Friday, September 21, 2012

San Diego to Welcome Inaugural Disney Ship

The inaugural visit of the 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder cruise ship to the Port of San Diego is scheduled for the morning of Fri., Sept. 21, 2012 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. The visit coincides with the start of the 2012-2013 cruise season.

To commemorate this inaugural visit, a ceremonial plaque exchange will take place onboard the vessel at 11:30 between Disney Cruise Line Captain Fabian Dib, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Port Commissioner Bob Nelson.

“We are pleased to welcome Captain Dib, the crew and the passengers of the Disney Wonder to the Port of San Diego,” Board of Port Commissioners Chair Lou Smith said. “We hope they enjoy the region’s many attractions and we appreciate the economic impact this visit brings.”

The Disney Wonder is one of four cruise ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. The ship is sailing out of Los Angeles to San Diego as part of special Pixar-themed voyages. This will be the first of four port-of-call visits that the Disney Wonder makes to the Port of San Diego. The vessel returns to the San Diego Bay Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, 2012.

The Port of San Diego has 85 cruises and more than 270,000 passengers scheduled for calendar year 2012. In early October, the port is scheduled to have two multi-ship days, with three cruise ships in port on Thurs., Oct. 4 and three more on Fri., Oct. 5.