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Six Reasons to take a Mexican Riviera Cruise on the Disney Wonder

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The Disney Wonder sets sail from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera, visiting an eclectic mix of Mexico’s most popular ports of call: Cabo San LucasMazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. If you’re planning a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Disney Wonder, here’s what you and your family can expect …

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Beaches, beaches and more beaches. You may recognize Cabo San Lucas for its dramatic rock formations, but did you know it also has 20 different major beaches with white sand and turquoise waters? Puerto Vallarta also offers a number of spectacular beaches (40 to be exact), while Mazatlán boasts 10 miles of palm-lined, silky sands.

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Water sports galore. The Mexican Riviera is known for all types of water activities, from sailing and parasailing, to boating and jet skiing, to scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. The outdoor sports mecca of Cabo is famous for fishing, earning a reputation as the billfish capital of the world. If water sports are your thing, your playground awaits.

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Open-air adventures. Those who prefer adventure on land can enjoy the sunshine with golf, horseback riding, nature hikes, bike rides and more. For a, adrenaline rush, embark on a 4-wheeling excursion through the jungle, take in extraordinary views from a zipline or explore a secluded beach high atop a camel.

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Local culture. Mazatlán’s daily downtown market, Centro Mercado, is brimming with handmade clothing and goods, and the artesian markets in Cabo offer an array of local handicrafts and souvenirs, such as silver, ceramics and wood carvings. In Puerto Vallarta, soak up the culture with Mariachi bands, woven Huichol Indian art and traditionally dressed cowboys when the locals celebrate a special occasion.

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A playground at sea. When the deep blue waters of the Pacific are the day’s “destination,” the Disney Wonder offers fun and relaxation for the entire family. Pools for families, children and adults, plus fanciful kids clubs (with Marvel Super Hero Academy!), a sports deck, a luxurious spa retreat, and much more, will keep you happy from morning to night.

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World-class entertainment and dining. Each night onboard the Disney Wonder, you’ll be treated to Broadway-caliber musicals – including “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” – lively deck parties and plenty of other activities the entire family can enjoy. Our signature dining includes family-friendly restaurants, like the spirited Tiana’s Place, and the adult-exclusive Palo, serving up delicious cuisine and a one-of-a-kind dining experience at every meal.

Top 10 Bermuda Shore Excursions with Disney Cruise Line

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In honor of Disney’s first-ever cruise to Bermuda, setting sail this month from New York City, here are the top 10 Bermuda shore excursions, so you can experience the best of this unique tropical island.

1. The South Shore beaches boast the island’s famous pink sand and turquoise surf. Spend the day relaxing at a pink-sand beach on the Horseshoe Bay Beach Transfer.

2. Bermuda is a cultural melting pot that harbors an eclectic blend of British, American and West Indian influences. While many Bermudian customs appear European (driving on the left side of the road, playing cricket, local pubs serving ale by the imperial pint), Bermudans share similarities with North America in their dialect and currency. Taste the European influence on the Dockyard Brewery Tour and Tasting.

Waterway near entrance to Hamilton harbor in Bermuda.

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3. When it comes to fashion, the island has a style that’s all its own—distinctive for Bermuda shorts, often worn with a jacket and tie as formal wear. You can get a glimpse of the luxurious Bermuda lifestyle on the Famous Homes and Hideaways Cruise.

4. At Admiralty House Park, you can watch cliff divers perform their graceful acts of remarkable athleticism. Or become a cliff diver yourself on the Hidden Gems Exploration Adventure.

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5. The island is home to massive caves featuring stalactites and underground saltwater pools. Descend into a cavern on the Crystal Caves and Pink Flamingos excursion.

6. St. Peters Church, the oldest Anglican Church outside the British Isles, is home to a cultural treasure—the antique altar carved in 1615 by Bermuda’s first governor. Check it out during the Bermuda Island Drive.

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7. Numerous coral reefs are in relatively shallow water, with virtually unlimited visibility, and are readily accessible from shore. Do some underwater exploring on the Snorkel Park Beach Adventure.

8. Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, built in 1846, is the oldest remaining cast-iron lighthouse in the world. Visit the lighthouse and other landmarks on the Scenic South Shore sightseeing excursion.

The boats and homes as seen from the harbor.. St. Georges, Bermuda.

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9. The historic British settlement of Bermuda is dotted with colorful British Colonial architecture, fountains, gardens and plazas. Stroll the 400-year-old cobblestone streets of a picturesque colonial town on the Haunted History Tour of St. George’s.

10. Bermuda’s climate is sub-tropical, with an average annual temperature high of 81° F and low of 60° F. Enjoy the island’s comfortable temperatures with a round of golf at Belmont Hills Golf Club.

Each of Disney Cruise Line’s five- and six-night cruises from New York City to Bermuda include at least two days on the island, giving you more time to soak up the Bermuda lifestyle. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore.

Be Transported to Corona at Rapunzel’s Royal Table on the Disney Magic

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Rapunzel’s Royal Table is now open on the Disney Magic, transporting you to the kingdom of Corona for an evening of music and fun! As the first table service restaurant themed to “Tangled” that features characters and live entertainment, Rapunzel’s Royal Table is a dining experience unlike any other.

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When you enter the restaurant, it’s as if you’re stepping inside a regal ballroom in the royal castle, lit by glowing wish lanterns and adorned with colorful drawings that reflect Rapunzel’s artistic talents. Here, the King and Queen of Corona invite everyone to take part in a festive celebration of Rapunzel’s birthday and the anniversary of her return to the kingdom.

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Throughout dinner, the live entertainment includes spirited singing and dancing led by a merry band of musicians, the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs and of course, Princess Rapunzel herself. In true Disney fashion, a lively parade caps off your evening in Corona!

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So, what’s on the menu? From the Snuggly Duckling charcuterie platter to the Tangled Pasta and the Birthday Cupcake Sundae, your night at Rapunzel’s Royal Table is quite the feast! Take a look some of the delicious dishes from the “Tangled” themed menu…

Dinner at Rapunzel’s Royal Table is the perfect pairing to “Tangled: The Musical” – our charming Broadway-style stage production aboard the Disney Magic. When telling friends about the destinations you visited on your family’s Disney cruise, make sure to mention the Kingdom of Corona!

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. 

Top Six Activities for Teens on Disney Cruise Line

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If you have kids who are not so little anymore, you may be wondering if a Disney cruise is the right vacation for your family. You know Disney Cruise Line offers tons of activities for young ones, but what about tweens and teens? We have a list of the top six activities for teens on Disney Cruise Line that your teens are sure to love!

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On all four Disney ships, there are really cool spaces designed specifically for these age groups. Both Edge (ages 11-14) and Vibe (ages 14-17) feature high-tech entertainment and offer fun group activities hosted by youth counselors throughout the cruise. Here’s a glimpse at some of the fun your tweens and teens can expect on your family cruise vacation…

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges – Tweens and teens can now have virtual Star Wars battles in both Edge and Vibe. This new augmented reality experience created by Disney and Lenovo lets you train and battle as a Jedi across six planets from the Star Wars universe. You can also compete in Holochess, the ultimate game of concentration and strategy. Using a smartphone-powered AR headset and a Lightsaber Controller modeled after Rey’s lightsaber, Jedi Challenges allows you to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible. Parents, be sure to stop by Edge and Vibe during Open House to try it yourself!

Disney Dance Camp – Exclusively on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic, tweens and teens can take the spotlight on the center stage. After dancers from our Broadway-style musicals teach them a choreographed number, family and friends are invited to see the new stars perform on stage.

The Lion King Experience Starring You! – Another exclusive to the Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic, tweens with dreams of being a star can learn and perform selections from the Broadway musical “The Lion King” during their time in Edge. Hakuna Matata!

Vibe Movie Makers – In Vibe, teens learn the skills of movie making. Whether the teens are on screen or behind the camera, they are sure to have fun making a one-of-a-kind movie based on the best of Disney.

Flash Mob – Teens on the Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder have the chance to learn a flash mob dance, themed to “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Frozen” or “Aladdin.” After practice makes perfect, they’ll perform it for other guests on the cruise.

Descendant’s Den DJ Spin Off – Exclusively in Edge, tweens have Descendants-style fun with DJ lessons, games, singing, dancing, a photo booth and plenty of other fun.

These special activities are in addition to the fun available all throughout the cruise, such as dance parties, video gameplay, movies, karaoke and other group games. Edge and Vibe are the perfect spots for teens and tweens who want a little independence. With comfy couches, large-screen TVs and other chill-out necessities, the trendy and tranquil areas offer a getaway for tweens and teens to set their own vacation agenda—whether being a part of the group fun or just hanging out with new friends.

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. 

Fall 2019 Disney Cruise Itineraries Sailing to Bermuda, Canada and More

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Disney Cruise Line announced an exciting lineup of fall 2019 Disney cruises, including returns to captivating destinations like Bermuda, Bahamas, Baja, Canada and the Caribbean on a variety of itineraries from home ports in New York, California, Texas and Florida.

With cruises ranging from two-night getaways to weeklong vacations and beyond, this season of sailings offers countless opportunities for families to delight in Disney magic, explore exotic locales and make lifelong memories together.

Read on to discover all the ways your family can embark on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation during a fall 2019 Disney cruise. . .

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Sailings to Bermuda, Bahamas and Canada from New York
The Disney Magic will return to New York in September 2019 for an exclusive selection of departures to a diverse collection of destinations, including luxurious Bermuda, sun-kissed Bahamas and historic New Brunswick, Canada.

Three special five-night cruises feature two days in Bermuda, allowing extra time for guests to indulge in the island nation’s famous pink-sand beaches, world-class shopping, abundant water activities and distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture.

A single five-night cruise to Canada will transport guests from New York to charming Saint John, New Brunswick with a stop in Bar Harbor, Maine. Saint John is the home of majestic natural phenomena like the renowned Reversing Falls and the world’s highest tides, located where the Saint John River meets the Bay of Fundy.

And during two seven-night sailings from New York to the Bahamas, cruisers will be treated to a double-dose of pixie dust. We are pairing a stop at Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay, with a magical day at Port Canaveral, Florida… where every guest receives a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation to the theme parks in nearby Orlando!

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Baja and Mexican Riviera Voyages from California
Also in September 2019, the Disney Wonder will set sail for a limited engagement in San Diego, where guests can embark on adventures to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja itineraries highlight the region’s famous beaches and exciting water activities with calls on Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. Two exclusive seven-night Mexican Riviera sailings feature the snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.

Disney Cruise Line guests can add even more magic to these vacations by combining select San Diego-based cruises with a pre-cruise package from Adventures by Disney. During this three-night itinerary, guests will embark on a rare behind-the-magic visit to The Walt Disney Studios and Disney Archives, a private tour of Walt Disney Imagineering and a visit to the place where it all began — the Disneyland Resort!


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Vacations to Bahamas and Caribbean from Texas 
Beginning late November 2019, the Disney Wonder will make Galveston its home port for a special series of sailings to the Caribbean and Bahamas, with itinerary options at four, six and seven nights.

Caribbean cruises include stops in Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Bahamian itineraries feature stops in Castaway Cay and Key West, Florida. Two of the Bahamian sailings also take guests to Nassau, Bahamas, while another includes an exclusive second day on Castaway Cay.

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Tropical Escapes from Florida
The Disney Magic will return to Miami in November 2019 with a diverse lineup of cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean, with most itineraries featuring a day ashore at Castaway Cay.

The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue sailing guest-favorite itineraries out of Port Canaveral, and every sailing includes a stop at Castaway Cay. The Disney Dream sails three- and four-night Bahamian cruises, while the Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages.

The Disney Fantasy will also sail a selection of special itineraries in fall 2019:

  • In October, an eight-night voyage transports guests south to St. Kitts, Antigua and San Juan, Puerto Rico. A six-night Western Caribbean itinerary in October includes calls on Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Both itineraries are capped off with a day at Castaway Cay.
  • In December, two unique seven-night itineraries on the Disney Fantasy include one cruise to San Juan, Tortola and Castaway Cay, and another voyage featuring two days on Disney’s private island after visits to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.

Which cruise will you choose? Bookings for fall 2019 Disney cruise sailings open May 24, 2018. Check the Ports and Itineraries for 2019 page of disneycruise.com for more details.

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Book your Fall 2019 Disney Cruise with us by June 30, 2018 and receive an onboard credit or an in-room gift!

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. 

Raspberry Macarons Recipe from Disney Fantasy’s Sweet on You

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Raspberry Macarons Recipe from Disney Fantasy’s Sweet on You

Sweet on You is one of my favorite new spots aboard the Disney Fantasy, not only for the amazing desserts but also for the super cute atmosphere that brings you into the world of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. One fun fact about the new space is that the artwork on the walls was created by the animators from the Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts.

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The music playing in the background makes you feel as if you’re walking into a patisserie right off the streets of Paris, so it’s fitting that this premium sweet shop serves a variety of hand-crafted desserts, including macarons. The Disney Parks Blog recently shared the raspberry macarons recipe for you to make at home. When you’re sailing on a 7-night Disney Fantasy cruise, be sure to try out the other flavors, as I can attest that each one is delicious!

Raspberry Macarons Recipe from Disney Fantasy’s Sweet on You
Makes 20 macarons

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup almond blanched flour
  • 2/3 tbs egg whites, divided
  • ½ tsp red food coloring
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup purified water
  • 1 cup raspberry jam

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Combine powdered sugar and almond flour in an electric mixer until fine. Add 1/3 tbs egg whites and food coloring to make a paste in the electric mixer.Note: Make sure the egg whites are room temperature before using.
3. Boil the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to 260 degrees F. Whip 1/3 tbs egg whites. Pour the hot sugar syrup into the egg whites on the side of the bowl and whip at a high speed until thickened to form the meringue.
4. Add 1/3 of the meringue to the almond flour mixture and combine, repeating with the rest of the meringue and making sure to deflate the mixture.
5. Fill a piping bag with a round #6 tip with the mixture. Place wax paper onto a baking sheet, and pipe the mixture into ¾ inch round discs onto the sheet. Let sit for 35 minutes before baking in the oven.
6. Place the macaroons in the oven and immediately turn down the oven temperature to 285 degrees F. Bake for ten minutes and then take out of the oven to cool.
7. When cool, turn over half of the macarons and pipe raspberry jam on the flat surface. Place another macaron on top of the jam.

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. 

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. 

Fjords and More Await You in Norway with Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line’s summer season in Europe includes sailings in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe with a variety of cruise lengths to fit your family’s vacation schedule. You can visit Norway with Disney Cruise Line on select cruises from Copenhagen, Denmark and Dover, England, near London. Here are a few of the incredible cities you can explore:

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Kristiansand
Kristiansand is a charming port town on the southern coast of Norway with picturesque beaches, a thriving harbor and a colorful town center. Spend time exploring historical sites like the Kristiansand Cathedral, a majestic Neo-Gothic structure and the 3rd-largest cathedral in Norway, or ride along the countryside on a vintage steam train for idyllic views.

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Stavanger
Located at the mouth of the Gandsfjord in southwestern Norway, Stavanger offers fun for adventure lovers and history buffs alike. For once-in-a-lifetime adventure, hike to Pulpit Rock, the famous rocky cliff with sweeping views of Scandinavia and the fjord 2,000 feet below. Or for a more relaxed day, enjoy the city scenery in Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger) where cobblestone streets and wooden houses preserve the city’s history.

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Alesund
This picturesque city situated at the entrance of Geirangerfjord stretches across multiple islands and is surrounded by majestic mountains and shimmering waterways. Board the Town Train to view the town’s beautiful Art Nouveau architecture or go back in time at the open-air Sunnmøre Museum where buildings date back to the late Middle Ages. For an impressive aerial view of the city, climb Aksla mountain to the Fjellstoua Viewpoint.

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Oslo
One of the largest capital cities in the world, Oslo is a mix of old-world charm, gleaming skyscrapers, expansive parks and cultural attractions. Enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine at a charming restaurant, shop for Scandinavian specialties in the cosmopolitan stores, tour the Royal Palace or visit one of the more than 50 museums.

Geiranger
This storybook village is located at the end of Geirangerfjord, and traveling through the fjord to get there is sure to be a favorite part of your cruise. The setting is a nature lover’s paradise with lush farms, snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls. Go kayaking, hiking or mountain biking for adventure, walk to the edge of Flydalsjuvet for spectacular views or dine at a charming café for traditional Norwegian fare.

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Olden
Olden sits on the southern edge of Nordfjorden, a 66-mile-long fjord. This peaceful village, home to only about 500 residents, is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the surrounding mountains, glaciers and lush farmland. Visit Briksdal Glacier, the largest glacier on the European mainland, or enjoy a photo opp from Nos Viewpoint, 1,640 feet above the fjord. For adventure, go fishing, sailing or wild-water rafting.

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Bergen
The enchanting city of Bergen is rich in art, medieval history and natural beauty. Nestled between seven mountains on the western coast of Norway, it’s considered the gateway to the fjords with fishing, boating and hiking popular for adventurers. In town, stroll along cobblestone streets lined with colored wooden houses, art galleries and Hanseatic relics.

Which of these European destinations are on your family’s bucket list to visit in Norway with Disney Cruise Line?

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. 

Disney Cruise Line Partners with “The Chew” to Offer Culinary Port Adventures

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Disney Cruise Line has partnered with ABC’s “The Chew” to bring you unique, food-and-beverage-themed culinary Port Adventures that celebrate the stories, cultures and flavors of the places you’ll visit.

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These one-of-a-kind, culinary-themed Port Adventures are innovative and inspirational, just like the cooking and food trends the daytime talk show explores. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Michael Symon, hosts of “The Chew,” have given their stamp of approval on these culinary adventures offered in countless destinations across the globe.

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What’s more, right now Disney Cruise Line is working with “The Chew” team to create brand new Signature Collection Port Adventures that will feature recipes from the show prepared by local chefs in ports of call around the world. Stay tuned to learn more about these special excursions!

Are you ready explore the world through food with us? Here’s what’s on the menu …

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Culinary Classes
Master the secrets to creating exotic specialties from around the world during hands-on seminars and programs led by top chefs ashore. From a cooking lesson in Tuscany to a culinary bootcamp on Prince Edward Island and time at the Klipfish Academy in Norway, you’ll learn to prepare local favorites from an expert chef. The best part? Getting to enjoy your creation!

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Epicurean Adventures
Eat, drink and enjoy a little something extra during select Port Adventures where savoring a delicious meal is only half the fun. In Alaska, feast on fresh seafood you’ve just caught on a fishing expedition off the coast of the scenic Tongass National Forest. On your adventures in Italy, compete in a cooking challenge at a local farm after exploring the ruins of Pompeii and the beauty of the Sorrento Coast.

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Wine & Dessert
Work alongside kitchen pros during appetizing port excursions that teach everything from wine appreciation to dessert creation. After touring an 18th-century wine cellar in the Bahamas, you’ll indulge in a 4-course meal with expertly paired wines. During an excursion to discover the legend of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, you’ll decorate a cake to artistically express your unique take on the elusive creature.

Stay tuned for more details about “The Chew”-approved Port Adventures in Europe, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore.

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.