On Oct. 28, Disney Cruise Line released its itineraries for sailings to take place in early 2016. The schedule includes two popular Caribbean destinations, both new to Disney: Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique. The lineup also includes return to the homeport of San Juan, Puerto Rico for the new itinerary featuring Martinique.
Disney Cruise Line will open bookings for these cruises to the general public on Wednesday, Oct. 30. These early spring bookings include sailings aboard all four ships for the first quarter of 2016.
Disney Cruise Line’s Eastern Caribbean itineraries for early 2016 offers a seven-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida that highlights the ship’s call at Tortola, the capital island of the British Virgin Islands, and a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas.
Tortola, offers a variety of scenic destinations and activities. Guests can visit its white-sand beaches, where swimming, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins are highlights. They may take a nature hike at Sage Mountain National Park, explore the ruins of Mount Healthy National Park, or visit J.R. O’Neal Botanic Garden. Tortola’s downtown offers a variety of shopping and dining experiences – local spices, jams, rums, lobster conch, Johnny Cakes and West Indian roti are among the culinary highlights – while visiting historical landmarks and cultural museums.
According to Travel Pulse, Disney has partnered with the British Virgin Islands Port Authority on a land-based development to enhance cruise passengers’ experiences. The five-acre development will include commercial, dining, entertainment and green spaces.
Disney Cruise Line’s seven-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary includes Port Canaveral, Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay. Sailings begin in January, and rates start at $1,120 per person, based on double occupancy.
Disney Cruise Line’s Southern Caribbean itineraries include the return to the port of San Jean for four seven-night cruises in early 2016. These sailings feature a stop at the French-speaking island of Martinique, known as the “island of flowers.” Martinique offers a mix of French and Creole culture in its mix of natural vista and cosmopolitan offerings.
Martinique’s mix of mountainous landscape and rainforests, famous white and black sand beaches, hybrid cuisine and a rich history filled with dramatic conflicts and natural disasters. North of the city is the still-active volcano Mount Pelée, offering day hiking with beautiful views. The Clement House Plantation allows visitors to learn about the island’s sugar-cane industry and Creole culture, and includes the opportunity to see the distillery and botanic gardens. Shopping in Fort-de-France offers everything from local crafts to duty-free French products, all part of a day where guests can take in historic attractions, La Savane park and local cuisine.
Disney Cruise Line’s seven-night Southern Caribbean sailings take place in January 2016. Its ports include San Juan, Barbados, Granada, Martinique, Antigua and ST. Kitts. Rates start at $980 per person, based on double occupancy.
In addition to Disney Cruise Line’s early 206 books offers other itineraries that take guests to the Bahamas and the Caribbean, sailing from the homeports of Port Canaveral and Miami. These sailings all include a stop at Castaway Cay.
For Disney Cruise Line sailings out of Port Canaveral, rates start at $375 per person for three-night cruises, $500 per person for four-night cruises and $1,120 per person for seven-night cruises. For sailings out of Miami, rates start at $352 per person for four-night cruises and $440 per person for five-night cruises. These rates are based on double occupancy.
For more information on these early 2016 sailings, or to book, visit Disney Cruise Line’s website or by calling 888-235-2500. Alternately, guests may contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations.