Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Disney Cruise Line to Add "Wonder" to the West Coast

Disney Cruise Line has announced plans to reposition the Disney Wonder from its Florida base in Port Canaveral to the West Coast in 2011. The company is working with the Port of Los Angeles to finalize a two-year agreement with a three-year extension option. The contract will be considered by the Port of Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on April 2, 2009. If approved, the new Disney Wonder sailings could generate more than 250,000 guests passing through the Port of Los Angeles over a five-year period.

The addition of a new homeport for Disney Cruise Line is part of the overall expansion plan for The Walt Disney Company. Two new ships, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, will arrive in Florida’s Port Canaveral in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

“We are looking forward to returning to the Port of Los Angeles and offering our special brand of family cruises on the West Coast,” said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo. “Having a Disney Cruise Line ship based in this region is something families on the West Coast have wanted for a long time, and we’re pleased to bring the Disney Wonder to Southern California in 2011.”

Disney Cruise Line has successfully tested the West Coast market with two summer seasons of Mexican Riviera itineraries from the Port of Los Angeles. Disney Magic first called on the West Coast during the summer of 2005 as part of Disneyland’s 50th anniversary and returned again during the summer of 2008. Disney Cruise Line has not yet announced the details of its itineraries for 2011.

Disney Cruise Line delivers a cruise experience that every member of the family feels was created for their own individual vacation wants and needs. Specifically designed areas and activities for each member of the family allows for both quality time together and wonderful individual experiences. The focus is to allow families to reconnect, adults to recharge their batteries and kids to immerse themselves in worlds of fantasy only Disney can create.

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www.ourexplorer.com said...

Disney's project in Shanghai is still in negotiation, for years. Maybe the cruise line could come first to Shanghai's international cruise port.

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Disney Cruise Line said...

Go to the Disney Website and or Cruise Critic. The boards there will help you tons. They have clubs for the various ages of children and they have a group between the ages of like 15 and 17. I recommend going to the first informal meeting they have that way you can meet some new people have fun and then meet up and hang out the rest of your cruise. I have never been on Disney cruise lines however I have been on others and its hit or miss with the teen programs, some are good, others are bad. You just need to get out there and meet new people and you'll have a blast.