Back in March, I shared with you the exciting news of our incredible itinerary lineup for summer 2019, including first-time visits to seven new ports in Europe. In the coming weeks, we’re going to dive into these new itineraries and destinations, starting with one that I’m especially looking forward to …

For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line guests can experience the world-renowned splendor of Rome as a bookend experience during one special eight-night sailing in June 2019. Not only does this voyage transport guests to gorgeous Mediterranean locales in Italy, Spain and France, but it also offers more opportunities to explore The Eternal City before and after their cruise!

In Rome, travelers can journey back in time to imperial glory at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, then experience the extravagance of the Baroque era at the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and St. Peter’s Basilica. In the city’s famous piazzas (public squares), the ornate classical design provides the backdrop for lively society, shopping and dining. And around every corner awaits authentic culinary delights, from homemade pasta and indulgent gelato to impeccable local wines and rich espresso coffees.

Guests can even add some extra Disney magic to their vacation with an Adventures by Disney Short Escape. This three-night, pre-cruise itinerary gives families VIP access to some of Rome’s most well-known sites and attractions, including an exclusive after-hours visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

All that, and we haven’t even embarked on the cruise yet! Once aboard the Disney Magic, guests will sail to Salerno, Italy, where they can set out on excursions to the mystifying remnants of Pompeii and the exquisite Amalfi coast. A stop in La Spezia, Italy, follows a day at sea and offers opportunities to discover Renaissance gems in Florence and snap a bucket-list photo with the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

From there, guests will be whisked away to Villefranche and Marseilles, France, and Barcelona, Spain, three iconic coastal cities are known for architectural marvels, palette-pleasing dishes, and sought-after shopping scenes. A final day at sea provides the perfect interlude before heading back for more sightseeing action in Rome.

This one-time, roundtrip Mediterranean voyage from Rome sets sail on June 14, 2019. Will you be onboard?