Sailing with Mickey and Minnie Mouse has never been more accessible to locals than right now. Disney Cruise Line begins sailings this month from Port Everglades, which was named Disney’s second year-round home port in December 2021. Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world – hosting 4 million passengers annually – and the third largest in the world. Disney’s 15-year partnership with Broward County includes a dedicated terminal designed and operated by the cruise line, ensuring your fantasy travels start before you even board. “With a dedicated, specially designed cruise terminal for our guests, we look forward to creating magical memories starting the moment they arrive at this exciting new home port,” says Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum.
Guests can choose from three- and four-night getaways to the Bahamas and five-night sailings to the western Caribbean aboard the Disney Dream. These cruises include stops at ports like Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The ship features Broadway-style shows, innovative dining, character encounters and fireworks at sea. All trips also include a day or two at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island oasis in the Bahamas.
What better way to kick off the new service than with a special voyage the whole family can treasure? Disney is decking the halls (and the decks!) with Christmas cheer as part of their Very Merrytime seasonal sailings. “We are excited to provide families with experiences that create lasting memories,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Cruise Line. From bow to stern, the ship will be adorned with holiday decorations and all the characters onboard will be dressed for the occasion. There will also be themed activities for the entire family, carolers singing contemporary versions of songs that celebrate a myriad of holidays, commemorative merchandise and festive food and beverage items. While booking, you can choose from four- or five-night trips to tropical locations in the western Caribbean and Bahamas.
The fun doesn’t stop there — Disney’s agreement calls for a second, seasonal ship to be based at Port Everglades in 2025. For now, you can book the Disney Dream all year-round and set sail from our own backyard.