Disney lovers on the West Coast (or planning a trip there) will be happy to know that there is now another option available to get a Disney fix in addition to Disneyland and California Adventure. The Disney Wonder arrived at the port of Los Angeles on January 21, 2010 which will serve as its new home base for the foreseeable future.
The Disney Wonder left Port Canaveral in Florida on January 6, 2011 where it had been operating a majority of the time since coming into service in 1999. Its service in Florida was no longer required after the newest Disney cruise ship, the Disney Dream, arrived there to take over the itineraries to the Bahamas and Disney’s own island, Castaway Cay.
Now, the cruise line will offer West Coast trips to the Mexican Riviera and Alaska aboard the Wonder. This schedule already started on January 23rd with the first 7-night Mexican Riviera trip which includes stops in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. The Wonder will continue to offer the Riviera schedule until April 17th, 2011 when it will have a one time 10-night Mexico cruise adding a stop in Manzanillo, Mexico.
Then on April 27th, a 6-night Pacific Coastal Cruise will be offered with stops in San Francisco as well as Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. Following that will be a few months worth of 7-night Alaska cruises based out of Vancouver with stops in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska.
These will end on September 20th when a 5-night Pacific Coast Cruise will be offered stopping in Victoria, British Columbia and Ensenada, Mexico before going back to the port of Los Angeles.
From then until April of 2012, the Mexican Riviera itinerary will again be followed. To book one of these cruises contact the Disney Cruise Line or your travel agent.
Thanks to 5deheld who provided the video shown above of the Wonder leaving Port Canaveral.