Next year will be an exciting year for Disney lovers and fans of island getaways — Disney Cruise Line has just announced a new route from New York to Bermuda.
Starting in October 2018, cruisers can choose from five-night itineraries that spend two days on the British territory, or they can sign up for a six-night sailing that spends a total of three days docked there.
The Disney Magic will cruise into the Royal Naval Dockyard, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex overlooking the harbor. From there, cruisers can visit the 21-mile-long island's beaches, attractions and historical sites. There are also plenty of waterborne adventures to sign up for, including boat tours, water sports and fishing.
Though Bermuda is known for its pink-sand beaches, the island's Snorkel Beach Park, located within walking distance of the cruise port, will not disappoint with its powder-white sands and baby blue water. There is a small entrance fee, and be warned — it can get crowded here.
For a little more space to stretch out, head to Somerset Long Bay Beach near the village of Somerset. This area has the pink sands visitors long to see for themselves — so does Horseshoe Bay Beach, the most popular pink-sand beach on the island, and the most well-equipped for visitors.
Onboard the Disney Magic, cruisers will find no shortage of amenities and activities for those long days at sea. The AquaLab multi-level water park, complete with a three-story dropout waterslide, keeps kids entertained and thoroughly soaked. Adults, on the other hand, will find a more relaxing experience at the upscale Quiet Cove Pool, reserved for guests 18 and over. Order a cocktail and cool off in the circular plunge pool.
Dining options on the ship include a dinner show with Disney-themed entertainment, an adult-exclusive Italian restaurant, and restaurants serving American, French and South American cuisine. Burgers, tacos and pizza are available at the handful of casual dining spots — plus food can be delivered to your stateroom 24 hours per day.