First ever trip
Disney Cruise Line has announced that its first-ever trip to the Commonwealth of Jamaica will depart from the Port of Galveston in the fall of 2013, making good on the two-year deal that the cruise line cemented with Galveston late this summer.
The seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Wonder includes a stop in Falmouth, Jamaica, which is noted for being one of the Caribbean's best-preserved Georgian towns —a far cry from rowdy Jamaica Beach.
In Falmouth, passengers can "sample the city's history and culture, take a trip through time on a horse-and-buggy ride, shop for arts and crafts and taste Jamaica's signature jerk recipes," according to a Disney press release. Disney also recommends the bamboo raft rides along the Martha Brae River.
The itinerary also includes stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel, with three days at sea. The Wonder will depart from Galveston on Oct. 5 and Oct. 19, plus Nov. 2, 16 and 30.
Disney has also released a second itinerary for next fall: A seven-night cruise from Galveston to the Bahamas, with stops in Key West; Castaway Cay, Disney's own private island; and Nassau. Those trips will depart on Sept. 28, Oct. 12 and 26, Nov. 9 and 23 and Dec. 7 and 14.
Tickets for both seven-night cruises start at $840 per person, not including government taxes and fees or port adventures.