Disney Wonder Hosts First-Call Ceremony in San Diego

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Launches the start of the San Diego cruise season

SAN DIEGO, California (September 21, 2012) – Disney Cruise Line Captain Fabian Dib and his shipboard officers will host local port officials and community leaders aboard the 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder for a plaque exchange ceremony in celebration of the inaugural call on San Diego, in accordance with maritime tradition. San Diego is a port of call for the first time as part of four brand-new, seven-night, Pixar-inspired California Coast itineraries on the Disney Wonder from September 16 through October 14, visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico.

“We’re excited to bring the Disney Wonder to San Diego for the first time and appreciate the warm welcome from the port and the city,” said Disney Cruise Line Captain Dib. “Our guests will enjoy experiencing the best of southern California, from the beautiful beaches and plentiful outdoor activities, including the famous San Diego Zoo, to the bustling downtown and scenic Pacific coast.”

The Port of San Diego has planned a special welcome for the guests and crew members of the Disney Wonder. The San Diego State University marching band will play in the terminal to greet guests as they disembark the ship. After a day of fun in port, guests will be treated to more music from a trio of musicians as they pass through the terminal and board the ship.

As part of these four California Coast cruises, memorable characters from Pixar Animation Studios’ award-winning films will make their shipboard debut, while legendary filmmakers and artists share special behind-the-scenes presentations. Guests will also be able to enjoy Pixar feature films onboard, including “Finding Nemo” in 3-D, as well as short films and sneak peeks of future Pixar films. In addition, they can explore the onboard Pixar art exhibit that will showcase movie art from pre-production, story development and more.

Following the California Coast cruises, the Disney Wonder will sail a 14-night itinerary to Hawai’i, then return to California for six Mexican Riviera cruises, before repositioning to sail from Miami for the first time in December.

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Based in Celebration, Fla., Disney Cruise Line is focused on providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and kids can immerse themselves in worlds of fantasy only Disney can create. The company was most recently recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure as the No. 1 Cruise Line for Families for the fourth consecutive year. Condé Nast Traveler magazine named Disney Cruise Line the top “Cruise Ships of the World,” with the Disney Magic being voted No. 1 and the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder tying for No. 2.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can contact their travel agent, visit disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500. Travel agents can call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or visit disneytravelagents.com.