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Top Four Reasons to Take an Adults Only Disney Cruise

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A Disney cruise is for the young AND the young at heart… But many adults don’t realize just how much there is for them to do on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Whether your kids want to hang out in the complimentary kids club or you want an adults only Disney cruise vacation, there are so many things for adults to enjoy!

Did you know that we have specially designed experiences to check every box on your vacation “wish list”? Whether it’s upscale dining, hip nightclubs, relaxing pool time or luxurious spa treatments, we’ve got all the essentials for anyone’s dream getaway!

Here are some of our adult guests’ favorite ways to unwind and indulge with Disney Cruise Line:

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Dining in Style
Disney Cruise Line has adult-exclusive dining options that offer delectable dishes, superlative service and romantic ocean views. At Palo, our signature specialty restaurant, you can delight in Northern Italian delicacies with a modern twist for dinner (don’t miss the chocolate soufflé!) or brunch. Aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, you can also savor gourmet French-inspired cuisine — during dinner, champagne brunch or a dessert tasting — at Remy.

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Playing the Night Away
Looking for a late-night party or a cozy space to enjoy an after-dinner drink? Every Disney ship features a nighttime entertainment district with sophisticated lounges, casual pubs and trendy nightclubs reserved exclusively for adults. In addition to hand-crafted cocktails, beers on tap and world-class wines, these venues also offer live entertainment, from musicians and cabarets to game shows and dancing.

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Relaxing in Serenity
Adults have their very own sun-soaked escape aboard every Disney cruise ship: Quiet Cove, a peaceful oasis on the top deck created especially for guests 18 and over. Here, you can relax in the pool, sip a fruity drink, enjoy live music and soak up the sun. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, adults can also luxuriate under a rain curtain at the Satellite Falls wading pool.

And for the ultimate luxury on most Bahamian and Caribbean sailings, you can head to Serenity Bay, an exquisite white-sand beach just for adults on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, with lounge chairs, hammocks for two and therapeutic massages overlooking the sea.

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Treating Yourself
Pure bliss awaits at Senses Spa & Salon aboard every Disney ship. This adults-only retreat offers a full menu of treatments, like massages, facials, mani-pedis, hairstyling and more… all while enjoying a magnificent ocean view!

Not to mention, Disney Cruise Line has special adults-only cooking classes, beverage tastings, exotic Port Adventures and more experiences designed with adults in mind. In other words… it’s good to be all grown up on a Disney cruise!

Eight Things You Need to Know About Castaway Cay

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Most Disney cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s gorgeous private island paradise in the Bahamas. With a family beach, an adults only beach, water playgrounds, and more, your whole family will love spending the day here!

Once you choose your tropical getaway to Castaway Cay, be sure to read up on these eight things you need to know about Castaway Cay before you visit …

1. The island is your own slice of Bahamian paradise. Castaway Cay is reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, and only one ship docks there at a time. This means you get more of that powdery white sand to yourself as you enjoy the island’s lush landscape and turquoise waters. Plus, Bahamian shops and a post office add local flavor to your day in the Abacos.

2. All that you need for a fun beach day is included. Towels, beach chairs, umbrellas? We’ve got you covered. Lunch? A delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet and soda fountains are steps away from the family beach. The only thing you need to bring is sunblock (though if you forget it, you can always purchase a bottle at one of the island’s shops).

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3. It’s easy to get around. The dock at Castaway Cay means you’re one step closer to fun in the sun since you don’t need to take a tender boat from the ship. Then it’s just a short walk to the tram, which will take you to various points on the 1,000-acre island. Want a more adventurous way to explore? Rent a bicycle and stretch your sea legs!

4. The island is a haven for water sport enthusiasts. Take a banana boat thrill ride or cast off on a fishing tour. In addition to more than a dozen guided Port Adventures out on the water, paddleboats, water cycles, sea kayaks, sailboats, stand-up paddle boards and snorkel gear are all available to rent.

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5. Your stateroom key card is gold. You’ll need it to get off and on the ship and make purchases on the island. Treat your family to frozen drinks at the Olaf-inspired Summertime Freeze or yourself to Bahamian specialty drinks at one of the bars. Then shop our collection of exclusive Castaway Cay merchandise at She Sells Sea Shells…and Everything Else!

6. There’s something for everyone. Just like on the ship, kids, tweens and teens have activities and spaces designed specifically for them. And while your little ones ages 3-12 are hanging out with the youth counselors at Scuttle’s Cove, you can get some “me time” at our pristine stretch of beach reserved for adults.

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7. Castaway Cay has all the ingredients for fun and relaxation. Fly high above the island on a parasail adventure, snorkel in a 12-acre lagoon, or lounge in a hammock gazing at the crystal-clear waters. Start the day off right with yoga on the beach, or for the ultimate indulgence, schedule a massage in a private cabana at the adult-exclusive Serenity Bay.

8. Disney pals join the fun on the island, too. You won’t want to miss a warm hug from Olaf or a high-five from Goofy. Bring your camera for that perfect photo opp with Mickey and the gang wearing island attire in front of a picturesque backdrop—turquoise water, silky sand and swaying palm trees.

Want a taste of the island life? Check out which of our cruises you can take to visit this one-of-a-kind destination!

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. 

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. 

Explore the Beauty and Culture of Italy with Disney Cruise Line

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This summer, Disney Cruise Line is once again giving families the chance to explore incredible destinations around the world. Their grand tour of Europe begins in the Mediterranean, followed by cruises to northern Europe, Norway and Iceland. Here are highlights of the amazing destinations that you can explore in Italy with Disney Cruise Line:

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Rome
For the first time in 2018, Disney cruisers can experience the inspiring history of Rome on a cruise that begins or ends in The Eternal City, offering more time to explore before or after the cruise. In Rome, which is also a destination during most of our Mediterranean cruises, families can explore the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican. Don’t miss your chance to sample authentic Italian cuisine!

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Milan
Also for the first time in 2018, Disney Cruise Line will call on Genoa, Italy, a gateway to the beautiful metropolis of Milan. As a global capital of fashion and design, Milan features top-name designer stores, boutiques, open-air markets and art galleries. You may want to bring an empty suitcase on the cruise to bring home your new belongings after a shopping excursion in Milan!

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Florence
The Renaissance city of Livorno, situated along Tuscany’s western coast, is your gateway to Florence where you can explore the Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce Square and the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. For a firsthand look at Michelangelo’s David, make plans to visit the Accademia Museum.

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Pisa
Livorno is also a short trip to Pisa, home to one of the world’s most famous monuments. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of many works of art and architecture in the city’s Square of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli). Of course you’ll want to take a photograph of yourself holding up the tower!

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Naples
The age-old city of Naples is dotted with Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance-era churches and castles, plus a plethora of historical museums. It’s among the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, located nearby the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples is also recognized as the birth place of pizza, so be sure to grab a slice!

Would you like to explore Italy with Disney Cruise Line this summer? It’s not too late to book your vacation!

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.