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Disney Cruise Line Announces Military Rates

Disney Cruise Line has announced special Military Rates for select sailings. These sailings will give you an opportunity to experience  the best shows, family activities, dining, and ports in the cruise industry.

These Military rates are available to all retired and active U.S. Military personnel (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Department of Defense personnel). Active and retired members of the U.S. military must provide valid identification at time of check-in. U.S. Military service member is required to sail to take advantage of this offer. Activated members of the U.S. National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve must also show active duty orders (active duty papers must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify).

Booking Window:

Monday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available

 There are currently no Military rates available. Please check back next week for updates.

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Offer applies to new bookings only. Not combinable with other discounts or offers. Military personnel will be required to present valid military identification at time of check-in. Offer limited to a maximum of 1 stateroom per sailing. Exceptions will be made for Military personnel with immediate family members exceeding stateroom capacity. Other stateroom types are available at varying rates. Excludes taxes, fees, and port expenses (all amounts are per person and subject to change). See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

Florida Residents Sail and Save on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has announced special rates exclusively for Florida Residents on select sailings. Experience fantastic shows, onboard activities for the entire family, delectable dining, and visits to the most exciting ports in the cruise industry – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Booking Window: Monday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
 Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night W Caribbean Disney Magic 03/22/2015 Select

 

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Offer limited to 50 staterooms and is subject to availability. Other discounts do not apply. Proof of Florida resident is required for at least one adult member on the reservation within 48 hours of booking. Failure to submit complete identification will result in a cancellation with applicable cancellation fees. Florida resident must be at least 18 years of age. Other stateroom types may be available at varying rates. Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses not included. See Disney Cruise Line brochure for applicable terms and conditions.

Disney Cruise Line Brings Frozen Fun to Sea

Today, Disney Cruise Line has announced the addition of brand new Frozen-inspired experiences during select sailings on all four of their ships! These activities, which vary by ship and itinerary, are slated to begin this Summer.

Aboard Disney Magic and Disney Wonder

Guests will be treated to a day of Frozen Fun. From a magical freeze that has overtaken the atrium lobby to a day full of icy adventures, this will be a day you won’t forget! Planned special experiences include:

  • Memorable moments with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf
  • “Anna’s Chase for the Chocolate” scavenger hunt
  • “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” activity
  • “The Maypole Swirl and Twirl” – (traditional Scandinavian dance lessons)
  • “Frozen” themed dining experience inside that evening’s rotational dining location
  • “Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends” Deck Party
  • Frozen-themed party just for the adults inside the nightclub

Exclusively on the Disney Magic, friends of Frozen will make their stage show debut at sea during “Disney Dreams… An Enchanted Classic” inside the Walt Disney Theatre! The new scenes will feature renditions of three popular songs: “Let it Go,” “For the First Time in Forever” and “In Summer.”

Also exclusively on the Disney Magic, new Port Adventures will be added to select Norway sailings that bring the fairytale setting of Arendelle and Frozen to life.

Aboard All Four Disney Cruise Line Ships

Magical Meet and Greets will be even warmer when Olaf joins Anna and Elsa this Summer during select sailings on all four ships! You’ll want to be sure to check your Personal Navigator on the first day of your cruise for special Meet & Greet ticket distribution locations as availability for this goes quickly!

At Disney Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Line is cooling down Disney Castaway Cay with the addition of Olaf’s Summertime Freeze bar! Opening in Summer 2015 near the Pelican Point tram stop, the bar will serve non-alcoholic specialty frozen drinks like “Olaf’s Flurry Freeze,” “Sven’s Carrot Delight” and “Warm Hugs.”

At this time, exact dates have not been released as to when these new activities will start.

Contact your Magic Maker® today to book your Frozen Fun on the high seas!

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All entertainment offerings subject to change without notice.

Disney Cruise Line® Offers Half Off Deposits

This Year’s New Year Resolution – Together Time!

2015 is the year to make wonderful family memories! That’s easy with the help of Disney Cruise Line’s Broadway-style shows, delicious dining and incredible deck parties. But the fun isn’t just onboard; you’ll visit amazing ports of call from tropical wonderlands to enchanting European escapes. As an added bonus, book by February 15 and enjoy 50% off* the required deposit on any 2015 sailing!

Offer Details:

When you book a cruise by Feb. 15, 2015, you’ll pay just half of the typical deposit on the day of booking with the remainder of the deposit due with final payment! Disney Cruise Line® offers flexible payment options with final payment typically due 75 days prior to travel.

Contact your Magic Maker® today for to turn “family time” into “once upon a time!”

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*Valid for new bookings only on sailings booked by 2/15/15. Valid on all sailings in 2015 that do not require final payment at time of booking. Government Taxes and Fees, Gratuities and Port Adventures are not included. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions

Our Favorite Highlights from 2014

Does it seem possible that we’re just hours away from 2015? Seems like just yesterday we were recapping our 13 Highlights from 2013!

One of Walt Disney’s famous quotes is:

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. ~ Walt Disney

2014 brought many exciting changes to Disney Destinations are we are excited to have been a part of them! Here is a recap of some of our favorites. Follow any of the BLUE links below for additional information!

  • The Frozen frenzy continued to grow inside Disney Parks! Anna and Elsa began meeting guests back in fall of 2013, but this year brought the addition of Frozen Fun attractions inside the Parks. From sing-a-longs to indoor snow play areas, our guests were delighted with the new additions. While these events have been taking place for several months at the Walt Disney World® Resort, Frozen Fun is just beginning at the Disneyland® Resort.
  • Guests of all ages flock to the Walt Disney World® Resort each spring for an event that is simply out-of-this-universe – Star Wars™ Weekends! In 2014, a new option was added that allowed guests to dine with their favorite Star Wars™ characters! We are excited that this event will return in 2015 from May 4-June 14!
  • 2014 was a great year for Magic Kingdom® Park as they welcomed a new daytime parade and brand new attraction! Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade brings the magical stories of New Fantasyland™ onto the streets of Main Street, U.S.A®. Brand new parade floats, costuming, and an original soundtrack highlights the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Tangled, Brave, and others. And our guests are loving the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a family-friendly coaster that marked the end of the multi-year New Fantasyland™ expansion.
  • Two special anniversaries were celebrated in 2014! One of Walt’s original attractions, “it’s a small world,” celebrated its 50th Anniversary! On the East Coast, Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue celebrated 40 years of foot-stompin’ fun at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
  • Disney Cruise Line continued to be honored in 2014 with several awards and recognitions – including being named #1 Mega-Ship Cruise Line in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for Families and honors from Cruise Critic and Condé Nast Traveler.
  • Disney PhotoPass™ Service launched a new Memory Maker package that now includes attraction videos!
  • Walt Disney World® Resort’s MyMagic+ program was enhanced to allow greater flexibility to the FastPass+ system.
  • Just this month, Disneyland® Park launched new viewing options for those guests wishing to end their day by enjoying a performance of Fantasmic!
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has started a refurbishment that brings both queen beds and accommodations for families of five! The refreshed rooms look great and should be completed in 2015!
  • Disney Cruise Line enhanced their Navigator App to allow guests to use their Smartphones to chat with other friends or family members onboard their cruise! This new functionality is great and is a handy way to stay in touch at sea!

So, what was your favorite change of 2014?

 

Disney Cruise Line Releases Early 2016 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries through April of 2016 bringing magic to new ports of call! Starting in 2016, Disney Cruise Line will make stops in two popular Caribbean destinations — Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique!

Disney Cruise Line will be setting sail to so many fantastic places! They’ve selected the most stunning destinations in the world for your family to explore and make memories. From the old-world charm of Europe to the arctic allure of Alaska or the colorful Caribbean and Bahamas. With four ships and a variety of itineraries, the choice is yours!

Which Cruise Will You Choose?

Explore these options and contact your Magic Maker® today for booking information:

Disney Fantasy
Disney Dream
Disney Wonder
Disney Magic

Since pricing tends to increase as availability becomes more limited, we always suggest clients book early! Bookings are open to the public, so contact your Magic Maker® today and prepare to set sail!

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Updates Coming to Disney Cruise Line Navigator App

Last fall, Disney Cruise Line put the power right in the palm of your hands when they introduced their new Navigator App! Now, an enhancement is on the way to add even more functionality!

Currently the Navigator App gives you access to the valuable information you could once only find in your daily Personal Navigator delivered to your stateroom each evening. With this new update, guests aboard all four Disney Cruise Line ships will be able to utilize Onboard Chat to connect with other friends and family members aboard the ship!

Additional information you’ll find in the app includes:

  • Listing of onboard activities
  • Character experiences onboard the ship
  • Deck Parties, Live Shows, and other Entertainment
  • Dining
  • Adult exclusive nightclubs and lounges
  • Your upcoming ports of call
  • Spa and other Onboard Services
  • Youth clubs
  • Deck Plans
  • Option to save and be reminded of favorite activities

The app is available for free in the Apple App Store℠ (iOS devices) and Google Play™ (Android devices). Use of the app, which utilizes the onboard WiFi network, is complimentary as long as you follow the specific directions for connecting. However, you’ll want to remember to download the app before boarding the ship to avoid any data charges.

This Week Only: $100 Onboard Credit on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Catch this limited-time offer before it sets sail without you!

Dreams come true aboard Disney Cruise Line! And for this week only, all guests booking an eligible Early 2015 7-night Caribbean Cruise will receive a $100 onboard credit per stateroom!

Travel Dates:

  • 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises departing Jan. 4-Mar. 29, 2015 aboard the newly reimagined Disney Magic
  • 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruises departing Jan. 3-Mar. 28, 2015 aboard Disney Fantasy

Booking Dates:

Valid for new bookings made Oct. 6–13, 2014

Contact your Magic Maker® today for more information!

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Valid for new bookings only made between Oct. 6–13, 2014. Not combinable with other offers or discounts. One onboard credit per stateroom. Onboard credit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes to the vacation date or category may result in a loss of any offer. Offer is subject to availability. Visit Disney Cruise Line website for cruise details and applicable terms and conditions.

Adventure is Out There with a Disney Land & Sea Vacation!

By Magic Maker® Melissa Ludwig

Are you ready to experience the ultimate Disney Destination Getaway? Then you are ready for a Disney Land & Sea Vacation! When most people are getting ready to plan a Disney Vacation, they choose one destination, such as Walt Disney World® Resort, or a Disney Cruise Line getaway. Why not combine them for the supreme in relaxation and fun?

Here are some of the options that you could consider for a Disney Land & Sea Vacation:

-Walt Disney World® Resort and a 3, 4 or 5-night Bahamian Disney Cruise Line vacation
-Walt Disney World® Resort and a 5-night Western Caribbean Disney Cruise Line vacation
-Disneyland® Resort and a 2 or 3-night Weekend Getaway Disney Cruise Line vacation
-Disneyland® Resort and a 5-night West Coast Disney Cruise Line vacation
-Adventures by Disney® cruise vacation packages, including destinations such as The Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, London, Copenhagen, and Barcelona.

…And more! The possibilities are numerous and there is a Disney Land & Sea Vacation to fit a wide range of budgets.

Last year, my husband and I chose a Disney Land & Sea Vacation for our honeymoon, and it was the perfect selection. I had wanted to go to Walt Disney World® Resort, and he was hoping to try a cruise, as he had never been on one before. So, we hopped on a plane to Orlando, spent two full days at Walt Disney World® Resort, transferred from Orlando to Port Canaveral on a Disney Cruise Line charter bus, and then enjoyed a 3-night Bahamian cruise including port stops at Nassau (home of one of the Atlantis Resorts) and Disney Destination’s own Castaway Cay. We could not have had a better time…we each got what we wanted from our honeymoon, and created countless memories to last a lifetime.

So, if you are struggling to figure out a vacation to suit the whole family, look no further than a Disney Land & Sea Vacation, which will truly offer something for everyone. With pre-and post-cruise add-ons, the options are more flexible than ever, and your Magic Maker® is here for you every step of the way to help make this the vacation of a lifetime.

Holidays at Sea Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Walt Disney World® Resort has always brought a little extra magic to the seasonal celebrations of Halloween and Christmas with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park.

Now, the celebrations will be shipped off to sea with specially themed Halloween and Christmas sailings aboard Disney Cruise Line.

In September and October, all four Disney Cruise Line ships will host Halloween on the High Seas Cruises. Aboard these special themed sailings you will experience Halloween like you never have before! Kids will enjoy trick or treating with their favorite Disney characters and marching in the Costume parade, while adults will have their own fun with a costume contest and a villainous dance in adult areas. The entire family can come together and enjoy the Mouse-querade party and see Jack and Sally at the Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream Show!

Halloween on the High Seas will be available on the following sailings:

  • Disney Magic: Sep. 27 – Oct. 26, 2014
  • Disney Wonder: Sep. 26 – Oct. 31, 2014
  • Disney Dream: Sep. 7 – Oct. 31, 2014
  • Disney Fantasy: Sep. 6 – Oct. 25, 2014

Then, Disney Cruise Line comes alive aboard all four ships for Very MerryTime Cruises. There is nothing like celebrating Christmas with a nautical flair as each ship is themed to a Christmas wonderland. During the Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, the entire family can come together to play games, dance and celebrate with favorite Disney friends! Kids will be able to help launch all of the celebrations aboard the ship at a tree lighting ceremony. And of course, what Christmas celebration is complete without Santa and his elves on hand to greet you!

Very Merrytime Cruises will be available on the following sailings*:

  • Disney Magic: Nov. 9 – Dec. 28, 2014
  • Disney Wonder: Nov. 9 – Dec. 30, 2014
  • Disney Dream: Nov. 10 – Dec. 29, 2014
  • Disney Fantasy: Nov. 8 – Dec. 27, 2014

    * = some elements will begin construction in early Nov. and may not be available until late Nov.

Availability aboard Disney Cruise Line for these special themed cruises is limited! Reserve your spot through your Magic Maker® today to celebrate on the high seas with Disney Cruise Line!