Mickey Mouse, Minnie, and more friends are gearing up for dreamy vacations in the Bahamas and along the Mexican Riviera as Disney Cruise Line announced its 2023 cruise lineup. By Alison Fox
Disney, which restarted cruises over the summer with trips to the company’s private island, Castaway Cay, will plan Caribbean and Mexican sailings from the USA homeports, including Miami, Port Canaveral, New Orleans, Galveston, and San Diego, the company shared with Travel + Leisure.
Bookings for the 2023 itineraries open on October 21.
Two ships will sail from Port Canaveral — including the highly-anticipated Disney Wish — as well as a third ship from Miami.
Disney Wish will feature a Frozen-themed dining experience, a Star Wars bar, the first-ever Disney attraction at sea, the cruise line’s first outdoor spa retreat, a one-of-a-kind suite in the ship’s forward funnel, and more.
The Disney Magic will also set sail in the beginning of the year from Galveston before “going down the bayou” for its debut season in New Orleans. And the Disney Wonder will sail from San Diego in April and May, heading to the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican Riviera.
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For all sailings, the cruise requires guests 12 and older to be fully vaccinated and take a COVID-19 test upon embarkation, according to the company. Guests under 12 are not required to be vaccinated, but must take a pre-trip test as well as a rapid COVID-19 test upon embarkation.
The policy is in line with a mandate set by the Bahamas in September. Ship captains must submit passenger manifests with each passenger’s vaccination status, including when a ship stops at a cruise line’s private island in the country.