Disney Cruise Lines sails back into YVR in 2013

Disney Cruise Lines has officially released its itineraries for the 2013 season, and Vancouver is once again a port of call. The Disney Wonder debuted its cruises to Alaska in Vancouver last year, but switched to Seattle in 2012. However, Vancouver’s closer proximity to Alaska and positive feedback from travellers contributed to Disney’s decision to reinstate Vancouver as the departure point. Starting May 27, the Disney Wonder will depart Vancouver with 16 scheduled sailings throughout the season, travelling through the fjord at Tracy Arm and docking in the Alaskan ports of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. During its time in Vancouver, Disney Cruise Lines carried approximately 90,000 passengers and contributed $40 million to the city’s economy. According to Port Metro Vancouver, each cruise call to the city generates $2 million in economic activity.