Local 6 Theme World: Disney Magic coming home

By Ken Pilcher, Producer, kpilcher@wkmg.com
Published On: Nov 12 2013 04:35:06 PM EST
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November 12, 2013

Disney Magic Coming Home

Disney recently wined and dined a lot of bloggers, web people and the media with a quick cruise on the newly remodeled Disney Magic.  I'm sure my invitation was somehow lost in the mail ;)

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The ship has been transformed in almost all public areas including a new lobby

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And the Aquadunk water slide

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Now comes the news that Central Floridians will be able to set sail on the remade ship. Starting in January 2014, the Magic returns for four months  to the terminal that was built for its debut in 1998.

I just learned that news after doing research after Disney put out a press release detailing its itineraries for 2015. Yes. 2015.  Complete with prices that are ummm unique to the Disney Cruise Line.

Their headline: Each cruise from January - April 2015 will stop at Castaway Cay- Disney's private island.

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For me the headline is for part of 2014 & 2015, at least,  all four ships will be based in Florida, and we will have 3 Disney ships sailing out of Port Canaveral for two years in a row. The last time we had 3 Disney ships at the Port was briefly after the Disney Dream debuted in 2011. Then the Wonder was sent out to the west coast. (It's now in Texas -- but will eventually end up in Miami where the Magic sails now) 

So if you want to check out the remade Magic -- you now have two chances in January - April of 2014 and 2015.

Here's Disney's press release:

CELEBRATION, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2013) – With all four Disney Cruise Line ships sailing from Florida ports in the early part of 2015, Disney’s private island Castaway Cay takes center stage. Every cruise departing from January to April includes a stop at Castaway Cay, a lush tropical island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.
Bookings open to the public on Nov. 14, 2013.
Caribbean and Bahamas from Port Canaveral
In 2015, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Port Canaveral to the Caribbean and Bahamas on a variety of itineraries, offering families magical days at sea to explore all of the activities aboard their Disney cruise ship and days in port to lounge on warm, golden beaches, swim in azure waters or shop to their heart’s content in local marketplaces.
Three-night Bahamas. Perfect for a quick getaway, the Disney Dream will sail to Nassau and Castaway Cay. Rates start at $450 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Ports: Port Canaveral, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Dates: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
Four-night Bahamas.

The Disney Dream will sail to Nassau and Castaway Cay, including a day at sea to enjoy the one-of-a-kind Disney Cruise Line shipboard experience. Rates start at $600 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Ports: Port Canaveral, Nassau, Castaway Cay
Dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
Seven-night Western Caribbean, including Key West, aboard the Disney Magic. Rates start at $980 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Ports: Port Canaveral, Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Dates: Jan. 4, 18, Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 1, 15, 29, Apr. 12, 26
Seven-night Western Caribbean, including Jamaica, aboard the Disney Magic. Rates start at $980 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Ports: Port Canaveral, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Castaway Cay
Dates: Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 22, Mar. 8, 22, Apr. 5, 19
Seven-night Eastern Caribbean, including St. Maarten, aboard the Disney Fantasy.  Rates start at $1,225 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Ports: Port Canaveral, St. Maarten, San Juan, Castaway Cay
Dates: Jan. 3, 17, 31, Feb. 14, 28, Mar. 14, 28, Apr. 11, 25
Seven-night Eastern Caribbean, including St. Thomas, aboard the Disney Fantasy.  Rates start at $1,225 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Ports: Port Canaveral, St. Thomas, San Juan, Castaway Cay
Dates: Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7, 21, Mar. 7, 21, Apr. 4, 18

Caribbean and Bahamas from Miami
In 2015, the Disney Wonder will sail from Miami on four-night Bahamian and five-night Western Caribbean cruises. Rates start at $352 per person for four-night cruises and $440 for five-night cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Four-night Bahamas
Ports: Miami, Castaway Cay, Nassau, Key West
Departure dates: Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22
Five-night Caribbean, including Grand Cayman
Ports: Miami, Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay
Departure dates: Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3, 17
Five-night Caribbean, including Cozumel
Ports: Miami, Cozumel, Castaway Cay
Departure dates: Jan. 4, 18, Feb. 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29, April 12, 26

All pricing reflects a category 11C standard inside stateroom. Government taxes and fees, gratuities and Port Adventures are not included.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit http://www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.

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