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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, May 22 – Sunday, May 28, 2017

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
Port Canaveral, FL 7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 07/15/2017 5A
7-Night E. Caribbean Disney Fantasy 07/29/2017 5C

 

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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.

‘MARVEL™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Disney Cruise Line has announced MARVEL™ Day at Sea is coming to 7-select sailings on the Disney Magic in fall 2017 and spring of 2018! This action-packed day will bring the epic adventures of the MARVEL™ Universe to a ship in floating somewhere the Atlantic.

There will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Meet-and-Greets with Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and other MARVEL™ Universe Super Heroes
  • A brand-new spectacular MARVEL™-themed party on the ship’s upper deck complete with music, dancing and games
  • A finale to the party that only a Super Hero could arrange – including a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, and MARVEL™ Super Heroes and Super Villains
  • MARVEL™-themed trivia for kids and families
  • MARVEL™-themed games, activities and arts and crafts offered throughout the day in the Oceaneer Club.
  • Special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings

All the unforgettable fun of MARVEL™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select Disney Magic sailings. Those sailing dates are:

NEW YORK CITY

7- or 8-night Bahamian –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, with a day at Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017.

7-night Canadian Coast – with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax

  • Oct. 21, 2017

MIAMI

5-night Western Caribbean –  include a stop at Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman

  • Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 18; Apr. 1, 15 and 29, 2018

These sailings are guaranteed to bring out your superhuman abilities! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

‘Star Wars™ Day at Sea’ on Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Dark Side… Light Side… Port Side…

Disney Cruise Line has announced that in addition to the already announced 2017 dates,  Star Wars™ Day at Sea will be returning to 15-select sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2018! This day long celebration will bring Star Wars™ fun to a ship in a galaxy far, far away – in the Caribbean.

From Jedis-in-training to Jedi Masters, there will be events geared to guests of all ages. Planned activities include:

  • Star Wars™ Deck Party and Fireworks
    • Evening filled with Music, Dancing, Games, and show
    • Deck party ends with a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lasers, lighting, sound effects and Star Wars™ music
  • Themed Youth and Family Activities
    • Dress up in your own stellar costumes
    • Jedi Training Academy experience teaches young “Padawans” lightsaber moves to face off against the evil Darth Vader
    • Star Wars™ Trivia
    • Star Wars™-themed crafts, games and activities in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab for youth
  • Meet and Greets with favorite Star Wars™ characters
    • Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and others will hold scheduled meet and greets and roam the decks and elsewhere around the ship
  • At-Sea screenings of Star Wars™ films
    • Watch all seven Star Wars™ films in the saga
    • Watch the first in a new series of standalone Star Wars™ films called  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • Special Food/Beverage Offerings

All the intergalactic fun of Star Wars™ Day at Sea will occur one day during select 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean Disney Fantasy sailings. Those sailing dates are:

Western Caribbean – includes stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2017 – Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1 and 15
  • 2018Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17, 31; and Apr. 14

Eastern Caribbean – includes stops in Tortola, St. Thomas and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay

  • 2017 – Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; Mar. 11, 25; and Apr. 8
  • 2018 – Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 10, 24; and Apr. 7

These sailings are guaranteed to be out-of-this galaxy! Contact your Magic Maker® today for pricing and availability!

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Activities and events subject to change.

Disney Cruise Line Offers 50% Off Deposits

This Year’s New Year Resolution – Together Time!

2017 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 select 2017 sailings!

Offer Details:

When you book a Disney cruise of 7 nights or longer that’s scheduled to set sail between June 17 and December 30, 2017, 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. To take advantage of this offer, you must book by February 15, 2017!

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

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*Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses, Gratuities and Port Adventures are not included. Not valid on Categories with Restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), Suites or Concierge Level Staterooms. Valid on all 7-night or longer sailings that do not require final payment at time of booking and take place between June 17, 2017 and December 30, 2017. Rates in U.S. dollars. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.

Royal Tea Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line® has announced that one of their popular activities for young princes and princesses (ages 3+) is being expanded to all four ships!

Called Royal Court Royal Tea, the celebration combines classic Disney entertainment with an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with Disney Princesses who visit guests right at their table. Hosted by Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule, the Royal Pastry Chef, the teatime is filled with music, dancing, and storytelling. Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule’s will treat their guests to tea and a special two course – one sweet and one savory.

Tea party guests also get other surprises to take home and remember their day.

Young princesses receive:

  • Jewelry box
  • Link bracelet
  • Cinderella doll
  • Autograph Book and more…

Young princes receive:

  • Sword
  • Shield
  • Duffy bear and other surprises like pins and autograph book

Pricing for Royal Court Royal Tea is $210 for children and $69 for adults. Guests can already enjoy this offering on the Disney Fantasy and on 4-night itineraries of the Disney Dream. Royal Court Royal Tea will be extended to the other ships/itineraries as follows: Disney Dream (3-night itineraries) beginning Nov. 4, 2016; Disney Wonder beginning Nov. 10, 2016; and Disney Magic beginning Dec. 11, 2016.

Availability for the Royal Court Royal Tea is extremely limited on each sailing. Advanced reservations are required and can be made through your Magic Maker® or online in your My Cruise Activities section.

For more details, please contact your Magic Maker®.

(Offerings subject to change)

Disney Cruise Line Issues Travel Advisory for Tropical Storm Matthew

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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.

Similar 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 Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party and see Jack and Sally at Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream!

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

  • Disney Magic: Oct. 2 – 29, 2016 and Sep. 27 – Oct. 28, 2017
  • Disney Wonder: Sep. 15 – Oct. 27, 2017
  • Disney Dream: Sep. 2 – Oct. 31, 2016 and Sep. 4 – Oct. 30, 2017
  • Disney Fantasy: Sep. 3 – Oct. 29, 2016 and Sep. 2 – Oct. 28, 2017

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. 5 – Dec. 23, 2016 and Nov. 11 – Dec. 24, 2017
  • Disney Wonder: Nov. 10 – Dec. 23, 2016 and Nov. 10 – Dec. 22, 2017
  • Disney Dream: Nov. 7 – Dec. 22, 2016 and Nov. 10 – Dec. 22, 2017
  • Disney Fantasy: Nov. 19 – Dec. 24, 2016 and Nov. 11 – Dec. 23, 2017

    * = 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!

Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary.

Breaking The Myths – Age Is Just A Number

Today, we are continuing our “Breaking the Myths” series by covering the topic of “age.” When it comes to a Disney Vacation, there is truth in the adage that “age is just a number.”

  1. Myth: My kids are too young/old
    As parents, you understand how quickly time flies and how precious each and every second is that you are able to spend with your children. How are they graduating Kindergarten when it seems like just yesterday they were born? Disney Destinations have an unexplainable way of making magical memories out of the simplest things. While your 8-month old may not remember the big smile on her face when she met Mickey, you certainly will! As an added bonus, children under age 3 receive free admission inside the parks of Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort, so it is a great time to save on your vacation.  And when you children grow older, they don’t outgrow Disney, their focus just simply shifts towards more fast-pace attractions like Rock ‘n Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™.
  2. Myth: Disney Vacations are only for kids
    Walt Disney was quoted as saying “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” With that being said, it should be no surprise that Disney Destinations aren’t just for kids. In fact, there are so many things to do that several authors have written a book strictly on things adults can enjoy on their Disney Vacation. So whether it is a romantic dinner at Victoria & Albert’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, an adult-exclusive itinerary with Adventures by Disney® or a relaxing day at Serenity Bay on Disney Cruise Line private island, Castaway Cayyou will have a great time!
  3. Myth: Disney Parks have no rides for babies/toddlers 
    Disney Destinations makes traveling with little ones easy. Many of the attractions are family friendly and will accommodate your little travelers. For most of those more intense attractions, a Rider Swap option is available that allows guests to take turns waiting with those too small to ride a certain attraction, then “swap” with another adult from their party to experience the ride without standing in line twice. And when it comes time to take care of the little one, Baby Care Centers are available offering private rooms with rocking chairs for nursing mothers, diaper-changing rooms and rooms with highchairs.

And here is where your Magic Maker® steps in. We’ve not only visited the Disney Parks countless times ourselves, but we have helped take the stress out of planning vacations for families just like yours for over nine years now! Regardless of age, there is something for EVERYONE at any Disney Destination, so just call on your Magic Maker® to help uncover that hidden treasure!

New Experiences and Enhancements Set Sail on the Disney Wonder This Fall

Disney Cruise Line has announced some exciting new entertainment and experiences are in store for guests sailing aboard the Disney Wonder starting Nov. 10, 2016!

Changes will take place from stem to stern – providing new experiences and enhancing some existing features for guests of all ages. But one of the biggest announcements is that the Disney Wonder will debut a new exclusive stage show, “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular”, when it relaunches this fall!

Take a look at what’s in store for guests inside the Walt Disney Theater when the curtain rises for the  “first time in forever” on “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular”:

That’s just the beginning of it! Here’s a quick look at what other changes are on deck:

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club (Ages 3-12)
    • Marvel Super Hero Academy – Young guests will train to develop the brave and adventurous heroes inside themselves. Exclusively on the Disney Wonder, Marvel Super Hero Academy will offer extraordinary adventures in which each young guest plays an integral role. With the mentorship of some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes, young trainees will learn the value of teamwork, bravery and problem solving through hands-on play and programs.
    • Frozen Adventures – Fun takes the form of imaginative play and hands-on activities featuring characters from Frozen.
    • Club Disney Junior – features favorite Disney Junior characters, storytelling and games.
  • it’s a small world Nursery – This new nursery will delight the youngest cruisers.
  • Tiana’s Place Restaurant –  will transport guests to an era of southern charm, spirited jazz and street party celebrations with a menu influenced by southern-style cuisine. Live music will be performed on the main stage, with rhythmic, toe-tapping notes of jazz, swing and blues setting the tone for the French Quarter supper club atmosphere.
  • Route 66 Rethemed as After Hours
    • A brand-new pub featuring a selection of British and specialty beers will invite guests to take a jaunt to an authentic English tavern. The pub will feature subtle nods to classic Disney films set in London.
    • Also making a debut is an all-new night club and a shiny new model of the popular Cadillac Lounge
  • A reimagined and relaxing Senses Spa & Salon and a new Chill Teen Spa
  • Animator’s Palate – will be updated to include the popular “Drawn to Magic” and “Animation Magic” dinner shows
  • Studio Sea will change to D Lounge for family games and entertainment
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be added to provide magical makeovers for children ages 3-12
  • Refresh to the Edge club for tweens
  • Beach Blanket Buffet will become Cabanas
  • Palo will receive a makeover with Venetian-inspired décor
  • Deck 9 Water Enhancements
    • Twist ‘n’ Spout water slide
    • Dory’s Reef splash zone for toddlers
    • AquaLab pool and interactive water play area for kids and families

We’re so excited about this wave of new enhancements on the Disney Wonder! Let’s start planning your next Disney Cruise now – contact your Magic Maker® today!

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Disney Cruise Line Returns to Popular Home Ports in Fall 2017

In the fall of 2017, Disney Cruise Line will return to the popular home ports of New York, Galveston, and San Diego! In addition to amazing itineraries and ports of call, many of the late 2017 cruises include either Halloween or winter-holiday events – bringing special entertainment, activities and décor to the Disney Cruise Line ships.

 

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New Canada Coast Itinerary and New Ports from New York

from New York

Disney Cruise Line will bring a mix of voyages that include Canada coast and Bahamas itineraries when they return to New York City in the fall of 2017!

The line’s longest-ever voyage to the Atlantic Canada coast will include a new port of call – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Bar Harbor, Maine, is another new port of call that will be part of a five-night sailing that also includes a stop at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

A total of (6) seven- and eight-night sailings to the Bahamas, all including a visit to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, and a day at the Walt Disney World® Resort, will be a part of the 2017 New York season.

Return to San Diego, California

from San Diego

In September and October of 2017, the Disney Wonder will return to San Diego with a variety of cruises to Baja and the Mexican Riviera.

On most Baja sailings, visit Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, to enjoy world-famous beaches and snorkeling.

Mexican Riviera itineraries feature snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots, while Puerto Vallerta and Mazatlan are where cliff divers, culture and ziplining through the jungle canopy take center stage. Four, Five, and Seven-night itineraries set sail during the season in San Diego.

Return to Galveston, Texas

from Galveston, Texas

Disney Cruise Line returns to Galveston in November and December 2017 with a full line up of seven-night cruises to the Western Caribbean and the Bahamas.

The Western Caribbean itinerary will make stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica. The Bahamian itinerary will make stops in Key West, Nassau and the always popular Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas!

Sailings from Port Canaveral, Florida

from Port Canaveral, Florida

And as always, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on the popular Bahamian, Eastern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean itineraries – all making a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island oasis in the Bahamas!

Bookings for Fall 2017 open to Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Members on Wednesday, May 25, and to the public on Thursday, May 26! Contact your Magic Maker today for more details!