Mom and child as pirates on Castaway Cay; ship in far background
  • On May 31, 2024
    Samantha from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will 2026 summer cruises be available to book? And how do we get a travel agent with Disney Cruise Lines?

    Ahoy Samantha!

    Thanks for cruising by planDisney!  You can pretty often catch me daydreaming about my next Disney Cruise Line vacation so I know what it's like to be eagerly awaiting the announcement of future itineraries!

    Samantha, currently Disney Cruise Line vacations are available to book through September 2025.  If this past year can give us any clues, we found out about Summer 2025 itineraries in March 2024 so I think it may still be a few months before we hear more about available sailings for Summer 2026.  The Disney Parks Blog or official Disney Cruise Line social media accounts are the best places to follow so you don't miss the announcement when it is made!  When it's time to make your reservation, you can search for a travel agent who is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner or call Disney Cruise Line directly for help from a friendly Cast Member.  

    While I know this may not be the news you were hoping to hear, I'm happy to share a few of my favorite ways to pass the time while waiting to make my next reservation.  I recommend checking out current itineraries and ports of call available so you can start thinking about where you'd like to sail from and which destinations you'd like to see!  Disney Castaway Cay has been a longtime favorite for our family, but I'm hoping to have a chance to visit the all-new island destination, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, on our next cruise.  It's also never too early to start familiarizing yourself with the various ships.  By the time you are ready to cruise in 2026, Disney Cruise Line will have introduced even more ships to its growing fleet including the Disney Treasure (setting sail in December 2024) and the Disney Destiny (set to make its maiden voyage in 2025).  While each ship brings the magic of Disney to the high seas, they each also have dining, entertainment, and recreational activities that make them unique.  Even though itineraries are subject to change and exciting new destinations are being introduced as years pass, all of the research you do now will help you narrow down your vacation choices when reservations open.  

    It's also not too early to start saving for your trip as well.  I like purchasing Disney Gift Cards that I can use towards our deposit, payment, and onboard expenses a little at a time.  You can use the Disney Gift Card website to combine the value of your cards into one gift card to make paying for your cruise even easier!

    Samantha, I hope this information is helpful as you continue dreaming about a Disney Cruise Line vacation that is practically perfect in every way!  Remember, you've got a friend in us here at planDisney and we'd love to SEA you again if you have any other questions before your cruise!


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Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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