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Disney To Set Sail Out Of Miami

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(Source: Disney Cruise Line) Disney Wonder

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Wonder no more! Disney Cruise Line is coming in Miami.

In a press release Tuesday, Disney Cruise Line announced it will sail from Miami for the first time on December 23, 2012. Port Miami is a cruise hub long dominated by locally-based Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line.

The Wonder is re-locating to Miami from Los Angeles and no longer will operate itineraries to the West Coast of Mexico.

Through May 2013, the 1,754 passenger Disney Wonder will call Miami home for a series of four- and five-night sailings from Miami to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. 

The first two Caribbean cruises out of PortMiami will be a six-night trip followed by a seven-night cruise.

Rates for the four- and five-night cruises will start at $440 per person, double occupancy, for a standard inside cabin, according to the press release.

Disney’s move to Miami means the cruise line will have two home ports in Florida.  The first is longtime hub Port Canaveral, where the line began in 1998. Port Canaveral will remain home to the line’s two newest ships, the one-year-old Disney Dream and soon-to-debut Disney Fantasy.

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