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Beyond the Disney Parks: Meet the Ships in the Disney Cruise Line Fleet

 

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On July 30, 1998, the Disney Magic set sail for the first time and the Seven Seas were never the same. Paying homage to the grand era of the luxury ocean liner, the Disney Cruise Line ships (DCL) pamper voyagers with state-of-the-art amenities, world-class service and Disney's famous pixie dust on every deck en route to a variety of enchanting ports of call. Disney Cruise Line isn't just the perfect choice for your tadpole's first trip out to sea. These ships cater to frogs of all ages and feature restaurants, nightclubs, shops and recreational facilities that are sure to make your vacation one you'll never froget! And now, you can get exclusive Disney Cruise Line savings provided by Undercover Tourist! For a limited time, book a Disney Cruise with Undercover Tourist and receive a free in-room decor set (must book by April 30, 2024)!

Meet the Disney Cruise Line Fleet

Disney Cruise Line currently operates five ships: the Magic class, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder; the Dream class, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy; and the first of the Triton class, Disney Wish. There are two more Triton class ships on the horizon — Disney Treasure (sailing in 2024) and a third ship, the newly-named, heroes-and-villains-themed Disney Destiny (sailing in 2025). A Global class ship — the Disney Adventure — will also set sail in 2025, homeport Singapore. No matter the Disney cruise ship or itinerary, Undercover Tourist is hoppy to offer savings on your next Disney Cruise!

Every ship features Wi-Fi in staterooms and public spaces, allowing guests to surf the web at sea and stay connected to their fellow frogs back on land. These ships are also the only place on the water where you'll find first-run feature films, including films in 3D, with movies premiering the same day at sea as they're released on land. Every ship also boasts an entire deck of space dedicated to age-specific tadpole activities and swimming pools that are heated when the temperature drops below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. While those are already some frogtastic features, every ship is magically unique, so let's break them down and get to know the fleet a little better!

Disney Magic - Disney Magic cruise ship docked at port

Disney Magic

  • The Disney Magic is constructed in the Art Deco style, characterized by geometric designs and bold, solid colors. (Same as Disney Dream.)
  • Sorcerer Mickey is painted on the bow, a statue of Helmsman Mickey is in the atrium and a statue of Goofy hangs from the aft.
  • Part of the ship was constructed in Ancona, Italy then towed 100 miles to meet the stern in Marghera (just outside Venice) to be perfectly joined and welded together.
  • Measuring 964 feet in length, it's longer than Main Street, U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. (Same as Disney Wonder.)
  • The ship's anchor weighs 28,200 pounds — equivalent to three full-grown elephants!
  • 30 percent of its 875 staterooms are inside and 70 percent of staterooms are outside — 229 with an ocean view and 384 with a verandah (including 22 suites)! (Same as Disney Wonder.)
  • There are 10 family areas on board, including D Lounge, the Wide World of Sports deck and the AquaDunk; seven youth areas including "it's a small world" nursery!, Disney's Oceaneer Club and Vibe teen club; and eight adult areas including Senses Spa & Salon, Quiet Cove Pool and O'Gills Pub.
  • There are eight dining options, including Rapunzel's Royal Table for main dining, Palo for adult-exclusive specialty dining and Cabanas for casual dining.
  • Want to see a deck plan? Check out our Disney Magic overview here

Disney Wonder — view of Disney's Wonder Pool Deck

Disney Wonder

  • The Disney Wonder is constructed in the art nouveau style, featuring organic influences and curved patterns. (Same as Disney Fantasy.)
  • Steamboat Willie is painted on the bow, a statue of Ariel is in the atrium and statues of Donald Duck and his nephews hang from the aft.
  • It made its maiden voyage on Aug. 15, 1999.
  • The Disney Wonder has one crew member for every three guests, totaling about 950 crew members from more than 86 different nationalities. (Same as Disney Magic.)
  • It's the only ship in the fleet with "Frozen, a Musical Spectacular" and Tiana's Place restaurant.
  • Exclusively on cruises to Alaska, frogs can experience the Pixar Pals Party, a magical musical celebration starring some favorite friends from the Disney·Pixar films.
  • There are 10 family areas including the AquaLab interactive play area, the Twist 'n' Spout water slide and Goofy's Pool family pool; six youth areas including Disney's Oceaneer Lab, Edge tween club and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique; and eight adult areas including Cove Café, Crown & Fin Pub and Cadillac Lounge.
  • There are eight dining options, including Animator's Palate for main dining, Triton's for main dining and Pete's Boiler Bites for quick service.
  • Want to know more about which room is right for you aboard the Disney Wonder? Hop over to our Room Decision Matrix.

Disney Dream - Quiet Cove

Disney Dream

  • Captain Mickey is painted on the bow, a statue of Admiral Donald is in the atrium and a statue of Sorcerer Mickey hangs from the aft.
  • It made its maiden voyage on Jan. 26, 2011.
  • At 1,115 feet, the Disney Dream is longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and longer than the height of New York City’s famous Chrysler Building. (Same as Disney Fantasy.)
  • 12 percent of staterooms are inside and 88 percent of staterooms are outside — 199 with an ocean view and 901 with a verandah (including 21 suites)! (Same as Disney Fantasy.)
  • Each inside stateroom has a “virtual” porthole showing rolling waves and Disney characters swimming by all in HD. (Same as Disney Fantasy.)
  • The Disney Dream is home to the AquaDuck, the first-ever water roller coaster at sea!
  • There are 11 family areas including Vanellope's Sweets and Treats, Goofy's Sports Deck and Nemo's Reef water-play area; six youth areas including "it's a small world" nursery!, Disney's Oceaneer Club and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique; and 15 adult areas including The District, Skyline bar and Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar
  • There are 12 dining options, including Enchanted Garden for main dining, Remy for adult-exclusive fine dining and Flo's Cafe for quick service.
  • The Disney Dream also hosts heroic adventures during the Marvel Day at Sea sailings.
  • Want to see a deck plan or explore room types for the Disney Dream? Hop here!

Disney Fantasy

  • Sorcerer Mickey is painted on the bow, a statue of Mademoiselle Minnie is in the atrium and statues of Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse hang from the aft.
  • It made its maiden voyage on March 31, 2012.
  • While every ship's whistle performs the first seven notes of "When You Wish Upon a Star," the Disney Fantasy plays measures of "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)," "It's a Small World," "Be Our Guest," "Hi Diddle Dee Dee (An Actor's Life For Me)," and "A Dream Is a Wish." (Same as Disney Dream.)
  • The ship's main entrance hall has a huge chandelier that's able to perform about 30 different lighting cues. According to Disney, it's a "one-of-a-kind work of art evoking a peacock in stained glass and more than 60,000 clear Swarovski crystal beads."
  • At 130,000 gross tons, the Disney Fantasy is more than 500 times heavier than the Statue of Liberty.
  • Themed after the iconic Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, frogs can indulge in everything from hand-crafted gelato and ice cream to decadent treats and specialty sundaes at the old-fashioned ice cream parlor, Sweet on You.
  • There are 11 family areas including Mickey's Pool, Mickey's Mainsail retail shop and the AquaDuck water coaster; six youth areas including Disney's Oceaneer Lab, "it's a small world" nursery! and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique; and 13 adult areas including Ooh La La, The Tube and La Piazza
  • There are 13 dining options, including Royal Court for main dining, Eye Scream for ice cream and Frozone Treats for smoothies.
  • For an in-depth look at the Disney Fantasy, including an overview of the pools and splash pads aboard, hop here!

Disney Cruises - View of the Funnel Vision Screens on the Disney Wish

Disney Wish

  • Disney Wish has Captain Minnie painted on the bow, a statue of Cinderella in the atrium and a statue of Rapunzel hanging from the aft.
  • It made its maiden voyage on July 14, 2022.
  • The 1,254 staterooms include 53 concierge staterooms and 23 concierge suites, 1,113 outside staterooms — 948 of which have verandahs and 185 of which have an ocean view — and 121 inside staterooms.
  • The Disney Wish features restaurants, immersive spaces and experiences themed to Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar characters and adventures, plus the first-ever Disney attraction at sea! On the AquaMouse, you'll hop onto a two-seat float and go up through a magical tunnel that whisks you into a cartoon world. Here, you can watch two new animated shorts on giant virtual windows before launching through a waterslide tunnel that spans over the ship's upper deck!
  • It's worth diving into more of the amazing details about this enchanting ship — hop over to our Disney Wish FAQs post for more.
  • Want to learn more about the awesome Kids Club aboard the Disney Wish? Jump here!

Disney Treasure

Disney Treasure - Disney Treasure sailing on the open ocean at sunset

  • The next ship in the Triton class, Disney Treasure is set to sail in December 2024.
  • The Grand Hall will be inspired by the grandeur of a gilded palace, with real-world influences from Asia and Africa, as well as Disney's "Aladdin."
  • Disney Treasure Cruise is all about adventure and exploration, drawing inspiration from Asia and Africa, as well as beloved Disney stories like "Aladdin," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Lion King."
  • Get ready for the AquaMouse water attraction's exciting new story, "Curse of the Golden Egg." Join Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they embark on an adventure to explore the mysterious temple of the Golden Egg.
  •  Jumbeaux's Sweets, inspired by "Zootopia," is where you can enjoy over 35 flavors of handmade gelato, ice cream and sorbets.
  • "Sarabi" is a two-story entertainment space themed after "The Lion King." It hosts daytime activities and exclusive adult entertainment, including fun events like "Match Your Mate" and the "Family Time Game Show."
  • Don't miss the Skipper Society, a brand-new lounge inspired by the iconic Jungle Cruise attraction.
  • For a unique experience, the Periscope Pub, the first Disney Cruise Line venue inspired by "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Here, you can savor themed cocktails, craft brews and light snacks.
  • Plaza de Coco is a must-visit for fans of "Coco." It's the first "Coco"-themed theatrical dining experience on Disney Cruise Line. Join Miguel and his family in Mariachi Plaza for two nights of music-filled journeys and enjoy dinner menus with modern twists on traditional Mexican cuisine.
  • The Haunted Mansion Parlor is a first-of-its-kind lounge on the Disney Treasure. This unique space combines classic cruise charm with the eerie delights of the original Haunted Mansion attraction, offering craft cocktails and exclusive merchandise.
  • Looking for a full overview of the innovative dining coming to the Disney Treasure? Jump here!

Disney Cruise Line Industry Firsts

Among these impressive features, Disney Cruise Line has racked up some notable firsts for the cruise line industry. DCL was the first cruise line to:

  • Design staterooms with a family-friendly bath-and-a-half
  • Have a fireworks display at sea

  • Offer free soft drinks any time of the day or night
  • Implement an innovative rotational dining concept where guests dine in a different venue each evening, accompanied by their same serving team
  • Bring The Muppets to a cruise ship
  • Allow guests to become animators and see their own drawings magically come to life and dance on screen
  • Offer exclusive spaces just for tweens and teens
  • Have a dock at the line’s private island

Disney Cruise Line - Castaway Cay

That private island is Castaway Caya 1,000-acre private island with turquoise waters, powdery white sand beaches and swaying palm trees that is exclusive to Disney Cruise Line guests and a favored stop on all Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries. Here you'll have access to:

  • 20 premium 325-square-foot private, furnished cabanas on beaches exclusively for families and adults, respectively
  • Open-air massages with an ocean view, a yoga class and a bar at the secluded, adults-only beach, Serenity Bay
  • Two water play areas
  • A teens-only activity area
  • A wide array of activities including stingray interactions, glass-bottom boat tours, parasailing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, water sports and more, including the Castaway Cay 5K

The island also features free childcare supervised by Disney counselors and surprises from Disney characters, including special meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, dance parties, plus a hearty and delicious BBQ buffet lunch (including dessert!) at Cookie's BBQ. In 2024, you can also set sail to an all-new private island: Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

Disney Cruise Line Future Destinations

In 2024, the Bahamas, Baja California or the Mexican Riviera are exciting destinations to consider! Cruises departing from Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral in Florida offer itineraries to the Bahamas, Western, Eastern and Southern Caribbean including Castaway Cay. If you prefer different departure ports, you can choose from San Diego, Galveston, New Orleans, San Juan or even Vancouver. These routes will take you to dreamy destinations such as Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Spring and summer include itineraries to Alaska on the Disney Wonder. There are even longer one-way South Pacific and Transatlantic cruises too! To view all the 2024 destinations, be sure to visit our Disney Cruise Line booking page for more information.

And it's not too early to be thinking about your 2025 Disney cruise vacation. Disney Cruise Line just recently announced the early 2025 itineraries. We're so frogcited! Leap over to this post for the full scoop.

Have you been on a Disney Cruise ship before? What's your favorite ship and why? Let us know in the comments below.

Related: Exploring the Difference — What Sets the Disney Cruises Apart

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Aug 2, 2023 at 10:04 p.m. Ray Roberts Says...

Do you help arrange Disney cruises ? First time cruising. If not, who do you recommend we contact ?

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Aug 18, 2023 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

We're so frogcited to say that we're now offering Disney Cruises! Hop over to our Cruises page for more info :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2023 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

We don't offer Disney cruises ... yet. Keep hopping back! We have a few cruise-related blog posts if you're looking for tips.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 22, 2023 at 4:58 a.m. Mindy Benevides Says...

Do you guys offer Discount Disney Cruise trips?

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