For more than eleven years, the Disney Wonder called Port Canaveral,Fla., home. But now it has a new home- the Port of Los Angeles. On January 21,2011,after spending 15 nights at sea, including a historical pass through the Panama Canal, the Disney Wonder arrived on the West Coast for an extended stay.
The ship will sail seven-night voyages to the Mexican Riviera with stops at Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. In May, the ship repositions to Vancouver, British Columbia, for 7-night itineraries through Alaska, with stops at Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. The ship will return to the Port of Los Angeles in late September and finish the year sailing the Mexican Riviera.
With the brand-new Disney Dream now online, the repositioning of the Disney Wonder to California marks another significant milestone in the growth and expansion of Disney Cruise Line.
Third time's a charm:
Even though this marks the first time the Disney Wonder has sailed the West Coast, it is the third time for the Disney Cruise Line.
In 2005, the Disney Magic repositioned to California to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland Resort and sailed on seven-night itineraries to the Mexican Riviera. During the summer of 2008, the Disney Magic also sailed Mexican Riviera itineraries.
With the Disney Wonder now calling the Port of Los Angeles home, cast members have the opportunity to sail on the ship for a discounted rate.