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Let’s Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2022

Happy National Plan for Vacation Day!

National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), celebrated on the last Tuesday in January, is a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the whole year at the start of the year— and inspire them to use those days to travel to and within the United States. Since 2015, when the travel industry and partners began tracking American vacation usage, survey findings have continuously shown that vacation days are not being used, negatively affecting mental health, personal relationships and job performance. National Plan for Vacation Day helps highlight the importance of taking time off to travel—both for our personal health and wellbeing and for the overall economic prosperity of our nation. This year’s National Plan for Vacation Day is on January 25, 2022. Together, using #PlanForVacation, we are reminding Americans to commit—and take—their days off. How will you celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2022?

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After two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are feeling burned out and ready for a change of scenery. However, COVID-19 related health and safety concerns and increased workloads have prevented many American workers from using their hard earned time off. Americans are STILL not using all of their vacation days.

American workers left an average of more than four days or 29% of their paid time off on the table last year, but the majority of Americans (64%) say they desperately need a vacation.

Planning Vacations Reduces Burnout

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  • More than two-thirds (68%) of American workers feel at least moderately burned out and 13% are extremely burned out
  • More than half (53%) of remote workers are working MORE hours now than they were in the office and 61% now find it more difficult to unplug from work
  • COVID-19 related concerns followed by work related barriers such as heavy workloads and lack of coverage are top reasons preventing Americans from using their paid time off
  • Just one-quarter of Americans used ALL of their earned time off in 2021
  • Nearly eight in 10 (79%) believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being
  • Avoiding burnout was the top-rated motivator to book a trip in the next six months—ranked even higher than travel discounts/deals

Travel Remains a Top Priority

  • More than nine in 10 (91%) Americans say it is important to use their paid time off to travel
  • Nearly eight in 10 (79%) believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being
  • Nearly six in 10 (59%) agree that travel is more important than ever and 61% plan to make travel a top budget priority in 2022

Vacation Planning WORKS!

  • The three-quarters of Americans who planned out their paid time off for the year were more likely to use their paid time off to travel in 2021
  • 53% of planners anticipate traveling more in 2022 versus 27% of non-planners
  • More than nine in ten (91%) Americans say it is important to use their paid time off to travel
  • Close to eight in ten (79%) of Americans believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being

The Impact of Planning

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  • Americans who plan out their time off take more time off to travel—but one-quarter (24%) of American households don’t do this simple step. As a result, they lose or have to forfeit these days
  • Planners prioritize traveling with their paid time off, a trend that is expected to continue to rise in 2022 where 53% of planners anticipate traveling more than previous years versus 27% of non-planners
  • And planners actually do travel more than non-planners. More than half (56%) of Americans who typically planned their time off took an overnight vacation in 2021 compared to 33% of non-planners
  • Anticipating and planning travel makes Americans happy. Close to three-quarters (74%) of planners reported being extremely or very happy anticipating and planning vacations in the next year versus just four in 10 of non-planners
  • Avoiding burnout is an even greater motivator to book a trip for non-planners than planners—62% of non-planners rated avoiding burnout as a top motivator compared to 53% of planners

Planning: A Key to Happiness

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Those who plan for vacations are happier in general—with everything from their personal relationships to their work/life balance, health and well-being and even their job.

Extremely or Very HappyPlannersNon-Planners
On Vacation86%67%
Personal Relationships with Family and Friends80%58%
Work/Life Balance72%54%
Job Flexibility72%53%
Anticipating and Planning Vacations74%40%
Physical Health and Well-Being72%46%
Company Where You Work68%53%
Job68%50%
Source: Destination Analysts, 2021 & U.S. Travel Association

Ready to start planning your next vacation? Here are a few ideas to help get you started…

Walt Disney World Resort

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It’s always a magical time to plan a visit to the most magical place on earth, but 2022 is extra special with the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort. We recently shared 22 reasons why you should plan to visit Disney World in 2022! Plus, you may be able to take advantage of a special offer for additional savings when you travel March 6- July 7, 2022.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

There’s never been a better time to start planning your epic trip to Universal Orlando Resort. Universal Orlando Resort features incredible theme park adventures that allow you to let go and live in the moment with those you care about most. There’s plenty to explore at Universal Orlando Resort – home to three theme parks featuring more than 60 world-class attractions combined, eight magnificently-themed resort hotels, destination-wide entertainment and Universal CityWalk.

We have customizable vacation package options perfect for any visitor. Learn more about Universal Orlando Resort’s new offer for 2 days free or the Exclusive Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package.

Perfect Day at CocoCay with Royal Caribbean

This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. You can conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with their own floating cabana. This is Perfect Day at CocoCay — only on Royal Caribbean®

You can learn more about why your family will love a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation or 10 reasons to spend a perfect day at CocoCay.

All Inclusive Resorts

Ready to just unplug and recharge? Don’t want to have to worry about cooking or anything while you’re on vacation? Maybe an all inclusive getaway is the best fit for you. There are resorts available for for couples and families. You can find some of our favorite all inclusive resorts for families here.

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Special thanks to the U.S. Travel Association for sharing these statistics with us!

15 Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise Line Vacation

Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise

We absolutely love Disney cruises! They are such a perfect blend of relaxation, entertainment, and Disney magic! We’ve taken four Disney cruises just within the last 18 months and have found that there are some items that can be really helpful to have with you to make your experience even more enjoyable! So, today, we wanted to share with you 15 things to bring on a Disney cruise!

Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise for Onboard Fun

Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise

Pirate Night Attire: One of my favorite parts of a Disney cruise is Pirate Night! (almost) Every Disney Cruise Line sailing offers a pirate night with a deck party, late night buffet, and fireworks at sea. Your dinner menu will even be themed to celebrate. You’ll receive bandanas from your stateroom host or hostess, but our kids always love glow sticks, costumes, eye patches, and tattoos.

Autograph Book or Photo Mat: You will have the opportunity to meet a number of Disney characters throughout your sailing! Many guests ask the characters to sign an autograph book so they can keep the signatures all together in one place. We also love these photo mats so that we can display our favorite vacation memory inside when we return home.

Fish Extender Holder: A popular experience for many Disney Cruise Line guests is the fish extender gift exchange. This gift exchange is generally organized through your cruise’s Facebook group prior to sailing. It is a fun way to exchange gifts with fellow cruisers. Some guests will also leave “pixie dust” gifts for fellow cruises without any type of organized exchange. To participate, you’ll need a fish extender holder for your gifts to hang outside of your stateroom.

Candy or Snacks for Movies & Shows: One of the few things not included in your cruise fare is the popcorn and candy available outside of the theaters. We can’t help you resist the fresh buttered popcorn smell, but you can bring prepackaged candy and snacks to enjoy during the evening Broadway style shows and movies onboard.

Magnets: Disney Cruise staterooms doors are magnetic so you can decorate your door. Show off your Disney side with magnets that can be customized with your family name, ship, sail date, and more! We also love this port hole Mickey that fits around your stateroom door’s port hole.

Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise to Use In Your Stateroom

Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise

Laundry Bag: Space is limited in a cruise stateroom so it can be nice to have a dedicated location for dirty clothes. Although your suitcases fit under your bed, you probably won’t want to have to pull them out to put dirty clothes away. We recommend packing a laundry bag or pop up hamper to save space and keep all of your dirty clothes easily together in one place.

Shoe Rack: As you may know, space is often at a premium in cruise staterooms. Although Disney does offer some of the largest staterooms, you can maximize your space with a shoe rack. It can be a great way to store toiletries in the bathroom or even drink cups and kids toys in the stateroom.

Clothes Pins: Clothes pins can be really useful to have in your stateroom with wet swim suits. There is a clothes line that can be hung across your bath tub. You can fit more on the line and not have to worry about anything falling off when you can secure them with clothes pins.

Night Light: If you’re in an inside stateroom, it can be pretty dark in there at night. If you are traveling with little ones or just want to be able to easily find your way around the room at night, we recommend packing a night light.

Dry Erase Board: Many guests hang a dry erase board on their (magnetic) stateroom door. This way, your fellow cruisers can leave messages or artwork. You never know who might leave you a message. It’s also especially helpful if you are traveling with any family and friends.

Magnetic Hooks: You may also find a magnetic hook helpful for hanging your lanyard inside your stateroom. These can also be used for jackets, wet swim suits, and more.

Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise to Make Travel Easier

Things to Bring on a Disney Cruise

Tumblers/Cups/Water Bottles: Soft drinks are included with your cruise fare. They are readily available up on the pool deck during your Disney cruise. Although Disney provides small paper cups, we enjoy bringing something bigger and more portable like these water bottles. We especially love our stainless steel Mickey Tervis for both hot and cold beverages!

Sea Band or Non-Drowsy Dramamine: If you are concerned about motion sickness, we highly recommend packing sea bands and/or non-drowsy dramamine. It’s always better to be prepared. We’ve found rougher seas going in and out of port so you may want something to help relieve discomfort before the gift shops have opened. You can even order some dramamine for kids.

Reusable Straws: In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, Disney has eliminated plastic straws on board. Although you can request paper straws, we find that they are difficult for small children. They don’t hold up very well so we prefer to bring reusable straws like these metal straws or these silicone straws. The silicone straws even come with a cleaning brush and portable case.

Lanyards: You will receive a plastic Key to the World card for your room key and all purchases onboard. We find it convenient to wear a lanyard to easily access (and remember) our Key to the World card. We recommend one of these fun Mickey and friends lanyards.

What items have you found most useful to bring on a Disney cruise?

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Early 2023 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries to Visit Bahamas, Caribbean and More

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It’s never too early to plan for your next family vacation, right? In early 2023, Disney Cruise Line will provide your family plenty of opportunities to trade in your winter jackets for swimsuits with an array of sun-kissed itineraries setting sail coast-to-coast.

In addition to top tropical destinations in the Bahamas – including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay – Disney Cruise Line will offer one-of-a-kind vacations at sea to the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera from U.S. home ports including Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida; New Orleans; Galveston, Texas; and San Diego.

Disney Castaway Cay
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Vacations to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida

Disney Cruise Line will create even more fun in the sun like never before with an array of departures from the Sunshine State in early 2023, visiting tropical destinations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. Two ships will sail from Port Canaveral near Orlando, Florida, and a third ship will depart from Miami. Every cruise from Florida includes a visit to Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay.

Departing from Port Canaveral, the Disney Wish will sail into 2023 with three- and four-night voyages to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay. Cruises aboard Disney’s newest ship combine enchanting new entertainment and storytelling, with the unparalleled service and magical moments that guests love when sailing with Disney.

Also from Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will begin the year with seven-night sailings to several favorite destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Plus, one unique eight-night sailing includes two days in beautiful Bermuda, where your family can sunbathe on the island’s pristine pink sand beaches, enjoy exhilarating water sports or explore the island’s spectacular underground Crystal Caves.

From Miami, the Disney Dream will embark on an assortment of four- and five-night cruises to locales including Grand Cayman, Nassau, Castaway Cay and Cozumel, Mexico. Even more private island enjoyment is on deck with one special five-night cruise that includes two stops at Castaway Cay.

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Tropical Escapes from Texas and New Orleans

In January and February, the Disney Magic will sail from Galveston, Texas, on a variety of four-, five-, six- and seven-night itineraries to the Western Caribbean. Tropical ports of call on these sailings include Grand Cayman as well as Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.

In February and March, the Disney Magic is “going down the bayou” for the first time during a debut season in New Orleans. Departing from the heart of The Big Easy, along the mighty Mississippi River, the four-, five- and six-night sailings will call on the tropical destinations of Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

Before or after your Disney cruise, your family can venture into the Crescent City to savor the distinct flavors of famous New Orleans cuisine, revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music and recognize the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film “The Princess and the Frog.”

All early 2023 Disney Magic voyages include two or three days at sea to enjoy the unlimited fun, entertainment, relaxation and memories onboard.

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Baja Peninsula Getaways from San Diego

The Disney Wonder will return to the West Coast, sailing from San Diego in April and May. Cruises to Baja, Mexico and the Mexican Riviera will transport guests to sunny shores filled with vibrant culture, glittering sand beaches, active outdoor adventures and exciting water activities.

Sailings from San Diego will range in length from three to seven nights. Some sailings to the Baja peninsula will call on the charming coastal city of Ensenada, known for its turquoise blue water and rugged mountainous terrain. Many departures will include a visit to Cabo San Lucas, a favorite destination with dramatic rock formations and white sand beaches.

Seven-night itineraries will sail to Mazatlan, the “Pearl of the Pacific,” filled with breathtaking natural wonders, thriving culture and colorful history, and to Puerto Vallarta, the beautiful seaside escape nestled along the curve of the Banderas Bay and bordered by the stunning Sierra Madre mountains.

Cabo San Lucas
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Whether it’s a Bahamian cruise from Port Canaveral or a trip to the Mexican Riviera out of San Diego, there are many options for your family to have a one-of-a-kind vacation in early 2023. Bookings for early 2023 Disney Cruise Line sailings will open to the public on Oct. 21, 2021, and more details about cruises to these stunning tropical locales can be found on DisneyCruise.com. Early booking will be available for Castaway Club members and select other guests.

early 2023 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

You can set sail for tropical destinations with Disney Cruise Line throughout early 2023! Give your family a Disney vacation to look forward to with unforgettable magic, a chance to see the world and an epic family adventure. Itineraries boast an enticing mix of ports of call including The Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Mexico and Disney’s private island paradise.

Baja and the Meixcan Riviera

Embark on a sun-splashed getaway to Mexico on a 3-, 4-, 5- or 7-night cruise departing from San Diego, CA. Dock in coastal towns that may include Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Mazatlán or Puerto Vallarta.

The Caribbean

Feel the warm breezes of the Caribbean transport you from one tropical destination to another on a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-night cruise from Port Canaveral (near Walt Disney World Resort) or Miami, FL, Galveston, TX or New Orleans. Ports of call may include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Tortola, Costa Maya, Jamaica, Puerto Rico or Disney Castaway Cay, our private island paradise.

The Bahamas

Soak up the laid-back pleasures of island life on a 3-, 4-, or 5-night cruise. Also, enjoy an 8-night cruise to Bermuda stopping in King’s Wharf. All cruises depart from Port Canaveral (near Walt Disney World Resort) or Miami, FL. Your journey drops anchor in tropical ports of call that may include Nassau, King’s Wharf and Disney Castaway Cay, our private island in The Bahamas.

Are you planning an early 2023 Disney Cruise Line vacation? Where will you be sailing to?

Thanks Disney Parks Blog!

Seasonal Fun and More Magic Planned for Fall 2022 Disney Cruises

You can celebrate Halloween or the holiday season on a fall 2022 Disney Cruise Line vacation! Disney has confirmed that their magically themed cruise vacations will return once again next year with the Halloween on the High Seas sailings on most sailings from late September through late October and Very MerryTime Cruises on most sailings departing November through late December.

These one-of-a-kind cruises will depart from a variety of popular ports, including Miami, Port Canaveral, San Diego and more. You’ll be able to enjoy festive fun for the entire family with a tropical twist. You’ll even have the chance to experience the excitement onboard Disney’s newest ship, the breathtaking Disney Wish!

Fall 2022 Disney Cruise Line itineraries will offer relaxing Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries departing from Florida and Texas with most itineraries including a stop at Disney Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise. Or, you can set your sights on a number of Baja and Mexican Riviera sailings from sunny California, available for a limited time. Plus, drop anchor in Bermuda or Canada on unforgettable voyages from New York.

Tropical Escapes from Florida

In fall 2022, the Disney Wish and Disney Fantasy will embark on guest-favorite itineraries out of Port Canaveral, Florida, while the Disney Dream continues to sail from Miami.  

The Disney Wish will continue its inaugural season with its first-ever fall and holiday sailings, offering a series of three- and four-night voyages to the Bahamas, while the Disney Fantasy will offer six-, seven- and eight-night vacations to the eastern and western Caribbean.

The Disney Dream will take guests on four- and five-night Bahamian itineraries and five-night Caribbean cruises to either Grand Cayman or Cozumel, Mexico.

All sailings from Port Canaveral and Miami will include a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise outfitted for family fun and relaxation and brimming with special Disney touches.

Caribbean Cruises from San Juan

The Disney Magic will sail out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for two special itineraries in early November. A seven-night southern Caribbean sailing will visit Antigua, St. Lucia, Aruba and Bonaire, while a following six-night voyage will feature stops in St. Thomas and Falmouth, Jamaica.

Baja Peninsula Voyages from California

Spooktacular sailings return to California in late September with Halloween on the High Seas cruises to the Baja Peninsula from San Diego. The Disney Wonder will host three-, four-, five- and seven-night vacations from southern California, allowing guests to celebrate the Halloween season at sea while taking in the mesmerizing beauty of Mexico. 

Sailings to Bermuda and Canada from New York

The Disney Magic returns to New York in late September for a series of Halloween on the High Seas sailings to Bermuda and Canada. Guests can visit Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and colorful coral reefs on five-night vacations or set their sights for a special six-night cruise to the Canadian ports of New Brunswick and Halifax that includes a stop in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Vacations to Bahamas and Caribbean from Texas

The Disney Magic will visit Galveston, Texas, in late November for a variety of five- and seven-night Very Merrytime Cruises. Guests can experience the magic of the holidays on western Caribbean itineraries with ports of call that include Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Grand Cayman.

Experience Halloween on the High Seas & Very MerryTime Cruises on Fall 2022 Disney Cruises

What’s the only thing better than celebrating Halloween and the holidays with your family? Celebrating them on board Disney Cruise Line!

The magic of the holidays returns to Disney Cruise Line in the fall of 2022 with Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises across the fleet, including the first fall season on the all-new Disney Wish. With five ships sailing from Florida, New York, Texas and California, more guests than ever before will be able to experience holidays at sea with Disney Cruise Line.

Halloween on the High Seas returns to Disney Cruise Line in mid-September through October 2022. On select sailings across the fleet, guests can dress up and join Disney characters in their Halloween costumes at Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party; enjoy themed food, beverages and crafts; and immerse themselves in a ghostly ship takeover with elaborate decor and a magical Pumpkin Tree. 

From early November through December, the Disney Cruise Line fleet is decked from bow-to-stern with holiday cheer and entertainment during Very Merrytime Cruises. Holiday magic is unwrapped for the whole family with festive holiday decor, favorite characters in their finest holiday attire and a special visit from none other than Santa Claus.

Bookings open to the public June 24, 2021. Who is planning a fall 2022 Disney cruise?

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4 Reasons Your Family Will Love a Royal Caribbean Cruise

4 reasons your family will love a Royal Caribbean cruise

Looking for the perfect family vacation? Look no further than a Royal Caribbean cruise! Royal Caribbean cruise vacations offer spacious accommodations, delicious dining options, activities for the whole family, and so much more to make this the ultimate family vacation. Plus, with deals like kids sail free or discounts on the second guest, it’s probably more affordable than you ever imagined!

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Royal Caribbean has elevated the private island experience with Perfect Day at CocoCay. Located in the Bahamas, CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s private island paradise. And it’s probably unlike anything you’ve ever had the opportunity to experience.

During Perfect Day at CocoCay, you can conquer the tallest waterslide in North America in Thrill Waterpark; fly up to 450 feet high in a helium balloon on Up, Up, and Away; grab a drink at the swim-up bar at Oasis Lagoon, or soak up the sun in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas! You can even get a taste of Bora Bora in your own floating cabana at Coco Beach Club.

You can even read about 10 reasons why you need to experience Perfect Day at CocoCay. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your Perfect Day at CocoCay today!

Spacious Accommodations

Many families enjoy extra space on their vacation and are unsure about the size of a cruise cabin. Royal Caribbean offers a variety of accommodations for families. From budget friendly inside rooms to connecting rooms or even the Ultimate Family Suite, we can help you find the perfect accommodations for your family.

The Ultimate Family suite offers two full stories in your stateroom so you can elevate the wya that you stay and play! Your kids will love their own in-suite slide and video games in their private game room while mom and dad will love the private balcony jacuzzi!

4 reasons your family needs to book a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation

Delicious and Flexible Dining Options

You can enjoy the main dining room or Windjammer Marketplace at no additional cost or indulge in specialty dining offerings like Chef Jamie Oliver’s acclaimed eatery, Jaime’s Italian; Far East flavors and sushi at Izumi; elaborate entrees at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine; or sweets and scoops at Sugar Beach. The whole family is sure to find something they love with selections available for both the foodie and the finicky.

Royal Caribbean offers exclusive My Time Dining onboard all of their ships. My Time Dining allow you to eat in the Main Dining Room anytime you’d like each night during normal dinner hours, according to availability. You don’t have to eat at the same time each night so you have the best flexibility to schedule each day how you’d like.

For families, you can even take advantage of My Family Time Dining. My Family Time Dining is offered for the first seating time in the main dining room, for children ages three to eleven. Children can enjoy their meal within 40 minutes of seating, before heading to the evening’s Adventure Ocean activities. The program starts the second evening of your sailing. After that, you can use it each evening or whenever you wish.

Kids Clubs

If you’re planning a family vacation, there’s a good chance that you want to make sure there’s something your kids will enjoy, too. Royal Caribbean has an award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program onboard all of their ships so your kids will love your Royal Caribbean cruise just as much as you do! With games, events, and activities throughout the day and even into the evening, your kids will never be bored!

Children as young as six months are welcome to cruise with Royal Caribbean. The Royal Babies program (ages 6-18 months) offers the tiniest guests and their parents interactive classes filled with enriching activities developed by early childhood experts. The Royal Tots program (ages 18-36 months) offers 45-minute interactive playground sessions filled with age-appropriate activities and toys.

Children ages 3 and up are separated by age since the activities are designed to engage their unique interests and abilities. Aquanauts (ages 3-5 years) will have fun conducting cool experiments and becoming Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists. The Explorers program (ages 6-8 years) is packed with exciting cruise activities for kids, which includes themed parties. Voyagers (ages 9-12 years) will explore a range of activities that puts the “cool” back into learning.

Traveling with teens? No problem! Royal Caribbean also offers teen spaces designed just for teenagers aged 13 through 17 years. Behind a secret speakeasy entrance, your teens will find a gaming lounge, music, movies, and space to kick back with new friends. There’s even an outdoor patio where they can lounge beneath the sun or stars.

4 Reasons You'll Love a Royal Caribbean Cruise

From spacious accommodations to around the clock entertainment, your whole family will love a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation!

Has your family ever experienced a Royal Caribbean cruise? What was your favorite part?

Enjoy an Enchanting Vacation on the Disney Wish Beginning June 9, 2022

Disney’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, will sail her maiden voyage on June 9, 2022 from Port Canaveral, Florida!

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When the Disney Wish sets sail in summer 2022, you’ll be immersed in Disney’s rich legacy of enchanting storytelling. The Disney Wish will bring to life the stories and characters of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars adventures like never before.

To “Swim”-finity and Beyond

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We’re taking fun in the sun to the next level on board the Disney Wish with a brand-new family water attraction and three themed districts that offer dedicated space for families, children and adults alike.

You’ll be immersed in “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” animated shorts aboard the first-ever Disney attraction at sea, AquaMouse. Complete with show scenes, lighting and special effects, and splashtacular surprises, this wild water ride is sure to delight everyone in the family as they zig, zag and zoom through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended high above the upper decks.

Families will have more pools, more deck space and more dining than ever before in an expansive district themed to Mickey and friends. In addition to AquaMouse, the area will feature six pools — spaciously staggered among tiered decks and surrounded by lounge chairs — and a fresh take on quick and casual fare with a festive character twist. 

Little ones will delight in an all-new Toy Story-themed district designed especially for families with toddlers and young children. This whimsical water wonderland will include a splash zone, wading pool, family waterslide and smoothie bar. 

Adults will indulge in sun-drenched serenity at Quiet Cove, a peaceful refuge dedicated to lounging, sipping and soaking. Set away from the bustle of family activities, this secluded adults-only district will feature a luxurious infinity pool, poolside bar and chic cafe. 

Prepared and Served with Flair – A Culinary Cabaret

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With the debut of three brand-new family dining concepts ranging from theatrical entertainment to cinematic adventure to sophisticated elegance, dinner on board the Disney Wish will be so much more than a meal – it will be a chance to interact with favorite Disney stories in exciting new ways. 

Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure is Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience that will bring the world of Arendelle to life through immersive live entertainment — featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf — and world-class cuisine infused with Nordic influences.

Worlds of Marvel is the first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure, where you’ll play an interactive role in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around you, complete with a worldly menu inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

1923, named for the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, is an elegant celebration of the company’s legacy, paying homage to the golden age of animation and offering a tasteful tribute to its Californian heritage with dishes inspired by the state’s unique fusion of cultural flavors. 

A Whole New World of Family Entertainment

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We’re combining innovative design, technology and storytelling to create immersive entertainment environments that will surround guests in Disney stories in new and unexpected ways on board the Disney Wish.

The Grand Hall will evolve from a fairytale gathering space into an environmental theater through the magic of built-in special effects and the first-ever atrium stage on a Disney ship. Dedicated shows and interactive entertainment will come to life all around the hall, putting you front and center as you play a special role in the magic. 

Luna is a brand-new entertainment hub that will transition from a daytime setting for family fun into an elegant evening venue for adult-exclusive entertainment, offering a variety of live shows and interactive programming throughout the day.

Hero Zone is a futuristic sports arena where physical activity will blend with imagination during action-packed challenges and game show-style competitions for families to take on together.

The Walt Disney Theatre is an opulent show palace that will come alive with original Broadway-style stage productions developed exclusively for Disney Cruise Line. 

The Wonderland and Never Land Cinemas are intimate screening rooms that will provide you more options than ever to watch classic and first-run films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and more. 

In true Disney Cruise Line fashion, the Disney Wish will offer a robust menu of world-class entertainment throughout every voyage, including spectacular stage shows, exhilarating deck parties, one-of-a-kind character experiences, fun family activities, contemporary cabarets and more.

Imaginations, Assemble! Cool Clubs for Kids of All Ages

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Children ages 3 to 12 will enter the captivating worlds of favorite Disney stories in the reimagined Disney’s Oceaneer Club, a real-life wonderland featuring more spaces and stories than ever before. 

  • Marvel Super Hero Academy is a high-tech Avengers headquarters where young “recruits” will train to be the next generation of Super Heroes with the help of their own heroes, like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
  • Fairytale Hall is a royal trio of activity rooms where princesses and princes will let their creativity shine at Rapunzel’s Art Studio, read and act out stories at Belle’s Library, and test newfound icy powers at Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus. 
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Lab is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for kids to discover the secrets of Disney Imagineers with hands-on activities and inventive experiments.

For the littlest cruisers ages 6 months to 3 years, It’s a Small World Nursery will offer babysitting services in a whimsical environment inspired by the beloved Disney attraction of the same name.

Edge (ages 11 to 14) and Vibe (ages 14 to 17) are trendy hangouts where tweens and teens will chill and play in their own way, with dedicated programming designed to engage the unique interests of these age groups.

A Trove of Untold Treasures Exclusively for Adults

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For the first time on a Disney ship, you will embark on a space-jumping tour of the Star Wars galaxy at Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, a high-end bar styled as a luxurious yacht-class spaceship. This richly themed, immersive experience will be reserved for adults every evening, offering interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by destinations such as Batuu, Tatooine and Mustafar.

You’ll savor gourmet meals and exceptional beverages at an upscale suite of epicurean excellence exclusively for adults, inspired by the elegant icons of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Beauty and the Beast.”

  • Palo Steakhouse is an evolution of the Palo restaurant that Disney cruisers know and love, now combining the relaxed sophistication of authentic Italian dining with the classic refinement of a modern steakhouse in a genteel setting inspired by Cogsworth, the tale’s majordomo-turned-enchanted-clock.
  • Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement will offer the most luxurious dining experience on board, featuring a gourmet menu crafted by the three-Michelin-starred chef. This romantic and intimate venue evokes the dazzling spirit of the film’s candelabra maitre d’, Lumiere.  
  • The Rose is a chic lounge at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté. Inspired by the fateful flower at the heart of the story, The Rose will be an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail. 

Senses Spa is a tranquil oasis offering indulgent spa and beauty treatments, drawing on the serenity of natural elements to promote pampering and relaxation. The spa will feature private treatment rooms, lavish spa villas, and steam and aromatherapy rooms, while the reimagined Senses Fitness will offer state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities.  

Other adult-exclusive spaces on board the Disney Wish will include the Quiet Cove pool district; a variety of gourmet cafes, relaxed bars and upscale lounges; and more. 

Artful Accommodations Where Dreams Do Come True

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With an all-new look and feel steeped in enchantment and inspired by dreamy Disney stories, every stateroom on board the Disney Wish will be a luxurious, peaceful retreat designed with ample room for families, plenty of storage and upscale amenities. Most will feature Disney Cruise Line’s signature split-bathroom concept for utmost comfort and function. 

Most of the ship’s 1,254 staterooms will offer an ocean view — including 877 (70%) with a spacious verandah — and there will be 451 connecting doors that adjoin rooms to accommodate larger families. 

The Disney Wish will elevate the concierge experience with more than double the number of premium concierge staterooms and suites, including Disney’s first-ever staterooms located above the bridge, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal breathtaking ocean views overlooking the bow of the ship. An exclusive lounge with private sun deck will be the perfect place for concierge guests to relax, sip a cocktail, and enjoy a premium level of dedicated service throughout the voyage.

The Disney Wish will also debut four royal suites – richly adorned, lavishly appointed suites that accommodate up to six guests and feature extravagant details and first-class amenities. These include a pair of two-story suites, the first of their kind within the Disney fleet, which will feature stunning statement pieces like an elegant spiral staircase and a spectacular two-deck-high stained-glass frieze.

Setting Sail Summer 2022

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The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage — a five-night cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay — on June 9, 2022, followed by an inaugural season of three- and four-night cruises to the same destinations from Port Canaveral, Fla. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021. Castaway Club members and select other guests may be eligible for early booking.

Disney unveiled never-before-released details of the Disney Wish the the video below, Once Upon a Disney Wish. This special 30-minute virtual presentation provides a sneak peek at all of the magic that awaits, including a look behind-the-scenes with Walt Disney Imagineers and the creative team bringing the Disney Wish to life. Plus, this enchanting reveal includes special character appearances and surprise performances you won’t want to miss!

Have you ever taken a Disney cruise? Are you planning to sail on the Disney Wish?

Thanks Disney Parks Blog!

Six Ways to Enjoy a Date Night on Disney Cruise Line

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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Can you feel the love tonight? Across all four Disney cruise ships, there are so many ways to have the ultimate date night on Disney Cruise Line. With everything from onboard dining to entertainment – not to mention the amazing destinations you’ll visit – there’s something on every Disney cruise itinerary for couples of all ages. Whether you’re traveling without kids or taking advantage of Disney Cruise Line’s amazing youth clubs to enjoy a parent’s night out, here’s a look at how you and your special someone can dine, dance, relax and celebrate the special occasion all day long!

1. Grab a sweet treat. 

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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After dinner – or let’s be honest, before dinner – why not grab dessert? While sailing on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, stop by Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats or Sweet on You for a tasty treat to share! The delectable milkshakes and ice cream sundaes crafted by Disney’s culinary team are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. And let’s not forget all the great photo opportunities in these bright and colorful dessert shops that one could truly call eye candy!

2. Escape to a sanctuary for the senses.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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When you walk into Senses Spa & Salon, you can’t help but immediately relax. Here, you and your loved one can unwind during a massage, refresh with a facial or be pampered with a wide array of treatments. 

3. Experience a tropical island paradise.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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Did you know that Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is the perfect place to spend quiet time together, whether relaxing on the soft, white-sand beach of Serenity Bay or enjoying an open-air cabana massage? You could call it a couple’s paradise away from paradise!

4. Share in the rich flavors of Italy and France.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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Whether it’s classic Italian flavors you’re after, or fine French fare you’re fancying, the adult-exclusive dining options are perfect for an extra special date night. At Palo, savor classic Northern Italian dishes amid region-inspired décor and sweeping ocean views. While in Remy, experience luxurious dining with a multi-course French menu while getting swept up in a sophisticated atmosphere inspired by the “city of lights!”

5. Dance the night away.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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At night, bask together in the warm ocean breeze on the outer decks, or step into one of the ship’s uniquely themed nightclubs to sing and dance to your heart’s content.

6. Enjoy the perfect after-dinner drink.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
Skyline at The District on the Disney Dream is an ever-changing venue that celebrates some of the world’s most famous cities. Tall “windows” along one wall give guests a birds-eye view of stunning city skylines such as Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Chicago and Hong Kong. Skyline’s “windows to the world” are ever-changing as the spectacular city skylines transform from day to night, in real time as each day progresses. (Preston Mack, photographer)

At Skyline on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, sip specialty cocktails as the two of you gaze at some of the world’s most scenic cityscapes.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
Keys on the Disney Magic is a piano bar and lounge perfect for guests wanting a low-key nighttime experience. In this new adult-exclusive venue, guests can wind down listening to the soft sounds of the piano and sipping cocktails in a refined retreat. The piano bar is part of After Hours, the nighttime entertainment district on the Disney Magic. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Looking for some live music – perhaps to hear your special song? Look no further than the intimate piano bars Keys on the Disney Magic and Cadillac Lounge on the Disney Wonder.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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What better way to celebrate L-O-V-E than to visit Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar? This lounge aboard the Disney Dream is the perfect romantic spot to enjoy champagne and bubbles galore! It’s decked out in, you guessed it, the color pink! 

Don’t forget, Disney Cruise Line lounges also offer specialty beverage tasting seminars that vary by sailing. Book a reservation for two and discover your inner mixologist! 

These are just a few of the many ways you can celebrate your love on Disney Cruise Line! To see everything that’s available, visit DisneyCruise.com.

So, what’s your favorite date night on Disney Cruise Line? Tell us in the comments below! 

Summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Available Beginning March 25, 2021

summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has just revealed an exciting line-up of itineraries and destinations for summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line vacations! Highlights include new ports in Greece, Portugal, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and Dominica, plus first-ever summer sailings from Miami to the Bahamas. 

Summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line bookings open to the public March 25, 2021. Castaway Club Members will be eligible for early access.

Explorations in the Greek Isles, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Beyond

In summer 2022, the Disney Magic’s grand tour of Europe begins with sailings through the Greek Isles and Mediterranean before heading to northern Europe for cruises to the Baltic, the British Isles, Iceland and the Norwegian fjords. Five new ports of call in Europe include Chania, Greece; Porto, Portugal; Riga, Latvia; Maloy, Norway; and Nynashamn, Sweden, near Stockholm.

Adventures in Alaska

The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the 2022 summer season to explore the region’s breathtaking natural vistas, glaciers and wildlife. Departing from Vancouver, Canada, most of these seven-night cruises will visit Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Two of the cruises will call on Icy Strait Point in place of Skagway.

First-Ever Summer Cruises from Miami

For the first time ever, you can sail out of Miami during the summer season, enjoying even more opportunities to visit Castaway Cay. Every cruise from Miami in the summer of 2022 features a stop at our private island paradise. 

Tropical Vacations from Port Canaveral

Tropical vacations to the Caribbean and Bahamas continue aboard the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The ship will embark on an assortment of itineraries, including seven-night voyages,a special five-night sailing and an extended nine-night cruise. Each Disney Fantasy voyage features a visit to Castaway Cay.

Even More Magic Aboard the Disney Wish

As previously announced, the Disney Wish is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage in summer 2022. Additional information on itineraries and bookings for this new ship will be released at a later date.

Mediterranean & Greek Isles

Experience the majesty of locales like the Mediterranean, Greek Isles and coastal ports of Greece, France, Italy or Spain on a 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9- or 12-night cruise. Sailings depart from Italy and Spain.

MEDITERRANEAN

2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 7/18

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Cannes, France
Day 3: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 4: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Barcelona, Spain

2022 Disney Magic 6-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona ending in Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/4

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Nice), France
Day 3: Genoa (Milan), Italy
Day 4: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 7: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/21

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 6: Cannes, France
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/28

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 6: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Nice), France
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain

MEDITERRANEAN WITH GREEK ISLES

2022 Disney Magic 8-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/10

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 9: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/18

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 4: Kefalonia, Greece
Day 5: Chania, Greece
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 7: Santorini, Greece
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/27

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Katakolon, Greece
Day 4: Heraklion (Crete), Greece
Day 5: Santorini, Greece
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 7: Mykonos, Greece
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 12-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome) ending in Barcelona: 7/6

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: Palermo (Sicily), Italy
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 11: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Nice), France
Day 12: Marseilles, France
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain


Europe & British Isles

Visit enchanting, must-see European destinations like Iceland, Norway and the British Isles on a 7- or 11-night cruise. Sailings depart from England, Spain and Demark.

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona ending in Dover: 7/23

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Cartagena, Spain
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Porto, Portugal
Day 5: La Coruña, Spain
Day 6: Bilbao, Spain
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/10

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 4: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 5: Helsinki, Finland
Day 6: Stockholm, Sweden
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Copenhagen, Denmark

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover: 8/28

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Day 5: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 6: Oslo, Norway
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Dover: 9/4

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Alesund, Norway
Day 4: Nordfjordeid, Norway
Day 5: Eidfjord, Norway
Day 6: Stavanger, Norway
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 11-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover ending in Copenhagen: 7/30

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 8: Helsinki, Finland
Day 9: Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden
Day 10: Riga, Latvia
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark

2022 Disney Magic 11-Night Norway, Iceland and Scotland Cruise from Copenhagen ending in Dover: 8/17

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Olden, Norway
Day 4: Maloy, Norway
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Kirkwall (Orkney), Scotland
Day 10: Invergordon, Scotland
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night British Isles Cruise from Dover: 9/11

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Portland (Stonehenge), England
Day 3: Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Day 4: Liverpool, England
Day 5: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Day 6: Greenock, Scotland
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England


Alaska

Embark on a 7-night cruise brimming with adventure, picturesque scenery, and exciting ports featuring prehistoric glaciers, gold-mining relics and eclectic shopping. Sailings depart from Canada.

2022 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska
Day 4: Skagway, Alaska
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

2022 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 6/6, 8/1

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska
Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada


Caribbean

Get ready to island hop and soak up an invigorating mix of sun, sand and turquoise waters on a 5-, 7-, or 9-night tropical cruise to some of the Caribbean’s most popular port ports of call. Sailings depart from Port Canaveral or Miami.

WESTERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Dream 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 6/20, 7/4, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: At Sea
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 7/16

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

EASTERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/24

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 5: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Fantasy 9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 7/21

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 5: Roseau, Dominica
Day 6: St. John’s, Antigua
Day 7: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 10: Port Canaveral, Florida


The Bahamas

Cast off for a Bahamian getaway that drops anchor in tropical ports of call that may include Nassau and Disney Castaway Cay—our private island paradise. Sailings depart from Port Canaveral or Miami.

2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral 6/3

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 6/7

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 9/26

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Miami, Florida

summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

Are you planning to set sail on a summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line vacation? Which incredible destination do you plan to explore?

I also have an exclusive offer, just for you! If you book your 2022 summer Disney Cruise Line vacation with Siera by March 31, 2021, you will receive your choice of an onboard credit or gift delivered to your stateroom! Contact Siera today at (734) 771-1290 or siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information.

You can even announce your magical Disney cruise plans to your family with this fun DIY surprise announcement!

Let’s Celebrate 2021 National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day: Looking Ahead to Brighter Days

Spreading Magic LLC is excited to announce it is supporting National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), the annual day for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year at the start of the year, on January 26, 2021. 

Image: U.S. Travel Association

Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents say having a trip planned makes them happier—and that’s exactly what we will encourage Americans to do this year. 

NPVD is joining forces with the Let’s Go There initiative to encourage Americans to still plan—or even book—future vacations, or to simply keep their travel flame lit and dream of their next getaway. Let’s Go There is led by a coalition of businesses and organizations, including many of the most recognizable U.S. brands from both within and outside the travel sector. [Your organization’s/destination’s involvement in Let’s Go There.] The straightforward mission of Let’s Go There is perfectly aligned with NPVD: As you plan your future trips, the travel industry is ready to safely welcome you back—when you are ready. 

In 2020, the constraints of the pandemic resulted in Americans using, on average, just 6.8 earned vacation days for travel. Survey data shows that 84% of Americans are excited to plan a vacation in the next six months, indicating an impending surge in travel demand once conditions improve. With so many great travel deals to be had, savvy vacation planners who are able to book future trips now would be wise to take advantage of these offers—before demand picks up.

Importantly, Spreading Magic LLC is encouraging Americans to continue to adhere to healthy travel practices—whether one is planning a vacation in the short term or for later this year. U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Confidently toolkit has a wealth of resources and guidance to encourage safe and healthy travel, which includes wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, maintaining physical distance when possible and staying home if feeling sick. 

This year’s NPVD is taking place amid challenging times, but we can still look forward to—and plan for—brighter days. On January 26, use the hashtag #PlanForVacation and tell us where you’re dreaming of traveling to next. 

Please click here to learn more about National Plan for Vacation Day, and click here to learn more about the Let’s Go There initiative. 

Top 7 Reasons to Book a 7 Night Disney Cruise Line Vacation

If you’ve never experienced a Disney cruise, the 3- and 4-night Bahamas sailings are a great way for you to “test the waters.” But, once you’ve had the pleasure of sailing on a Disney cruise, you’ll probably have your next booked before you even disembark. For those of you who want to persuade your loved one to spend an entire week at sea, we have compiled a list of the top seven reasons you should book a 7 night Disney cruise!

7 Night Disney Cruise
  • You have 165 hours to eat as many Mickey Bars as you’d like. And that’s not all … with the beverage stations and room service available 24 hours a day, AND included in your cruise fare, it’s easy to satisfy whatever you’re craving, whenever you want!
7 Night Disney Cruise
  • You can eat twice in each of the three family restaurants … and still have a night for an adult-only dinner at Palo. Your taste buds are sure to thank you – and so are your kids after they get to see not one but two awesome shows at Animator’s Palate. And I think no explanation is necessary as to why you won’t want to miss your chance to have a romantic date night at Palo, wining and dining like you’re in Italy!
“Disney Wishes” - “I’ve Got No Strings”
  • You’ll have more chances to be blown away by the spectacular entertainment in the Walt Disney Theatre. Every night is show time in the Walt Disney Theatre, so not only will you get to see three Broadway-style musicals, you’ll also have time to catch a first-run film in the Buena Vista Theatre, watch an amusing variety performer and enjoy a heartfelt welcome and farewell theatrical productions.
7 Night Disney Cruise
  • You can explore more of the world, still unpacking just once. All Disney Cruise Line voyages visit stunning destinations … there’s just more of them to explore on a weeklong cruise! Most 7-night cruises call on at least three or more ports, with itineraries visiting Alaska, Europe, Mexico, or the Caribbean (including Southern, Eastern and Western itineraries).
SKYLINE IN THE DISTRICT ON THE DISNEY DREAM
  • You’ll have double the fun in the adult-exclusive night clubs. With the kids off having a blast in our clubs just for them, you won’t want to miss the fun in our clubs just for you! We have several venues to suit your tastes and mood, from a champagne bar and an elegant lounge to a sports pub and a dance club. Of course, more nights gives you the opportunity to experience them all.
Royal Court Royal Tea
  • You’ll get extra special chances to say hi to your favorite Disney pals. From character breakfasts to high tea with princesses and photo opps with Anna and Elsa, some meet-and-greets are exclusive to 7-night or longer voyages. Need I say more?
7 Night Disney Cruise
  • More nights = more towel animals! Let’s be honest, walking into your stateroom each night to see a new towel animal creation never gets old, does it?

Now it’s your turn … why is a 7 night Disney cruise a great option for your family’s vacation?