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Summer 2024 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

Would you like to be among the first to experience Lighthouse Point, Disney Cruise Line’s new island retreat in The Bahamas? This new destination will celebrate both the breathtaking beauty and vibrant culture of The Bahamas. Or, you can set sail on an incredible adventure exploring the history of Europe, the wilderness of Alaska or the tropical islands of the Caribbean. All of these magical adventures and more await you on the summer 2024 Disney Cruise Line itineraries. Plus, you’ll enjoy the world-class entertainment, gourmet dining and award-winning attention to detail Disney Cruise Line is best known (and appreciated) for!

Summer 2024 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries
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Although destinations like Alaska and Europe tend to be at the top of bucket list destinations, we think this new exotic locale of Lighthouse Point will quickly join your list of “must visit” destinations.

Lighthouse Point

Lighthouse Point, Disney Cruise Line's new island retreat in The Bahamas
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Lighthouse Point, Disney Cruise Line’s new island destination in The Bahamas, on the island of Eleuthera will welcome families for the first time in June 2024. Lighthouse Point was designed with families in mind, imbued with the color and energy of Bahamian artistry and developed with sustainability and conservation.

On June 6, a three-night preview sailing on the Disney Magic from Fort Lauderdale will give cruisers a sneak peek of Lighthouse Point with limited access to some areas of the island.

A seven-night inaugural cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral, Florida, on June 8 will allow you to be among the first to make a splash in the crystal-clear waters of this new beach retreat. This ultimate Disney Cruise Line island destination itinerary will feature not one, but two stops at Lighthouse Point … and that’s not all! One day of sun-drenched serenity at Castaway Cay also awaits your family on this once-in-a-lifetime sailing.

After the inaugural cruise, Lighthouse Point will be a featured stop on select three-, four- and five-night sailings to The Bahamas and Caribbean on the Disney Magic out of Fort Lauderdale throughout the summer. These South Florida-based itineraries will vary stops between Lighthouse Point and Castaway Cay, with five special sailings including both Disney Cruise Line island destinations.


Can you think of anything better than sailing the Mediterranean with Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie at the helm? Those dreams can come to life in next summer as the Disney Dream returns for the second time to exciting European destinations in the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, British Isles and popular locales in the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland.

These sailings will feature a number of new ports of call, including Valencia, Spain; Haugesund, Norway; and Hamburg, Germany, along with three Mediterranean destinations that will return for the first time since 2014: Catania, Italy; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Valletta, Malta.

Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) will range from five to 11 nights, while northern Europe and British Isles sailings will offer itineraries anywhere from three nights to one 12-night voyage that includes the Norwegian fjords, three days in Iceland and an overnight stay in Reykjavik. 


Cruises to Alaska from Vancouver, Canada, will return on the Disney Wonder from May through September 2024, offering more chances for your family to experience the natural splendor and adventure of “The Last Frontier” with five-, seven- and nine-night sailings. Majestic wildlife and stunning scenery in iconic places like Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and glacier viewing along the Stikine Icecap will blend with Disney’s world-class entertainment, dining and guest service to create a family-friendly vacation that celebrates the spirit of Alaska both on land and on board.

The Bahamas and Caribbean

In addition to the inaugural season of Lighthouse Point sailings from Fort Lauderdale on the Disney Magic, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish will sail to sun-kissed islands throughout The Bahamas and Caribbean in summer 2024. All sailings on these Port Canaveral-based ships will feature a visit to Castaway Cay, a Disney’s original private island paradise in The Bahamas that offers something for everyone in the family, from fun and relaxation to adventurous water activities.

The Disney Wish will continue to offer three- and four-night sailings to the Bahamas out of Port Canaveral while the Disney Fantasy will visit popular ports in both the eastern and western Caribbean on seven-night cruises. One five-night Disney Fantasy voyage in July will visit Nassau and feature two stops in Castaway Cay, while a special 10-night southern Caribbean sailing will give your family another opportunity to visit Lighthouse Point with additional visits to the islands of Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, Tortola and Castaway Cay.

You can view all summer 2024 Disney Cruise Line itineraries and dates here.

Summer 2024 Disney Cruise Line bookings open to the general public on March 30, 2023, with early access for Castaway Club members.

Let’s start planning your dream vacation today!

The 7 Most Popular Destination Wedding Trends of 2023

Planning an amazing destination wedding could wind up being a stressful
endeavor. There are literally thousands of options you’ll have to consider when putting
all the pieces together. From creating a memorable guest list, and deciding on the perfect resort, to figuring out your ceremony theme & decor, the journey to the destination aisle promises to be a special one!

I’ve researched 7 destination wedding trends taking place in 2023 to give you some fresh inspiration & ideas, even if your wedding isn’t until 2024 or beyond. Take note of these destination wedding trends because one of them might be the perfect fit for you.


Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023

Before the pandemic, it was customary for a couple to reserve their wedding resort venue and room block around 12 months out, but as the world has opened up again, many couples are finding resort and venue space filled up for the dates they originally want. In 2023 and beyond, expect higher demand and lower inventory, which also drive up prices. Couples are now looking at approximately 15 months in advance in order to secure the room inventory and pricing that they would like.

BOTTOM LINE: The sooner you can discover the destination, wedding venue, & resort
you want for your destination wedding, and reserve your date, the better!

2. Toes NOT in The Sand

Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023
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In 2023, brides are looking to get married in an Instagram-worthy location, with a
breathtaking backdrop, but they DON’T want their feet in the sand. Many destination
wedding venues now are putting in beautiful above-the-sand platforms, sky weddings,
garden gazebos, and over-the-water gazebos which are growing in popularity.

3. Exclusive Private Experiences:

Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023
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In 2023, couples are looking to do private, exclusive experiences with their wedding
groups, such as private receptions to welcome their guests complete with a mixologist
who creates a special cocktail for just your group. Couples are also scheduling their own
private events such as fire shows, beach parties, tequila or rum tasting, and even a
private tour or excursion for just your wedding group.

4. Over The Water Ceremonies!

Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023
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As I previously mentioned, more and more wedding couples don’t want their feet in the
sand, but they still want the breathtaking backdrop. One way to achieve this is to have
an over-the-water ceremony. Many resorts now contain wedding venues that are built
over the water. This not only gives the normal amazing view but also adds a
3-dimensional beauty to the ceremony.

5. Focus on Incorporating Cultural Traditions:

Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023

Many couples will be incorporating both local and cultural traditions into their destination wedding experience for both them and their guests! Today’s couples want to do more than just have a “wed-cation.” They want to give their entire wedding group an authentic experience with the location they have chosen for their destination wedding!

6. Including Local Cuisine & Cocktails:

Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023

Along with my previous trend of including cultural traditions in their wedding, many couples also include local cuisine and even cocktails in their wedding events. For example, in Mexico, there is a special liquor called Mezcal. Couples will hire a mixologist to use a liquor like that in creating a cocktail native to the location they are getting married in. In addition to a cocktail, they may also include some type of authentic delicacy on their menu.

7. Consulting with a Destination Wedding Expert

Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023

In 2023, couples are choosing to consult with a destination wedding specialist to help them make sure they are getting everything they want and the maximum value out of their destination wedding. One of the reasons being that wedding couples are busier than ever as they work, finish school, start their family, and possibly move to a new home, all while trying to find some time for each other. Today’s couples believe that it is well worth the investment to spend a little extra to get their destination wedding planned right as well as take the stress & frustration of planning their destination wedding off of their plate!

As you plan your own destination wedding, you might want to consider some of these
trends. It’s not just about having a unique, memorable day for you and your guests. It’s
also about looking for some extra inspiration as you continue to plan your destination
wedding so that your wedding will be everything you dream it will be.

So… What will these destination wedding trends mean for you?

Well, I hope they will help you to plan the Destination Wedding of your dreams today.
These 7 trends are only going to gain more popularity, as couples continue to push the
envelope for a more unique experience for both themselves and their guests. And hopefully, it will at least give you a few ideas that you didn’t even know you wanted!

5 Steps to Planning the Most Magical Destination Wedding on ANY Budget

Top 7 Destination Wedding Trends for 2023

Spring Toy Savings Event at ShopDisney

Shop the Spring Toy Savings Event & Save Up to 30% Off Select Styles! Prices as Marked.

During ShopDisney’s Spring Toy Savings Event, you can Save Up to 30% Off Select Styles through April 2, 2023. Discover Plush, Talking Action Figures, Role Play Sets, Toys & more!

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Match your excited personality with the Mei the Red Panda Plush from Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red. With its colorful character design featuring super softness and striped tail, you’ll enjoy her company wherever you go.

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Dream-up childhood stories about petite Disney Princesses with shopDisney’s Deluxe Figure Play Set including 10 fairytale toddlers inspired by popular Disney Animators’ Collection dolls.

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Maribel brings Encanto everywhere she goes. The lovable, funny young Mirabel is part of the Madrigal family at the heart of Disney’s Encanto. This detailed doll includes her movie-inspired outfit and accordion. Press the button to hear her sing The Family Madrigal, one of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s songs from the film.

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Lord Vader would like to have a word with you. The most iconic Star Wars Sith has a motion-activated Lightsaber with light and sound effects in one hand and stands ready to use the Force against any and all rebels. A button on his chest activates phrases in his iconic, mechanized voice.

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Never Land is an easy flight with the help of our Tinker Bell wings and your little pixie’s imagination. Any sprite will sparkle like the second star to the right wearing these graceful, glittering light-up fairy wings with fanciful filigree.

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Giddyap! With cactus stitching above his golden stirrups, Bullseye plush from the Toy Story films is ready to gallop into your heart.

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Bring the enchanted and colorful world of Disney’s Encanto to life with this deluxe doll set. Four members of the extraordinary Madrigal family, whose story is at the heart of the movie, are included along with some of the wildlife characters featured in the film.

Shop the Spring Toy Savings Event & Save Up to 30% Off Select Styles! Prices as Marked.

Happy Pin-Tastic Tuesday! Celebrate with New Disney Parks Pins

It’s Pin-tastic Tuesdays! Every Tuesday we’re featuring our latest Pins to add to your collection.

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The Orange Bird thinks-up a sweet collector’s treat with this cloisonné pin-on-pin design for the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2023. Orange you glad to see him?

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Every day feels like spring in tropical Polynesia but Moana puts forth an extra effort to get fit for island adventures this springtime on a verdant cloisonné keepsake you’ll treasure throughout the seasons.

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The Force is with the brave women of the Star Wars saga, fighting for freedom on all fronts. This Mystery Pin blind pack contains two randomly selected pins in a possibility of eight different designs from a galaxy a long time ago and far, far away.

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Unleash your inner beast with this D23 Gold Member-exclusive pin inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red. This collectible limited edition pin is a fabulous way to celebrate the adorable awkwardness and curious nature of Meilin Lee. This cloisonné keepsake features Meilin, along with elements from her favorite band 4*TOWN and a doodle of her alternate panda-self. Prove that Mei is ”never not on your mind” by snagging this pin while you can.

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Make an appointment with this collector’s cloisonné pin saluting Doctors’ Day 2023. Featuring Dr. Lucille Krunklehorn-Robinson from Disney’s Meet the Robinsons, it will keep you feeling fine with wellness year around.

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Confident, strong, smart, and beautiful, five fabulous females of legend celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 with this sparkling Disney Princess pin.

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Lilo and Stitch bid an enthusiastic ”aloha” to a slice of sweet, tempting cake on a cloisonné keepsake with 3D food element. This adorably delicious scene is part of our Disney Food-D’s pin series.

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Launch into infinity and beyond with this stellar D23 Gold Member-exclusive pin inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear. This limited edition keepsake celebrates the bravery and empowerment of Commander Alisha Hawthorne. The design features Alisha in her Space Ranger utility suit, along with cosmic elements and a silhouette of the feline robot companion: Sox the cat. Gear-up for your next adventure to the stars with this collectible cloisonné pin.

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Mighty Marvel heroes assemble for this mystery pin set featuring vintage-style comic icons. Each blind pack contains 2 randomly selected pins from a possibility of 8 different designs featuring our Super characters.

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Cuddly and cute, Ducky and Bunny from Toy Story 4 are ready to stuff your springtime basket with goodies, including this limited release cloisonné pin that literally says, ”Happy Easter!”

Which one of these Disney Parks pins will you be adding to your collection for Pin-Tastic Tuesday?

Let’s Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2023

Happy National Plan for Vacation Day 2023! Did you know that National Plan for Vacation Day is celebrated on the last Tuesday in January every year? This day is recognized to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year at the beginning of the year, and even inspire you to use those days to explore the USA!

Life is all about the journey, and there’s no better journey than planning for a new adventure. So, make those vacation plans and enjoy the ride!

National Plan for Vacation Day highlights the importance of taking time off to travel, both for personal wellbeing and for the overall economic prosperity of our nation.

Burnout might not reset with the new year, but studies show that planning for a trip boosts morale, reduces stress and prevents burnout.

To inspire your planning for National Plan for Vacation Day 2023, check out the following destinations:

Universal Orlando Resort

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Save 25% on a vacation package at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Universal’s Aventura Hotel, including:

  • 5-Night Hotel Accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Universal’s Aventura Hotel
  • 3-Park 5-Day Park-to-Park Vacation Package Promo Ticket to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay on the same day
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay up to one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required, select attractions).
  • Complimentary transportation and walking paths to Universal’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card

Blackout Dates: 3/31/23 – 4/15/23

SeaWorld Orlando

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In honor of National Plan for Vacation Day, save on a fun-filled SeaWorld Orlando hotel package! Book by this Sunday, February 5 for travel dates through June 30, 2023, and you can get a third night FREE with a minimum three-night stay at select hotels. Don’t wait!

As an extra bonus, you’ll also receive a FREE one-time Quick Queue per person when you book a vacation package by February 5. That means in addition to all the amazing animal experiences and attractions, you’ll also enjoy front-of-the-line access to one ride during your stay! Some restrictions and exclusions apply.

Royal Caribbean Cruise

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This is not a vacation. It’s a variety pack of adventure. We’re talking bigger thrills. Better chill. Bolder discoveries. And more of everything you ever wanted in a vacation — including brag-worthy savings. When you book by January 31, you’ll save 30% off your cruise. And why not bring the whole family—because for a limited time, kids sail free!* This is not a vacation. This is all the vacations.

Surf & Turf Fun for Everyone at Jamaica’s Only Beach & Golf Family Resort

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Beaches Ocho Rios has something for everyone in the family. If you are game for “surf & turf,” from a huge action-adventure waterpark to championship golf for the whole family, look no further than Beaches Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, voted among the Top 10 Best Beach Resorts by Parents magazine. Twenty-two acres of lush tropical gardens, a gorgeous private white-sand beach, seven gourmet restaurants, three fantastic swimming pools, a dedicated scuba practice pool and an entire ocean of watersports are just a few of the places & things to explore.

Virgin Voyages

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Set yourself up for a bright 2023 with 60% off 2nd Sailors plus up to $600 in drinks for sunset toasts and morning sips. From Caribbean blues to Grecian island views, it’s Virgin Voyages’ most inclusive and irresistible offer of the year.

All Sea Terrace and below categories are eligible for this offer. Sailors on any 2023 6-night voyage or less get a free $300 Bar Tab per cabin. Sailors on a 2023 7-night voyage or more get a free $600 Bar Tab per cabin. This offer ends on January 31st, 2023.

Book your Virgin Voyages cruise today!

Palace Resorts

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Plan your fall getaway now and save up to 45%. Plus, earn $500 USD in Resort Credit that you can use for pampering or adventuring. Contact me today for more information or to reserve your next vacation at Palace Resorts.

We are committed to help you reclaim your vacation days and reconnect with your loved ones through travel.

No matter where this year takes you, we hope you find undeniable joy in the process of planning.

Call Siera today at (734) 771-1290 or email her at to start planning your next vacation in honor of National Plan for Vacation Day 2023.

Two New Magical Offers Available at the Walt Disney World Resort for Spring and Summer 2023

Disney has just released two new discounts for travel this spring and summer!

Disney dining promo card

Stay, Play and Dine with New Disney Dining Promo Card

Stay in the magic with this special offer—and make sweet summer memories to savor!

Get up to a $750 Disney Dining Promo Card when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night, 4-day vacation package that includes:

  • A room at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort
  • Theme park ticket(s)

This offer is valid for arrivals most nights:

  • July 1 to July 10, 2023
  • August 1 to September 14, 2023

A lower-value Disney Dining Promo Card may also be available when you purchase this package during other select summer arrival dates.

Receive up to $150 per room, per night at the following Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Receive up to $100 per room, per night at the following Disney Moderate Resort Hotels:

  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Receive up to $50 per room, per night at the following Disney Value Resort Hotels:

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Please note that a minimum 4-night stay with a minimum 4-day theme park ticket is required to qualify for this offer.

Save up to 25% on Select Disney Resort Hotel Stays

Stay in the magic with this special offer—and spring into fun or make sweet summer memories at Walt Disney World Resort.

Save on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels:

  • Save up to 25% on stays most nights April 10 through July 10, 2023
  • Save up to 20% on stays most nights March 1 through March 31, 2023

There’s magic all around you at Walt Disney World Resort. And you can enjoy even more enchantment with special benefits for Guests of Disney Resort hotels—including early entry to the theme parks 30 minutes before regular park opening to experience select attractions (with valid park admission and a theme park reservation).

Save up to 25% at the following Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villa Resorts:

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Save up to 20% at the following Moderate Resorts:

  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort 
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort 
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter 
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Save up to 15% at the following Resorts:

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort 
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort 
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort 
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village 
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort 
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort 
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Or, you can save 10% on most nights from March 1-31, 2023 and April 10-July 10, 2023 at the campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

Exclusive Gift through January 15, 2023

Plus, when you book a new vacation package with Siera by January 15, 2023, you will also receive a special gift from her friends at Craft Cookie Co. delivered to you during your visit!

To learn more or book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, please email or click here!

Early 2024 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Return to Caribbean, Mexico & More

Get ready to pack your sunglasses and sunscreen because in early 2024 Disney Cruise Line is going to be on island time! Gorgeous, tropical destinations are awaiting your family, including sailings to the Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas and — my personal favorite — Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. 

With early 2024 Disney Cruise Line sailings departing from two home ports in the Sunshine State as well as voyages from Texas, Louisiana and California, you can escape the winter blues with a magical vacation at sea from wherever you are in 2024.  

Early 2024 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Return to Caribbean, Mexico & More
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Sun-Drenched Getaways from South Florida

The Disney Dream will begin early 2024 with an assortment of three- and four-night getaways to the Bahamas and five-night vacations to the western Caribbean, all of which will feature classic Disney Cruise Line experiences such as Broadway-style shows, innovative dining, character encounters and fireworks at sea. 

All sailings from Florida will include a stop at Castaway Cay, a picturesque private island oasis reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. Located in the turquoise waters of the Bahamas, Castaway Cay provides the ultimate escape with something for everyone in your family, including adventure, relaxation and quality time with the family.

Tropical Vacations from Central Florida 

The Disney Wish will kick off 2024 with three- and four-night voyages to Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay departing from Port Canaveral, Florida, Disney Cruise Line’s home port located just one hour from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Cruises aboard the Disney Wish combine enchanting entertainment and numerous Disney Cruise Line firsts, bringing to life Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars stories around every corner of the vessel.

Also from Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will continue seven-night sailings to the white-sand beaches of the eastern and western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean cruises will visit Tortola and St. Thomas, while western Caribbean itineraries will feature the ports of Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Every Disney Fantasy sailing also includes a stop at Castaway Cay, along with several days at sea, giving your family more time to enjoy all the fun and relaxation offered on board.

Caribbean Adventures from Texas and Louisiana

The Disney Magic will have two limited-time engagements in Galveston, Texas in early 2024. After ringing in the New Year from the Lonestar State, the ship will embark on Caribbean adventures ranging in length from four to six nights through the end of January. Upon returning for another month-long stint between March and April, the ship will sail cruises ranging from four to seven nights to the western Caribbean during the popular spring break period.

New Orleans will welcome the Disney Magic back for a second consecutive year in February 2024 with four-, five- and seven-night cruises to the Caribbean. The Big Easy is the perfect city to extend your vacation either before or after your cruise to enjoy jazz and jambalaya in the city that inspired Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog.”

Mexican Escapes from California

After returning from its inaugural season in Australia and New Zealand, the Disney Wonder will arrive in San Diego, California in March 2024 to offer three- to seven-night voyages to Mexico, including the Baja peninsula. Known for its vibrant culture, stunning beaches and saltwater adventures, your family can visit some of Mexico’s most prized destinations, including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Ensenada, along with stops to the inviting shores of Catalina Island off the California coast.

Early 2024 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Return to Caribbean, Mexico & More

Early 2024 Disney Cruise Line itineraries are now available for booking.

A Disney cruise brings families together to create long-lasting memories with original, musical live shows, spectacular fireworks at sea, incredible destinations and so much more.

Early 2024 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

2022 Black Friday Travel Deals

Are you ready to end 2022 in a new destination or start planning an adventure for 2023? There are some amazing deals available now that you can take advantage of to make your travel plans even more affordable. Check out all of these Black Friday travel deals and let your next vacation be your best one yet.

Black Friday travel deals

Save up to 50% at Discovery Cove in 2023

Discovery Cove

You can give your family the gift of paradise, and memories that will last long after the holiday season is over. Book an all-inclusive day filled with amazing animal experiences, plus unlimited food and drinks (including beer and wine). 

Save up to 50% on visits through December 31, 2023! Book now- the most popular dates will sell out fast! This offer ends November 25, 2022. 

Instant Savings, Kids Sail Free & More on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean

Embark on an epic adventure with bold offers, big memories and countless thrills onboard Royal Caribbean’s game changing fleet. It’s a vacation – and a deal – you’ll never forget! 

  • Biggest Savings Ever: Score up to $600 off
  • Invite Everyone: Save 30% off every guest
  • Perks of Being a Kid: Kids sail free

Black Fri-YAY: Up to $300 Off + Incredible Discounts & More

Funjet Vacations

Here’s something to SALEbrate: getting a jump (for joy!) on your holiday shopping! The Black Fri-YAY sale is ON, which means no waiting in line, online or… well, no waiting at all to get that good deal! 

Ask me how I can get you up to $300 off nearly ANY package, $100 off United Airlines flights to Hawaii, hotel discounts up to 60% off, bundled transfers and tours, and more when you book travel through December 15, 2023 before Thanksgiving. 

Up to 65% Off, Instant Credits and More at Sandals & Beaches Resorts

Sandals Resorts

No other place in the world captures the imagination more than the Caribbean. Sandals all-inclusive resorts are set along the most gorgeous tropical settings and exquisite beaches in Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados and Curacao. Stay, play and indulge to your heart’s content at any of these Caribbean resorts and experience the best the islands have to offer- featuring unlimited gourmet dining, unique bars serving premium liquors and wines, and every land and water sport, including complimentary green fees at their golf resorts and PADI certified scuba diving. Learn more about Sandals Luxury Included Vacations today!

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Greatest Deal Ever

Norwegian Cruise Line

For a limited time, the second guest cruises FREE to Europe, Alaska, the Caribbean and beyond. Come aboard these award-winning ships and enjoy Free Unlimited Open Bar, Free Specialty Dining and more! Take advantage of the Greatest Deal Ever on all ships, all destinations, all over the world. But hurry, this offer won’t last!

Save Up to 15% at Disneyland Resort Hotels This Winter

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You can save up to 15% at a Disneyland Resort hotel on select Sunday to Thursday nights now through December 22, 2022. 

Make your visit even more magical by upgrading to a Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package- complete with Theme Park tickets- and you will enjoy a variety of special extras! 

Book your magical vacation by December 15, 2022 for travel through December 23, 2022! 

Secure your Sailing with Virgin Voyages & Let Me Do the Rest

Virgin Voyages

Introducing LetsGoBook- a sharable link connecting your booking with my First Mates account. After using the link to secure your sailing date, I can update and customize your voyage, giving you access to review all the upcoming details. It’s also the perfect way to take advantage of Virgin Voyages’ Sail with Friends offer, which includes both you and your squad receiving a $50 cabin credit when you’re onboard – plus, I can oversee all the details and link your booking together. Explore Virgin Voyages today!

Double the Good Times at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando

You can enjoy four days of fun at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure when you purchase a 2-Park, 2-Day ticket. For even more theme park thrills, you can add Universal’s Volcano Bay at an additional cost. 

Purchase by December 31, 2022 for travel through December 31, 2023. 

Save Up to 30% with G Adventures Cyber Sale

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Cue the confetti, it’s officially Cyber Sale season! Running through November 30, you can save up to 30% on a massive number of the best adventures all across the world, including select Antarctica Expeditions, when you travel by April 30, 2023. And if you’re looking to travel a little later, you can still save 10% on select trips departing between May 1 and June 30, 2023. 

Featuring trips from all different Travel Styles, there’s an adventure on sale that’s guaranteed to get you squealing with joy. Immersive Classic trips. Majestic Expedition trips. Zen-inducing Wellness trips. Whatever adventure is chosen, you can feel good knowing it’s covered by Guaranteed Departures. Once you’re all booked and paid, that’s it, you’re going. That’s their guarantee. 

Save 20% or More on Thousands of Hotels


With a minimum 20% off thousands of hotels worldwide, we can plan dream trips at dream prices. Book early and secure great deals for winter holidays or spring break next year. 

Book by November 28, 2022 for travel through June 30, 2023.

Receive a Disney Gift Card during Transfer Week

Disney World transfer

Do you want to get up to $100 FREE Disney Gift Card to spend on your upcoming Disney vacation? If you booked a Disney World package (by phone or online directly with Disney World), you can add me to your reservation to help plan the rest of your visit with Mickey Mouse. It is a simple process to get a FREE Disney Gift Card and a lot of free perks! 

  • My services are FREE (Disney pays me to help you plan your visit) 

The Disney Gift Card amount varies based on your package total: 

  • $2,000- $2,999: Free $25 Disney Gift Card
  • $3,000- $3,999: Free $50 Disney Gift Card
  • $4,000-$4,999: Free $75 Disney Gift Card
  • $5,000+: Free $100 Disney Gift Card

To qualify for the transfer, the package must be booked within the last 30 days and not yet paid in full. The gift card will be delivered at check in. 

Support Give Kids the World Village

Give Kids the World Village

Did you know that a portion of every booking is donated to Give Kids the World Village? Give Kids the World Village is an 89-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in central Florida. This resort is located right down the road from Disney World. GKTW works with Make a Wish chapters to provide children with critical illnesses and their families a week long, cost free vacation. The families stay at GKTW Village and spend their days at the Orlando theme parks. And, in honor of Giving Tuesday, we are doubling our donations for all vacations booked through the end of the month.

Which one of these Black Friday travel deals are you most excited about?

Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email for more information today!

Start Your Holiday Shopping at ShopDisney

shopDisney Holiday Shop is officially here! It’s your destination for festive finds for the entire family.

The holidays are quickly approaching! Get a head start on your holiday shopping this year at ShopDisney and have gifts for the whole family delivered right to your door!

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You’ll be cozy for all your galactic holiday outings in this cute Christmas cardigan. Featuring artwork of Ewoks, candy canes, presents, and snowflakes this zip-up sweater will keep you warm this merry season.

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The holidays will definitely be more fun in the company of some of your favorite Pixar characters. Sulley, Carl Fredricksen and Buzz Lightyear have all been reimagined as nutcrackers in the festive design of this bite-sized simulated leather bag by Danielle Nicole.

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Pay tribute to one of Disney’s greatest Christmas stories of all time, The Santa Clause, with this fun mug. Designed after Santa’s mug in the film, this hot beverage holder features reindeer feet and Judy the elf’s hot cocoa directions ”not too hot extra chocolate shaken not stirred” on the front.

Frozen castle
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An iridescent sparkle covers the outside of Arendelle’s regal residence. Little fans will love recreating their favorite Frozen 2 scenes with this Arendelle Castle Playset that comes with a cast of characters and opens up to reveal an array of rooms. Press the top window to activate music and lights!

holiday train
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All aboard the Christmas special as Mickey and his friends take a ride on this festive train set by Lionel. Celebrating the 2022 ”Happy Holidays,” the set includes a locomotive and four carriages all featuring seasonal decorations and slogans, plus 32 pieces of track. With its authentic train sounds, including bell and whistle, you’re unlikely to have a silent night, but you will have fun!

Marvel pajama pants
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Celebrate the holidays with some of your favorite Marvel super heroes. These comfy pants feature an allover festive print of Hulk, Captain America, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man that will have you slumbering in peace all through the holiday season.

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Bake your own happiness this holiday season with these fun measuring cups. This set includes four measuring cups, with lid and base, that stack into a Christmas tree, perfect for adding a festive touch to your kitchen.

Pixar nightgown
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This ”Toy to the World” nightshirt is nutcracker sweet. Featuring favorite Pixar characters depicted as nutcrackers, and bright joyful colors, it is as festive as it is comfy. It’s just the thing to make holiday dreams come true.

LEGO advent calendar
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Build up to the holidays with the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar! Open a different door each day of December to discover a surprise gift. There are 6 minifigures waiting to be revealed, plus mini builds and accessories. As the big day approaches, bring it all together to recreate favorite scenes and Marvel adventures of your own.

Disney Loungefly
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Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive mini backpack by Loungefly. This cute carryall features an allover print of holiday treats, striped shoulder straps, and a sequin Mickey Mouse front pocket with 3D ears for extra sweet holiday style.

Who are you shopping for this holiday season? What’s on their wish list?

Sail the Adriatic Sea with Adventures by Disney in 2024

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Since 2005, Adventures by Disney has taken guests on amazing adventures around the world. Guests can set sail on Adventures by Disney expedition cruises exploring Antarctica, the Arctic and the Galapagos Islands. And in 2024, they will add a new destination and expedition cruise through the Adriatic Sea to complement their vast array of global itineraries: the Adventures by Disney Adriatic Expedition Cruise.

Adventures by Disney will take you to Croatia and other stops along the beautiful and picturesque Adriatic Sea in 2024. And there will be not just one departure, but two that same year! This famed waterway filled with captivating history, exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views provides the perfect setting for an enchanting adventure.    

The one-of-a-kind, eight-day, seven-night round-trip sailing from Venice, Italy, is sure to inspire a lifetime of memories. You’ll board the PONANT Le Bougainville ship, a small purpose-built ship designed to access remote location, to visit seven ports in Croatia and Montenegro before returning to the Floating City. Just imagine the breathtaking views, historical sites and the exquisite cuisine awaiting you!

When sailing the Adriatic Sea with Adventures by Disney, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Discover the islands adorning the Adriatic coast with stops at Korcula to taste the famed Mali Ston oysters or Hvar to kayak along the Pakleni Islands.  
  • Enjoy delicious food, Croatian wine, captivating architecture and culture unique to the region.  
  • Bike through vineyards and lavender fields of the UNESCO Stari Grad Plain (also known as Hora or Ager).  
  • Taste local delicacies such as Dalmatian Prosciutto, aged by the bura, a northerly-blowing wind common in the winter months.  
  • Explore picturesque Boka Bay in Montenegro by catamaran or strolling the cobbled streets of Old Town Kotor.  
  • Wander medieval Croatian port-towns awash in warm limestone and distinctive, red-tiled roofs, and visiting the world-famous Predjama Castle in Slovenia.  
  • Delve into the massive underground labyrinth at Slovenia’s Postojna Cave and discovering the “dragons” that call it home.  
  • Step back in time to learn about time-honored Croatian traditions including methods of pressing olive oil.  

As with all Adventures by Disney trips, Disney-trained Adventure Guides will deliver their signature service and storytelling so you can enjoy a hassle-free vacation. And speaking of hassle-free, I love unpacking my bag just once while seeing the world!

Up to six Adventure Guides will accompany guests on the Adriatic Expedition Cruise and will lead unique, themed activities both aboard and ashore.  And did you know they have events just for kids on the trip? While the Junior Adventurers enjoy a “Pirates of the Adriatic” swim party or a Dalmatian Dash scavenger hunt, the adults can participate in a cocktail workshop, try out a fitness class, or simply relax on deck overlooking the exquisite sites. There is also a multi-sensorial underwater lounge on board … now that just sounds cool! The full itinerary is simply amazing.

Announcing 2024 Itineraries: Expedition Cruising with Adventures by Disney    

Also in 2024, guests will have more opportunities to explore Antarctica, the Arctic and the Galapagos Islands with added expedition cruises to these destinations:  

  • Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruise: This southern region itinerary offers the chance to discover the pristine splendor of Antarctica and Argentina’s beautiful Patagonia region. Here, the magic of wildlife takes the stage as guests observe animals such as penguins, seals and whales in their natural habitat. Dates: Dec. 17-28, 2023, and Feb. 17-28, 2024.  
  • Arctic Expedition Cruise: This expedition cruise in the northern polar region features the Arctic waters and surrounding landscapes of Svalbard. Guests will sail past deep fjords, discover the human history of the Arctic, marvel at massive glaciers and see amazing wildlife including polar bears, reindeer and walruses. Date: July 1-10, 2024.  
  • Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise: This island-hopping expedition cruise through the Galapagos Archipelago is an immersive family adventure. Guided by expert naturalists, guests will discover more about the amazing ecosystems and unique species endemic to the islands as they experience the unmatched views of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Dates: March 17-25, June 9-17, July 14-22, Aug. 7-15, and Dec. 18-26, 2024.  

Guests can also extend their expedition cruise vacations in select cities through an Adventures by Disney Escape, a series of short-stay getaways that are big on adventure. Escapes often complement a trip — immediately before or following an existing itinerary — and are ideal for those wishing for a deeper dive into a region’s culture, history and landscape. The four-day Buenos Aires Escape is a great way to discover the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina before embarking on the Antarctica Expedition Cruise. The six-day Amazon Escape takes guests on an exploration of the Amazon rainforest prior to the start of their Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise.    

Traveling with Adventures by Disney     

With exceptional service, storytelling and authentic cultural experiences, all Adventures by Disney vacations are designed to appeal to the interests and needs of the entire family, allowing parents, grandparents and Junior Adventurers to discover the world together. From hassle-free travel, to engaging storytelling, to magical moments sprinkled throughout the vacation, all adventures are designed to give families the chance to focus on what matters — enjoying time together as they experience the magic of the world. 

Ready to set sail in 2024? Travelers interested in booking a 2024 expedition cruise can take advantage of Adventure by Disney’s early booking offer, with savings of $1,000 per person on select 2024 Antarctica Expedition Cruises and $750 per person on select 2024 Antarctica Expedition Cruises.

Additionally, travelers on eligible 2024 Expedition Cruise departures can also save 50% per person on the nonrefundable deposit required at booking.