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A Magical Winter Holiday Awaits Aboard Disney Cruise Line

CELEBRATION, Fla. (July 17, 2018) – This year, unwrap a holiday adventure for the whole family: a cruise aboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, all decked out with holiday cheer.

Starting early November, Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship during Very Merrytime Cruises, with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries” and more. During these voyages, special stem-to-stern holiday events include:

  • “Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic” in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, where Disney characters lead holiday carols and the lighting of the glittering, three-deck-tall tree.
  • “Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball” in the atrium lobby, where Disney cruisers welcome the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a grand celebration featuring Broadway-style entertainment, favorite Disney characters and classic holiday tunes. This evening of enchantment is made complete when a special pair of royal sisters joins the party and causes a flurry of “frozen” fun as a magical snowfall overtakes the atrium.
  • Dickens-inspired carolers carrying the spirit of the holidays throughout the ship while singing holiday classics, sometimes with the help of favorite Disney friends. At the end of the cruise, children will have the opportunity to join the carolers onstage for a special farewell show.
  • Family holiday activities including building gingerbread houses and meeting Santa Claus.
  • Youth holiday crafts such as decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.
  • “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” a tropical celebration with Disney friends leading games such as hula hooping and limbo under oversized candy canes, along with dances for the whole family like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.
  • A special holiday edition of the cheerful farewell celebration on the final night of the cruise, with beloved Disney characters and the ship’s crew in an engaging musical finale led by Mickey Mouse.

On Thanksgiving Day, guests will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast and visits from Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire. Also during the special Thanksgiving voyages, NFL football games will be broadcast live on the ships’ outdoor, jumbo LED screens – Funnel Vision – located near the family pool.

On Christmas morning at the atrium lobby tree, Santa Claus and his helpers will have a surprise for all the kids, and guests will delight in a special musical performance from the children. A traditional Christmas dinner will be served that night in the dining rooms.

Christmas services will be held on Christmas Day with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Hanukkah services will be held each day, Dec. 2 to Dec. 10.

When the ships stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, during the holidays, the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets and holiday island music.

To celebrate the holidays, the Disney Magic sails four-, five- and seven-night Bahamian cruises, five- and six-night Eastern Caribbean cruises, and five-night Western Caribbean cruises departing Nov. 10 to Dec. 23; the Disney Wonder sails four-, six- and seven-night Western Caribbean cruises and seven-night Bahamian cruises departing from Nov. 2 to Dec. 21; the Disney Dream sails three- and four-night Bahamian cruises departing from Nov. 9 to Dec. 24; and the Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 22.

First Look at Disney Cruise Line’s Next Ships

The Disney Cruise Line fleet has the most beautiful ships at sea, and the three newest vessels setting sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 will be no exception. This first, early rendering depicts the magnificent exterior of the next Disney ships, which will elevate family cruise vacations to a whole new level. The rendering was revealed today by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting.

In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style, the new ships will embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own. The three new vessels will offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment and more Disney stories and characters than ever before. Ingenuity and innovation from stem to stern will amaze and delight Disney Cruise Line Guests of all ages.

The new ships  we will bring Disney’s iconic stories and franchises to life in thrilling and surprising ways, building on the creativity  introduced across the existing fleet. Just over the past several years Disney has added innovations such as Marvel and Star Wars themed spaces to the kids’ clubs…dazzling stage shows like “Beauty and the Beast” that are unrivaled in their originality and visual presentation…and an entirely new genre of dining experience combining live entertainment, storytelling and interactive moments at Tiana’s Place and Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurants.

Each new ship will be approximately 140,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and each is currently planned to include about 1,250 guest staterooms. While design plans, ship names and itineraries are still in development, Imagineers are already dreaming up exciting new ways to create the world’s most magical oceangoing adventures.

These new vessels will be powered by one of the cleanest-burning fuels available, liquefied natural gas, or LNG.

Stay tuned as we continue to unveil more details about Disney Cruise Line’s new ships!


Travel with Rick Takeover with Marc & Kriss

This week it’s a Travel With Rick Takeover! This week I’m stuck at home, but my friends Marc and Kriss takeover the show and share their cruise on the Disney Dream with you. Marc & Kriss answer all the questions you’ve ever had about taking a Disney Cruise and some you’ve never even thought of.

They show you all around the ship, talk about food, entertainment, activities and more aboard a Disney cruise! They even take you on the Castaway Cay 5K!

Enjoy a view of Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island!

Disney Cruises – Are They Just for the Kids?

Maybe you thought Disney cruises were just for kids. However, these cruises have a lot to offer adults as well. Whether you go alone or with the kids, you may be surprised to find out how much fun you can have as an adult. Adults can enjoy taking a cruise on the Disney Dream, the Disney Wonder, the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Magic, the four ships included in the Disney Cruise Line. Here are just a few of the things adults will find appealing on these cruises.

Disney Cruise Line

Activities and Entertainment During the Day

First, you’ll find that Disney cruises are packed with activities and entertainment all day long. The activities aren’t just for kids either. Have fun enjoying the Quiet Cove Pool, which is only available to adults. You may also want to enjoy some of the family friendly activities, which are just as exciting for adults as they are for the kids.

Enjoy the Evenings

Of course, the daytime isn’t the only time you’ll have a great time on a Disney cruise. There is plenty of great entertainment in the evening that adults will appreciate. Check out dance shows, Broadway style shows and more. Adult only spaces are available as well, such as live music lounges, Irish themed pubs and other exciting spaces where you can enjoy the evening hours.

Refined Dining

Adult only dining options are available on all of the ships in the Disney Cruise Line. For dinner, adults will enjoy Palo, a delicious, adult only, Italian restaurant. Enjoy elegant dining in beautiful surroundings. While you enjoy your refined dining experience, you can listen to piano music and relax while tasting the tempting fare served up at Palo. Buffet options are available, as are the main dining rooms on the ships with set seating.

Disney Cruise Line is not just for kids

These cruises aren’t just for kids to enjoy. Adults will have a great time as well. Enjoy going on a Disney cruise alone with friends or your significant other. You’ll also have a great experience if you take your kids along. They’ll have fun and you’ll find plenty of adult friendly options to enjoy so you can relax and enjoy yourself too.

Disney Cruise Line Honored As #1 for Families

Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have named Disney Cruise Line the No. 1 Large-Ship Cruise Line for Families for the fourth consecutive year as part of the “World’s Best Awards 2012”! This is also the eighth consecutive year Disney Cruise Line has been ranked to the top five cruise lines overall.

Disney Cruise Line Honored As #1 for Families

Our cast and crew members are passionate about surprising our guests with a magical experience at sea, so it means a great deal to us that we have exceeded your expectations. We would love to know – what is your favorite family memory from a Disney cruise?

Disney Cruise Line Offers Even More Vacation Options with New 2013 Itineraries from Texas

What’s the next best thing to Disney Cruise Line coming to Texas? How about a Disney cruise from Texas that visits Walt Disney World Resort! Toss in a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, and you have the ultimate Disney vacation!

Starting next year, you can hop onboard the Disney Magic in Galveston and sail away to Walt Disney World Resort. The new 8-night Bahamas sailings include a stop at Port Canaveral, Florida, where as part of your voyage, Disney will transport you from the ship to the resort with a Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket in hand!

Disney Cruise Line goes to Walt Disney World Resort

And, its gets even better! The ship will also stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, giving you the chance to soak up the sun in one of the most beautiful spots on earth, alongside your favorite Disney friends.

the most beautiful spots on earth, alongside your favorite Disney friends

If you’re looking for a quick getaway, Disney Cruise Line has also added a 4-night Caribbean voyage from Texas. It’s the perfect way to show your family a little Disney magic with a short vacation getaway.

These sailings are in addition to next year’s 6-, 7- and 8-night Western Caribbean voyages and this year’s 7-night Western Caribbean cruises starting September 22. Take a look below at all of the options from Galveston, and let us know in the comments which one suits your family best.

  • 4-night Caribbean: Galveston, Cozumel
  • 6-night Western Caribbean: Galveston, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
  • 7-night Western Caribbean: Galveston, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel
  • 8-night Bahamas: Galveston, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral, Key West
  • 8-night Western Caribbean: Galveston, Key West, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel



Vintage Walt Disney World: The Disney Wonder Debuts

Today back in 1999, the Disney Wonder arrived at Port Canaveral for the first time after leaving Italy. Below is a shot of the ship pulling into port behind its sister ship the Disney Magic.

Disney Wonder arrives at Port Canavera

As the second ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Wonder has many unique features that distinguish it from the other ships, including the Ariel statue in the atrium, Triton’s restaurant, Route 66, and Donald and Huey on the ship’s stern.

Disney Wonder

This year, the Disney Wonder voyaged to Hawaii for the first time, made its first call to Seattle and soon will depart for cruises to the Caribbean from Miami in December. That’s a lot of firsts for this classic Disney Cruise Line ship!

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Sail With Disney Channel Stars

dcsas_220x115You can sail with popular Disney Channel stars this summer aboard the Disney Wonder® Cruise Ship during the first-ever “Disney Channel Summer at Sea,” presented by Kodak.

Popular stars from Disney Channel shows like “Hannah Montana,” “Sonny With a Chance,” “JONAS,” “The Suite Life on Deck,” “Camp Rock,” “High School Musical” and “Hatching Pete” will join Guests on 3- and 4-night cruises beginning July 9 through Aug. 2, 2009.

All eight sailings are available to book now with special fan activities included in the prevailing cruise rate.

During the voyages, Disney Channel stars will help pump up the volume during onboard deck parties and join Guests for Q&A and autograph sessions as well as preview screenings of Disney Channel programming.

The onboard fun culminates with a “Party with the Stars” event, an evening in which Guests are invited to join the stars for a special musical performance by a Disney recording artist.

Each cruise will include multiple Disney Channel stars. Among those scheduled, with more to be announced shortly, are:

3-Night Disney Channel Summer At Sea Cruise
Sail Dates and Appearance Schedule*

July 9 to 12, 2009 – Tiffany Thornton (Sonny with a Chance) and Nicole Anderson (JONAS)
July 16 to 19, 2009 – Jason Earles (Hannah Montana)
July 23 to 26, 2009 – Jason Dolley (Hatching Pete)
July 30 to August 2, 2009 – Debby Ryan (The Suite Life on Deck)

4-Night Disney Channel Summer at Sea Cruise
Sail Dates and Appearance Schedule*

July 12 to 16, 2009 – Tiffany Thornton (Sonny with a Chance) and Nicole Anderson (JONAS)
July 19 to 23, 2009 – Musical Act Mitchel Musso and Jason Earles (Hanna Montana)
July 26 to 30, 2009 – Jason Dolley (Hatching Pete)
August 2 to 6, 2009 – Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock)

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