Port of Avalon welcomes Disney Cruise Line for nine visits throughout the year giving travelers a chance to experience Catalina Island

AVALON, Calif. (March 2023)Following Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural visit to the port of Avalon on Catalina Island in March 2022, Love Catalina, the official Catalina Island Tourism Authority, is excited to share that Disney Cruise Line plans to call on the port nine times throughout 2023. Guests aboard the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic will visit idyllic Catalina Island and experience the destination’s dining, adventures, and more.

Catalina Island and the Port of Avalon have welcomed visitors to the island via cruise ships since its earliest days as a travel destination beginning in the 1920s when the SS Catalina, a.k.a. the Great White Steamship, carried guests to the island. The port looks forward to welcoming Disney Cruise Line to its impressive lineup of cruise lines that frequent the port today.

Catalina Island offers warm temperatures, colorful structures, stunning blue waters, and green mountains giving it a Mediterranean vibe. When visiting the island, enjoy the iconic Green Pleasure Pier, Casino Theatre and Descanso Beach Club. Take part in wildlife, with the 42,000+ acres of pristine wilderness protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy where excursions take visitors to see unspoiled California landscapes and wildlife that include American Bison, Miniature Island Foxes and Eagles nesting on the cliffs. 

The Disney Wonder and Disney Magic are slated to visit Catalina on the following dates this year with 11 additional visits scheduled for 2024.

  • March 5, 2023 – Disney Wonder
  • March 9, 2023 – Disney Wonder
  • March 13, 2023 – Disney Wonder
  • March 30, 2023 – Disney Wonder
  • October 23, 2023 – Disney Magic Inaugural Visit
  • November 26, 2023 – Disney Magic
  • November 30, 2023 – Disney Magic

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com.

About Disney Cruises

Since its launch in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a leader in the cruise industry, providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer. Today, Disney Cruise Line continues to expand its blueprint for family cruising with a fleet of five ships — the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish — and plans for three more to be completed by 2025, including the Disney Treasure. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. The homeport for Disney Cruise Line remains Port Canaveral, Florida, where it has its own specially designed terminal.

About Love Catalina Island

Love Catalina Island Tourism Authority is the Island's official source of visitor information. Originally founded in 1949, the nonprofit is comprised of approximately 230 member organizations, working closely with city officials, local businesses and the community at large to attract visitors and support the local economy. Love Catalina Island is governed by an elected board of directors and is funded in part through the collection of Transient Occupancy Taxes. For more information, please visit www.lovecatalina.com. Travelers can also join the conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovecatalinaisland) Instagram (@LoveCatalinaIsland) and Twitter (@LoveCatalina_).


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