Disney Cruise Lines Will Expand Operations In San Diego

People living on the West Coast will have more opportunities to take a magical Disney cruise in the near future. The American entertainment giant just announced that the Disney Cruise Line will expand operations out of San Diego in 2019.

Executives say the Disney Wonder, a 1,754-passenger ship, will be the primary vessel sailing out of “America’s Finest City.” The Disney Wonder will offer guests trips ranging from two-day excursions to weeklong adventures.

This Disney Cruise Line expansion will take place between the months of March and May in 2019. A few of the Mexican port cities guests can visit include Mazatlan, Ensenada, and Puerto Vallarta.

The Disney Wonder will return to its normal hub of Port Canaveral, Florida, for three- and four-night trips during January and February. These trips will include stops at destinations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

Anyone who lives near Miami can take a cruise on the 1,754-passenger Disney Magic on four- and five-night trips. These trips include stops at locations like the Bahamas, Nassau, Grand Cayman, and Key West.

Port Canaveral will also be adding larger ships to its fleet in the coming years. One ship Disney Cruise Lines just revealed to the public is called the Disney Fantasy. This mammoth ship will be able to hold 2,500 passengers. Disney engineers are hard at work on both the Disney Fantasy and its sister-ship the Disney Dream.

Disney Cruise Line executives say they want to add at least seven new ships to their fleet by 2023. They believe the first of these new ships will be ready for operation in 2021.