line Facts:
- Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to offer fireworks at sea.
- Disney Cruise Line ships were designed with the colors of Mickey Mouse. Special permission from the U.S. Coast Guard was required to paint the lifeboats yellow rather than the traditional orange used by other cruise lines.
- The Disney Dream’s AquaDuck was the first water coaster at sea.
- At 1,1115 feet, both the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall.
- Disney Cruise Line staterooms, designed with families in mind, are 25% larger than those onboard other cruise lines and feature a bath-and-a-half, as well as, additional luggage storage space.
- Castaway Cay is home to two water play areas, a teens only activity area on the beach, character meet & greets, a dance party with Lilo & Stitch, an adult only beach, and more.
Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas