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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, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

Available Sailings:

Sailing From Itinerary Ship Sailing Date Category Available
 Port Canaveral, FL 3-Night Bahamian Cruise Disney Dream 12/16/2016 7A

 

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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! 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 out of New York City. Those sailing dates are:

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.

Canadian Coast – with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax

  • Oct. 21, 2017

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.

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.

 

Click below to see what’s in store for Fall 2017:

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!

Disney Cruise Line Brings Frozen Fun to Sea

Disney Cruise Line has announced some exciting 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 on select sailings in Europe and Alaska. 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
  • “Oaken’s 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,  “Disney Dreams… An Enchanted Classic” inside the Walt Disney Theatre will continue to feature friends of Frozen and their renditions of three popular songs: “Let it Go,” “For the First Time in Forever” and “In Summer.”

Also exclusively on the Disney Magic, Port Adventures on select Norway sailings 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!

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.

New Itineraries and Ports for Disney Cruise Line in Summer 2017

In Summer of 2017, Disney Cruise Line will set sail on new itineraries and make calls to new ports, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe. They’ll also return to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, and their popular itineraries in the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Here’s a look at what’s new:

Alaska: Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier – NEW

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will take you to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier – in addition to favorite ports of  call like Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord. This is part of a new nine-night itinerary on the Disney Wonder on July 24, 2017.

During the visit to Icy Strait Point, you’ll experience a variety of Alaska nature adventures, including a zip line attraction that is one of the longest and highest zip lines in the world. Nearby, Glacier Bay National Park is a spectacular highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another highlight of this cruise is seeing Hubbard Glacier, the largest and most active tidewater glacier in North America.

A new seven-night Alaska sailing departing July 17, 2017, includes a call on Icy Strait Point, in addition to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. And on Aug. 2, 2017, the Disney Wonder will sail its first five-night Alaska cruise to Tracy Arm and Ketchikan.

Amsterdam and Stonehenge – NEW

On May 13, 2017, the Disney Magic embarks on a 15-night transatlantic crossing from Port Canaveral, Florida, to Copenhagen, with a stop in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Portland, England – both first-time ports for Disney Cruise Line.  Amsterdam is known for its elaborate canal system, tulip fields, windmills and world-class museums housing works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh. Just a short distance from Portland is Stonehenge, the prehistoric ring of standing stones monument that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.

Amsterdam will also be part of a 10-night northern Europe itinerary that departs June 18, 2017, from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Dover, England. Other ports on this sailing include Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia.

The grand tour of Europe continues throughout the summer with limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, British Isles and the Mediterranean.

Southern Caribbean – NEW

For the first time, the Disney Fantasy will set sail from Port Canaveral on longer itineraries during new 10- and 11-night cruises to the southern Caribbean. On June 17, 2017, a new 11-night itinerary will visit Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. On June 28, 2017, a new 10-night itinerary will call on Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.

More Fun in the Sun at Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently rated a top port-of-call by all of our guests sailing on Disney Cruise Line. We’re alway excited when these special itineraries pop up offering two stops at Castaway Cay.

Special five-night sailings, departing June 2, 11, 16, 25, 30 and July 9, 2017, will call on Castaway Cay twice and include a stop in Nassau, Bahamas. Special four-night sailings, departing June 7, 21 and July 5, 2017, will visit Castaway Cay twice, also with a stop in Nassau.

More Summer 2017 Itineraries

In addition to the new itineraries mentioned above, many more options are available in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean and Bahamas aboard all 4 Disney Cruise Line ships!

 

Take a look at what’s in store for Summer 2017:

Bookings for Summer 2017 open to Platinum and Gold Castaway Club Guests Wednesday, Apr. 13, and to all other guests on Thursday, Apr. 14! Contact your Magic Maker® today for more details!

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