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Disney Wonder Calls on Seattle for the First Time

posted on May 29th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Yesterday the Disney Wonder sailed out of Seattle for the first time, marking the start to Disney Cruise Line’s summer Alaska season.

Disney Wonder Departs from Seattle on a 7-day Alaskan Voyage

The Seattle city skyline is just the beginning of the breathtaking views guests will enjoy on the seven-night Alaska Disney cruises which sail to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia.
Seattle is the second iconic U.S. city Disney Cruise Line sailed out of for the first time this week, following Disney’s first-ever sailings out of New York City on Friday. Which of this year’s new Disney Cruise Line homeports do you want to cruise from the most – Seattle, New York or Galveston, Texas?

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Aloha Spirit Fills the Disney Wonder

posted on May 8th, 2012 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager of Public Affairs at Disney Cruise Line


From a greeting with a local children’s choir to an orchid shower and lei presentation, the aloha spirit was alive in each of the Hawaiian ports of call that welcomed the Disney Wonder for the first time last weekend.

Celebrating the ship’s arrival gave us a unique opportunity to collaborate with our friends from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.

Cast members from Aulani welcomed the crew of the Disney Wonder and presented a traditional Hawaiian paddle to the captain so that the ship could always carry a part of Aulani with it. Disney Cruise Line bestowed a piece of mooring line to Aulani, representing Disney magic that ties the ship to the resort.

Captain Fabian, Captain Mickey Mouse, and Elliot Mills, Vice President & General Manager of Aulani

Captain Fabian, Captain Mickey Mouse, and Elliot Mills, Vice President & General Manager of Aulani.

The Disney Wonder Captain and His Team in Maui

The Captain and his team in Maui.

A Rainbow Shone Overhead to Bless the Ship’s Arrival Ceremony

In Honolulu, a beautiful rainbow shone overhead – a symbol of good luck – to bless the ship’s arrival ceremony, which included local port officials and community leaders including Governor Neil Abercrombie and Mayor Peter Carlisle.

Guests participated in unique port adventures in each destination, ranging from a hike past a scenic waterfall to a special visit to Aulani, where Hawaiian culture, history and traditions are celebrated.

In addition, crew members and Disney characters visited a local hospital for senior citizens in Kahului and an immersion school in Maui to spread the Disney magic across the islands.

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Disney Wonder Calls on Hawai’i for the First Time

posted on May 7th, 2012 by Jason Lasecki, Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Disney Vacation Club


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What a sight! This weekend, the Disney Wonder was spotted sailing through the Hawaiian Islands for the first time, on a special 15-night voyage. Here in this photo, she is cruising past iconic Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.

The good news for you? Disney Cruise Line is offering a second 14-night Hawaiian voyage that will depart from the Port of Los Angeles on October 14, 2012. Stops for both voyages include Hilo, Hawai’i; Kahului, Maui; Honolulu, Oahu; Nawiliwili, Kauai; and Ensenada, Mexico.

Let us know in the comments if you wish you were saying “aloha” to these gorgeous islands today or if you’re sailing on our next Hawaiian cruise in October.

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Who Has More Fun on a Disney Cruise – Adults or Kids?

posted on May 2nd, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Disney Cruise Line Mom, Andi, gave her family a little challenge on their last Disney cruise. The objective? To find out who actually has more fun – is it the grownups or the kids?

We’ll let you be the judge! Check out the fun they had aboard the Disney Wonder, and tell us in the comments what you think.

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Disney Cruise Line Guests to Discover the Beauty of San Diego This Fall

posted on April 27th, 2012 by Arnaldo Zanonato, Port Adventures Manager


The Disney Wonder will make its inaugural visit to San Diego this September as part of Disney Cruise Line’s new 7-night Best of California cruises. The Port Adventures Team has been busy putting together some great experiences for both families and adults.

There are plenty of ways to experience “America’s Finest City”…by bicycle, harbor cruise or a coastal walk, to name a few. Guests wanting to explore the city at a leisurely pace should choose the San Diego Trolley Car, which allows them to “hop on and off” at various attractions.
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Certainly one port adventure many guests will love is a trip to the San Diego Zoo, one of the most famous zoos in the United States.
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Also not to be missed is the Toasting Temecula wine adventure. On this tour, adult guests have an opportunity to explore Southern California’s only developed wine region with tastings at three different wineries.
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Vintage Walt Disney World: Past Disney Cruise Line Christenings

posted on March 1st, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Today, Disney Cruise Line officially welcomes the Disney Fantasy into its fleet of ships when it will be christened in New York City. This marks the first time a Disney Cruise Line ship christening will take place outside of Port Canaveral, Fla. The Maiden Voyage for the Disney Fantasy will be March 31 from Port Canaveral.

Below is a look back at the christening ceremonies for the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Dream.

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Every cruise ship has a Godmother, and our Disney Cruise Line ships are no different. The Godmother for the Disney Magic was Patty Disney, for the Disney Wonder it was Tinker Bell, while Jennifer Hudson was the Godmother for the Disney Dream. And later today, the Godmother for the Disney Fantasy will be revealed. Any guesses?

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A Mom’s Take: Tips for a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

posted on February 10th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Disney Cruise Line Mom, Andi, gave us a glimpse at the rich Mexican culture her family experienced aboard the Disney Wonder and in the charming towns of Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas on their seven-night voyage to the Mexican Riviera.

In this final video of the series, Andi takes a look back at the highlights of her family’s cruise and offers tips for planning yours. What tips do you have to add?

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A Mom’s Take: Cabo San Lucas Fun in the Sun with Disney Cruise Line

posted on February 8th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Are you considering a Disney cruise to the Mexican Riviera? Then hopefully you’ve been watching our new video series that gives you a mom’s point of view on Disney Cruise Line’s seven-night voyages to the Mexican Riviera.

Our Disney Cruise Line Mom, Andi, has shared how your family can experience the rich Mexican culture, both onboard and in the charming town of Puerto Vallarta. In this next video Andi shows the fun in the sun her family had in Cabo San Lucas!

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A Mom’s Take: Exploring Puerto Vallarta with Disney Cruise Line

posted on February 6th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Last week we introduced a new video series on sailing to the Mexican Riviera with Disney Cruise Line. These videos take you on the adventures of our Disney Cruise Line Mom, Andi, and her family as they sail aboard the Disney Wonder along the sun-kissed Baja Peninsula.

Here’s a look at the first stop in their journey, the culturally rich town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

Next stop: sunny Cabo San Lucas!

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A Mom’s Take: Sailing to the Mexican Riviera with Disney Cruise Line

posted on February 1st, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


What can you expect on a Disney cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

Through a series of videos, our Disney Cruise Line Mom Andi shows us her family’s experience on a seven-night voyage to the Mexican Riviera.

Check out the first video to see how Mexican culture comes aboard the Disney Wonder!

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