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Summer 2023 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Return to Alaska, Europe and More

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Disney Cruise Line will offer a variety of enchanting vacations in summer 2023, including cruises to Europe, Alaska, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

For the first time ever, the Disney Dream will be heading east to the rich culture and history of Europe, calling on a wide variety of destinations among the most treasured in the world.

Are flip-flops and white sand beaches more your speed? Head to the sunshine state where three ships, including the all-new Disney Wish, will cruise to the dreamiest tropical destinations. If Alaska fires your adventurous spirit, set sail on the Disney Wonder for a surreal landscape of spectacular glaciers, soaring eagles, breaching whales and towns with a Gold Rush past.

In addition to visiting exciting destinations, each and every voyage in summer 2023 also includes a healthy dose of Disney magic! No matter where you are in the world, your family will also receive Disney Cruise Line’s signature service, along with Broadway-style shows, themed dining, character encounters and activities for everyone in the family.

Disney Dream Marks Inaugural Season in Europe

With sailings anywhere from four to eleven nights, the Disney Dream will sail from Barcelona and Rome to picturesque ports of call throughout the Mediterranean, including a first-ever seven-night sailing to the Greek Isles with stops in the ever-popular ports of Santorini and Mykonos.

Late summer/early fall departures of the Disney Dream from Southampton will feature cruises to a wealth of destinations including Spain, France, the British Isles, Norway and Iceland. New ports of call include the postcard-worthy La Rochelle, France and two new ports in Norway – Skjolden, home to a wealth of natural attractions, and Sandnes, a small city just outside the metropolis of Stavanger known for its outdoor activities.  

Summer 2023 sailings to Alaska aboard Disney Wonder

The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska will combine with the magic of Disney on five-, seven- and nine-night sailings on the Disney Wonder from Vancouver, Canada. Beginning in May, cruisers will be invited to discover exciting ports like Ketchikan and Skagway, with their prehistoric glaciers, gold mining relics and spectacular land- and sea-life. Three Alaskan itineraries call at Icy Strait Point, home to a coastal rainforest, wilderness tours and – for thrill-seekers – ziplining above the treetops.

Tropical Escapes to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida

Sun-splashed tropical isles throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean will await guests on three Disney Cruise Line ships from Florida in summer 2023.

For its first full summer of sailing, the Disney Wish will homeport in Port Canaveral near Orlando for a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish will feature exciting new additions including Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience and AquaMouse, a wild water adventure and first-ever Disney attraction at sea.

Port Canaveral will also be the departure point for the Disney Fantasy for sailings ranging in length from five to 10 nights. In addition to seven-night cruises to popular ports in the eastern and western Caribbean, guests will also be able to experience a five-night Bahamian sailing with back-to-back calls at Castaway Cay, a 10-night southern Caribbean itinerary to the islands of Aruba and Bonaire and an eight-night cruise featuring two days on the beautiful pink sand beaches of Bermuda.

The Disney Magic will make its summer home in Miami for an assortment of exciting destinations. Starting May 27, the Disney Magic will sail four-night Bahamas cruises and five-night western Caribbean voyages, followed by two seven-night sailings in July to the eastern and western Caribbean. Select summer voyages aboard the Disney Magic will include double days – for double the fun – at Castaway Cay. 

Guests who are Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club and select other groups may take advantage of the following extended early booking windows:

  • Platinum Castaway Club Members, Golden Oak and Club 33 Members: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Gold Castaway Club Members: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club and Adventure Insiders: Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Bookings open to all Guests: Monday, May 9, 2022

It’s time to start planning your family’s next great adventure. Tell us in the comments below which summer 2023 Disney Cruise Line itinerary you are most excited about!

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2023 Adventures by Disney River Cruise to Return to Rhine, Danube and Seine

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Have you been dreaming of your next bucket list European vacation? Well, I have some very exciting news for you! 2023 Adventures by Disney river cruise itineraries are now available!

Adventures by Disney just announced a return to three enchanting rivers in 2023: Rhine, Danube and Seine. With 27 action-packed departures that include family, adult-exclusive and holiday-themed sailings, you’ll experience firsthand the people, places and stories of iconic destinations. Plus, their team of specially trained Adventure Guides will provide a seamless and authentic experience that is marked by Disney’s signature service.

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Family Vacations in the Heart of Europe

Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, Adventure by Disney’s eight-day, seven-night river cruises are filled with active, immersive experiences.

On Rhine River cruises, guests will explore storybook villages in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Highlights include a toboggan ride through the black forest, high-adrenaline thrills at an indoor winter park and a voyage through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley offering up-close views of 30 majestic castles.

Danube River sailings visit eight unforgettable destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, where adventurers will roam medieval ruins, scale treetop rope bridges and marvel at the rolling hills made famous in “The Sound of Music.” 

Seine River cruises will celebrate the magnificence of rural France with visits to picturesque provincial towns, the historic beaches of Normandy, Monet’s House and Gardens, the dramatic cliffs of Etretat, and Paris – the “City of Lights.”

Plus, Adventures by Disney guests can extend their Seine river cruise vacation with a three-day, two-night Paris Escape. From spectacular views of the “City of Lights” to a private walking culinary tour and an immersive visit to the Louvre Museum guided by a local expert, you won’t want to miss this pre-cruise package.

Specialty, Seasonal and Themed Departures 

The 2023 Adventures by Disney river cruise lineup includes a variety of specialty sailings that feature themed offerings onboard and onshore, in addition to the excursions and entertainment already built into each itinerary.

Special adult-only vacations include themed Oktoberfest sailings on the Danube River and Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River, each offering an extra serving of refinement and fun for culinary connoisseurs and “foodies” alike. Also on the Danube and Rhine, families can discover the spirit of the holiday season during festive Christmas Market cruises.

2023 Adventures by Disney river cruise bookings will open to the public on January 28, 2022.

If you’re interested in booking a vacation on 2023 Adventures by Disney river cruise sailings, you can take advantage of Adventure by Disney’s Early Booking Offer savings of $500 per person. You can also sail into summer with Adventures by Disney’s 2022 River Cruise Offer savings of $500 per person on select Rhine or Danube river cruises. Availability for these offers is limited.

To learn more about Adventures by Disney or to book a vacation, call Siera at (734) 771-1290 or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com.

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Let’s Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2022

Happy National Plan for Vacation Day!

National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), celebrated on the last Tuesday in January, is a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the whole year at the start of the year— and inspire them to use those days to travel to and within the United States. Since 2015, when the travel industry and partners began tracking American vacation usage, survey findings have continuously shown that vacation days are not being used, negatively affecting mental health, personal relationships and job performance. National Plan for Vacation Day helps highlight the importance of taking time off to travel—both for our personal health and wellbeing and for the overall economic prosperity of our nation. This year’s National Plan for Vacation Day is on January 25, 2022. Together, using #PlanForVacation, we are reminding Americans to commit—and take—their days off. How will you celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2022?

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After two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are feeling burned out and ready for a change of scenery. However, COVID-19 related health and safety concerns and increased workloads have prevented many American workers from using their hard earned time off. Americans are STILL not using all of their vacation days.

American workers left an average of more than four days or 29% of their paid time off on the table last year, but the majority of Americans (64%) say they desperately need a vacation.

Planning Vacations Reduces Burnout

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  • More than two-thirds (68%) of American workers feel at least moderately burned out and 13% are extremely burned out
  • More than half (53%) of remote workers are working MORE hours now than they were in the office and 61% now find it more difficult to unplug from work
  • COVID-19 related concerns followed by work related barriers such as heavy workloads and lack of coverage are top reasons preventing Americans from using their paid time off
  • Just one-quarter of Americans used ALL of their earned time off in 2021
  • Nearly eight in 10 (79%) believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being
  • Avoiding burnout was the top-rated motivator to book a trip in the next six months—ranked even higher than travel discounts/deals

Travel Remains a Top Priority

  • More than nine in 10 (91%) Americans say it is important to use their paid time off to travel
  • Nearly eight in 10 (79%) believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being
  • Nearly six in 10 (59%) agree that travel is more important than ever and 61% plan to make travel a top budget priority in 2022

Vacation Planning WORKS!

  • The three-quarters of Americans who planned out their paid time off for the year were more likely to use their paid time off to travel in 2021
  • 53% of planners anticipate traveling more in 2022 versus 27% of non-planners
  • More than nine in ten (91%) Americans say it is important to use their paid time off to travel
  • Close to eight in ten (79%) of Americans believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being

The Impact of Planning

  • Americans who plan out their time off take more time off to travel—but one-quarter (24%) of American households don’t do this simple step. As a result, they lose or have to forfeit these days
  • Planners prioritize traveling with their paid time off, a trend that is expected to continue to rise in 2022 where 53% of planners anticipate traveling more than previous years versus 27% of non-planners
  • And planners actually do travel more than non-planners. More than half (56%) of Americans who typically planned their time off took an overnight vacation in 2021 compared to 33% of non-planners
  • Anticipating and planning travel makes Americans happy. Close to three-quarters (74%) of planners reported being extremely or very happy anticipating and planning vacations in the next year versus just four in 10 of non-planners
  • Avoiding burnout is an even greater motivator to book a trip for non-planners than planners—62% of non-planners rated avoiding burnout as a top motivator compared to 53% of planners

Planning: A Key to Happiness

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Those who plan for vacations are happier in general—with everything from their personal relationships to their work/life balance, health and well-being and even their job.

Extremely or Very HappyPlannersNon-Planners
On Vacation86%67%
Personal Relationships with Family and Friends80%58%
Work/Life Balance72%54%
Job Flexibility72%53%
Anticipating and Planning Vacations74%40%
Physical Health and Well-Being72%46%
Company Where You Work68%53%
Job68%50%
Source: Destination Analysts, 2021 & U.S. Travel Association

Ready to start planning your next vacation? Here are a few ideas to help get you started…

Walt Disney World Resort

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It’s always a magical time to plan a visit to the most magical place on earth, but 2022 is extra special with the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort. We recently shared 22 reasons why you should plan to visit Disney World in 2022! Plus, you may be able to take advantage of a special offer for additional savings when you travel March 6- July 7, 2022.

Universal Orlando Resort

There’s never been a better time to start planning your epic trip to Universal Orlando Resort. Universal Orlando Resort features incredible theme park adventures that allow you to let go and live in the moment with those you care about most. There’s plenty to explore at Universal Orlando Resort – home to three theme parks featuring more than 60 world-class attractions combined, eight magnificently-themed resort hotels, destination-wide entertainment and Universal CityWalk.

We have customizable vacation package options perfect for any visitor. Learn more about Universal Orlando Resort’s new offer for 2 days free or the Exclusive Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package.

Perfect Day at CocoCay with Royal Caribbean

This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. You can conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with their own floating cabana. This is Perfect Day at CocoCay — only on Royal Caribbean®

You can learn more about why your family will love a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation or 10 reasons to spend a perfect day at CocoCay.

All Inclusive Resorts

Ready to just unplug and recharge? Don’t want to have to worry about cooking or anything while you’re on vacation? Maybe an all inclusive getaway is the best fit for you. There are resorts available for for couples and families. You can find some of our favorite all inclusive resorts for families here.

Special thanks to the U.S. Travel Association for sharing these statistics with us!

Explore Europe with the 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise Itineraries

Explore Europe with the 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise Itineraries

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Have you heard the news? In 2021, families will embark on more Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations than ever before, with 30 sailings along four European rivers: the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine. And as another exciting update, guests aboard 2021 Rhine River sailings will have the opportunity to travel to Papenburg, Germany for an inside look at the construction of the fifth Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish!

Here’s a look at what guests will discover when river cruising with Adventures by Disney in 2021.

Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, the Adventures by Disney Seine River cruise allows families to explore the heart of France, including stops in Vernon, Giverny, Le Havre, Rouen, Les Andelys, Conflans and Paris. (Disney)

Family Vacations in the Heart of Europe

Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, these all-inclusive vacations are filled with active, immersive experiences curated by the family travel experts at Disney. A team of specially trained Adventure Guides are master storytellers who bring each destination to life and provide a seamless, authentic experience marked by signature Disney service.

During the Adventures by Disney Rhine River sailings, guests explore storybook villages in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Every Adventures by Disney trip is hosted by team of Disney-trained Adventure Guides whose guidance and expertise create an authentic connection to the people, culture and traditions of each destination. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

On Rhine River cruises, guests explore storybook villages in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Highlights include a toboggan ride through the black forest, high-adrenaline thrills at an indoor winter park, horseback riding through the French countryside and a voyage through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley offering up-close views of 30 majestic castles. 

New on the Rhine River itinerary is a unique excursion to Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where the newest Disney Cruise Line ships are being built. Guests who book this activity will go behind-the-magic at the building docks on a privately guided hard-hat tour led by a Disney Imagineer. This intimate, limited-capacity experience will be available at an additional charge on all 2021 departures.

The Adventures by Disney Danube River cruises visit eight unforgettable destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, where adventurers roam medieval ruins, scale treetop rope bridges and marvel at the rolling hills made famous in “The Sound of Music.” (Chloe Rice, photographer)

Danube River sailings visit eight unforgettable destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, where adventurers roam medieval ruins, scale treetop rope bridges and marvel at the rolling hills made famous in “The Sound of Music.” 

During the Rhone River itinerary, Adventures by Disney guests sail through the South of France, including the renowned region of Provence, with stops in Lyon, Tournon, Avignon and Arles. Engaging, authentic experiences are the highlight of every port-of-call, bringing the rich history, charming culture, distinguished art and distinctive cuisine of this diverse region to life. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

Rhone River vacations through the south of France transport guests to sun-soaked Provence, a region celebrated for its colorful culture, charming villages, lush vineyards and world-renowned cuisine. Interactive excursions include an art workshop inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, a private truffle-hunting experience and tasting, and kayaking beneath a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. 

Seine River cruises celebrate the magnificence of rural France with visits to picturesque provincial towns, the historic beaches of Normandy, Monet’s House and Gardens, the dramatic cliffs of Etretat, and Paris – the “City of Lights.” 

During the specialty Christmas Market cruises along the Danube River, Adventures by Disney guests celebrate the holidays as they explore European Christmas markets and experience the culture of seven unique cities. (Todd Anderson, photographer)

Specialty, Seasonal and Themed Departures 

The 2021 Adventures by Disney river cruise lineup includes a variety of specialty sailings that feature themed offerings onboard and onshore, in addition to the excursions and entertainment already built into each itinerary. 

Throughout the year, select departures are reserved for families traveling without children. During these adult-exclusive sailings, guests 18 years of age and older enjoy all of the magic of an Adventures by Disney river cruise with the addition of tailored enhancements designed just for them. These dedicated sailings meet the increased demand among adult travelers for Adventures by Disney’s unique blend of sophistication, variety and adventure in a fun, comfortable setting. 

Special adult-only vacations include themed Oktoberfest sailings on the Danube Riverand Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River, eachoffering an extra serving of refinement and fun for culinary connoisseurs and “foodies” alike. Also on the Danube, festive Christmas Market cruises are a magical way for families to celebrate the holidays like never before. Each of these specialty vacations is offered twice in 2021.

Pre- and Post-Cruise Itinerary Enhancements in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest

Adventures by Disney guests can extend their European river cruise vacations with three-day, two-night stays in some of Europe’s most celebrated cities. These guided group itineraries are designed to maximize vacation time, highlighting “must see” attractions as well as lesser-known hidden gems. Two dedicated Adventure Guides lead guests in enriching, exciting activities the whole family can enjoy.

During the Adventures by Disney Paris Short Escape, not only will guests come face-to-face with one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower, but they’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the “City of Lights” from their seats at dinner on the structure’s first floor. Other activities include a private walking culinary tour and a bucket-list visit to the Louvre Museum, which features a local expert guide and a special art detective activity for Junior Adventurers. (Adventures by Disney)

The Paris Escape can be added to Seine and Rhone sailings to round-out vacations in northern or southern France. Guests enjoy spectacular views of the “City of Lights” from their seats at dinner in the Eiffel Tower, a private walking culinary tour, and an immersive visit to the Louvre Museum guided by a local expert and a special art detective activity for Junior Adventurers.

The Adventures by Disney Amsterdam Short Escape itinerary is comprised of hands-on activities, like a painting workshop following a visit to the Van Gogh Museum and a tile glazing activity at an earthenware factory. Adventurers will also visit quintessential Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk, embark on a canal cruise and taste their way through the trendy Jordaan neighborhood. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

The Amsterdam Escape can be added as a post-cruise stay following Rhine River sailings to complete the cruise’s four-country journey. This itinerary features a bucket-list canal cruise, a culinary tour of the trendy Jordaan neighborhood and a visit to the Van Gogh Museum followed by an interactive painting workshop.

The Adventures by Disney Budapest Short Escape itinerary combines enriching cultural excursions — guests will indulge in homestyle Hungarian cuisine at a historic bistro, ride in a tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaw) and revel in a performance at the Budapest Opera House — with visits to the city’s must-see locales, such as Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

The Budapest Escape can be added to Danube River sailings as the perfect land complement to the Central European tour by water. The itinerary checks off the city’s must-see sites with a focus on enriching cultural experiences like sampling authentic Hungarian cuisine, riding in a tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaw) and reveling in a performance at the Budapest Opera House.

Adventures by Disney Escapes can be booked as standalone getaways or as add-ons to other vacation plans.

Bookings for 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise itineraries are now open.

Want to learn more about a 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise? Let us know!

2020 Adventures by Disney Itineraries to Include Egypt

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Get ready for the vacation of a lifetime, Adventurers! 

The roster of worldwide 2020 Adventures by Disney vacations were just announced, including an unforgettable itinerary in Egypt. Featuring adventures by land, river and sea, this amazing tour will fully immerse our guests in the storied land of pharaohs and pyramids – talk about a dream vacation!

Adventures by Disney is also adding more adult-exclusive departures than ever before in 2020. Many of these itineraries will include new activities and experiences tailored to adults, creating the perfect vacation option for groups of friends, couples, extended family and adults traveling with their parents. And of course, we’re bringing back more than 35 popular itineraries around the globe, including a trip to Montana and Yellowstone National Park that will offer brand-new experiences in 2020.

Bookings will be open to the public on May 16, 2019. Keep reading to learn more, and stay tuned for additional details on 2020 Adventures by Disney vacations in the coming weeks!

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The Ultimate Egypt Experience – Transcending Time and Terrain

With Adventures by Disney, families will be immersed in the allure of both ancient and modern Egypt during a skillfully planned itinerary developed with the trusted family travel expertise of Disney. Highlights from the 10-day, nine-night Egypt vacation include:

  • Visits to breathtaking ancient monuments with the expert guidance of a world-class Egyptologist. These include the world-famous pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun’s tomb; and the temples of Luxor, Kom Ombo, Horus at Edfu, Philae and Karnak.
  • Immersive experiences at the brand-new Grand Egyptian Museum, which opens to the public in 2020. Here, guests can embark on an interactive King Tut-themed treasure hunt or peruse the museum’s state-of-the-art exhibits at their leisure.
  • Access to the inner wonders of the Great Pyramid of Giza during a tour of the burial chamber of Pharaoh Cheops.
  • Interactive cultural activities, such as a chef-led cooking class on Egyptian specialties, a Nubian folkloric show and henna tattoo experience, and a hieroglyphic writing lesson.
  • Picture-perfect outings in surreal settings, like a voyage on a traditional Egyptian felucca sailboat, visits to lively local markets and a private beachside Bedouin-themed dinner.
  • three-night cruise along the Nile River with premium accommodations and themed entertainment, followed by a two-night stay at a luxurious beachside resort in Sharm El Sheikh, including a full day snorkeling excursion on a private boat to visit the famous coral reefs of the Red Sea.
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Adventures by Disney will offer 11 Egypt departures in 2020, five of which are reserved for adult travelers. The adult-only itinerary features an exclusive VIP tour of the conservation rooms at the Grand Egyptian Museum, where millennia-old artifacts lie uncovered and unrestored — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Adventures by Disney guests.

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New Experiences Offer Sophisticated Fun for Adults

As part of an expansion of adult-exclusive departures, new programming will be added to select itineraries in 2020 to further tailor the experience for adults. These vacations offer the all-inclusive, hassle-free fun of an Adventures by Disney trip for travelers seeking sophistication, variety and adventure.

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New adult-exclusive programming includes the behind-the-scenes museum tour in Egypt; a ceviche cooking class and artisan beer tasting in Costa Rica; a culinary walking tour of Athens’ central market in Greece; a behind-the-scenes experience at a Sichuan “face-changing” opera in China; a premium five-course meal with cocktail pairings in Australia; mango-carving and coffee-tasting activities in Laos; and a private nighttime excursion in search of the Northern Lights in Iceland, among others.

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Returning Adventures to the Old West, Far East and Beyond

The 2020 Adventures by Disney itinerary lineup includes the return of popular itineraries around the globe, with more than 35 vacations on six continents currently available in the growing portfolio. The diverse mix of itineraries includes incredible international destinations such as Japan, South Africa, Peru and Scotland, as well as some of North America’s most iconic sites including Alaska, New York City, and Arizona and Utah. These purposefully designed, hassle-free vacation experiences provide unique opportunities for families to discover the world together, along with the expert services of two Disney-trained Adventure Guides. 

Adventures by Disney also continues to enhance existing itineraries with compelling new activities for guests to enjoy. During the Montana and Yellowstone National Park vacation — which transports guests to the Old West to witness spectacular natural wonders, go glamping under the stars and live large at a rustic dude ranch — new experiences in 2020 include a visit to the Norris Geyser Basin and one-night stay in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.

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Adventures by Disney also recently announced their most extensive season of European river cruises ever for 2020, including a brand-new vacation in southern France along the Rhone River. The record-breaking 27 departures also include itineraries on the Danube, Rhine and Seine rivers. Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, these all-inclusive vacations allow guests to explore the heart of Europe in a way that’s active, immersive and worry-free. River cruise adventures for 2020 are currently available for booking.

To learn more about a 2020 Adventures by Disney vacation or to book a vacation, contact Siera today at 734-771-1290 or siera@destinationstoexplore.com.

Summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Available for Booking Beginning March 7, 2019

Get ready to set sail with Disney Cruise Line to visit exciting destinations including Greece, Alaska, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean! Disney has just announced summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line itineraries and the Disney Magic will be returning to Greece after a five year break!

You can view all of the summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line itineraries and sailing dates below:

The Caribbean

Whether you’re looking for a short escape or a weeklong vacation at sea, our 2020 Caribbean lineup has you covered! The Disney Fantasy will be sailing a variety of new itineraries in the summer of 2020! In addition to seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will embark on five- and nine-night Caribbean sailings.

Western Caribbean

2020 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 7/6 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/7 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/19 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/29 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

Eastern Caribbean

2020 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/13, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 9/12 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands 
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 9-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/27 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Basseterre, St. Kitts 
Day 5: Forte-de-France, Martinique 
Day 6: St. John’s, Antigua 
Day 7: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 10: Port Canaveral, Florida


The Bahamas

Set sail on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy for a tropical Bahamian getaway from Port Canaveral. Select itineraries will whisk you off to a variety of idyllic destinations, including Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise.

2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/1, 6/8, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 9/14, 9/28 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/12, 6/26 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/21, 7/5 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/5, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 9/18, 9/25 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/17, 7/1 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 8/22 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 8/25, 8/28 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 8/31 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/4 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/21 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 9/24 
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida


Alaska

In 2020, the Disney Wonder will return to “The Last Frontier” for the summer season, opening up a world of breathtaking natural vistas, magnificent glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife. These seven-night itineraries depart from Vancouver, Canada, with visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Dawes Glacier. Each sailing features fun and adventure both in port and on the ship, from stunning scenery and one-of-a-kind Port Adventures in each destination to special touches that bring the splendor and spirit of Alaska to life onboard.

2020 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/31 

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska 
Day 4: Skagway, Alaska 
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska 
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 

2020 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 7/20, 9/7 

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska 
Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska 
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska 
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada


Europe

If Europe is on your bucket list, the summer of 2020 is the time to go!

Three special Mediterranean cruises from Rome offer a selection of destinations in Greece, combined with visits to other notable cities in the region. Stops in Piraeus, the gateway to Athens; Katakolon, near ancient Olympia; and the islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete highlight these itineraries. Two of the sailings give you the opportunity to visit Sicily, where you can visit landmarks such as Mount Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe, or the Piazza del Duomo, the city’s historic center. The third cruise features a return to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The Mediterranean cruises aren’t the only European itineraries with new ports of call. The Disney Magic’s grand tour of Europe in the summer of 2020 includes new stops in Gdynia, Poland; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Plymouth, England; and Zeebrugge, Belgium, offering you new ways to see the Baltic, British Isles and Norwegian fjords.

2020 Magic 12-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona:5/11 

Day 1: Miami, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal 
Day 9: At Sea 
Day 10: Lisbon, Portugal 
Day 11: Cadiz, Spain 
Day 12: At Sea 
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/23 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Salerno (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 6: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/30 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 6: Toulon (Provence), France 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/6 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: Toulon (Provence), France 
Day 3: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France 
Day 4: Genoa (Milan), Italy 
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 8: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 

2020 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/13 

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Santorini, Greece 
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece 
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece 
Day 7: Heraklion (Crete), Greece 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 

2020 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/22 

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Dubrovnik, Croatia 
Day 4: Katakolon, Greece 
Day 5: Santorini, Greece 
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece 
Day 7: Mykonos, Greece 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 

2020 Disney Magic 12-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona: 7/1 

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Santorini, Greece 
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece 
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 9: Olbia (Sardinia), Italy 
Day 10: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 11: Cannes, France 
Day 12: At Sea 
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 7/13 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: Cannes, France 
Day 3: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona to Dover: 7/18 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: Cartagena, Spain 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Lisbon, Portugal 
Day 5: Vigo, Spain 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Portland (Stonehenge), England 
Day 8: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 11-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover to Copenhagen:7/25 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Rostock, Germany 
Day 5: Gdynia (Gdańsk), Poland 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 8: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 9: Tallinn, Estonia 
Day 10: Stockholm, Sweden 
Day 11: At Sea 
Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark 

2020 Disney Magic 8-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/5 

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Stockholm, Sweden 
Day 4: Helsinki, Finland 
Day 5: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 7: Tallinn, Estonia 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Copenhagen, Denmark 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/13 

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia 
Day 4: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 5: Helsinki, Finland 
Day 6: Stockholm, Sweden 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Copenhagen, Denmark 

2020 Disney Magic 10-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen to Dover:8/20 

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark 
Day 2: Gothenburg, Sweden 
Day 3: Oslo, Norway 
Day 4: Stavanger, Norway 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland 
Day 10: At Sea 
Day 11: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Dover: 8/30 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Nordfjordeid, Norway 
Day 5: Alesund, Norway 
Day 6: Stavanger, Norway 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night British Isles Cruise from Dover: 9/6 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Plymouth, England 
Day 3: Cobh (Cork), Ireland 
Day 4: Liverpool, England 
Day 5: Greenock, Scotland 
Day 6: Dublin, Ireland 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Europe Cruise from Dover: 9/13 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Day 3: Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium 
Day 4: Le Havre (Paris), France 
Day 5: Le Havre (Paris), France 
Day 6: Dover, England

If you’re currently a Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club member, take advantage of the opportunity to book one of these new cruises before they go on sale to the general public on March 7, 2019. You’ll be able to book early 2020 itineraries online or by phone during a designated booking window.

When to Book

  • March 4, 2019: Platinum Members
  • March 5, 2019: Platinum and Gold Members
  • March 6, 2019: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
  • March 7, 2019: All Guests

Did you know that you can even take your Disney Cruise Line vacation to the next level with Adventures by Disney? Whether it’s a premium cruise upgrade complete with curated port excursions or an immersive city escape before the ship sets sail, these expertly tailored Adventures by Disney packages are the perfect way to create an unforgettable land-and-sea Disney cruise vacation.

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Premium Cruise Packages in Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean
Guests sailing on select Disney Cruise Line itineraries can book an Adventures by Disney overlay to maximize port time, enhance onboard experiences and streamline logistics – it’s like an “easy button” for your vacation!

Throughout the voyage, knowledgeable Adventure Guides provide dedicated service both onboard and in port, as they lead guests on specially curated excursions, interactive activities and extraordinary adventures. Onboard the ship, guests enjoy unique experiences and premium amenities exclusive to Adventures by Disney, such as an intimate talkback session with Walt Disney Theatre cast members followed by a behind-the-scenes costume and prop activity.

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For the first time ever, Adventures by Disney packages can be booked for Caribbean cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy in summer 2020. These all-new offerings provide the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation with exclusive receptions and entertainment onboard and privately guided excursions in St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and more.

Best of all, Adventures by Disney guests on these special Caribbean sailings will enjoy enhanced recreation and entertainment, plus all-inclusive premium food and drinks, at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Other highlights in 2020 include a return to Alaska and popular packages in northern Europe and the Mediterranean, with the addition of experiences in the Greek Isles.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a brand-new Short Escape itinerary in London, where adventurers will revel in the royal treatment with VIP experiences in one of the world’s most iconic cities. The itinerary includes a private viewing of the royal Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, a high-speed boat ride along the River Thames and a privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey, the revered site of royal coronations and weddings. (Mark Ashman, photographer)

Pre-Cruise Escapes in Europe
Adventures by Disney also offers pre-cruise vacations in Rome; London; Barcelona, Spain; and Copenhagen, Denmark. These two- to three-night Escapes feature unforgettable experiences in iconic cities, such as a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Plus, activities like flamenco dancing, mosaic making and preparing local cuisine immerse families in the culture of each region.

Bookings for these summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line sailings and Adventures by Disney add-on packages open to the public on March 7, 2019.

Grab your cameras, sunscreen, and passports and start planning your summer 2020 Disney cruise today!

More Adventures by Disney River Cruise Vacations in Europe in 2020

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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In 2020, there will be more Adventures by Disney river cruises in Europe than ever before, including a brand-new vacation through southern France on the Rhone River! Plus, they will launch three new Short Escape itineraries in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest, Hungary, which can be added to Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations or booked at standalone trips.

The expanded season of river cruises includes a record-breaking 27 departures along the DanubeRhineSeine and Rhone rivers. Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, these all-inclusive vacations allow families to explore the heart of Europe in a way that’s active, immersive and hassle free. What’s more, we’re doubling the number of adult-exclusive departures in 2020, giving our adult guests even more opportunities to experience the sophistication, variety and adventure of a river cruise in a fun, comfortable setting with Adventures by Disney.

Bookings for 2020 Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations open to the public on Jan. 31, 2019.

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New Rhone River Sailings Through Southern France
During the new eight-day, seven-night Rhone River itinerary onboard AmaCello, our guests will sail through southern France, including the renowned region of Provence, for the first time. To bring the rich history, charming culture, distinguished art and distinctive cuisine of this diverse region to life, we’ve curated engaging, authentic experiences in every port-of-call. Here are the highlights:

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Active sightseeing adventures include exploring enchanting towns and villages by bike; kayaking beneath the famous 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard; and taking in the magnificent
scenery of the Gorges du Doux by steam train and rail bike.

Interactive culinary experiences celebrate the region’s local flavors and world-famous cuisine. The menu of activities includes a private truffle-hunting experience and tasting; cheese and jam making at a goat farm; and an immersive tasting experience at a family-owned olive oil farm near Les Baux-de-Provence. Guests will also enjoy curated tastings featuring Rhone Valley wines, chocolate and more.

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Engaging art-focused excursions draw Adventurers into a world of color and imagination. Among the highlights are a walking tour of Roussillon’s colorful Ochre Trail followed by a painting class; a
demonstration in the art of silk-weaving in Lyon; and a visit to the Carrieres de Lumieres, a former
limestone quarry where famous impressionistic paintings come to life.

Immersive historical tours are bolstered by signature Disney storytelling as guests step into the stories of the Palais des Papes, a breathtaking palace that was once the seat of papal power; the Roman ruins of Lyon and Nimes; the historic hilltop villages of Gordes and Les Baux-de-Provence; and the 12th-century Abbaye de Senanque, where tales of medieval Cistercian monks unfold.

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New Short Escape Itineraries in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest
Beginning in 2020, our guests can enhance their European river cruise vacations with three-day, two-night stays in ParisAmsterdam and Budapest. These guided group itineraries are designed to maximize vacation time, highlighting each city’s most well-known attractions while also uncovering unexpected hidden gems.

The Paris Short Escape can be added to Seine and Rhone sailings to round-out vacations in northern or southern France. In Paris, not only will guests come face-to-face with one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower, but they’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the “City of Lights” from their seats at dinner on the structure’s first floor. Other activities include a private walking culinary tour and a bucket-list visit to the Louvre Museum, which features a local expert guide and a special art detective activity for Junior Adventurers.

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The Amsterdam Short Escape can be added as a post-cruise stay following Rhine River sailings to complete the cruise’s four-country journey. This itinerary is comprised of a number of hands-on activities, like a painting workshop following a visit to the Van Gogh Museum and a tile glazing activity at an earthenware factory. Adventurers will also visit quintessential Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk, embark on a canal cruise and taste their way through the trendy Jordaan neighborhood.

The Budapest Short Escape can be added to Danube River sailings as the perfect land complement to the Central European tour by water. The itinerary combines enriching cultural excursions — guests will indulge in homestyle Hungarian cuisine at a historic bistro, ride in a tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaw) and revel in a performance at the Budapest Opera House — with visits to the city’s must-see locales, such as Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church.

Have a Royal Adventure on the Adventures by Disney England and France Vacation

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Thanks to the royal baby and the royal wedding, everyone has royalty on the mind! For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to snag a proposal from a prince, experiencing the splendor and romance of England’s first family is as easy as taking a trip across the pond on the Adventures by Disney England and France vacation.

The trip starts at Westminster Abbey, the beautiful cathedral that has been the site of countless coronations and royal weddings – including the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. And, what is a monarchy without their Crown Jewels? The crown’s finest royal artifacts will steal the show during a special, private tour of the Tower of London!

Visit Windsor Castle, the Queen’s favorite weekend getaway. Home to British royalty since the 11th century, the castle features grand buildings and stunning grounds. The chapel on castle grounds is where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said “I do.”

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With Adventures by Disney you’ll also savor afternoon tea at Guildhall, the historic venue of glittering banquets with heads of state, dignitaries and the royal family since the 12th century. Fun fact: Guildhall was the backdrop for the wedding of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.

England is just the beginning of this romantic royal adventure. Next you’ll travel to France, home to the historic, glitzy and glamorous Palace of Versailles and Paris, arguably the most romantic city in the world. With Adventures by Disney you’ll feel like kings and queens as you see it all!

These are just a few of the regal activities included in the Adventures by Disney England and France vacation.

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog!)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Enjoy the Beauty and Culture of France with Disney Cruise Line

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You can visit some amazing counties summer in Europe with Disney Cruise Line. The Disney Magic returns to Europe in May, starting with a season in the Mediterranean, followed by cruises to northern Europe, Norway and Iceland. Here are some of the highlights of the destinations you can visit in France with Disney Cruise Line.

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Marseilles
A gorgeous locale in southern France, Marseilles is the second largest city in France and one of the country’s oldest cities. Marseilles is home to many historic landmarks and monuments and is also a vibrant cultural center with a robust collection of theatres, opera houses and museums. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy fresh seafood at the Vieux Port (Old Port).

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Cannes and Villefranche
Disney’s Mediterranean cruises visit Cannes or Villefranche, enchanting seaside towns on the French Riviera. Cannes is revered as one of the most famed cities in all Europe with sweeping marina views, exquisite restaurants and luxury shopping, while Villefranche is beloved for its almost perfectly preserved medieval city. These popular destinations are also gateways to the world-famous Monte Carlo and Nice.

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Cherbourg
Situated northeast of Paris in the Normandy region, Cherbourg boasts spectacular sea vistas and a massive sea wall that rims the harbor and the star-shaped fortress that guards it. You can journey to the beaches of Normandy where the famous Normandy invasion took place in WWII or visit the gorgeous Mont Saint-Michel Cathedral on a rocky tidal island off the shore of Cherbourg.

Which countries would you like to visit during a Disney Cruise? Just remember, you can travel the world and only unpack once!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Six Charming Cities You Can Visit in Spain with Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line’s summer season in Europe offers the chance for Disney cruisers to explore multiple countries on one magical voyage. There are a number of incredible European destinations that you can visit, but today we are sharing with you six Spanish cities you can visit in Spain with Disney Cruise Line.

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Barcelona
Barcelona is one of Disney’s homeports for cruises in the Mediterranean, and you’ll definitely want to extend your vacation with extra days in this vibrant locale before your cruise. If you join the Adventures by Disney Barcelona Short Escape, Adventure Guides host special guided experiences and handle all the travel details to make your vacation carefree. You’ll discover the culture of this magnificent city through its Gothic architecture, museums, parks and people, including private tours of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia and Parque Güell.

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Cadiz
One of the world’s oldest cities, Cádiz retains its romantic charm, significant architecture and ancient ruins. The 3,000-year-old city is filled with colorful plazas, gardens and historic Moorish and Baroque cathedrals. Visit the second largest Roman theater discovered in the world, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the top of Torre Tavira and dine on ocean delicacies like squid, shrimp and lobster.

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Ibiza
Off the east coast of Spain, this idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea is stocked with breathtaking beaches, ancient caves, historical sites, glamorous shops and quaint restaurants. Snorkel or drive in the turquoise waters, climb to Ibiza Castle in Dalt Vila (Old Town) or simply spend your day soaking up the sun in this gorgeous destination.

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Málaga
A gem on Spain’s Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun), Málaga is one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean. Its storied past is reflected through diverse architecture and museums. Explore Moorish castles, take a trip through time in the historic quarter, visit the Picasso Museum or sunbathe on sparkling beaches.

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Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of the Balearic Islands known for endless sun and age-old sites steeped in history. The city is rich in Roman and Arab history, where the remnants of the past blends with contemporary Spanish living. Explore majestic cathedrals, historic sites, boutiques and cafés, or travel just outside the city to white-sand beaches and pristine waters.

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Vigo
Vigo is a city of Galicia and an independent region in the Spanish province known for its fishing industry. Dine on fresh seafood, including Galician oysters, explore streets steeped in medieval charm, and encounter exquisite shops, ancient forts and palaces. If you feel like relaxing, Vigo and its surrounding areas boast beautiful beaches.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote.