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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.

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

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.

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

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!

Carnival Cruise Line Named Most Trusted Cruise Line By Reader’s Digest

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Carnival Cruise Line Named Most Trusted Cruise Line By Reader’s Digest

For the second consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Line has been named Most Trusted Cruise Line in America by Reader’s Digest.

The award is based on a poll of more than 5,000 Americans nationwide who were asked to rate products they trust across 40 different categories in areas such as quality, value, and reliability.  Carnival received more votes than any other cruise line.  The awards are featured in the October issue of Reader’s Digest.

Carnival continues to enhance its onboard offerings, building upon its brand promise of providing fun, memorable vacations at a great value while keeping up with consumer trends and exceeding the expectations of its guests.

Earlier this year marked the debut of the line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, which offers such groundbreaking features as the SkyRide aerial attraction, the first IMAX Theatre at sea, the RedFrog Pub & Brewery that includes the line’s first on-board brewery and the fleet’s largest water park highlighted by the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-Slide.

Carnival has also expanded upon its exclusive partnerships with Food Network star Guy Fieri with plans to roll out the new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse on several ships and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, serving as the Official Seagoing Headquarters for The Cat in the Hat’s presidential campaign, part of the fleetwide Seuss at Sea program.

Carnival is also a major supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising more than $10 million for the hospital since launching its Care to Play:  Carnival for St. Jude Kids program in 2010.  As part of its Honor. Family. Fun. program honoring Operation Homefront, an organization that assists military families, Carnival will be hosting an exclusive shipboard concert for military families by seven-time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood aboard the new Carnival Vista when it makes its U.S. arrival in November.

The Carnival Journeys enrichment series is also expanding with more than 20 voyages visiting spectacular ports throughout Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and other destinations.

“Vacations are more important than ever and as America’s Cruise Line we consider it an honor that our guests entrust us with their well-deserved vacations year after year,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president. “Being named America’s Most Trusted Cruise Line by the readers of Reader’s Digest for two years running is a testament to our focus on providing our guests with unforgettable vacations as well as the incredible effort put forth by our team members, both on board and ashore,” she added.

A full list of Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands is available at www.rd.com/trust.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a 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. 

Peek Behind the Scenes at Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment Studio

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Peek Behind the Scenes at Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment Studio

Royal Caribbean International may be reinventing entertainment at sea, but it takes the mammoth Royal Caribbean Production Studio ashore to support the fleet and its growing list of live shows.

To learn more about the 132,500-square-foot facility and its 300-seat theater, 14 full-size stage studios, 10 rehearsal studios, 20,000-square-foot costume-making area, audio rooms, gym and housing, watch a behind-the-scenes video released by the line, hosted at Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below.

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The biggest entertainment producer in the world requires the complex that is actually situated at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus in Miami, Florida — complete with adjacent dormitories for about 500 cast members, singers, dancers and choreographers.

“Our entertainment operation is so huge,” said Nick Weir, VP, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean International. “Here, this is a 130,000 square foot studio. I don’t think there’s a bigger studio in the world unless you go to Hollywood and you go to the big film studios.”

As to the physical scale, the studios include ones that are three decks in height. Weir added, “We’ve got the headroom to do any kind of flying show anywhere in the world. Doesn’t matter what show it is, we’ve got the facility and the equipment for it.”

RELATED VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of Harmony of the Seas’ Entertainment

In fact, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCCL) has built studios that are indicative of the exact size of the venues aboard the ships – the largest cruise ship in the world, Harmony of the Seas’ included – that will host the shows practiced here.

“This facility here at the RCCL entertainment studios is a one-of-a-kind,” explained Christi Coachman-Orengo, Director, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean Productions. “It’s a state-of-the-art facility where we produce all of our theater shows, aqua shows, centrum vignettes, you name it. We do it all here.”

The facility even includes specific vocal rooms and a recording studio, and the costuming department makes all the wardrobe, maintains some 30,000 pieces and manages about 4,000 pairs of shoes. Plus, there is an enlarged storage area that can accommodate far more actual rehearsal scenery than the company ever could before.

RELATED VIDEO: WATCH: Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas Review

“I think for the cast members that come here, coming to a professional environment like this really helps up everybody’s game, said Alison Frazier, Entertainment Consultant. “It’s very special to work in a fantastic facility like this.”

Specific shows that have been produced here encompass the likes of “Grease” and “The Fine Line” that are now housed in Harmony of the Seas’ Royal Theater and AquaTheater respectively.

Plus, don’t forget if you book any cruise with us this month, you will receive a FREE onboard credit!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a 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. 

Top Five Reasons to Book a Holiday Cruise on Royal Caribbean

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There’s no better time to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation than during the holiday season. Give yourself and your family a royal gift during the holiday season, and break free from the stress of doing it all on your own. Today, we want to share with you the top five reasons to book a holiday cruise on Royal Caribbean:

New Memories for Kids

On ships offering the DreamWorks experience, even Shrek and Puss in Boots dress for the occasion. Family story time and movie screenings are even more special while sailing on a Royal Caribbean ship. The stateroom attendants can’t wait to show off their folding skills with some new towel animals.

Holiday Inspired Cuisine 

Christmas onboard brings roasted Vermont turkey with a savoury apple and chestnut stuffing and festive drinks. During Hanukkah, order a traditional brisket with potato pancakes, apple sauce and sour cream. You can keep traditions from home, eat cookies with Santa and have a hot chocolate while watching a movie.

Traditional Holiday Entertainment Reimagined 

The season is brought to life with traditional events on December’s festive season voyages. See Santa Claus in a parade, take photos with him, and join in with the festivities. The entire family can build ornaments and decorate cookies. Don’t forget to drop off your letter to Santa in the promenade.

Holiday Shopping at Sea

Once at sea, you can stock up on all the gifts and gift packages you need with special festive deals that you can only get on our cruises. Save on all onboard shops and be the first to snag a bargain when we countdown to our festive shopping events. Best of all: shop duty-free!

Religious Services

Attend religious services at sea on all cruises sailing during Hannukah and Christmas. Services are performed by rabbis, priests and reverends, so you don’t have to miss the reason for the season.

Plus, if you book your cruise with us by October 31, you will receive an onboard credit!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a 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. 

CLIA Reveals Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Book a European Cruise

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CLIA Reveals Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Book a Europe Cruise

According to Cruise Critic readers, eight out of ten dream of taking a European Cruise but half of those polled think it’s unaffordable. Not true, according to Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Certified Travel Agency, CruiseOne/Dream Vacations. From unprecedented affordability to seasonal events, CLIA experts reveal why now is the time to experience Europe from the comforts of an ocean or river cruise.

“There has never been a better time for travelers to take advantage of the European travel deals and the far-reaching dollar to cross international destinations off of their bucket lists.  A European cruise is the perfect way to do so,” said Drew Daly, General Manager of Network Engagement & Performance, CruiseOne/Dream Vacations.

Top Five Reasons Why Now is the Time to Cruise to Europe:

1.)    Affordable Airfare: Travelers looking for the best value are in luck as the fall season typically lends itself to plenty of discounted airfare both domestically and internationally, making transportation to a variety of cruise ports more affordable. Furthermore, in an effort to stimulate the European economy, many airlines have also cut prices on flights to Europe this year.

2.)    Cruise Line Promotions:  Due to a less populated travel season and following the summer travel boom, many cruise lines offer the best pricing to travelers in the fall and winter. CLIA Certified Travel Agents are also finding that travelers can plan an Autumn escape with great rates, including excellent promotions on river cruises that include free airfare, making an inaugural European getaway both attractive and more affordable to first-time cruisers.

3.)    Avoiding the Crowds: While Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to travel through Europe, many European destinations are less crowded with tourists and travelers. Those taking advantage of the off-peak travel season may expect less foot traffic allowing for a more relaxed and intimate vacation experience.  Additionally, the autumn weather and reduced crowds may lend itself to a better sightseeing experience for travelers enjoying excursions.

4.)    Far-Reaching Dollar: In many European destinations, the U.S. dollar is exchanging for higher rates than in the past, making converting currency more favorable for American travelers. Getting more for the dollar helps travelers cruisers do, see and shop more in their European ports of call.

5.)    Upcoming Events: There is no shortage of spirited celebrations and events in Europe during the fall and winter months.  For example, from September through November, Europe plays host to the iconic Oktoberfest, the world’s largest Volksfest in Munich. Travelers hoping to get in the early holiday spirit can take a river cruise stopping at the famous Christmas Markets in Nuremberg as early as late November. According to CruiseOne/Dream Vacations travel agents, many consumers are jumping at the chance to book Christmas market river cruises this year. Other upcoming events, including the illuminated Brussels Light Festival, offer travelers a chance to partake in cultural events across Europe.

“European cruise travel has never been quite as attainable as it is right now and cruise travelers are at an amazing vantage point in a climate primed for European travel,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “Now is a perfect time for travelers to connect with a cruise-certified travel agent to book the European vacation of their dreams.”

– See more at: http://cruising.org/about-the-industry/press-room/press-releases/pr/cruise-lines-international-association-reveals-why-there-has-never-been-a-better-time-to-take-a-european-ocean-or-river-cruise#sthash.UvGBuBWP.dpuf

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a 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. 

Marvel Day at Sea Planned for Seven 2017 Disney Cruises from New York City

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Disney Cruise Line will be celebrating the adventures of the legendary Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe next year during a brand-new, day-long celebration: Marvel Day at Sea. Seven special voyages on the Disney Magic will depart from New York City in the fall of 2017.

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Occurring on one action-packed day during each of the seven Disney Magic sailings, you’ll be transported to a new realm of possibilities when the Marvel Universe assembles on the ship. The event features all-day entertainment including exclusive interactions with some of the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and the menacing foes that oppose them, an extraordinary deck party, Marvel-themed youth activities, special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings.

Also featured are exclusive at-sea screenings of fan-favorite films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the newest theatrical releases, as well as viewings of the Disney XD shows: “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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Marvel Day at Sea hosts an awesome mix of immersive entertainment that is sure to empower guests to unlock their hidden superhuman abilities as they assemble their own Super Hero community onboard the Disney Magic on this very special day. Highlights include:

  • Unleash Your Inner Super Hero during the Ultimate Day at Sea
  • Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and other Marvel Universe Super Heroes are onboard for scheduled meet-and-greets and photos.
  • A brand-new spectacular party fills the upper deck with music, dancing and games.
  • The deck party culminates in a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and the largest collection of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains ever assembled on a cruise ship.
  • Kids and families summon their Marvel knowledge and enjoy friendly competition during trivia games, covering courageous heroes and fun facts from the Marvel Universe.
  • For young heroes-in-training, Marvel-themed games, activities and arts and crafts will be offered throughout the day in Marvel’s Avengers Academy in the Oceaneer Club.

Marvel Day at Sea will be on seven- and eight-night Disney Magic Bahamian cruises departing from New York on Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017. All will include a stop at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, with a day at Walt Disney World Resort. Marvel Day at Sea will be on one seven-night Canadian Coast cruise departing from New York on Oct. 21, 2017, with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax.

Are you ready to summon your inner Super Hero for the adventures that lie ahead during this unforgettable Marvel day at sea?

Plus, if you book your cruise with us by October 31, you will automatically receive a FREE onboard credit!

This story originally appeared on the Disney Parks Blog.

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. 

Amber Cove Named Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destination

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The Caribbean’s newest destination, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, has been named among the Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destination in Cruise Critic’s first-ever Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards are given based on consumer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year.

The gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful cruising regions, Amber Cove features dramatic architectural elements that echo the area’s storied Colonial past with cobblestone plazas lined with a variety of retail offerings, including themed restaurants and bars and a marketplace with locally sourced crafts and souvenirs.  An Aqua Zone featuring a pool, water slide, a zip line and poolside cabanas is available on site, as well.

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Amber Cove also provides easy and convenient access to the nearby historic town of Puerto Plata, named by Christopher Columbus when he discovered the island in 1492 and home to the first fort built by European settlers in the New World.  Visitors to the city can shop in the bustling downtown area with artist studios and rum and cigar factories or stroll along the Malecon, a three-mile-long beach-side boardwalk dotted with bars, restaurants and shops.

A robust shore excursion program offering an array of landside experiences including excursions to beautiful beaches, exciting water sports and special culinary, cultural and adventure options, is offered, as well.

Operated by Carnival Corporation & plc, Amber Cove is featured on the itineraries of nine Carnival Cruise Line ships departing from seven convenient North American homeports.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, a 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. 

Top 10 Vacations for 2016: #7 Taking a Cruise

Happy New Year! Now is the time to start thinking about your vacation and getaways for 2016. What is on your bucket list? What memories do you want to create with your family this year? I have picked the Top 10 Vacations for 2016. These are my favorites for this year.

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#7 Taking a Cruise

Are you looking for the ultimate family vacation? Would you like to wake up every morning in a new destination full of adventure and only have to unpack once? If you are saying yes, then cruising is perfect for you. Whether you are on a river cruise or an ocean voyage, if you can dream it you can do it on a cruise. Cruising can also be a very economical vacation, since everything is included in one price!

Where do you want to go this year?

Stop by tomorrow to see the #6 vacation for 2016!

Contact Siera today to book and plan your 2016 vacations at 734-771-1290 or siera@destinationstoexplore.com