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Getting Ready for Summer with Disney Cruise Line

posted on May 1st, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Summer is quickly approaching, and like many of you, Disney Cruise Line is preparing for our upcoming getaways! Both the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic are getting ready to reposition to new homeports for the exciting itineraries we’re offering late May through early September.

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Tomorrow, the Disney Wonder sets sail from Miami for her journey through the Panama Canal to the West Coast. Following stops in San Diego and San Francisco and after calling on exotic ports such as Cartagena, Colombia and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, she’ll arrive to Vancouver to kick off our Alaska season. Once again, we’ll be taking guests to the charming ports of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, and sailing through the breathtaking Tracy Arm Fjord. And new for 2014, our first cruise of the season will be extra special with a stop in Sitka.

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On the same day the Disney Wonder arrives to Vancouver, May 19, the Disney Magic will depart from Port Canaveral for a voyage across the Atlantic. After stopping at Funchal, Portugal and Malaga, Spain, she’ll arrive to Barcelona for her first summer season since the ship’s transformation. The Disney Magic’s exciting summer in Europe includes cruises from both Barcelona and Venice with several Mediterranean destinations in France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

If you’re joining us on the Disney Wonder’s Panama Canal crossing or the Disney Magic’s transatlantic sailing this month, don’t miss your chance to get a special commemorative T-shirts once you’re onboard. Bon voyage!

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Time-lapse Video of Disney Cruise Line in Europe

posted on April 30th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


This summer, we’re offering so many exciting itineraries for Disney Magic cruisers in Europe! To give you a glimpse at what you can expect to see, we put together this cool time-lapse video of some of our destinations in the Mediterranean. Check it out!

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Magic in the Details: World-Class Accommodations and Dining on a Disney Cruise

posted on April 16th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


When you think about what sets Disney apart, what is it that comes to mind? My guess is that most of you will agree it’s attention to detail. No matter where you vacation with Disney, it’s easy to tell right away the thought that’s put behind even the smallest of things. It’s what we call “magic in the details.”

This month we shared with you some of the magical details you’ll find on a Disney cruise, from dazzling entertainment for the whole family to activities catered to kids and adults. Today, take a closer look at the world-class accommodations and dining you can expect when sailing with us.

What other ways do you notice the Disney difference on a Disney cruise?

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Dazzling Family Entertainment Included on a Disney Cruise

posted on April 4th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


What are some of the ways your family likes to have fun together? There’s a pretty high chance whatever you name is already offered on a Disney cruise. And the best part is that it’s all included!

Last week, I shared a video about date night on the high seas with ideas for how adults can spend their time while the kids are having fun in the youth clubs. But today, I want to bring it back to ways the entire family can have fun together.

In this video, Marcy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel gives you a glimpse of our family entertainment, like live stage shows, high-energy deck parties and of course, fireworks at sea. She couldn’t cover everything in such a short video, so check it out and let us know some of the other ways your family has fun onboard.

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Exploring Northern Europe with Disney Cruise Line

posted on April 2nd, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


It’s no surprise that guests are raving about the new itineraries we announced last week! In case you missed it, in summer 2015 we are sailing to northern Europe – exploring for the first time the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Plus, we are returning to the Baltic for all-new itineraries, including sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Russia.

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I know many of you are already planning next year’s summer vacation, so I wanted to give you more details about these new sailings. With all of your options, choosing which cruise to take is sure to be a tough decision!

Norwegian Fjords and Iceland

Ever since the release of “Frozen,” set among Norway’s breathtaking mountain ranges, glaciers, geysers and fjords, visiting this enchanting land has been at the top of my list … and I’m sure it’s high on yours, too! Not only is the landscape gorgeous, the country’s Scandinavian culture comes to life through stunning architecture, storybook villages and historic city centers.

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To explore the Norwegian Fjords with us, you can choose from seven-, nine- and 11-night options departing from Copenhagen, Denmark. Both the seven- and nine-night itineraries visit the ports of Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen before returning to Copenhagen. The nine-night sailing also calls on Molde and Olden.

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On our 11-night voyage, you’ll journey to not only Norway but also Iceland and the Faroe Islands! This cruise visits three destinations in Norway (Oslo, Kristiansand and Stavanger), two in Iceland (Akureyri and Reykjavik) and one in the Faroe Islands (Torshavn), ending in Dover, England.

Baltic Sea

What’s more, we’re returning to destinations in the Baltic Sea where you can explore richly diverse cultures in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Russia.

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The seven-night itineraries beginning and ending in Copenhagen call on Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. These same ports are visited on our 12-night cruises from Dover, England, one of which also stops in Warnemunde, Germany – the gateway to Berlin.

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These options are pretty spectacular, don’t you think? And they are only part of what we’re offering in summer 2015! While in Europe, the Disney Magic will also sail the Mediterranean, departing from Spain and calling on France and Italy. The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska and the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will continue Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries.

So, where do you want to be in summer 2015? Like our friend Olaf from “Frozen,” sometimes I like to close my eyes and imagine what it’ll be like when summer does come!

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Date Night on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

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


What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled for a night out with your significant other? Here’s one date night destination you may have never considered: out on the open ocean!

We all know that a Disney cruise is the perfect place for families to spend quality time together. And it’s no secret the kids will have a blast! But something you may not have thought about before is that sailing with us also gives you plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your spouse.

Curious to see what I mean? Check out this video for inspiration on ways you can get quality “we” time on your next Disney cruise!

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Disney Cruise Line Reveals New 2015 Destinations

posted on March 25th, 2014 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Today we revealed our itineraries for the summer of 2015, and I am thrilled to share them with you! As you know, sailing to exciting locales around the world is nothing new for us. From Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, in the Bahamas to America’s Last Frontier in Alaska and the Greek Isles in the Mediterranean, each year we offer spectacular itineraries for your family to enjoy.

Now, we’re charting a course to even more amazing destinations next year, and since there are so many new options for your family, I asked Cruise Director Brent to help me tell you all about it. Take a look at this video to find out where we’re headed and to get a glimpse of some of the exciting places we’ll be sailing to for the first time ever!

Which of our new destinations is on your bucket list for 2015?

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A Mom’s Take: Magical Port Adventures in Venice

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


Not only is Venice is a new homeport for us this summer, it’s also a destination on some of our Mediterranean cruises. And as always, Disney worked with tour operators to create unique, family-friendly excursions that make a visit to this city extra special.

Wrapping up our Europe “Mom’s Take” series, Marcy from the Disney Parks Moms Panel showcases a few of the Port Adventures your family can join in Venice. Check it out to get an idea of the fun you’ll have when sailing the Mediterranean with us!

Please join me in thanking Marcy for all of her helpful tips, and head over to www.DisneyParksMomsPanel.com if you have more questions about sailing the Mediterranean with Disney.

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: 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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