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Disney to launch brand new cruise holidays from the UK in 2025

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A BRAND new Disney cruise is due to set sail from the UK from next year.

The voyages will set off from Southampton, as well as several ports elsewhere in Europe, and take in sights all across the continent on five to 12-night vacations.

New cruises are set to launch next year across the worldCredit: Disney
The cruises will set off from Southampton and go across EuropeCredit: Disney

The Disney Fantasy will spend its first summer season in Europe in 2025, visiting incredible European destinations from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean.

It will sail from May to late July on five- to 12-night sailings from Barcelona, Spain and Civitavecchia (Rome).


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En route it will call in at picturesque ports throughout the Med, while one special 12-night will sail to the Greek Isles and feature three stops in Greece, two in Italy and the season’s only stop in Valetta, Malta.  

Then, from late July to September, the Fantasy will sail from Southampton, to numerous destinations including Spain, Norway and the British Isles.  

Three, four and five-night trips are available from the UK.

On board the ships, families will be treated to West End–style musicals and “larger-than-life deck parties”.

Meanwhile, there are several pool options on the ships, some of which even have slides and water attractions, while families can take part in gameshows and sit down for screenings of classic Disney movies.

Imaginative, immersive dining experience, kids’ clubs and meetings with characters are all also included.

Meanwhile, there are adults-only spas and restaurants to allow parents to have a moment to themselves.

A three-night cruise from Southampton starts from £1,834 for two people.

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The European trips aren’t the only Disney cruises launching next year either, with routes also launching in northern America.

The Disney Wonder will once again embark on adventures to Alaska from Vancouver, Canada, with five, seven, eight and nine-night sailings from May to September.

Families are promised “the breathtaking natural beauty of the last frontier” combined with the magic of Disney, on cruises to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

There will also be port adventures that offer excursions to Alaska’s glaciers and gold mining relics. 

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For those more interested in tropical getaways four Disney Cruise Line ships will be based in Florida, with three ships out of Port Canaveral and one out of Fort Lauderdale.

They will whisk families away on tropical escapes to The Bahamas and elsewhere in the Caribbean, including Disney’s magical island destinations. 

The Disney Treasure, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, will follow its inaugural season with seven-night itineraries from Port Canaveral to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Eastern Caribbean sailings will take families to Disney’s private island paradise, Disney Castaway Cay, along with Tortola and St. Thomas.

Meanwhile, Western Caribbean sailings will carry families to destinations such as Falmouth in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.

The week-long voyages will offer at least two days at sea, giving families time to enjoy the unique spaces, immersive dining and entertainment onboard. 

Elsewhere, the Disney Magic will base itself in Port Canaveral for the first time since summer 2016, taking guests on four and five-night sailings to The Bahamas and both of Disney’s island destinations.

One special 10-night southern Caribbean sailing in July will take families to both of Disney Cruise Line’s island destinations along with Antigua, St. Kitts, San Juan and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands

Both the Disney Magic and the Disney Dream will take guests to Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, the one-of-a-kind retreat on the island of Eleuthera, in summer 2025.

Disney has promised that the tropical getaway will provide “a unique window into the rich culture of The Bahamas merged with Disney’s signature entertainment and service”.

Select itineraries will include stops at both Disney Castaway Cay and Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, with six Disney Magic or Disney Dream cruises sailing exclusively to Disney’s island destinations.

The Disney Wish will also sail from Port Canaveral, offering three and four-night sailings to Nassau and the beaches of Disney Castaway Cay.

In South Florida, the Disney Dream will sail from Fort Lauderdale on three to five-night sailings to one or both of Disney’s island destinations, along with Nassau or Cozumel. 

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Meanwhile, this is what Disney’s brand new private island will look like once it opens later this year.

And this is what the Disney Treasure looks like on board.

The UK cruises are available from £1,834 for two people

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