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A Family Point of View: Fun Together on a Disney Cruise

posted on February 9th, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

The opportunity for families to play together is one of the things that sets Disney Cruise Line apart. From exhilarating rides on the AquaDuck water coaster, to carefree dancing at the Pirates IN the Caribbean deck party, there are countless ways for parents and kids to have fun as a family. In this video, get a first-person point of view from the Ortega family as they discover some of the excitement of a Disney cruise.

Stay tuned to see the Ortega family’s adventures at our private island paradise, Castaway Cay!

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Kids Remember AquaDuck on Their Disney Cruise

posted on February 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

How do you describe the AquaDuck to friends and family who’ve yet to go on a Disney cruise? Here are some ideas from adorable cruise experts!

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Top Five: Star Wars Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy

posted on February 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

During eight Disney Fantasy sailings in early 2016, Star Wars Day at Sea transports guests to a galaxy far, far away — in the Western Caribbean. We’ve been talking with Disney cruisers who have experienced the Force during this epic day-long celebration, and here are the results of their top-five fan favorites:


  1. Character Interactions
  2. Darth Vader, Captain Phasma, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Stormtroopers and other characters from across the Star Wars galaxy are onboard for meet-and-greets and photos. Some may even be seen patrolling the decks!


  1. Family Costumes
  2. Families are encouraged to bring costumes and cosplay for this special occasion. From morning till night, you’ll see Star Wars character look-a-likes all throughout the ship, especially during the lively costume celebration in the ship’s atrium.


  1. Film Screenings
  2. You can watch all seven films in the Star Wars saga and follow Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Rey and Finn along their epic journey. Also showing are episodes of the new Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels.


  1. Younglings Use Their Power
  2. In “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” Force-sensitive children learn the ways of the Jedi and put their skills to the test in a final battle with the Sith Lord, Darth Vader.


  1. Star Wars Deck Party and Fireworks
  2. The day concludes when the “Summon the Force” deck party blasts off to an exciting evening filled with music, dancing and Star Wars characters. The grand finale is a spectacular display of pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and a medley of Star Wars music.

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Six Can’t-Miss Disney Cruise Line Broadway-Style Shows

posted on February 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

There’s no doubt Broadway-style musicals are one of the highlights of a Disney cruise! Presented in the magnificent Walt Disney Theatre, equipped with theatrical technology that makes it one of the most advanced venues on land or sea, our original productions bring Disney stories to life in a whole new way.

Each ship has a unique line-up of shows you won’t want to miss. Here’s a look at six of them …


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Experience the Force: First Look at Star Wars Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy

posted on January 29th, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

This month we kicked off Star Wars Day at Sea, a special day-long celebration aboard the Disney Fantasy. Heard about it, have you?

Star Wars Day at Sea

Taking place during select Western Caribbean cruises from January through April, the event features a full day of Star Wars celebrations for Younglings, Padawans and Jedi Masters alike. Check out this video to see how Star Wars Day at Sea combines the power of the Force, the magic of Disney and the excitement of cruising for an out-of-this-galaxy experience unlike any other!

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Kids Remember Pirate Night on Their Disney Cruise

posted on January 28th, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

Did you see the video we shared last week with cute little ones remembering their first Disney cruise? They’re back, this time telling us about Pirate Night. Take a look!

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Kids Remember Their Disney Cruise

posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

What are the things you remember most from your first Disney cruise? In this video, we talked with some of our youngest cruisers to hear what they had to say. Check it out!

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Experience Adventures by Disney on a Disney Cruise Line European Getaway

posted on January 19th, 2016 by Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager

This summer, Disney Cruise Line is once again charting a course in Europe. If you’re thinking of cruising this year (a tempting thought for most of us during the chilly winter months), be sure to explore options for enhancing your European cruise with tours from Adventures by Disney. Travel off the beaten path with your Adventure Guides and enjoy immersive experiences and VIP privileges along the way.

Adventures by Disney tour of Norway

Northern European group guided port experiences from Adventures by Disney allow you to discover some of the best of every port. On the 7-Night Magic of the Fjords Cruise you’ll see the breathtaking beauty of the fjords and arctic mountain ranges as you walk the cobblestone streets of picturesque towns frozen in time.

Book a pre-cruise stay in Copenhagen with Adventures by Disney to explore castles and canals, modern architecture and Viking history. Pre-cruise stays in London include visits to castles and cathedrals that have witnessed centuries of weddings and royal events. You’ll also get some of the best this metropolitan city has to offer, including regional cuisine and modern attractions.

Adventures by Disney tour of Barcelona, Spain

Prefer cruising the Mediterranean and soaking in the sights of Italy, France and Spain? On the 7-Night Mediterranean Magic cruise you can also discover the best of every port with special guided experiences from Adventures by Disney. From making gelato in Florence to basking in the sun on a private boat to Capri and learning the flamenco in Barcelona, you’ll be sure to enjoy experiences unlike anything you’ve done before!

Hosted by Adventure Guides, these vacation packages offer VIP experiences and opportunities that immerse your family in the culture and history of the places you visit. Adventures by Disney finds a way to make the incredibly easy process of cruising even more carefree … not to mention unforgettable!

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Senses Juice Bar on the Disney Dream: Recipe for Restoration

posted on January 19th, 2016 by Salah Chetbi, Dining and Beverage Standards and Consistency Manager, Disney Cruise Line

At our new Senses Juice Bar on the Disney Dream, it’s easy to keep your fitness afloat by refueling with a nutrient-packed beverage. A variety of fresh ingredients are available to satisfy your taste buds in a healthy way.


In my final post of this series, I’m sharing a recipe to restore harmony and balance. Its delicious mixture of fruits and vegetables is sure to fill you up and leave you wanting more at the same time.



  • 6 Strawberries
  • ½ Avocado
  • 4 Mint leaves
  • 6 slices Beet
  • ½ Apple
  • 4 Goji berries
  • 4 oz water


  1. Blend with or without ice based on desired consistency.

For more recipes from Senses Juice Bar, check out these past posts:

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First Impressions of ‘Tangled: The Musical’ Aboard the Disney Magic

posted on January 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line

Just a few weeks ago, “Tangled: The Musical” joined the incredible line-up of original, Broadway-style stage entertainment aboard the Disney Magic, and audiences are raving about this spectacular new production.

With enchanting music, adventure, romance, humor and that special Disney touch, this show really does have something to delight everyone in the family. But don’t take it from me … Watch the video below to hear what some of our guests had to say after seeing the show for the first time.

Have you seen “Tangled: The Musical” aboard the Disney Magic? Did you watch our exclusive live stream featuring one of the new songs? Tell us your first impressions in the comments section below.

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