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Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Itineraries for Summer 2017

Disney Cruise Line has announced their itineraries for the summer of 2017, including first-time visits to new destinations in Alaska and Europe, in addition to a return to Norway, the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Here are the details on new summer fun your family can expect when sailing with us next year.

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New Alaska Itinerary: Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier

For the first time, we’ll take guests to Alaska’s Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier. These dramatic locations are part of a new nine-night itinerary on the Disney Wonder. Departing from Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 24, 2017, this itinerary also sails to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Icy Strait Point offers 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. Displaying extraordinary blue hues and immense beauty, this spectacular glacier is more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean.

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

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New Europe Destinations: Amsterdam and Stonehenge

Also for the first time, we’ll visit Amsterdam, Netherlands, known for its elaborate canal system, tulip fields, windmills and world-class museums housing works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.

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 along the way. This itinerary also includes a call on Portland, England – another first-time port for Disney Cruise Line. Portland is a short distance from Stonehenge, the prehistoric ring of standing stones monument that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World.

A visit to Amsterdam also will 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.

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New Disney Fantasy Itineraries: Southern Caribbean

The Disney Fantasy will sail from Port Canaveral on longer itineraries for the first time – 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.

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More Castaway Cay

As you probably know, Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently rated a top port-of-call by guests. To give you more time at this island paradise, select Disney Dream sailings from Port Canaveral will include 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.

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner and book your Disney Cruise today!


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Disney Cruise Line to Sail First-Ever British Isles Cruise in 2016

In 2016, Disney Cruise Line is sailing its first British Isles itinerary, visiting Scotland, England, Ireland and France. Throughout the summer of 2016, Disney Cruise Line will also return to Norway, Iceland and ports of call in more than 15 European countries.

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In addition to the tour of Europe with limited engagements in the Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, British Isles, Greek Isles and the Mediterranean, Disney Cruise Line will revisit favorite destinations elsewhere around the globe including Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Get a closer look at the Summer 2016 Disney Cruise Line itineraries in this video!

 

British Isles

Disney Magic will sail from Dover, England on its very first British Isles itinerary. You can explore the majestic beauty of Scotland, experience Highland culture, sample traditional cuisine and spirits and discover the country’s iconic castles.

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Ports: Invergordon, Kirkwall and Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland; Newcastle and Liverpool, England; Dublin, Ireland; Le Havre (Paris), France; and Guernsey (Channel Islands).

Departure Date: June 5, 2016

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Iceland and Norway

On these new Disney Magic sailings, guests can experience the natural wonders of Iceland and the splendor and charm of Norway.

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Ports: Reykjavik and Akureyri, Iceland; Bergen and Stavanger Norway; Kirkwall, Scotland; and Newcastle, England

Departure Date: June 17, 2016

12-night departing from Copenhagen, Denmark

Ports: Reykjavik and Akureyri, Iceland; Bergen, Stavanger, Oslo and Kristiansand, Norway; Kirkwall and Invergordon, Scotland; and Newcastle, England

Departure Date: July 13, 2016

Norwegian Fjords from Dover

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Dover, England on a 7-night cruise to the majestic Norwegian fjords.

Ports: Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergan Norway

Departure Date: May 29, 2016

More Summer 2016 Itineraries

During the summer of 2016, Disney Magic will return to favorite destinations in northern Europe, the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean with a variety of seven-night and longer sailings.

From May through August 2016, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska, sailing from Vancouver, Canada to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.

And, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail from Port Canaveral, Florida to The Bahamas and Caribbean on a variety of itineraries. Most of these cruises include a stop at Disney Castaway Cay, a private island paradise.

Bookings for the summer 2016 itineraries open to Gold and Platinum Castaway Club Members on Wednesday, March 25 and to all guests on March 26th – Call your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner or call 866-972-6244.

Why The Caribbean Is Heaven for Beach Vacations

The Caribbean area, also known as the West Indies, is a paradise for beach vacation lovers. The region comprising the Caribbean Sea, including several islands enclosing the Caribbean Sea, and adjoining coastal locations, are called the Caribbean. The entire Caribbean area comprises more than 7000 islands surrounded with natural beauty and beautiful bodies of water making it an ideal destination for vacations.

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Why The Caribbean Is A Hot Destination for Travel?

The aquatic diversity of the Caribbean makes it ideal for development of several species of fish, turtles, and aquatic flora and fauna. Due to the incomparable natural beauty, every year millions of tourists arrive to enjoy the landscapes that only the Caribbean can offer.

This area also has a number of luxury beach resorts to provide accommodations for global tourists visiting the Caribbean region. These resorts offer the best in terms of comfort along with incredible amenities to spend a pleasant vacation in the lap of luxury.

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Flourishing Tourism In The Caribbean

Often an ideal honeymoon vacation spot, the Caribbean is also a holiday tourism destination for European, North and South American peoples. The Caribbean Islands have become well known among not just luxury vacationers and cruisers, but also backpackers  heading towards an adventure in the Caribbean to spend a quality time in nature.

The Caribbean also has some of the best Beach Resorts featuring the ultimate level of luxury and charm. At the same time there are numerous all-inclusive resorts. Finding a budget friendly accommodation is also not difficult in the Caribbean. That being said, the Caribbean has something to offer to everybody.

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From Aruba, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands, to Grenada, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and Turks & Caicos the Caribbean is lush with beauty and a place where anyone would enjoy a stay.

So when you are planning your next vacation, perhaps you should consider a trip to the Caribbean?


Why not visit the Caribbean
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