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This new Disney Cruise from Rome will be the ultimate family vacation for 2019

Maria Sergeeva
March 9, 2018

The best spring present for Disney fans announced the 1st of March, the first-ever round-trip cruise from Rome descending seven destinations in Europe will start in the summer of 2019.  Here are the highlights.

For the first time, you could experience the rich history of Rome as a bookend experience in a single Disney cruise, giving you more time to explore iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Vatican.

Of course, the stops are not the main feature of the cruise, the ideal family friendly trip. From familiar entertainment and exciting Marvel experiences to upper deck water slides for kids and plenty of quiet pools for adults to relax, there’s so much to experience but also to know before the trip, to decide if this is your must-trip for 2019.

Each detail counts, as the cruise surrounds you with the fairy atmosphere of Disney from characters and films to music through every step of the journey. In addition to the plentiful activities for your children, you can be sure you won’t get bored too.

Besides, Disney Cruise Line ships offer a variety of pools and themed water play areas. Based on already existing Disney cruises, we may expect shoots riding down from three stories up, while or a water coaster riding high above the pool deck – an adventure for the most intrepid passengers.

This Rome-based cruise is just one of seven new cruise routes that Disney has to offer in Europe. The others are Cartagena, Spain; Toulon (Provence) and Brest, France; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Gothenburg and Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden; and Fredericia, Denmark, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

Disney Cruise Line operates four different ships — Magic, Fantasy, Dream and Wonder — that travel on itineraries that include tropical stops in the Caribbean and Bahamas, domestic outings to Alaska and along the coasts, as well as throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Sailings last anywhere from two nights to two weeks out of ports in a handful of countries, with some departures out of Port Canaveral, located an hour from Walt Disney World.


Instead of spending each night in a formal dining room, Disney Cruise Line has rotational dining, wherein guests switch between three different restaurants. The stylized eateries vary between ships — Disney Wonder serves cajun and creole food at “The Princess and the Frog”-inspired Tiana’s Place, while Disney Magic offers a “Beauty and the Beast”-themed Lumiere’s — and all have Animator’s Palate, which highlights the artistry of Disney and Pixar’s most popular films.

First-time visits to seven new ports in Europe

As part of the Disney Magic’s tour of Europe, the stops will include seven new ports for the first time in 2019. Among them, Gothenburg and Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden; Toulon (Provence) and Brest, France; Cartagena, Spain; Fredericia, Denmark; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Return to Alaska

The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the 2019 summer season. A variety of five-, seven- and nine-night itineraries will depart from Vancouver, Canada, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska, plus Victoria, Canada.

Special Disney Fantasy itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas 

In addition to seven-night Caribbean cruises, the Disney Fantasy will embark on special itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas, including three-, six-, eight- and 11-night cruises. All cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy in the summer of 2019 include a stop at our private island, Castaway Cay, in addition to multiple tropical destinations.

Castaway Cay: explore Disney’s exclusive private island

In 2019, the Disney Dream will sail a series of four- and five-night cruises that include two stops at Castaway Cay. These special itineraries are in addition to three- and four-night Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral that visit Nassau and Castaway Cay.

Guided Experiences with Adventures by Disney

In the summer of 2019, Disney Cruise Line guests can enrich their experience by combining a Europe or Alaska cruise with a package from Adventures by Disney, a leader in family guided group vacations.

New pre-cruise Short Escapes

New in 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer pre-cruise guided experiences in Rome and Vancouver. These three-night Short Escapes, also offered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Barcelona, allow you to experience memorable icons in ways that few can, such as a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Plus, activities like ziplining, flamenco dancing and preparing local cuisine immerse families in the culture of the region.