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Cruising Europe with Disney: Tips to Enhance Your Adventure

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club

Last week, we announced our return to Europe in the summer of 2019. That means both this summer and next, you have the chance to explore Old World charm, stunning scenery and historical sights from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe. Deciding which cruise itinerary is best for your family is your first big decision, and then starts the fun part: planning your adventures in our incredible destinations. As you explore what to see and do in each port, here are my top tips for how to enhance your Disney cruise in Europe…

Do an Adventures by Disney Short Escape when sailing from Barcelona, Rome or Copenhagen. These three-night trips, hosted by two expert Adventure Guides, give you more time to explore the homeport before your voyage. What’s more, it gives your family a chance to get acclimated to a different time zone so you can start your cruise fresh. The best part is that your Adventure Guides plan all the details, so you get to sit back and relax as they show you the sights and arrange VIP experiences that allow you to experience memorable icons in ways that few can.

Give each member of the family a vote in the Port Adventure selection. We offer excursions catered to all ages and interests, so whether you’re traveling with young kids, teenagers or just adults, there’s something for you. Depending on everyone’s preferences, consider choosing a different type of experience in each port, perhaps an active adventure one day and a relaxing excursion the next. Nature lover, history buff or culinary connoisseur? We have Port Adventures specifically for you.

Add on a guided group excursion package with Adventures by Disney on select European cruises. Want to see the best of each destination with tour guides who knows each of you by name? Two knowledgeable and friendly Adventure Guides, the same throughout the cruise, will help you unlock the wonders of each port through immersive excursions and off-the-beaten-path adventures. In addition, you can enjoy exclusive receptions onboard and have access to concierge service from these dedicated guides during the voyage.

Use your time onboard the ship to recharge. On our European voyages, the Disney Magic is your home away from home. Except you don’t have to do any of the cooking, cleaning or entertaining! After an excursion in port or during your days at sea, take advantage of all the ship has to offer with the all-included dining, pools, sports deck, Broadway-style musicals and much more. Let your kids play with their new friends in the youth club while you get pampered in the spa or enjoy a date night at Palo. Then return to the comfort of your stateroom to rest up for the next day’s adventures!

Those of you who have cruised in Europe with us, what are your top tips to add more magic to the experience?