Disney Cruise Line announced today that beginning on May 30, 2010, Disney Wonder will shift its itinerary schedule from the three-night Bahamas cruise its sails now to a repeating series of four- and five-night cruises.
The new four-night Bahamas cruise will depart every other Friday and feature stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island.
The first of two five-night options leaves every other Sunday has as stop in Nassau sandwiched by two separate days in Castaway Cay.
The second five-night option leaves every other Tuesday and visits Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay.
The three cruises will operate on a 4, 5, 5 schedule. All Disney Wonder cruises will continue to sail out of Orlando's Port Canaveral.
Why the change? Cruise line spokespersons said the decision to switch from three-night itineraries to four- and five-nighters was related to Magic's move from the Eastern Caribbean, where it currently sails weeklong Eastern Caribbean cruises, to Europe. Wonder will simply sail a slightly longer cruise than before to make up for the lack of the seven-day cruise option on this side of the pond.
--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor