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Choose from Four Themed Disney Cruises Throughout the Year

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Halloween chills, winter holiday magic and encounters with Marvel Super Heroes or characters from across the Star Wars galaxy…all on your Disney cruise! Did you know that Disney Cruise Line offers special days at sea and holiday cruises throughout the year? From ghoulish delights to galactic nights, there are so many ways for your family to make memories during these one-of-a-kind celebrations!

Which themed Disney cruise sounds right for you?

Disney Cruise Line will treat guests sailing this fall to a wickedly good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland during Halloween on the High Seas cruises. For this extra-spooky celebration, each ship boasts its own signature Pumpkin Tree. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

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Halloween on the High Seas

Halloween is in full swing on Disney’s Halloween on the High Seas cruises! Set sail for spook-tacular Disney fun including a family costume party, an adult-only costume contest, a “sing and scream” movie experience and haunted stories of the sea beneath the night sky. So If you love creative costumes, special Halloween treats and frightfully fun décor, then you won’t want to miss this wicked celebration! The fun continues in fall 2019 aboard all four ships, with 4- to 7-night cruises departing from New York City, San Diego and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Dickens-inspired carolers carry the spirit of the holidays throughout each ship while singing holiday classics during Very Merrytime Cruises. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Very Merrytime Cruises

Unwrap some holiday magic with Disney Cruise Line! In November and December, our ships will transform into winter wonderlands for our Very Merrytime Cruises. If you want to sail away from the winter weather this season, what better way to celebrate the holidays than with festive tropical deck parties, carolers throughout the ship and Disney friends dressed in their holiday best? These 3- to 7-night sailings depart from New York City, Galveston, Texas and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Marvel Super Heroes like Black Panther are onboard for heroic encounters during Marvel Day at Sea. The event features all-day entertainment celebrating the renowned comics, films and animated series of the Marvel Universe. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Marvel Day at Sea

Want to unleash your inner Super Hero? Join forces with some of Marvel’s mightiest heroes during Marvel Day at Sea. Returning in 2019, these popular cruises let you step right into the epic adventures of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Villains — from heroic character encounters to secret agent training sessions to an epic stunt show at sea! Marvel Day at Sea returns in January on select 5-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean.

The “Summon the Force” deck party, part of Star Wars Day at Sea, features pyrotechnics, special effects and stunts including appearances by fan favorite characters like Kylo Ren, Darth Vader and Chewbacca. The day-long event celebrates the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga. (Amy Smith, photographer)

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Star Wars Day at Sea

For all you Star Wars fans, be transported to a galaxy far, far away…on the high seas. Blast off on Star Wars Day at Sea cruises in early 2019! Experience the legendary adventures of the saga up close through epic character encounters, Jedi training, a deck party spectacular and more on a day-long adventure. This Force-filled day at sea takes place on select 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral starting in January.

Are these cruises calling your name? Join us for any one of our adventures on the open water — you won’t want to miss out on any of the excitement Disney Cruise Line has in store!

Disney Cruise Line Decked with Holiday Cheer for Very MerryTime Cruises 2017

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This holiday season, give a gift that’s both nautical and nice: a cruise on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, all decked out with holiday cheer. Starting early November, Disney Cruise Line adds sparkle to each ship during Very Merrytime Cruises 2017, with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries” and New Year’s Eve galas. But the best part might just be relaxing on deck instead of shoveling snow.

During these voyages through the new year, special stem-to-stern holiday events include:

  • “Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic” in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, where Disney characters lead holiday carols and the lighting of the glittering, three-deck-tall tree.
  • “Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball” in the atrium lobby, where Disney cruisers welcome the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a grand celebration featuring Broadway-style entertainment, favorite Disney characters and classic holiday tunes. This evening of enchantment is made complete when a special pair of royal sisters joins the party and causes a flurry of “frozen” fun as a magical snowfall overtakes the atrium.
  • Dickens-inspired carolers carrying the spirit of the holidays throughout the ship while singing holiday classics, sometimes with the help of favorite Disney friends. At the end of the cruise, children will have the opportunity to join the carolers onstage for a special farewell show.
  • Family holiday activities including building gingerbread houses and meeting Santa Claus.
  • Youth holiday crafts such as decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.
  • “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” a tropical celebration with Disney friends leading games such as hula hooping and limbo under oversized candy canes, along with dances for the whole family like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.
  • A special holiday edition of the cheerful farewell celebration on the final night of the cruise, with beloved Disney characters and the ship’s crew in an engaging musical finale led by Mickey Mouse.

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On Thanksgiving Day, guests will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast and visits from Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire. Also during the special Thanksgiving voyages, NFL football games will be broadcast live on the ships’ outdoor, jumbo LED screens – Funnel Vision – located near the family pool.

Christmas morning at the atrium lobby tree Santa Claus and his helpers will have a surprise for all the kids, and guests will delight in a special musical performance from the children. A traditional Christmas Dinner will be served that night in the dining rooms.

Christmas services will be held on Christmas Day with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Hanukkah services will be held each day, Dec. 12 to Dec. 20.

Special holiday décor adorns each ship from bow to stern, anchored by a three-deck-tall tree in the atrium lobby. The 20’ tall tree is uniquely decorated to complement the existing colors and overall theme of the lobby, including a custom star that is as unique as the ship. All together, the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Dream have 402 garlands totaling 3,768’, 126 wreaths ranging from 24” to 60” and 130 trees ranging from 24” to 8’.

When the ships stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, during the holidays, the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets and holiday island music.

For an extra sprinkle of holiday joy, special amenities are available for stateroom delivery. Purchased in advance of sailing, these include holiday-themed gift packages and treat baskets and even mini Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, red berries, mini carnations and a bow topper. Plus, during the holiday cruises, the Disney Cruise Line holiday merchandise collection and ever-popular Disney Cruise Line ornaments will be available in the gift shops.

To ring in 2018, voyages during the holiday include a special New Year’s Eve party, complete with music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes and a midnight countdown.

To celebrate the holidays, the Disney Magic sails four-, five-, seven- and eight-night Bahamian cruises, five- night Eastern Caribbean cruises, and a five-night Western Caribbean cruise departing Nov. 11 to Dec. 24; the Disney Wonder sails seven-night Western Caribbean cruises, and seven-night Bahamian cruises departing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 22; the Disney Dream sails three- and four-night Bahamian cruises departing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 22; and the Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Nov. 11 to Dec. 23.

It’s not too late to book your Disney Cruise and enjoy Very MerryTime Cruises 2017!

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. 

Three New Events for Very MerryTime Cruises in 2014

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The holiday season is well underway and Disney Cruise Line is celebrating the season, too! Disney Cruise Line offers Very MerryTime cruises, special holiday sailings, for most sailings in mid-November through December. There are three new events for Very MerryTime cruises in 2014 to make these sailings even more magical for your entire family.

Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic – Disney characters lead holiday carols and held light the incredible, glittering Christmas tree that stands three decks tall in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise. This is the perfect way to begin the holiday celebrations during your vacation!

Winter Wonderland Ball – Your whole family can put on your holiday best to join your favorite Disney friends and princesses for a glamorous ball to celebrate the arrival of jolly old Saint Nick and Mrs. Claus. This special night is filled with dancing, sining, and holiday treats. Plus, you’re sure to be enchanted by the transformation of a snowman into Santa Claus himself followed by a magical snowfall in the atrium.

Holiday Carolers – Festive characters and holiday carolers will spread the spirit of the season throughout the ship by singing holiday classics along with the help of favorite Disney friends.

All three of these new events for Very MerryTime cruises in 2014 are in addition to the activities that you already love such as meeting Santa Claus, creating your own gingerbread houses, listening to holiday storytellers and dancing at the tropical-themed “Deck the Deck Holiday Party.”

The holiday decor filling the ships is pretty impressive as well. There are more than 300 pieces of custom decor on each of the four Disney ships! All of the sparkling decorations are installed in just a few hours. Check out this video of cast members building the twenty foot tall tree:

It’s not too late to book your family’s Very MerryTime cruise this year or too early to start planning for next year! Disney Cruise Line itineraries are available to book through spring 2016. Your family will receive lots of perks and goodies!

Siera is a Disney travel specialist. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information. 

Enjoy Very Merrytime Cruises with Disney Cruise Line

1488140_658865494164656_1799829330_nWould you like to do something special with your family this holiday season? Do you need a getaway in the hustle and bustle or a break from the cold? Disney Cruise Line offers Very Merrytime Cruises for most sailings beginning in November through December. There are a number of special events and festivities held during each cruise to celebrate the season on these holiday sailings. However, you may not think about all the spectacular decorations in store for your family on board Disney Cruise Line! Watch the video to learn more about what makes Very Merrytime cruises so merry!

Here are just some of the special events planned for this year’s Very Merrytime cruises:

  • Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate Night, with candy-cane limbo, dancing and games
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony, where kids can help light the tree and kick off the holiday festivities
  • Santa Claus meet-and-greet, an exciting opportunity to take family pictures and see Santa and his elves
  • Meet-and-Greets with some favorite Disney Characters, dressed in their holiday attire
  • Teen-only and tween-only holiday parties—private celebrations where teens and tweens can hang out with new friends
  • Holiday storytelling, with new and old tales about holidays at sea and around the world
  • Themed activities and crafts for kids—decorate stockings, make holiday cards, go on a holiday scavenger hunt and more
  • A life-sized gingerbread house made completely with edible ingredients—and the opportunity to make your own gingerbread house*
  • Holiday merchandise available for this event

In case you missed it in the video, here is a recap on “What makes Disney Cruise Line Very MerryTime Cruises so merry?”

  • 124 Holiday Trees
  • 4,473 yards of garland
  • 14,000 yards of ribbon
  • More than 5.5 miles of Christmas lights
  • 1 jumbo candy cane for a tropical deck party
  • A one ton King Triton Christmas Tree
  • Santa shares 300 pounds of gingerbread cookies
  • 650 pounds of gingerbread + 5,250 gingerbread bricks + 320 hours + 220 pounds of sugar icing = 1 life size gingerbread house

It’s not too late to start planning your Very Merrytime cruise this year or too early to start planning your Very Merrytime cruise for next year! Email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information or a free, no obligation quote. Plus, you will receive an onboard credit for booking your cruise with her!

Enjoy a Very Merrytime Cruise, Disney Cruise Line’s Holiday Cruise

2014 holiday cruises

This holiday season, you can give a gift that’s both “nautical and nice:” a cruise on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, all of which will be decked with holiday cheer. Beginning in late November, Disney Cruise Line will add sparkle to all four ships during Very Merrytime Cruises, complete with traditional “turkey day” fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries,” and even New Year’s Eve galas. However, the very best part just might be relaxing in the sunshine instead of shoveling snow!

With Disney Cruise Line’s Very Merrytime cruises, there will be special stem-to-stern holiday events including:

  • “King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony” in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, where a young guest will help Disney characters light the glittering, three-deck-tall tree.
  • Family holiday activities including building gingerbread houses and meeting Santa Claus.
  • Youth holiday crafts such as decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.
  • Holiday storytellers sharing tales of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, plus a story just for Disney Cruise Line guests about the magical feeling of the holidays on a ship.
  • “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” a tropical celebration with Disney friends leading games such as hula hooping and limbo under oversized candy canes, along with dances for the whole family like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.
  • “Til We Meet Again” features a special holiday edition of Disney Cruise Line’s cheerful farewell on the final night of each cruise with beloved Disney characters and the ship’s crew in an engaging musical finale led by Mickey Mouse.

If you will be onboard on Thanksgiving Day, you can enjoy a plentiful Thanksgiving Day feast, visits from Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire, and a special turkey towel animal in your stateroom. You won’t even miss the big NFL football games since they will be broadcast live on the ships’ outdoor, jumbo LED screen—Funnel Vision—located near the family pool.

Santa Claus and his elves will have a surprise for all the kids on Christmas morning at the atrium lobby tree. Guests will also enjoy caroling from the crew choir and a special musical performance from the children. A traditional Christmas Dinner will then be served that evening in the dining rooms.

You can still participate in religious services while onboard, too. Christmas services will be held on Christmas Day with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Hanukkah services will be held each day, December 16 to December 24.

When each ship stops at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, during the holidays, the celebration will continue with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets, and even holiday island music.

If you would like to add an extra sprinkle of holiday joy, mini Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, red berries, mini carnations and a bow topper, as well as special holiday-themed gift packages and treat baskets, are available for purchase prior to the voyages for stateroom delivery. Plus, during the holiday cruises, Disney Cruise Line’s holiday merchandise collection, along with the ever-popular Disney Cruise Line ornaments, will be available onboard in the gift shops.

If you would like ring in 2015 in style, Disney Cruise Line voyages will include a special New Year’s Eve party, featuring music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes, and a midnight countdown.

You can celebrate the holidays with Disney Cruise Line on the following sailings:

  • Disney Magic: seven-night Western Caribbean cruises departing November 23 to December 28
  • Disney Wonder: four- and five-night Bahamian and Caribbean cruises departing November 23 to December 30
  • Disney Dream: three- and four-night Bahamian cruises departing November 24 to December 29
  • Disney Fantasy: seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises departing November 22 to December 27

Is your family planning to enjoy a Very Merrytime Cruise this holiday season with Disney Cruise Line?

Siera is a Disney travel specialist. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information. 

2014 Disney Cruise Line Holiday Sailings

2014 holiday cruises

The holiday season is now in full swing, but it’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s plans to make it better than ever before. Would you like to try something new or special for next year? Why not enjoy one of the 2014 Disney Cruise Line Holiday sailings? There are special Halloween and Christmas cruises with something for every member of the family to enjoy! With special events and activities planned, you are sure to make this a vacation to remember!

Halloween on the High Seas Cruises:
• Disney Magic: Sept. 27 – Oct. 26, 2014
• Disney Wonder: Sept. 26 – Oct. 31, 2014
• Disney Dream: Sept. 21 – Oct. 31, 2014
• Disney Fantasy: Sept. 20 – Oct. 25, 2014

Very Merrytime Cruises:
• Disney Magic: Nov. 23 – Dec. 28, 2014
• Disney Wonder: Nov. 23 – Dec. 30, 2014
• Disney Dream: Nov. 24 – Dec. 29, 2014
• Disney Fantasy: Nov. 22 – Dec. 27, 2014

Since these themed voyages were so popular in 2013 that, in 2014, special events will be held on all four Disney Cruise Line ships!

Don’t forget, there’s just a few days left to enjoy 50% reduced deposits on Disney Cruise Line vacations when booked by December 15, 2013. This makes it more affordable than ever to give your family the gift of a Disney Cruise Line vacation.

Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com. 

Celebrate Christmas on Disney Cruise Line

You can celebrate Christmas on Disney Cruise Line with one of their special Very Merrytime Cruises which kick off in early November this year to give your family even more options for celebrating the winter holidays at sea.

Beginning November 9 on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Wonder and November 10 on the Disney Dream and Disney Magic, you can start celebrating the holidays with extra-special events and activities which will continue through the new year. You will be able to build gingerbread houses, meet Santa Claus, and listen while holiday storytellers share tales of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa … or just relax on deck instead of shoveling snow!

These voyages are sure to ignite holiday cheer from the very first night at “King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony,” where a young guest can help light the three-deck-tall tree in the ship’s atrium lobby. The celebration will take on a tropical flair for the “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” where you can do the “Yuletide Slide” with Mickey and the gang, show off your hula hooping skills, and limbo under over-sized candy canes.

If you will be sailing on Thanksgiving, you will enjoy a bountiful feast, Disney friends,  and plenty of NFL football games! On Christmas sailings, you can find surprises from Santa himself, caroling crew members, as well as a traditional Christmas dinner that night. Plus, you can ring in the New Year on the high seas at a party with music, sparkling wine, and a midnight countdown.

Even Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, will be getting a holiday makeover, including “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, and holiday island music!

It’s not too late to plan your vacation and celebrate Christmas on Disney Cruise Line! Request your free, no obligation quote today!

Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise vacation! Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information!