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5 Fantastic Disney Cruise Line Itineraries for West Coast Travelers

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When it comes to setting sail on a Disney Cruise Line adventure, the East Coast typically gets all the credit.  You’ve probably heard all about cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. But, fear not West Coast Disney travellers, cruising with Disney doesn’t have to mean forking out for plane tickets to take you across the U.S.A.  Disney has some fantastic sailings right at your doorstep.  To give you a taste, here are five of our favorite West Coast Sailings coming your way in 2017 and 2018.

1. 4-night 5-night or 7-night Mexican Riviera Cruises From San Diego-  Setting sail from sunny San Diego, these fun-filled itineraries feature amazing ports of call. The 4-night heads out to Cabo San Lucas and back. The 5-night stops at Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas.  The 7-night also features 2 extra stops at Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.  Once docked at these amazing destinations, guests can enjoy an incredible array of port adventures from cultural and city tours to dolphin encounters, snorkelling treasure hunts and for those lucky enough to sail in the Autumn, Day of the Dead Celebrations.  Mexican Riviera cruises currently scheduled are as follows:

4-night Mexican Riviera Cruises:

  • March 20, 2019
  • April 20, 2019

5-night Mexican Riviera Cruise: 

  • April 22, 2018
  • April 29, 2018
  • May 6, 2018
  • September 14, 2018
  • September 23, 2018
  • September 30, 2018
  • October 14, 2018
  • March 30, 2019
  • March 15, 2019
  • March 24, 2019
  • March 29, 2019
  • April 07, 2019
  • April 12, 2019
  • April 14, 2019

7-night Mexican Riviera Cruise: 

  • October 7, 2018
  • April 21, 2019
  • April 28, 2109
  • May 5, 2019

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2. 4-night and 5-night California Coast Cruises –  These are essentially repositioning cruises for the Disney Wonder as it goes between Alaskan and Mexican Riviera Sailings but they’re a real joy for those lucky enough to sail during the very limited dates. These sailings between San Diego and Vancouver includes some very interesting ports of call including San Francisco, Astoria, Oregon and Victoria Canada.  Port excursions offer an eclectic array of activities including whale watching, tours of the Disney Family Museum, visits to Alcatraz and even afternoon tea.  These cruises only happen twice a year, once out of San Diego and once out of Vancouver. The dates are as follows:

4-night from Vancouver to San Diego: (stops in Astoria and San Diego)

  • September 18, 2018

5- Night from San Diego to Vancouver: (stops in San Francisco and Victoria)

  • May 16, 2018

West Coast Cruise

3. Alaskan Cruises from Vancouver-  This is the big West Coast Disney Cruise Line draw and it’s easy to see why.  Offering breathtaking views of the Alaskan Coastline, Disney offers 5, 7 and 9-night itineraries.  Guests will discover exciting ports brimming with history, prehistoric glaciers and can enjoy a range of amazing port adventures including wildlife expeditions, steam train journies, salmon bakes, horseback riding ziplining and even a dog sled adventure.   With sailings throughout the Summer, there’s also sure to be a cruise that will fit your summer holiday plans.  Here’s a rundown on Summer Alaskan sailings happening in 2018.

5-Night Alaskan Cruises: (Stops in Tracy Arm and Ketchikan)

  • July 18, 2018

7-Night Alaskan Cruises: (Stops in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan and Juneau)

  • May 21, 2018
  • May 28, 2018
  • June 4, 2018
  • June 11, 2018
  • June 18, 2018
  • June 25, 2018
  • July 23, 2018
  • July 30, 2018
  • August 6, 2018
  • August 13, 2018
  • August 20, 2018
  • August 27, 2018
  • September 3, 2018

9-Night Alaskan Cruise: (Stops in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Icy Strait, Ketchikan, Juneau, Hubbard Glacier)

  • July 9, 2018

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4. 14-night Panama Canal Cruises: Here’s one for all you intrepid adventurers.  Twice a year, Disney offers Panama Canal Cruises, 1 Westbound that leaves from Port Canaveral and makes its final stop in San Diego.  Another will depart San Diego and head east to Galveston, Texas.  For those willing to shell out for a one-way to coincide with the cruise, you are definitely in for the trip of the lifetime.  These sailings make an enviable list of stops including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Panama Canal, Cartagena, George Town, Cozumel, and Puntarenas, Costa Rica.  The 2018 sailings are as follows:

14-Night Panama Canal Cruise from San Diego:  (with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Panama Canal, Cartagena, George Town, Cozumel and Galveston)

  • October 19, 2018

14-Night Panama Canal Cruise from Port Canaveral: (with stops in Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas)

  • April 8, 2018
  • February 24, 2019

West Coast Cruise

5. 2 & 3 -Night Baja Cruise from San Diego – These cruises are perfect for those looking to try out a short cruise with your family, people who want to accrue some quick Castaway Club points or also as an add-on to the San Diego/Vancouver sailings.  These two and three-night sailings depart San Diego, and make a stop in Ensenada before returning home.  It’s a short sweet getaway that’s easy on the budget.  Sailing dates are as follows:

2-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 

  • April 22, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • May 11, 2018
  • September 28, 2018
  • October 5, 2018
  • April 12, 2019

3- Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 

  • May, 12, 2019

So if you’re on the West Coast and plotting out your next family vacation, consider one of these fantastic cruise options.  All cruises on this list are aboard the Disney Wonder which offers 11 decks overflowing with Disney magic including amazing restaurants, pools, kids clubs, live entertainment and countless activities.

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Melissa Roden

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Melissa is a Disney-loving mom who can often be found at the parks with her six year old daughter.  When not euphorically eating a Dole Whip at Walt Disney World, Melissa enjoys helping others plan their magical vacations with MickeyTravels and sharing her Disney knowledge at Chip and Co. and Disney Addicts. Follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
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