2012 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries for Families

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Everything you need to know about Disney family cruises during the 2012 travel season.

Interested in a Disney cruise for the 2012 travel season? With four cruise ships - two of them brand new - designed specifically for kids and families, and a wide variety of cruise destinations, the possibilities for your family vacation are endless. So which ship will you choose? Here's what you need to know about Disney Cruise Line's four ships, and their 2012 travel itineraries:

Disney Magic

Disney Magic is a classically designed cruise liner, built with all the amenities families want, from multiple dining choices to family activities, and kid's play areas for all ages. For local family getaways, consider Disney Magic's 2-night New York weekend cruise, which departs from New York City for two nights and one day at sea, or the 5-night Canadian scenic tour with stops in New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you're looking to travel a little further, Disney Magic also hosts 4, 7 and 12-night cruises of the Mediterranean, with ports of call including Monte Carlo and Cannes, France, and Florence, Rome and Naples, Italy.

Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder was designed with the same elegant, recognizable style as its sister ship, Disney Magic. Along with eleven decks full of fun family activities, pools and lounges, Disney Wonder has an expansive itinerary for 2012. If you're looking for tropical adventure or northern exposure, Disney Wonder's 7-night Alaskan cruise with stops in Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, or its 14-night tour of the Hawaiian islands with stops in Maui, Kauai, and Oahu might be for perfect for your family.

Disney Dream

Disney Cruise Line's third ship, Disney Dream, builds on the elegance of previous ships, while boasting a sleeker, bigger style, and combining upgrades such as fourteen decks and a cruising first - an onboard water coaster. The liner's 2012 itinerary is geared toward the Bahamas, including 3, 4 and 5-night cruises with stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay. If you're looking for a unique way to spend Christmas or New Years with your family, Disney Dream offers 5-night Bahamian cruises during both these holidays.

Disney Fantasy

The fourth and newest liner in the Disney Cruise Line family, Disney Fantasy expands on previous ships' classic and regal styling, with a homage to the golden era of early 1900s cruising. With a bronze Minnie Mouse statue greeting you in the elegant 3-story atrium, you'll be well on your way to experiencing Disney Fantasy's mix of cruising grandeur with whimsical Disney storytelling. For 2012, Disney Fantasy's itinerary includes two destinations: a 7-night cruise of the Eastern Caribbean, with ports of call in St. Maarten, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Castaway Cay and even Puerto Rico, or a 7-night tour of the Western Caribbean, with ports of call in the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Castaway Cay, and even Key West, Florida.

For travel dates, destinations, reservations, family amenities, and further information on each of the ships or their 2012 cruise itineraries, visit the Disney Cruise Line website.