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Updated November 2020

Disney Cruise News, Rumors, and Updates

Disney Cruise News, Rumors and Updates

This page will be the most comprehensive listing of news reports, rumors, and updates about Disney Cruise Line and its ships.

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Disney Cruise News & Updates

August 25, 2019: Disney Announces Name of 1st of Upcoming New Ships

The name of the newest Disney Ship will be Disney Wish. The ship is expected to be ready for sailing January 2020. [Source]

August 25, 2019: Disney Officially Introduces "Lighthouse Point"

Famed Disney Imagineer, Joe Rohde, is working on the plans for Lighthouse Point. The newest destination island for Disney is expected to be ready in late 2022 or 2023. [Source]

August 13, 2019: Last Showing of "Disney Wishes" will be August 31 sailing

Disney Wishes show is being replaced on the Disney Fantasy on October 26 by Frozen, A Musical Spectacular. [Source]

August 9, 2019: "Stop Disney" Campaign Reaches 40,000 Supporters

New website "Stop Disney-Last Chance" designed to halt DCL's plans to build a new port in the Bahamas reached 40,000 supporters in 3 weeks. [Source]

July 26, 2019: Disney Fantasy Cancels Stop at San Juan

Due to recent unrest and protests in Puerto Rico, the Disney Fantasy visit scheduled for August 4, 2019, was canceled. The ship will instead visit St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. [Source]

July 25, 2019: Disney Cruise Line Named Best Mega-Ship Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line tops the Travel+Leisure list of Mega-Ship Cruise Lines for 2019. [Source]

July 22, 2019: Spokesperson Squashes Disney Airline Rumors

After the rapid spread of rumors of a Disney Airline, the company cleared things up by explaining there were no such plans. [Source]

July 17, 2019: Castaway Cay Named Best Private Island

Readers of Cruise Critic named Castaway Cay the highest-rated cruise line private island. This is the 4th consecutive year Castaway Cay has won this distinction. [Source]

June 16, 2019: Tiffany & Co. Opens on Disney Dream

Tiffany & Co. has opened a new shop on Deck Four near the ship's grand atrium. [Source]

June 13, 2019: New "French Quarter Lounge" to Open on Disney Wonder

Inspired by "The Princess and the Frog", a New Orleans-themed lounge will open on the Disney Wonder on September 30, 2019. The bar will feature live jazz music on a gazebo stage.  [Source]

June 13, 2019: Disney Wonder to Update Vibe & Cove Cafe

The Disney Wonder will have a few new updates on September 30, 2019. Cove Cafe will be transformed to look like a local coffee shop. Signals Bar will also be updated with a similar look. Also, Vibe (kids club for ages 14-17) will have an updated look, including new virtual reality & coffee bar.  [Source]

June 11, 2019: DCL Paves Way for the Start of the Lighthouse Point Construction

Disney Cruise Line partnered with the Bahamian Contractors’ Association (BCA) who will invite bids from local contractors for the multimillion-dollar project at Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera in the Bahamas to start work in late 2019 or early 2020.[Source]

June 6, 2019: Disney Dream & Disney Magic Dry-Dock?

With the announcement of the 2020 sailings, there is a month gap in October for the Disney Dream and no sailings in December for Disney Magic. Time for a dry dock? [Source]

June 6, 2019: New DCL Itineraries Announced

Disney Cruise Line announced their Fall 2020 sailings. [Source]

May 31, 2019: Disney Fantasy Features "Aladdin" Theater Show Now; Plans on "Frozen" Show in Fall

Disney Fantasy is now showing "Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular" - this coincides with the major motion picture release of "Aladdin". Additionally, starting October 26, the Disney Fantasy will “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” (just in time for the release of "Frozen 2" in November).  [Source]

May 22, 2019: Two of New Disney Cruise Ships to Be Based in Port Canaveral

Two of the three new Disney cruise ships will call Port Canaveral their home port. [Source]

May 19, 2019: Navigator App Updates

Up till now, the Navigator app didn't do much before boarding, other than provide a Countdown Calendar. Now, the app can be used before sailing to make a payment, view deck plans and modify your stateroom. [Source]

April 18, 2019: DCL Introduces Captain Minnie Mouse

For the first time, Minnie Mouse has been named Captain Minnie Mouse. This kicks off DCL's initiative to inspire female leaders. Scholarships have been made available for aspiring female ship captains and leaders.  [Source]

Disney Cruise Rumors

May 13, 2019: DCL Testing Free iMessages

On a recent Disney Fantasy sailing out of Port Canaveral, guests with Apple iOS devices were able to sent free text messages using iMessage to both onboard passengers and others back home...without requiring DCL's internet data plan. [Source]

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