Sail the Wonder from its Miami Homeport till April 2013

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Disney Wonder Cruise Ship (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney Wonder Cruise Ship (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

 

A First-Call Ceremony in Costa Maya for Disney Wonder

The 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder now calls Miami its new home. It also held a ceremony on board with officials from Costa Maya. It’s a maritime tradition to host the port officials during an inaugural call to a new port and Disney Cruise Line Captain Thord Haugen and officers held a ceremony aboard the cruise ship where they exchanged plaques with officials. Although other Disney ships have visited Costa Maya, it’s the first for the Wonder. “Costa Maya has been a favorite destination for our guests who have sailed on the Disney Magic and the Disney Fantasy, so we are extremely pleased to bring the Disney Wonder here,” said Disney Cruise Line Captain Haugen.

Costa Maya

Aside from unwinding in the sun and on soft sandy white beaches, Costa Maya is a favorite destination for the following reasons:

  • exploring the Chacchoben ruins. The landmark stone temples and pyramids were built by the Mayans around 350 A.D. The area is still undergoing excavation.
  • diving and snorkeling Banco Chinchorro, the largest natural reef in Mexico and the second largest in the world.

New southern Florida homeport

The homeport in Miami starts a brand new set of itineraries. It’s the first time a Disney cruise ship has a regional homeport in Southern Florida. For 2013, the following trips will be available till the end of April:

  • a 4-night Bahamas itinerary
  • a 5-night Western Caribbean itinerary

At the end of April, the Wonder returns to the West Coast and will continue with its Alaskan sailings from Vancouver.

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