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Disney Cruise Line Announces Inaugural Sailings to Lighthouse Point

Disney Cruise Line Announces Inaugural Sailings to Lighthouse Point

Disney’s first cruises to Lighthouse Point, the company’s newest private island destination, will sail in early June 2024.

On March 23, 2023, Disney Cruise Line announced the inaugural dates and select itineraries for Lighthouse Point. DCL’s new private island destination in the Bahamas will debut in June 2024.

Along with the first sailings to Lighthouse Point, Disney also released details about summer 2024 sailings to the Mediterranean, northern EuropeAlaska, and the Caribbean.

“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 VP and general manager of Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Cruise Line has released the inaugural dates and select itineraries for Lighthouse Point in the Bahamas (artist concept courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

“We’re also thrilled to return to Europe with new ports of call and offer exciting adventures to Alaska and the Caribbean. 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,” Siskie continued in a press release.

Bookings for summer 2024 Disney cruises will open to the public on March 30, 2023.

Read more: Disney Cruise Line Will Open Lighthouse Point in Summer 2024

DCL’s first sailings to Lighthouse Point

In June 2024, Disney will debut its newest Bahamian destination at Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera. The cruise line says that guests visiting the new destination will discover a “vibrant beach retreat designed with families in mind, infused with the color and energy of Bahamian artistry, and developed with a commitment to conservation at its core”.

Disney will offer a three-night preview cruise on the Disney Magic sailing on June 6, 2024 roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Guests on this sneak peek cruise will visit Lighthouse Point, but will have limited access to some areas.

The seven-night inaugural sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral on June 8, 2024 will feature two stops at Lighthouse Point along with one day at Castaway Cay.

Following the inaugural voyage, Lighthouse Point will be a featured port of call on select three-, four- and five-night sailings to the Bahamas and the Caribbean aboard Disney Magic. Itineraries will vary by date, with some sailings stopping at Lighthouse Point and others at Castaway Cay. Five special departures will include both of Disney Cruise Line’s private island destinations.

The Bahamian Cultural Pavilion at Lighthouse Point (artist concept courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

DCL also announced other summer 2024 itineraries

In addition to the summer 2024 Lighthouse Point sailings, Disney also announced sailings to the Mediterranean, northern Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean.

European destinations including new ports

Disney Dream will return to Europe to visit destinations in the Mediterranean, the Greek Isles, the British Isles, and popular locations in the Norwegian fjords and Iceland.

European sailings will feature a number of new ports of call, including Valencia, Spain; Haugesund, Norway; and Hamburg, Germany. For the first time since 2014, Dream will also visit Catania, Italy; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Valletta, Malta.

Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) will range from five to 11 nights. Northern Europe and British Isles sailings will offer itineraries from three nights to a 12-night voyage including the Norwegian fjords, three days in Iceland, and an overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Alaska adventures on DCL

Disney Wonder cruises to Alaska from Vancouver will return from May through September 2024, with five-, seven-, and nine-night sailings. Itineraries feature stops in Alaskan ports including Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, along with glacier viewing along the Stikine Icecap.

Related: What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise – Plus Free Packing List!

Bahamas and Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral

Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish will sail in the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral in the 2024 summer season. All itineraries will feature a visit to private island destination Castaway Cay.

Wish will feature three- and four-night Bahamian vacations, while Fantasy will visit the eastern and western Caribbean on seven-night sailings.

Disney Fantasy will stop at Lighthouse Point during a special ten-day sailling (artist concept courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

One five-night Disney Fantasy voyage in July will take cruisers to Nassau with two stops in Castaway Cay. A special ten-night southern Caribbean sailing will stop at both Lighthouse Point and Castaway Cay with additional visits to the islands of AntiguaSt. LuciaDominica, and Tortola.

Related: What to Pack for a Caribbean Cruise

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Carrie Ann Karstunen