Disney Transatlantic Cruise 2013

The Disney Magic will sail transatlantic on it’s way to and back from Barcelona in 2013. The Disney Magic cruise ship will sail on 18th May 2013 from Galveston on it’s first transatlantic voyage for 2 years. It is what is known as a repositioning cruise as of course it is doing exactly that – moving to it’s 2013 summer home port of Barcelona ready for a great selection of cruises to Europe.

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Here is the itinerary for the Disney Magic Eastern Transatlantic Cruise:

Saturday Galveston, Texas
Sunday At Sea
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Castaway Cay
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday At Sea
Friday At Sea
Saturday At Sea
Saturday At Sea
Sunday At Sea
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Funchal, Madeira
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Gibraltar
Friday At Sea
Saturday Barcelona, Spain

The dates and ports of call for the return sailing have not yet been announced but we will keep you posted as soon as they are.

The first thing that you will notice of course when you look at the itinerary is that there are a lot of days at sea. For some this will be bliss for others this will be a big disadvantage.

Repositioning and transatlantic cruises do tend to be lower priced when compared to other cruises by Disney simply because the demand is less. The cruise is relatively long at 14 nights. Again, for some this is a big advantage but many guests simply don’t have the time to devote to such a long voyage. But if you do then this could be a great opportunity to sail on a Disney cruise for a great rate.

The Disney Magic does have some interesting port stops on it’s transatlantic sailing. Of course one of the most popular will be to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Guests consistently say that Castaway Cay is their very favorite port stop.

Funchal is a very popular port of call for transatlantic cruises. Funchal is the capital city of the small Portuguese island of Madeira. Just 35 miles long and 13 miles wide at it’s widest, Madeira is exceptionally beautiful and is particularly known for it’s flowers and stunning scenery.

Gibraltar is another very popular port stop for cruise ships. Gibraltar is a very British part of the Mediterranean. It is a British territory located at the entrance to the Mediterranean. It is fascinating to sail through the Strait of Gibraltar as you can see Europe on one side and Africa the other.

Barcelona is the final port of call for the Disney Magic Transatlantic cruise. The port of Barcelona will be Disney Magic’s home for the summer when it sails one of 3 different European cruise itineraries. Barcelona is an amazing city. There are many different cruise excursions to enjoy and if you have some time it would be a great idea to extend your stay in the city once you have disembarked from the Magic. Or of course you could always stay on board and sail on one of the Mediterranean cruises!

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