Many of us are eagerly awaiting the new Disney Cruise Itineraries for Fall 2023.
Whilst some cruise lines already have their itineraries released well into 2024, Disney Cruise Lines has still not released their Fall 2023 sailings.
This does tend to be the pattern that Disney releases their itineraries later than most other cruise lines.
When will we know what the Fall Disney Cruise sailings will be for 2023? And when will they be available to book?
When Are Disney Cruises Usually Released?
Here is a chart which shows when the new Disney Cruise Itineraries have been released since 2015.
If you look at the past 8 years you will see that there is a fairly predictable pattern, but that the Summer 2023 sailings were released quite a bit later than most would have predicted.
This article was first published on 12 July 2022 when for most years, except 2020, the Fall itineraries were released in May or early June.
Clearly we are now past that. It is likely that the 2023 itineraries will be released a couple
|2015||Tue, Nov 12, 2013||Tue, Mar 25, 2014||Mon, May 19, 2014|
|2016||Tue, Oct 28, 2014||Mon, Mar 23, 2015||Mon, May 18, 2015|
|2017||Tue, Oct 6, 2015||Tue, Apr 12, 2016||Tue, May 24, 2016|
|2018||Tue, Oct 25, 2016||Tue, Feb 21, 2017||Thu, May 11, 2017|
|2019||Thu, Oct 26, 2017||Thu, Mar 1, 2018||Thu, May 17, 2018|
|2020||Thu, Sep 27, 2018||Thu, Feb 28, 2019||Thu, Jun 6, 2019|
|2021||Thu, Sep 26, 2019||Mon, Feb 24, 2020||Thu, Jul 23, 2020|
|2022||Thu, Oct 15, 2020||Thu, Mar 18, 2021||Thu, Jun 17, 2021|
|2023||Tue, Oct 12, 2021||Mon, May 2, 2022|
How are Disney Cruises Released to Book?
Disney Cruise Line usually announce the cruises about a week before they are actually released. This gives guests the chance to look at the itineraries and see what they want to book
Disney Castaway Cay Club Members are given priority along with certain other categories.
You become a member of the Disney Castaway Cay Club after your first sailing. Silver Members have sailed between 1 and 5 cruises, Gold between 6 and 10. Platinum have sailed 10 cruises and above.
Usually the earlier you book the lower the price.
Booking early is also a good thing if you want to book Concierge staterooms, particularly on the Disney Wish.
As an example here are the dates for when guests could book the Summer 2023 Disney Cruises.
- Monday, May 2nd – Platinum Members, Golden Oak Club Members and Club 33 Members
- Tuesday, May 3rd – Gold Castaway Club members
- Thursday, May 5th – Silver Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventures by Disney Insiders
- Monday, May 9th, first-time cruisers will be able to book.
Where Will Disney Cruise Line Sail in Fall 2023
There are certain itineraries which are more or less guaranteed to be in the Fall 2023 scedule
- The new Disney Wish is likely to continue 3 and 4 Night Bahamian Sailings.
- Disney Fantasy will continue her 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean Sailings
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It is less clear where the other Disney Cruise Ships will sail.
The Disney Dream will return to Southampton on 17 September 2022. The question is whether or not she will sail back to the US or remain in Europe year round.
No other Disney Cruise Ship has ever spent the whole year in Europe. However, now that the cruise Line has expanded to its fifth ship, the Disney Wish, there is the possibility that the Disney Dream will remain in Europe for the whole year.
The Disney Magic is sailing from Miami in Summer 2023 on 3, 4 and 5 night cruises to The Bahamas.
Earlier in the year in 2023 the Magic is sailing from Galveston and New Orleans on 4, 5 and 6 night Western Caribbean cruises. There were also some limited cruises from San Juan.
In the Fall of 2022 the Magic sails some itineraries from New York and it seems likely that this will be repeated. Then perhaps 2 or 3 San Juan cruises followed by Galveston.
This is only speculation and we will not know until the Disney Cruise Fall 2023 sailings are released.
The Disney Wonder will be sailing Alaska itineraries from Vancouver in Summer 2023.
The Disney Wonder will return to Vancouver after her last Alaskan sailing on 19 September 2023. It is likely that most of the Fall 2023 sailings for the Wonder will be Mexican Riviera and Baja cruises from San Diego.
The big question is whether or not there will be any Disney Cruises to Hawaii in 2023. There aren’t any scheduled yet and the only remaining chance for a Disney Hawaiian Cruise for 2023 is in the Fall.
If the Hawaii cruises do happen it is likely that the Disney Wonder will sail from Vancouver to Hawaii and then Hawaii to San Diego on 10 and 11 night cruises.
Again, this is all speculation and we won’t know until the Fall 2023 Disney Cruise Sailings are released.
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