Disney Cruise Line is bringing its fleet back to Florida in early 2017 with a few trips offered from Puerto Rico and Galveston.
The cruise line's four ships will be primarily based in Port Canaveral and PortMiami, a strategy the line has followed since 2014.
Disney Magic, which will be sailing from Miami for fall 2016, will continue to offer 3-, 4- and 5-night cruises to the Bahamas as well as some 5-night western Caribbean cruises through March 2017.
Disney Fantasy, Dream and Wonder will sail out of Port Canaveral with Fantasy continuing eastern and western 7-night cruises while both Dream and Wonder will be offering 3- and 4-night Bahamas cruises. Wonder arrives in Port Canaveral in late January while Dream and Fantasy have never called another port home.
Both Disney Magic and Wonder will offer sailings from San Juan, marking the third season the line will sail southern Caribbean itineraries from the U.S. commonwealth. Magic made the first sailing from Puerto Rico in 2014 and Wonder is set to sail from San Juan for four sailings this coming January.
In 2017, Wonder will be the first to call on the island after completing its season in Galveston with a six-night journey from Galveston to San Juan on Jan. 20 with stops in Cozumel; Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica. It will then sail a three-night voyage from San Juan to Port Canaveral on Jan. 26. Magic will make a longer stint with four sailings in April 2017.
Magic's itineraries include stops in Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, Antigua and St. Kitts. Those sailings will be on April 9, 16, 23 and 30.
"Our San Juan itineraries have been very popular," Disney Cruise Line spokesperson Jennifer Haile-Tinn said. "Utilizing San Juan as a homeport enables us to offer a wider variety of destinations to our guests."
No sailings beyond April 2017 have been announced. Bookings for the new sailings will be open to the public Oct. 8. Details and pricing can be found at disneycruise.com.
By Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel
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