Not long ago, Disney Cruise Line pulled Disney Wonder off itineraries sailing to ports in Mexico without giving a reason for the change. Initially, Disney was silent about what’s next for the Disney Wonder, normally sailing from the west coast. Los Angeles port officials hoped to find out by the end of the month whether the move signaled a permanent departure from Los Angeles or if Disney is considering a new route, possibly extra sailings to Hawaii. Now, rumors have it that the ship may return to Florida, sailing from the Port of Miami. An announcement is scheduled for Monday as speculation continues.
Rebecca Peddie, a spokeswoman for Disney Cruise Line, declined to provide specifics to DailyBreeze.com when itineraries were changed, eliminating Mexican ports but said “We look forward to making an announcement regarding these sail dates when the time is right for us to do so,” noting the schedule change will allow the company to prepare its itinerary for 2013.
“The Port of Miami appears poised to land the Disney Wonder, which would bring a new element of competition to South Florida”says the South Florida Business Journal and experts agree.
“I think it’s going to be a spectacular opportunity for South Florida to get such a highly desired cruise line,” said cruise expert Stewart Chiron, CEO of CruiseGuy.
The move, if it happens, would be the the first time Disney Cruise Line has sailed from Miami, normally choosing to sail from Port Canaveral, close to Walt Disney World Resort where vacationers commonly combine a land and sea vacation.
Stay tuned for details.
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