Guests will be able to visit Disney Cruise Line’s private island destinations Lighthouse Point (left) and Castaway Cay (right) onboard Disney Magic
Disney Cruise Line has released inaugural dates and itineraries for its new island destination, Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, which will open in June 2024.
“We are delighted to take families to new places during the summer 2024 season, including our newest island destination at Lighthouse Point in The Bahamas,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager at Disney Cruise Line.
First, Disney Magic will depart from Fort Lauderdale in Florida on 6 June 2024 for a three-night preview cruise of the new destination.
Then, Disney Fantasy will depart from Port Canaveral, Florida, for a seven-night inaugural sailing on 8 June 2024 to allow guests to explore the destination. The itinerary will feature two stops at Lighthouse Point and one day at Disney Cruise Line’s other private island destination, Castaway Cay, which is also in The Bahamas. It will then continue to sail in the Caribbean on seven-night cruises throughout July 2024.
Lighthouse Point will also be a featured port of call on select three-, four- and five-night sailings to The Bahamas and the Caribbean onboard Disney Magic, which is homeporting in Fort Lauderdale. These itineraries will vary stops between Lighthouse Point and Castaway Cay, with five special departures that will include both island destinations.
“We’re also thrilled to return to Europe with new ports of call and offer exciting adventures to Alaska and the Caribbean,” said Siskie. “All of these Disney Cruise Line sailings provide the unique experiences that our guests have come to expect from Disney, from world-class dining and dazzling entertainment to character encounters and legendary guest service.”
Disney Cruise Line will introduce a selection of three-, four- and five-night round-trip sailings from Southampton, UK, to visit Spain, Belgium and France during the summer school holidays in July and August 2024.
Other new ports of calls on new itineraries will include Valencia, Spain; Haugesund, Norway; and Hamburg, Germany. Disney will also return to three Mediterranean destinations for the first time since 2014: Catania, Italy; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Valletta, Malta.
Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises will depart from Barcelona, Spain, and Civitavecchia, Italy, with a variety of itineraries ranging from five to 11 nights, while northern Europe and British Isles sailings will offer itineraries anywhere from three nights to one 12-night voyage that includes the Norwegian fjords, three days in Iceland and an overnight stay in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Plus, guests will be able to travel on the line’s new Alaska itinerary with voyages from Vancouver, Canada, onboard Disney Wonder from May to September 2024.