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Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Itineraries for Summer 2015

Adventure awaits as Disney Cruise Line charts a magical new course for northern Europe in summer 2015.

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For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line will be visiting the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Disney Cruise Line is also returning to the Baltic for all-new itineraries!  This included sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Norwegian Fjords Itineraries

On 7- and 9-night sailings departing from Copenhagen, you will be immersed in both the splendor and charm of Norway with exciting new ports, steeped in Viking history. An 11-night sailing allows you to explore the Norwegian fjords, as well as Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

NEW 7-night Norwegian Fjords

Ports: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway

Departure Date: June 6

NEW 9-night Norwegian Fjords

Ports: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Molde, Olden and Bergen, Norway

Departure Date: June 20

NEW 11-night Norwegian Fjords and Iceland

Ports: Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Kristiansand and Stavanger Norway; Akureyri and Reykjavik (overnight), Iceland; Torshavn, Faroe Islands; Dover, England

Departure Date: June 29

Northern Europe Itineraries

On Northern Europe cruises, the Disney Magic will sail the Baltic waters where you will explore richly diverse cultures and national capitals including Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg – known as the cultural capital of Russia. These itineraries depart from Copenhagen, Denmark and Dover – just a quick jaunt from London, England.

NEW 7-night Northern Europe

Ports: Copenhagen, Denmark; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden

Departure Dates: May 30, June 13

12-night Northern Europe

Ports: Dover, England; Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemunde, Germany (July 10 cruise only); Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia

Departure Dates: July 10 and 22

The Disney Magic will also return to the Mediterranean in August, treating Guests to popular European destinations on 5- and 7-night sailings departing from Barcelona, Spain. And, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season with 7-night cruises departing out of Vancouver, Canada.

The Disney Dream

The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail during the summer to The Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida – these cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island – Castaway Cay.


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Disney Cruise Line Advising Chef Wins Coveted Three Michelin Stars

We have some very exciting Disney Cruise Line news to share with you from Disney Parks Blog. Chef Arnaud Lallement, advising chef to our French-inspired restaurant Remy, was recently awarded a prestigious three Michelin stars for his family-run restaurant L’Assiette Champenoise, near Reims in the Champagne region of France.

Chef Arnaud Lallement

Chef Lallement was the only new addition to the highest ranking in this year’s France Michelin Guide, the world’s most esteemed food guide and restaurant-reviewing institution. The guide’s 2014 France edition lists only 27 restaurants with three stars.

Those of you who have sailed on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have hopefully taken advantage of your exclusive chance to taste Chef Lallement’s world-class cuisine at Remy. Chef Lallement creates and implements menus for Remy, Disney Cruise Line’s first ever premier dining option, alongside Victoria & Albert’s Chef Scott Hunnel.

Twice a year, Lallement personally sets sail and steps into the Remy kitchen to develop new menu items and work with the onboard culinary team. Some of his signature dishes include Maine lobster with paprika curry, salmon with coriander jus and sea bass with herbs crème and sweet vermouth. For dessert, he’s created sweet selections like the choux pastry with praline cream and a green apple tarte tatin with salty caramel sauce.

Remy

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to dine at Remy yet, reserved exclusively for adults, Remy features exquisite cuisine, impeccable service and superior, seasonal ingredients sourced from around the world. Dinner at Remy is a lavish and leisurely affair, starting with a signature chilled Taittinger Champagne cocktail made tableside, followed by eight to nine small courses.

Remy also offers an elegant brunch on sea days during four-night and longer cruises, featuring a decadent six-course French-inspired meal and a selection of Champagnes to perfectly pair with each dish.

Please join us in congratulating Chef Lallement on this prestigious accomplishment! Next time you’re dining in Remy, be sure to have a toast in his honor!


Disney Ships Receive Top Recognition from Cruisers

The Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice awards were announced and Disney Cruise Line ships received 29 awards, including 13 number one awards such as Best Overall, Best for Families, Best Service, Best Dining and Entertainment, Best Cabins and Public Rooms for the Disney Fantasy in the Large Ship category. These are the most awards Disney Cruise Line has ever received at a single time.

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In addition, all four Disney ships were recently ranked among the top cruise ships in the world on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Choice list, claiming four of the top five spots in the Best Large Cruise Ships category.

The recently re-imagined Disney Magic was also awarded Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2014 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Makeover.

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Kids Unleash Their Inner Super Heroes on the Re-imagined Disney Magic

One of the coolest new spaces on the re-imagined Disney Magic is Marvel’s Avengers Academy, located inside Disney’s Oceaneer Club.

Super Heroes on the Disney Magic

When young Disney cruisers entered Marvel’s Avengers Academy for the very first time last week, they were in for a surprise of “super hero” proportions … the chance to meet Captain America and virtually train in Iron Man’s suit!

Meet Captain America

These epic adventures are part of the special missions and operations training for super hero “recruits,” a multi-day experience that begins when kids are briefed via video conference by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury on the need to train new recruits to keep the world safe from evil. After building their own super-suits by constructing masks, capes, chest plates and repulsor rays to reflect their super powers, the super heroes-in-training are surprised by one of their favorite Marvel icons — Captain America himself! Checking in on the training, Captain America teaches the group the “Avengers Assemble” call sign so they can truly step into the role of the Avengers.

Cap teaches the  “Avengers Assemble” call sign

On Day Two, recruits report for more training of their super-skills, when S.H.I.E.L.D. intercepts an urgent transmission. Super-villain Red Skull has planned another diabolical plot to turn a “certain sea vessel” into a deadly weapon! When recruits realize their own Youth Activities counselors have been put under an evil spell, it becomes clear that it’s up to them to save the planet. Using their own super hero powers and creative reasoning to work together, recruits must find a solution to thwart Red Skull’s evil plans so that they can save the Avengers and prevent the Disney Magic from takeover!

Iron Man’s high-tech suit of armor

For added inspiration to help the recruits in their academy missions, Iron Man’s high-tech suit of armor, Captain America’s shield and Thor’s hammer are on display. They’ll want to closely examine the suit before they get the chance to “Become Iron Man” themselves! Trainees begin this simulated experience, which happens on a video screen display complete with flashing lights and sound effects, by virtually suiting up, piece-by-piece in the armor, and testing their agility in the suit. Next, recruits practice accuracy by blasting targets with the repulsor system. The training simulation concludes with a fast-paced flight test to get kids used to jetting around in the suit—a skill they may find handy in the future!

Does your little super hero have what it takes to be the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest recruit?

 

Top Ten Things to Do at Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay

There’s no doubt Castaway Cay is a Disney Cruise Line guest favorite, and it’s one of our favorite’s too.  So here are the Top Ten Things to Do On Castaway Cay.

Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay

10. Start your day off relaxed with yoga on the beach.
Be one of the first off the ship and to the peaceful Serenity Bay for morning yoga, one of the many fitness classes included in your cruise. You’ll practice relaxing yoga techniques on the warm sand of this pristine beach, just steps away from calm, turquoise waters.

9. Get wet from head to toe with swimming, snorkeling and floating.
Castaway Family Beach is home to special swimming and snorkeling lagoons for those who want to cool off. You can drift on floats or in inner tubes, swim with tropical fish and search for sunken treasures, including a hidden Mickey!

Diving on Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay

8. Get up-close and personal with stingrays.
Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure gives you the chance to feed, touch and snorkel with stingrays in a private lagoon. This up-close encounter also includes a fun info session led by a marine specialist with interesting facts about stingrays.

7. Enjoy the crystal clear water from above.
Parasailing, water cycling, paddle boating, paddle boarding, kayaking and sailboating are all ways you can enjoy the ocean without even getting in it. Of course, I recommend at least dipping your toes in these warm, tropical waters!

Pelican Plunge at Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay

6. Make a huge splash at Pelican Plunge.
Just a short swim from shore, venture to the floating Pelican Plunge for tons of get-wet fun. A giant “bucket dump” is sure to soak you, and two water slides – one open and the other enclosed – take you on a twisting ride into the lagoon.

5. Take a photograph with your favorite Disney friends.
Enjoy lots of photo ops with Disney characters in their island attire. Character meet-and-greets in front of iconic backdrops like the ship and Mt. Rustmore make for great family pictures!

Bike riding on Disney's Castaway Cay

4. Explore the 1,000-acre island on foot or bicycle.
There are a number of paths to the island’s interior that can be explored either on foot or bicycle. The morning runDisney Castaway Cay 5K is a great way to get to know the island and take in the lush tropical landscape, without costing you a thing!

3. Send “snail mail” from the Bahamian post office.
Castaway Cay has its own post office where you can send a message to family and friends back home. Bahamian stamps are required, making it even more fun to mail a souvenir postcard to yourself to commemorate your time on the island!

Observation Tower on Disney's Castaway Cay

2. Climb the 40-foot-tall observation tower.
For a breathtaking view of Castaway Cay and the ship in the distance, you can journey down the bike trail toward the interior of the island and climb 47 steps to the top of the observation tower. Don’t forget your camera!

1. Join in on a unique family activity like only Disney can do.
One-of-a-kind island activities are great ways for your family to have fun together. Cheer on a new “friend” in our crab races or excavate artificial whale bones and other fossilized treasures in the Family Whale Dig.

If you’ve joined Disney Cruise Line at Castaway Cay before, what are your top ten things to do there?

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Three Disney Cruise Line Ships Sailing from Port Canaveral in Early 2014

Starting in January, three of Disney Cruise Line’s ships will be sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla., giving even more guests the chance to experience two of the magical lands that set Disney apart – Walt Disney World Resort and Castaway Cay.

The Magic of Castaway Cay

The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy already call Port Canaveral home, offering 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas (Disney Dream) and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean (Disney Fantasy). Beginning January 2, 2014, the Disney Magic will also sail 3- and 4-night cruises from there.

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Port Canaveral is just about a one-hour drive from Walt Disney World Resort, which gives guests the great option of planning the perfect Disney vacation – both on land and at sea! If you’re still looking for that holiday gift you know your family will love, check out the special we’re offering on a 3-night Bahamian cruise and a 3-night stay in Walt Disney World Resort.

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Disney makes combining a cruise and resort stay easier for you all year-long with options including motor coach transportation between the port and resort and luggage delivery from the resort to your stateroom. Plus, we’ll even assist with booking your accommodations, theme park tickets and resort food package. Pretty convenient, right?

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Another really exciting part of our sailings from Port Canaveral is that every one of them includes a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

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Share The Holiday Spirit with Disney Cruise Line

This year, Disney is giving even more guests the chance to celebrate the holidays on a Disney cruise. Very Merrytime Cruises set sail on November 9 and 10 with beautiful decor throughout the ship and holiday-themed fun for the whole family.

Share The Holiday Spirit with Disney Cruise Line

Here are some of the family-fun activities you can take part in:

  • Meeting Santa Claus and his elves and greeting Disney friends in their holiday attire
  • A young cruiser helping Disney characters light the atrium lobby tree during King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Families and Disney friends hula hooping, playing limbo under oversized candy canes, dancing to the “Yuletide Slide” and doing a conga line around the pool at the Deck the Deck Holiday Party
  • Family photos in front of the three-deck atrium lobby tree, oversized gingerbread house and other themed decor throughout the ship
  • Festive decorations on Disney private island, Castaway Cay

Share The Holiday Spirit with Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line Unveils Itineraries and Ports for 2015

Disney Cruise Line unveiled their itineraries and ports for the early part of 2015, and we have some very exciting news to share. Every cruise departing from January to April in 2015 includes a stop at Castaway Cay!

Disney Cruise Line Unveils Itineraries and Ports for 2015

If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit this paradise island reserved exclusively for Disney cruisers, my guess is that this photo alone requires no explanation as to why it is a guest favorite.

Pristine beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, swaying palm trees … what more could you want? And with plenty of family fun to be had, like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and biking, a day here is unlike any other!

Disney Cruise Line Unveils Itineraries and Ports for 2015

In the early part of 2015, all four Disney ships are sailing from Florida ports, including 3-, 4- and 7-night cruises from Port Canaveral and 4- and 5-night getaways from Miami. Our wide variety of itineraries are to the warm climate of the Bahamas and Caribbean, with plenty of destinations to choose from like Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Caribbean and Bahamas from Port Canaveral
• Three- and four-night Bahamas cruises aboard the Disney Dream
• Seven-night Western Caribbean cruises aboard the Disney Magic
• Seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy

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• In 2015, the Disney Wonder will sail from Miami on four-night Bahamian and five-night Western Caribbean cruises.

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Re-imagined Disney Magic Debuts New ‘Drawn to Magic’ Dinner Show

One of the incredible aspects about the re-imagined Disney Magic is that the transformation wasn’t just an aesthetic makeover. Walt Disney Imagineers worked hard to bring guests a fresh look all around the ship, but they didn’t stop there. WDI is always looking to entertain in new and exciting ways, and that is exactly what they accomplished with the enhancements to the Disney Magic.

Re-imagined Disney Magic Debuts New 'Drawn to Magic' Dinner Show

Take Animator’s Palate as an example. Featured on all four ships, it’s Disney Cruise Line’s signature family dining room and no doubt a guest favorite. Knowing how much guests love the look of the restaurant on the Disney Magic, Imagineers kept the same classic theme but enhanced it with all-new, animation-adorned walls, larger high-definition flat-screens and updated furnishings like custom-built Mickey Mouse chairs.

But that’s not even the best part. On every Disney Magic cruise, guests will get to enjoy a completely re-imagined “Drawn to Magic” dinner animation show, which incorporates even more scenes from favorite Disney films and a dramatic transformation from black and white to color.

Re-imagined Disney Magic Debuts New 'Drawn to Magic' Dinner Show

Throughout the meal, diners will see black and white character portraits sketched in real-time on the over sized digital canvases lining the dining room walls, making a fun game for your family as you guess which favorite heroes and villains are coming to life. As appetizers arrive, pencil tests of Disney characters are revealed, bringing to life iconic moments — from Disney favorites like “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Princess and the Frog” and more — one canvas at a time. Guests get their first taste of color during dinner when the character pencil tests around the room are treated to ink and paint.

Re-imagined Disney Magic Debuts New 'Drawn to Magic' Dinner Show

As dinner winds down and desserts are selected, the grand finale begins, immersing guests in an animated show about a hero’s journey with scenes of Disney and Pixar films on screen, accompanied by dramatic lighting shifts throughout the restaurant. Finally, with the dining room in full color, the celebration comes to life with a fun appearance by Sorcerer Mickey and a parade of the “transformed” wait staff (they also get a full dose of color!)

Re-imagined Disney Magic Debuts New 'Drawn to Magic' Dinner Show

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Little Cruisers Get Even More Fun On The Re-imagined Disney Magic

Last week, I had the privilege of being one of the first to sail on Disney Cruise Line‘s re-imagined Disney Magic.  It is an incredible ship from top to bottom, but one of the most incredible areas was the new kids environments onboard the Disney Magic.

The first area we visited was the new Oceaneer Lab.

Little Cruisers Get Even More Fun On The Re-imagined Disney Magic

The New Oceaneer Lab on the Disney Magic

Adorned with giant, nautical ropes belayed around columns, ancient navigation maps on the walls and compasses emblazoned throughout the décor, Oceaneer Lab takes pint-sized pirates on a journey of discovery, exploration and adventure.

Little Cruisers Get Even More Fun On The Re-imagined Disney Magic

Ship Navigation Simulators

Little Cruisers Get Even More Fun On The Re-imagined Disney Magic

Digital Gaming Stations

This seafaring fun spot has video walls and digital stations for games, an animator’s studio for budding artists and a pirate workshop for experiments and art projects. Plus, Navigator Simulators let young buccaneers take the wheel and captain a ship through the mysterious waters of the Caribbean.

Little Cruisers Get Even More Fun On The Re-imagined Disney Magic

Craft Area

Just down the hall for the youngest cruisers — ages three months to three years — is the new It’s a Small World Nursery. Inspired by the style of Disney Legend Mary Blair, this whimsical world has cheerful artwork and murals resembling the namesake Disney Parks attraction.

Little Cruisers Get Even More Fun On The Re-imagined Disney Magic

It’s a Small World Nursery

The space is filled with hands-on features, including horns to honk, wheels to spin and buttons to press, along with colorful, kid-sized tables and chairs for toddlers to enjoy crafts, books and games with caring, trained counselors.

Little Cruisers Get Even More Fun On The Re-imagined Disney Magic

Craft/Entertainment Area

At the back of the nursery, a serene motif and a calm, quiet atmosphere is reserved for naptime. Parents wishing to check on their children without disturbing them can glimpse into the nursery’s main play area through a one-way window.

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A Postcard from the Re-imagined Disney Magic

Disney Magic AquaDunk

The Disney Magic, one of the four Disney Cruise Line ships, recently returned from an extensive dry dock and one of the new features is called the AquaDunk. It drops you 40 vertical feet and takes you 20 feet over the edge of the boat – a truly incredible experience!

Disney Cruise Line Takes Part In World’s Largest Cruise Sale

Making magic for everyone who sails is what a Disney cruise is all about.  And for ONE WEEK ONLY, Disney Cruise Line is offering a $50 onboard credit on select 3 or 4 night night cruises!

Disney Cruise Line Takes Part In World's Largest Cruise Sale

You can cruise aboard the Disney Dream or the re-imagined Disney Magic for travel on select sailings from January through May!

Disney Cruise Line Takes Part In World's Largest Cruise Sale

One of the best things about a Disney cruise is that nearly everything you could dream of is included in the price.  Meals, snacks, and entertainment are all included and with the same level of service we have come to expect from Disney.

Disney Cruise Line Takes Part In World's Largest Cruise Sale

This offer is only valid for new bookings made between Oct. 20-27, 2013, so don’t wait!

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Behind-the-Scenes of the Disney Magic Transformation

The Disney Magic left the shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, kicking off our final countdown to the ship’s relaunch in Miami. We know many of you have been curious about our pixie dusting process, so Walt Disney Imagineering  and Disney Cruise Line  give us all a behind-the-scenes look at what’s been going on the past several weeks.

First up, a glimpse at the transformation happening on the ship in the spaces just for adults.

Next, take a look at this video, and check back tomorrow for a sneak peek into the kids clubs!

We are very excited to see the re-imagined Disney Magic and we know you are too!  Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to experience the Disney Magic!

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Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy on board Personal Navigator just went digital!

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyStarting with Disney Fantasy, there’s a brand new way to cruise. The Disney Fantasy Navigator app brings valuable Disney cruise information right to your mobile device.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyTo use Disney Fantasy Navigator, download the app, and once on board, connect to the ship’s WiFi network—complimentary to app users only—and enjoy your cruise in an exciting new way.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyWith the official cruise app Disney Fantasy Navigator, you’ll know everything that’s happening on the ship across your entire cruise. Explore the Disney Fantasy from bow to stern. Learn about the ports you’ll be visiting and check the weather for the day. With Disney Fantasy Navigator you can carry the entire cruise schedule with you and never miss a thing.

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyDisney Fantasy Navigator is only the first leg of your journey with the new Disney Cruise Line on board app. Soon the app will be available for Disney Dream, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder and we will be adding new features along the way.

Embark on your Disney cruise with Disney Fantasy Navigator!

Disney Cruise Line Releases a Personal Navigator App for the Disney FantasyPREPARE FOR YOUR CRUISE DAY

•Know what’s happening every day, from shows to shopping

•Review your ports of call and at-sea days

•Get daily special spa and shopping offers and never miss a deal

GET THE INFO YOU NEED TO HELP YOU PLAN

•View all on board activities across your entire voyage

•Know what’s happening next and where to go

•Read details about activities you’re interested in

•Find Disney Characters on board

•Save favorite activities in one convenient list

NAVIGATE THE SHIP

•Explore your ship deck by deck, from bow to stern

•Find locations of the activities you want to do

Disney Fantasy Navigator helps you make daily plans, navigate the ship and enjoy every cruise day to its fullest.

Download the app to get started!

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