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Disney Cruise Line heads to NYC in 2012!

I just attended a luncheon at the beautiful Lighthouse Restaurant at Chelsea Piers, where Disney Cruise Line president Karl Holz (with some help from a special mouse) announced some very exciting news: in May 2012 the Disney Magic will be docking in New York City for three different itineraries: south to Florida and Tte Bahamas, north to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and out to sea for fun cruises to “nowhere.”


The eight day Bahamas cruises will include a one-day Disney World Park Hopper pass and bus transportation to Disney World while the ship is docked at Port Canaveral, Florida.

The Canadian cruises will stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John’s, Newfoundland.

This is incredibly exciting news for New Yorkers. I’ve cruised to the Caribbean out of New York and it was amazing! Instead of having to pay for plane fare and spending a day on each end traveling to and from Florida, we hopped in a cab a few hours before our ship was set to sail. Talk about convenient! I can’t wait.

After “summering” in NYC, the Magic will then head down to Galveston, Texas for western Caribbean cruises.

Bookings open on the 8th of April, 2011.

Thanks so much for sharing the news, Mickey!

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9 Responses to “Disney Cruise Line heads to NYC in 2012!”

  1. OHmommy on April 6th, 2011 2:38 pm

    Wow, that is great news! We are in driving distance of NYC. And the Bahamas cruise includes a park hopper pass too? I am off to call my in-laws and maybe plan a summer vacation. Thanks for the news.

    Amy Reply:

    @OHmommy: Isn’t the Park Hopper thing great? A lot of people combine a Disney cruise with a few days before or after at Disney World, but this is the first option I know of for going to Disney World during a cruise.

  2. Beth on April 6th, 2011 5:30 pm

    I admit it, I was doing a dance up the Thruway when I heard this news. The option of a Disney Cruise out of NYC is a dream come true. This opens up so many more possibilities to us. Hmmm…perhaps a belated 10th anniversary Disney Cruise with TechyDad.
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    Amy Reply:

    @Beth @ TheAngelForever: I know! How would I rather spend two days? In airports and on airplanes? Or relaxing on a ship?

  3. Ann on April 6th, 2011 7:02 pm

    Whoa!!! I am so there! Just the thought of not having to fly to Florida to hop on a cruise ship made my day!
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    Amy Reply:

    @Ann: So awesome. So easy!

  4. Sally on April 11th, 2011 4:19 pm

    I can’t wait to take my kids on a Disney Cruise! I have family in Halifax, so we just might have to do this.

  5. RALA on May 4th, 2011 2:11 pm

    My brother lives in NY so I wonder if he knows of this! I think it’s a great idea because there’s no Disneyland/World on the East Coast except for in Orlando! So smart of Mickey Mouse and his helpers! Do you know if there’s any other DL cruise ships that will port from NY?

    Amy Reply:

    @Rug Appraisal Los Angeles: Not that I know of. But I’m hoping it works out really well – maybe they’ll add more!