2012 Cruises Sail from New Ports

2012 Cruises Sail from New Ports

In July, my husband and I are taking our first Caribbean cruise together out of New York on Princess Cruise Line’s Caribbean Princess ship. As New Yorkers (and Disney fans), we were excited to hear that Disney Cruise Line will add New York as a port of call on two new cruise itineraries beginning in 2012.

Disney Sails from New York, image from Disneycruise.disney.go.com

Disney’s first two cruise ships: Disney Magic, which launched in 1998, and sister ship Disney Wonder, which launched in 1999, are highly ranked on Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Poll, earning a 4.6 and a 4.5 Overall ranking, respectively, and ranking especially highly in Entertainment (3rd & 4th overall) and Family & Children rankings for Kids Ages 10-12 (3rd & 6th overall), Kids Ages 13-15 (1st & 4th overall), and Kids Ages 16+ (2nd & 5th overall). And with two new Disney ships on the way: Disney Dream, which had its maiden voyage on January 26, 2011, and Disney Fantasy, which is set to launch in March, 2012, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder will soon debut at brand new ports of call.

The recently announced itineraries include an eight-day Bahamas cruise and a five-day Canada cruise out of New York, a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise out of Galveston, and a seven-night Alaska cruise out of Seattle. Below are the new Disney itineraries and how they compare to the 2012 itineraries of other popular cruise lines out of the same embarkation ports.

Disney Cruise Line, image from Disneycruise.disney.go.com

2012 Itineraries for Cruises to the Bahamas from New York/New Jersey

Disney Cruise Line
Disney Magic
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Pearl
Royal Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas
Eight-Night Bahamas
May-August
Seven-Night Bahamas
January-December
Eight-Night Bahamas
March
From $1240
From $499
From $899
New York
New York
New Jersey
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
Port Canaveral
Nassau
Nassau
Grand Stirrup Cay
Nassau
Castaway Cay
Nassau
CocoCay
Port Canaveral
At Sea
Port Canaveral
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
New York
At Sea
New York
New Jersey

Disney Port of Call, Disneycruise.disney.go.com

2012 Itineraries for Cruises to Canada from New York

Disney Cruise Line
Disney Magic
Princess Cruise Line
Caribbean Princess
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Gem
Five-Night Canada
June-September
Seven-Night Canada & New England
September-October
Ten-Night Canada & Quebec
March
From $715
From $799
From $799
New York
New York
New York
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
Halifax
Halifax
Halifax
St. John
St. John
At Sea
At Sea
Bar Harbor
Quebec City
New York
Boston
Quebec City
Newport
At Sea
New York
Corner Brook
Sydney
At Sea
New York

Disney Port of Call, image from Disneycruise.disney.go.com

2012 Itineraries for Cruises to the Caribbean from Galveston

Disney Cruise Line
Disney Magic
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Magic
Royal Caribbean
Mariner of the Seas
Seven-Night Western Caribbean
September-December
Seven-Night Western Caribbean
January-December
Seven-Night Western Caribbean
January-April
From $840
From $519
From $529
Galveston
Galveston
Galveston
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
Cozumel
Cozumel
Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman
George Town
Costa Maya
Montego Bay
Falmouth
Cozumel
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
Galveston
Galveston
Galveston

Disney Port of Call, image from Disneycruise.disney.go.com

2012 Itineraries for Cruises to Alaska from Seattle

Disney Cruise Line
Disney Wonder
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Spirit
Princess Cruise Line
Golden Princess
Seven-Night Alaska
May-August
Seven-Night Alaska
May-September
Seven-Night Alaska
May-September
From $917
From $629
From $799
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
Tracy Arm
Tracy Arm
Juneau
Skagway
Skagway
Skagway
Juneau
Juneau
Glacier Bay (Scenic)
Ketchikan
Ketchikan
Ketchikan
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle

For help planning your next Disney cruise, visit the official Disney Cruise Line website. For reviews and information on hundreds of cruise ships and itineraries, visit Cruise Critic.

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4 Responses to “2012 Cruises Sail from New Ports”

  1. Disney-Blogger says:

    Hi Lesser Panda,

    There is a new entry that just went up that includes port of call times for the new itineraries, and you can see the post here: http://disney-blog.com/?p=1278

    The Alaska ports of call times are really stingy for the most part, but the other itinerary times are pretty generous, especially the Bahamas cruise out of New York.

  2. Lesser Panda says:

    Can you add port of call times? For example DCL port calls for alaska is shorter compared to other cruise lines. Like Juneau for example, DCL only stops there from 7:45AM to 12:30PM, a mere 4 hours and 45 minutes. The DCL stop at Ketchikan is even shorter.

  3. Disney-Blogger says:

    Hi Rosemary,

    If you’re looking for deals on cruises, I’d really recommend signing up for Cruisecritic.com’s email list (http://cruisecritic.com). Cruise Critic is a really excellent resource for planning cruises and for finding deals on different cruise lines, and if you sign up with them (it’s free), they’ll email you once a week with current offers from various cruise lines. Cruisedeals.com, Kayak.com, Priceline.com, and Hotwire.com are also great resources for discounts.

    Unfortunately, Disney Cruise Lines tends to be more expensive than some of the other lines such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Lines, so you may want to consider those lines as well. Shorter itineraries (3-5 days) are usually cheaper than week long cruises, and there are also “cruises to nowhere” that last only a day or two and give you the experience of being on a cruise ship without taking you to any ports of call. Cruising in the off-season, usually the winter and fall, is cheaper than cruising in the spring and summertime, and it’s a good idea to avoid holidays.

    Good luck finding an affordable cruise for you and your nephew!

  4. ROSEMARY DANKO says:

    WANT TO TAKE MY NEPHEW, WHO IS A COLLEGE STUDENT, ON A DISNEY CRUISE OUT FROM NY….LET ME KNOW WHEN IT THE CHEAPEST TIME I CAN DO THIS AND PLEASE INCLUDE WEEKEND CRUISES AS WELL AS THE ONE WEEK CRUISES…I ALWAYS PROMISED HIM…WANT TO SURPRISE HIM, BUT THE COST IS SO MUCH, PLEASE HELP ME OUT…THANK YOU ROSEMARY

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