Here’s How to Extend the Magic of a Disney Cruise

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In recent weeks, Disney Cruise Line and other American cruise operators have been slowly moving toward a domestic return to sailing.  Disney Cruise Line has completed one test cruise on the Disney Dream and has added more simulated voyages on the Dream, the Disney Fantasy, and the Disney Wonder.

Many Disney Cruise fans in the U.S. are excited to plan a trip of a lifetime but are wondering what exactly is still going to be available onboard due to the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order and necessary pandemic-era protocols.

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The official Disney Cruise Line website provides vacation magic with add-ons, including Adventures by Disney experiences and Adventures by Disney Escapes.

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At the time of publication, Disney Cruise Line has canceled Adventure by Disney vacations for the time being but still allows you to extend your trip before or after your cruise with Adventures by Disney Escapes. Let’s take a look at some amazing offerings — and, how you can add magic to your Disney cruise soon!

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Adventures by Disney Escapes

Per the Disney Cruise Line website:

Extend your vacation before or after your cruise with an onshore escape, allowing for extra time to unwind and take in the city sights.

Treat yourself to outstanding accommodations and carefully planned excursions while your Adventure Guides handle all the travel details to make your vacation captivating and carefree.

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The website continues, noting that Adventures by Disney Cruise Escapes visit many popular destinations around the world:

Adventures by Disney Cruise Escapes include:


  • Barcelona Escape
  • Copenhagen Escape
  • London Escape
  • Rome Escape
  • North America

Disneyland Resort and Southern California Escape

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Other add-ons include pre-or post-cruise hotel stays, the Disney Cruise Line Air Program, and planning a wedding, honeymoon, or vow renewal. Guests can even combine a fantastic Disney cruise with a stop at the Most Magical Place on Earth — Walt Disney World Resort — or the Happiest Place on Earth — Disneyland Resort! To learn all about these options, click on the “Plan a Cruise” tab on the Disney Cruise Line website.

To learn more about Adventures by Disney Escape packages, click here. 

Disney Cruise Line Travel Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney Cruise Line vacations from the U.S. have been temporarily suspended. The official Disney Cruise Line website states:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently approved our application to conduct a simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream on June 29. This is an important next step toward our gradual and responsible resumption of service in U.S. waters.

While we continue to work closely with the CDC to refine our new health and safety protocols, it will take some time to bring our Crew back on board and prepare our ships to welcome Guests once again.

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Additional details note:

Therefore, it is necessary for us to cancel Disney Dream departures through August 6, 2021, Disney Fantasy departures through August 28, 2021, Disney Wonder departures through September 19, 2021, and Disney Magic departures in the US through November 4, 2021.

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As Disney has stated, an official return to sailing date in the United States has not been determined, though CEO Bob Chapek is optimistic about a fall 2021 return. However, “Magic at Sea” staycation cruises for U.K. residents are currently ongoing on the Disney Magic cruise ship.

The newest Disney Cruise Line Ship called Disney Wish is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage next summer, 2022. Furthermore, the Disney Wish will have all new Dining experiences and never before seen Character interactions, as Disney is currently searching for Character performers and Ship Wide Actors, and here’s where you can apply!

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Have you tried this Disney Cruise Line Adventures by Disney Escapes add-on? Is it worth it? Let us know in the comments below! 

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