Disney Cruise Line History
The Walt Disney Company announced plans to start the Disney cruise venture on May 3, 1994.
Ground was broken on Castaway Cay in May, 1996.
Maiden voyage Guests for the Disney Magic® were selected by lottery in February, 1997.
The Disney Magic® departed from Venice, Italy on July 1, 1998.
The Disney Magic® arrived at Port Canaveral for the first time on July 15, 1998.
The maiden voyage of the Disney Magic® took place on July 30, 1998.
The first Disney Cruise Line® wedding occured on Castaway Cay on Valentine's Day, 1999.
The one hundredth sailing of the Disney Magic® was celebrated on July 9, 1999.
The Disney Wonder® departed from Venice, Italy on July 14, 1999.
The Disney Wonder® arrived at Port Canaveral for the first time on August 2, 1999.
The maiden voyage of the Disney Wonder® took place on August 15, 1999.
The Disney Cruise Line® celebrated its one millionth guest family on August 30, 2001.