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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. 

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. 

What Is Included on an Adventures by Disney Vacation?

Traveling the world on your own can be a challenge. However, with Adventures by Disney, it’s as much about the things you don’t have to do, as it is about the things you get to do. You can choose from a variety of destinations on six continents. Each itinerary is unique and has something for everyone to enjoy! You may be wondering though, what is included on an Adventures by Disney vacation?

Here are some of the benefits included on an Adventures by Disney vacation:

Hassle-free Travel:
  • Airport meet and greet upon arrival
  • Transfers providers to and from hotels
  • Transportation provided within your trip (e.g. internal flights and trains)
  • Snacks and refreshments en route
  • Luggage service
  • Concierge services helps plan time
  • Travel taxes
Hotel & Dining
  • Travel components that meet Disney standards of quality and comfort
  • Outstanding accommodations, from exceptional hotels to unique lodging
  • Scheduled meals featuring local cuisine
  • Dinner or movie night especially for kids
  • Adult experience with wine tasting
  • Taxes and gratuities
Authentic Experiences
  • Disney-trained Adventure Guides
  • Immersive activities for everyone
  • Activities with local experts
  • Fun thrills for Junior Adventurers
  • Special programs with the local community
  • Costumed historical characters bring stories to life
VIP Treatment and Admission
  • Private events and privately guided tours
  • Backstage access
  • Special entertainment and performances
  • Bypassing the lines at popular museums and attractions
  • Fun surprises and gifts
  • Tickets and admissions to events and attractions
  • National and regional park entrance
  • Nature and wildlife educational programs

All of these are included on an Adventures by Disney vacation as part of your cost!

Would you like to learn more about the great Adventures by Disney vacations available? Contact Siera at spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information or a free quote! 

Adventures by Disney Central Europe Vacation Coming in 2014

New for 2014, Adventures by Disney will offer a vacation to Central Europe. The 9-day, 8-night Adventures by Disney Central Europe vacation invites you to uncover the hidden treasures of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. On this adventure, you will travel off the beaten path in the enchanting cities of Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna. Plus, you will spend three nights at a majestic resort in the Alps. Another new feature for 2014, Adventures by Disney will enhance its current Italy itinerary and add teen-focused activities to existing journeys.

Here’s a sneak peek at the new Central Europe itinerary, beginning in 2014: “Austria, Germany, and Czech Republic”
Some of the exciting cities you will travel to include Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Berchtesgaden, Salzburg, and Vienna! The journey begins in Prague and Cesky Krumlov, where parents and children alike will be able to make their very own marionettes with local craftsmen. Then, embark on a picturesque walking tour of the city’s most historical landmarks. In Germany, you can soak in the scenic Bavarian Alps and visit the Ice Cave of Eishole before slipping into a village bakery where you can make pretzels. Guests will take in the sights and sounds of Salzburg with a tour of Hellbrunn Castle and a performance from Duo Mozart Violinists. When the trip concludes in Vienna, families can partake in private Quadrille lessons, learning the timeless art of waltzing from those who know it best. Finally, guests will enjoy a private dinner at an emperor’s pavilion in the Vienna Zoo.

Across six different continents, Adventures by Disney takes you on vacations you never dreamed possible, fostering an adventurous environment to build everlasting bonds and heartwarming memories.

Are you ready to start planning your 2014 Adventures by Disney Central Europe vacation or any other Adventures by Disney vacation? Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information or your free quote! 

Book a Celebrity Cruise Europe Vacation by May 19 and Save up to $2,000

When you upgrade your Celebrity Cruise stateroom category, you can save even more.

Celebrity Cruises is taking their incredible Move Up Double Up offer and DOUBLING the savings now through May 19, 2013!
When you book a Celebrity Cruise Europe vacation, you can save up to $2,000.
Plus, when you book a Europe vacation, you will save an additional $250 when you book your airfare using Celebrity’s ChoiceAir.
And, if you are a Captain’s Club member, you will receive another $50 off any stateroom category booked.
But hurry, this is a limited time offer so make sure you book  by May 19, 2013!

Also, don’t forget to ask how you can get the best Europe vacation with your family on a Celebrity Cruisetour- a multi-night guided land tour taken before or after your cruise. This allows you to make the most of your vacation overseas!

Celebrity’s ChoiceAir – offers the best value, assured arrival, and lowest airfare guarantee.
Category                         Starting from per person                Savings per person                                                       Final Rate per person
Ocean View                   $1,399                                                    $250                                                                                   $1,149
Veranda                         $1,699                                                    $500                                                                                   $1,199
Concierge Class           $1,749                                                    $500                                                                                  $1,249
AquaClass                     $1,899                                                     $500                                                                                  $1,399
Suites                              $2,899                                                    $1,000                                                                               $,1899

Don’t miss out on one of these great deals. Get your free quote today and remember to book this special offer by May 19, 2013! You can contact Siera at spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information!