Transatlantic Cruise Basics
Disney Cruise Line has some amazing itineraries available, and this 13-Night Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona definitely fits the bill! You will embark on the Disney Magic on May 8, 2022, in Miami, Florida. From there, you will sail across the Atlantic, eventually ending up in Barcelona, Spain. This cruise has 7 days at sea and 7 destinations.
Port of Miami
This is the most important part of cruising: don’t miss the boat. You will want to be there a day in advance AT LEAST, so find a nice hotel in Miami, and get settled in. I suggest the Four Seasons Miami. Then take in the sights, like Miami Beach, or shopping, or dine in a Cuban Cafe. Then, on the day of your cruise, you can relax while you prepare to go to Port! Sure, the cruise won’t leave until 4:00, but why risk a flight delay the day of? Just trust me, and fly in the day before!
Transatlantic Cruise Days at Sea: the Disney Magic
The first 6 days of this cruise will be spent at sea, so you will have a ton of time to relax and enjoy your ship. You will be sailing on the Disney Magic, so get to know the ship! For me, I’m only here for the food, so starting with dining is important to me! Aboard the Magic, you can dine at Animator’s Palete, Lumiere’s, or Rapunzel’s Royal Table as part of Disney Cruise Line’s Rotational Dining. There is also 24-hour Room Service, Duck-In Diner, Eye Scream Treats, and much more, and this is all included in the cost of your cruise. For an extra, adult’s only treat, make reservations at Palo.
You will be able to take in Tangled: The Musical, first-run movies (when applicable), and more, plus deck parties, kids’ clubs and adult-exclusive activities, pools, Senses Spa, and so much more! Read more about the amazing Disney Magic!!
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
On Day 8, you will get to explore Ponta Delgada, Portugal, taking in it’s green fields, volcanic mountains, and blue lagoons! Located on Sao Miguel Island, enjoy culture and cuisine.
Known for its grand religious celebrations and local delicacies, you can see liqueur-makers and explore the pineapple plantation Arruda Alores. Or see the convent and chapel of Nonna Senhorada de Esperanca. Read about the Port Adventures available!
Following another day at sea, you’ll cruise into the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. You can explore the city on foot, ride a funicular tram, shop, or sight-see.
Visit the Castle of Saint George, thought to be the first colony of the Phoenicians. And then you can take your knowledge from Spaceship Earth and THANK THE PHOENICIANS!
See Moorish and Roman Architecture from the Middle Ages at Alfama, or visit the Lisbon Cathedral from the 12th Century. Interested in Vasco de Gama? While in Lisbon, visit Balem, the ancient city where he set sail in search of the New World! Read more about available Port Adventures in Lisbon!
Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea in the Andalucía region of Spain, this city is known for its overabundance of seafood! It is also the world’s major sherry and brandy producers.
Here, you can go shopping in the Plaza San Juan de Dios, visit the Catedral de Cadiz, or see the 2nd largest discovered Roman Theater, Teatro Romano, thought to be from around 100 BC. Read more about Port Adventures in Cadiz!
One of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean, Malaga, Spain, will be your next spot. Explore the Mercado Central, a market for fresh fish and produce. Or enjoy the Alameda Principal, a beautiful seaside park.
Founded by the Phoenicians in 770 BC, Malaga has been ruled by the Romans, Visigoths, and the Moors. You can see the Historic Quarter, tour the Palace-Fortresses Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle, the Picasso Museum, and even the Malaga Bullring! Discover all the available Port Adventures in Malaga!
Founded in 3rd Century, BC, this city is the gateway to many of Spain’s most valued cultural and historical sites. You can see ancient ruins from Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, and Moorish Civilizations.
Finally, you will debark in Barcelona, Spain. You can continue on in Europe, maybe on another Disney Cruise or an amazing Adventures by Disney vacation even, or travel back home. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to enjoy what Barcelona has to offer! Among its many qualities, Barcelona has incredible culinary delights, leading fashion designers, numerous museums and art galleries, expansive parks and beaches, a convenient subway system and last, but not least, amazing architecture—from Medieval to Modernism. Stay in the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, and take advantage of these amazing Port Adventures!
Transatlantic Cruise Sample and Booking information
So what’s it gonna cost you? That depends on what type of stateroom you’re interested and the number of people in your party, but for a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 kids, in a Guaranteed Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah, this amazing cruise will run about $12,000. Ready to book?