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A Mom’s Take: Packing for a Disney Cruise to Alaska

posted on March 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


We’ve reached the final video in our “Mom’s Take” series about our Alaskan voyages, and it’s one you don’t want to miss if you’re joining us this summer. Nancy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel tackles a topic most people have questions about … packing! Not only does she list out must-bring items, she also gives tips that will make packing less of a hassle as you prepare for your vacation. Take a look …

I hope you’ve found all of these videos helpful as you consider or plan for a cruise to Alaska with us. I want to personally thank Nancy for the insights she shared. If you have any other questions about our Alaskan voyages, be sure to visit www.DisneyParksMomsPanel.com.

For more on sailing to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Alaska. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLAlaska.

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A Mom’s Take: Experiencing Europe Before You Even Step off the Ship with Disney Cruise Line

posted on March 10th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


One of Disney Cruise Line’s differentiators is the way we bring destinations alive on our ships. During our Mediterranean voyages this summer, you’ll get a taste of the area’s culture through various onboard offerings like entertainment and dining.

Even Disney friends get in on the fun with themed attire, which you can get a sneak peek of in this “Mom’s Take” video. Check it out to hear from Disney Parks Moms Panelist Marcy about some of the ways your family can experience Europe before you even step off the ship.

For more on sailing Europe with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Europe. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLEurope.

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A Mom’s Take: Embarking on a Disney Alaska Cruise from Vancouver

posted on March 7th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Part of the fun of a Disney cruise to Alaska is visiting our homeport of Vancouver. There’s so much to see in this vibrant Canadian city, and I highly recommend spending time here before or after your cruise.

In our next “Mom’s Take” video, Nancy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel gives you a look at some of the things your family can experience here, including highlights of our debarkation day Port Adventure that takes you around town before dropping you off at the airport. Take a look, and let me know if you agree that time in Vancouver makes for the perfect start or end to a great Alaskan adventure!

For more on sailing to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Alaska. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLAlaska.

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A Mom’s Take: Immersing Your Family in the Culture of Europe with Disney Cruise Line

posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


For many families, traveling is about more than just seeing different destinations. It’s a way to learn about other cultures and bring history life in a unique way. Disney shares this viewpoint, which is why we provide so many culturally rich opportunities on our cruises in Europe.

If you want to know more about how you can immerse your family in the culture of Europe when sailing the Mediterranean with us this summer, take a look at our next “Mom’s Take” video with Marcy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel. She points out different teaching tools you can use while traveling with your kids and even highlights a few of the specific Port Adventures that incorporate learning in a fun way.

For more on sailing Europe with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Europe. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLEurope.

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A Mom’s Take: A Wild Ride in the Great Alaskan Frontier with Disney Cruise Line

posted on February 28th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Do you love rides as much as I do? Then you’re in for a treat if you’re joining us in Alaska this summer!

If you’ve been following along with our “Mom’s Take” videos about our Alaskan voyages, by now you know there’s no shortage of adventure in the destinations we visit. In today’s video, Nancy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel shows you how your family can experience the great outdoors through unique and exhilarating rides … and I’m not talking about the kind of rides you’ll experience in one of our theme parks. I’m talking about wild rides, ones suited to the rugged terrain and wilderness of America’s Last Frontier!

For more on sailing to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Alaska. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLAlaska.

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A Mom’s Take: Tips for Stress-free Adventures in Europe with Disney Cruise Line

posted on February 24th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


What’s the best way to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for a trip? Talk to someone who has been of course! Most likely they can share insights and bring up considerations you may have never even thought about.

Those of you planning on joining us in the Mediterranean this summer got great advice last week from Disney Parks Moms Panelist Marcy about how to make the most of your time in European ports. And today, her next “Mom’s Take” video gives even more helpful preparation tips and addresses one of the most common topics – what to pack!

If you know someone else sailing the Mediterranean with us this summer, you’ll definitely want to share this video with them. Take a look, and then pass it along!

For more on sailing Europe with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Europe. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLEurope.

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A Mom’s Take: Top 5 Disney Alaska Cruise Tips

posted on February 21st, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Whenever I plan a new trip, I always ask others who have already taken the same journey for tips and suggestions. Most of you probably do the same thing, which is why the Disney Parks Moms Panel is such a popular resource for guests.

The video I’m sharing with you today is one of my favorites in our “Mom’s Take” Alaska series since Disney Parks Moms Panelist Nancy gives super helpful tips that she developed not only from her own experience but also from the insights of other guests and crew members. Narrowing down tips to the top five wasn’t an easy feat, but I think you’ll be pleased with the advice Nancy shares. Take a look!

For more on sailing to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Alaska. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLAlaska.

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A Mom’s Take: Making the Most of Your Time in European Ports

posted on February 17th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


One of the things I learned from my cruise in Europe last summer is that a little extra planning goes a long way for your days in port. Since the destinations we visit are rich in history and there is so much to experience, you’ll want to have a game plan ahead of time.

If you’re like me and want to make the most of your days in port, then check out our next “Mom’s Take” video with Disney Parks Moms Panelist Marcy for her valuable advice on how to do that. I know firsthand the suggestions she gives are good ones!

For more on sailing Europe with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Europe. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLEurope.

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Discover a Disney Cruise to Alaska in One Minute

posted on February 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope all of you are celebrating the love of family and friends in your lives today. It’s also a special day for Disney Cruise Line as today marks 100 days until the start of our Alaska season.

In preparation for our voyages in Alaska this summer, we’ve been sharing the “Mom’s Take” videos to give you insider tips and information about these awe-inspiring cruises. Today, we take a short break from that series to give you a look at a Disney cruise to Alaska from a different perspective … mine!

I’ve sailed to Alaska with Disney three times, and each year I am still blown away by the experience. Summing up a Disney cruise to Alaska in just one minute wasn’t easy, but I think this short montage of our guests’ magical moments (hand-picked by me) gives you a good taste of what to expect in America’s Last Frontier. Check it out!

For more on sailing to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Alaska. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLAlaska.

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A Mom’s Take: Sailing the Mediterranean Without Kids on Disney Cruise Line

posted on February 10th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Last week, I shared a video giving you a mom’s take on navigating Europe with kids on a Disney cruise. As a company geared toward families, it’s no surprise that our cruises keep kids in mind, no matter where we are in the world. But what may come as a surprise to some is that we cater to both adults traveling with and without children.

Not only do we have spaces and experiences dedicated to adults onboard, we also offer departures of our most popular shore excursions just for them. In our next “Mom’s Take” video, Marcy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel shows you some of what you can expect when sailing the Mediterranean without kids. If you weren’t already dreaming about that romantic European getaway for you and your significant other, you will be after watching this video!

For more on sailing Europe with Disney Cruise Line, check out the other videos in the series:

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for more about Disney Cruise Line’s voyages in Europe. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DCLEurope.

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