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Summer 2023 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Return to Alaska, Europe and More

summer 2023 Disney Cruise Line itineraries
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Disney Cruise Line will offer a variety of enchanting vacations in summer 2023, including cruises to Europe, Alaska, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

For the first time ever, the Disney Dream will be heading east to the rich culture and history of Europe, calling on a wide variety of destinations among the most treasured in the world.

Are flip-flops and white sand beaches more your speed? Head to the sunshine state where three ships, including the all-new Disney Wish, will cruise to the dreamiest tropical destinations. If Alaska fires your adventurous spirit, set sail on the Disney Wonder for a surreal landscape of spectacular glaciers, soaring eagles, breaching whales and towns with a Gold Rush past.

In addition to visiting exciting destinations, each and every voyage in summer 2023 also includes a healthy dose of Disney magic! No matter where you are in the world, your family will also receive Disney Cruise Line’s signature service, along with Broadway-style shows, themed dining, character encounters and activities for everyone in the family.

Disney Dream Marks Inaugural Season in Europe

Disney Dream, Disney Cruise Line

With sailings anywhere from four to eleven nights, the Disney Dream will sail from Barcelona and Rome to picturesque ports of call throughout the Mediterranean, including a first-ever seven-night sailing to the Greek Isles with stops in the ever-popular ports of Santorini and Mykonos.

Late summer/early fall departures of the Disney Dream from Southampton will feature cruises to a wealth of destinations including Spain, France, the British Isles, Norway and Iceland. New ports of call include the postcard-worthy La Rochelle, France and two new ports in Norway – Skjolden, home to a wealth of natural attractions, and Sandnes, a small city just outside the metropolis of Stavanger known for its outdoor activities.  

Summer 2023 sailings to Alaska aboard Disney Wonder

The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska will combine with the magic of Disney on five-, seven- and nine-night sailings on the Disney Wonder from Vancouver, Canada. Beginning in May, cruisers will be invited to discover exciting ports like Ketchikan and Skagway, with their prehistoric glaciers, gold mining relics and spectacular land- and sea-life. Three Alaskan itineraries call at Icy Strait Point, home to a coastal rainforest, wilderness tours and – for thrill-seekers – ziplining above the treetops.

Tropical Escapes to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida

Disney Castaway Cay

Sun-splashed tropical isles throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean will await guests on three Disney Cruise Line ships from Florida in summer 2023.

For its first full summer of sailing, the Disney Wish will homeport in Port Canaveral near Orlando for a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish will feature exciting new additions including Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience and AquaMouse, a wild water adventure and first-ever Disney attraction at sea.

Port Canaveral will also be the departure point for the Disney Fantasy for sailings ranging in length from five to 10 nights. In addition to seven-night cruises to popular ports in the eastern and western Caribbean, guests will also be able to experience a five-night Bahamian sailing with back-to-back calls at Castaway Cay, a 10-night southern Caribbean itinerary to the islands of Aruba and Bonaire and an eight-night cruise featuring two days on the beautiful pink sand beaches of Bermuda.

The Disney Magic will make its summer home in Miami for an assortment of exciting destinations. Starting May 27, the Disney Magic will sail four-night Bahamas cruises and five-night western Caribbean voyages, followed by two seven-night sailings in July to the eastern and western Caribbean. Select summer voyages aboard the Disney Magic will include double days – for double the fun – at Castaway Cay. 

Guests who are Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club and select other groups may take advantage of the following extended early booking windows:

  • Platinum Castaway Club Members, Golden Oak and Club 33 Members: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Gold Castaway Club Members: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club and Adventure Insiders: Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Bookings open to all Guests: Monday, May 9, 2022

It’s time to start planning your family’s next great adventure. Tell us in the comments below which summer 2023 Disney Cruise Line itinerary you are most excited about!

Thanks Disney Parks Blog!

summer 2023 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

Top 10 Vacations for 2016: #5 Alaska

Happy New Year! Now is the time to start thinking about your vacation and getaways for 2016. What is on your bucket list? What memories do you want to create with your family this year? I have picked the Top 10 Vacations for 2016. These are my favorites for this year.


#5 Alaska

Alaska is America’s final frontier. Whether you visit on a cruise or stay at one of the breathtaking resorts, you will not be disappointed. You can travel to Alaska based on your family. If you are looking for a more relaxing experience, a cruise with stops in Alaska cities may be a perfect trip. If you are more of an adventure seeker, planning a tour throughout Alaska may be a better fit for you. We can help you plan the ultimate trip to Alaska. Live out your dreams by climbing glaciers, seeing amazing wildlife, and much more!

Where do you want to go this year?

Stop by tomorrow to see the #4 vacation for 2016!

Contact Siera today to book and plan your 2016 vacations at 734-771-1290 or

12 Days of Christmas Travel Deals

Would you like to get the rest of your Christmas shopping done quickly and easily? Give your loved ones the gift of a trip! Parents often spend lots of money on toys that their kids will quickly outgrow. Why not give the gift of memories that will las a lifetime instead this year? To help inspire you to find the perfect vacation for your family, check out these 12 days of Christmas travel deals:


You can visit the incredible state of Alaska by boat or by land (or both!) to experience the amazing wonders of wildlife, glaciers, and scenic beauty. Whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure, there is a great opportunity for you to have the vacation of your dreams in Alaska.


With the weather getting colder, a warm, tropical cruise may be just what you and your loved ones have been dreaming of. From sandy beaches and palm trees to world class cuisine, a cruise offers something for every member of the family. Plus, your kids will love having their own areas to play and explore on the ship.


What child or family wouldn’t love the gift of a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort? When you book with us, you will receive complimentary itinerary planning, help with dining reservations, free gifts, and more! Plus, you are guaranteed to get the best deal possible!


Hawaii is a bucket list destinations for so many people! Why not send mom and dad or take the whole family to paradise? You can check out Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, on Oahu or try a Norwegian Cruise to visit a few islands in a week! You can also plan to island hop and spend a few days on each island to truly enjoy the unique activities and scenery on each island!


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on top of the Eiffel Tower, watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, or ride in a gondola in Venice? All of these dreams can come true in Europe! From guided tours to cruises and individual explorations, you can see first hand the rich history that you’ve learned about for years!


You can visit the Bahamas, Caribbean, Panama Canal, California, Mediterranean, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and more with Disney Cruise Line! With spacious accommodations, the best children’s programming, and amazing food, the whole family will love a Disney Cruise Line vacation!


Explore the City of Lights when you book a vacation to Paris, France. You can shop at some of the world’s best known retailers on the Champs Elysees, wonder at the Eiffel Tower, take in the Mona Lisa at the Lourve, and more! You can venture into the city on your own or enjoy it with the help of a guided tour to help you see and do the most during your vacation!


Do you want the ultimate relaxing vacation? Book an all inclusive getaway to Mexico (or anywhere in the Caribbean)! You truly don’t have to worry about a thing on these vacations because your food, drinks, entertainment, and more have already been paid for! You can enjoy a week in the sun on the beach for probably less money than you ever expected!


Would shopping in Times Square or watching a live Broadway performance be more your style? Book your trip to New York City to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city. You can head to the top of the Empire State Building, watch Good Morning America, or just explore the streets of New York City.



When you book a Royal Caribbean Cruise by December 31, you will receive 50% off the second guest’s fare, up to $300 in onboard credits, and 50% reduced deposit. You can sail to destinations all over the world with Royal Caribbean without having to pack up and move each time you visit a new place! Plus, you can enjoy incredible dining and more!


If you or your kids love Harry Potter, then the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort will be the vacation of a lifetime! You can actually ride Hogwarts Express, drink a butterbeer, cast a spell, and so much more here. There is more than Harry Potter though, too! You can cause some mayhem with the minions or battle with Transformers at Universal Orlando!


Could you and your special someone use a short getaway? If you don’t have a lot of time, a long weekend to Las Vegas may be just what you need! You can enjoy incredible buffets, nightlife, and more in Las Vegas. Plus, there are some great add-on excursions if you’d like to visit the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, or California during your visit.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Plus, you will receive lots of other perks and gifts! Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email for more information. 

Get Up to $1,500 Onboard Credit with Royal Caribbean


You can get up to $1,500 onboard credit with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line when you book your next cruise by November 16, 2014! You can use your on board credit however you’d like!

If you book a 3 or 4 night Bahamas or a 4 or 5 night Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sailing by November 16, 2014, you will receive the following on board credit, based on your room category:

  • Suite- $400 on board credit
  • Balcony- $200 on board credit
  • Oceanview- $100 on board credit

If you book a 6+ Night Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Transatlantic, Repositioning, or Asia Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sailing by November 16, 2014, you will receive the following on board credit, based on your room category:

  • Suite- $1,000 on board credit
  • Balcony- $600 on board credit
  • Oceanview- $400 on board credit

If you book a Europe, Alaska, or 7+ night Australia Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sailing by November 16, 2014, you will receive the following on board credit, based on your room category:

  • Suite- $1,500 on board credit
  • Balcony- $1,000 on board credit
  • Oceanview- $600 on board credit

This on board credit offer does exclude Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and all China departures.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email for more information. 

Exciting Disney Cruise Line Port Excursions in Sitka, Alaksa

alaska dcl with mtns

You can enjoy the beauty of Alaska on a Disney Cruise Line vacation this summer! For the first time, Disney Cruise Line is offering a special 9-night sailing that stops in Sitka, Alaska. This beautiful, charming seaside town is filled with history and culture. If you are sailing on the 9-night cruise departing May 24, 2014, you can enjoy one of the following Disney Cruise Line port excursions in Sitka, Alaksa.

Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure – This adventurous experience is a great way for your family to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Alaska up close. You can try sea kayaking with a spectacular wilderness backdrop. Plus, you will have the opportunity to see wildlife such as bald eagles, herons, porpoises, and even humpback whales that occasionally come to the surface for air.

Jet-Cat Wildlife Quest and Beach Exploration – Another great way to spot Alaskan wildlife is on a catamaran adventure. Your family will be able to search for whales, sea otters, puffins, bald eagles and brown bears from the open deck or inside a warm, spacious cabin while guided by an expert naturalist. Then, you will visit a remote island where you can explore the shore’s colorful tide pools, search for wildlife tracks, and just enjoy the pristine beauty around you!

Sitka Culture, National Park & Raptor Center – This Port Adventure combines three popular destinations in Sitka for families who would like a cultural experience in addition to wilderness adventures. You will first head to the Alaska Raptor Center to check out exhibits of bald eagles, owls, falcons and other birds of prey. The next stop is the Sitka National Historical Park, where you can explore the natural Alaskan rainforest on a guided walk, see totem poles, and learn about the ancient Tlingit people at the park’s museum. The last stop is a Tlingit Clan house for an educational and entertaining experience of storytelling through dance, songs and native clothing.

Which one of the Disney Cruise Line port excursions in Sitka do you think looks most exciting?

It’s not too late to book your Disney Cruise Line vacation to Alaska! There are plenty of dates and sailings available this year!

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

Pick Your Perk with Celebrity Cruises

celebrity cruise pick your perk

You can now “Pick Your Perk” when you book a Celebrity Cruise vacation. You can choose one of the following four exciting offers below on select Celebrity Cruise sailings departing May 2014 through March 2015:

1. Save up to $600 when you book with Celebrity’s ChoiceAir & Celebrity Cruise’s Lowest Airfare Guarantee

  • Save $200 for 3- to 5-night sailings
  • Save $400 for 6- to 9-night sailings
  • Save $600 for 10-night or more sailings

2. Free Classic Beverage Packages including wine & spirits 

  • Receive Classic Beverage Packages for two, including spirits (valued at $88 per day) with beverage gratuities covered by Celebrity Cruises

3. Free Gratuities for two, per stateroom

  • Receive pre-paid gratuities for two (value of up to $30 per day)

4. Get up to $300 to spend on board

  • Receive $100 for 4-5 night sailings
  • Receive $200 for 6-9 night sailings
  • Receive $300 for 10 night or more sailings

To take advantage of one of these great perks, your cruise must be booked by April 15, 2014. Which perk will you pick?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next cruise vacation so you can take advantage of one of these four perks. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email for more information. 

$50 Specialty Dining Credit and a Complimentary Bottle of Wine with Norwegian Cruise Line

You can receive a $50 Specialty Dining Credit and a Complimentary Bottle of Wine with Norwegian Cruise Line. This offer is available on select sailings when you book your next 7-day or longer Freestyle Cruise by July 31, 2013.

You can check out the applicable sailings here:

7-Day Hawai’i Inter-Island
Pride of America
8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5,
10/12, 10/19, 10/26/13
Roundtrip Honolulu
Overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and the Big Island
Balcony from $2,109 per person7-Day Bermuda
Norwegian Dawn
7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 10/11, 10/25/13
Boston, King’s Wharf (two overnights), Boston
Balcony from $959 per person7-Day Alaska – Sawyer Glacier Southbound
Norwegian Sun
7/8, 7/22, 8/19/13
Whittier, Cruise Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Juneau,
Cruise Sawyer Glacier, Skagway, Ketchikan, Cruise Inside
Passage, Vancouver
Balcony from $1,049 per person
7-Day Alaska – Glacier Bay Northbound
Norwegian Sun
7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26/13
Vancouver, Cruise Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Cruise
Glacier Bay, Cruise Hubbard Glacier, WhittierBalcony from $1,049 per person13-Day Transatlantic
Norwegian Epic
Barcelona, Funchal, St. Thomas, Miami
Balcony from $899 per person7-Day Eastern Caribbean from Miami
Norwegian Epic
11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14/13
Miami; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands;
Nassau, Bahamas; Miami
Balcony from $829 per person12-Day Grand Mediterranean
Norwegian Spirit
7/10, 8/3, 8/15, 8/27, 9/8, 10/2, 10/14/13
Barcelona, Provence (Toulon), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome
(Civitavecchia), Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, Ephesus (Izmir), Athens
(Piraeus), Venice (overnight)
Balcony from $1,499 per person

You can take advantage of this special offer for a $50 specialty dining credit and a complimentary bottle of wine with Norwegian Cruise Line when you email to book your cruise!

Celebrity Cruise Cruisetours Now Features Alaska Videos

Alaska Cruisetour Video

Celebrity Cruise Line Cruisetours now features Alaska videos. A Cruisetour allows you to explore enchanting regions not accessible by ship. When you travel in signature Celebrity style, you can know that every detail has been taken care of- from your transportation, to daily included activities as well as centrally located accommodations.  The amazing service and attention you will receive from a Celebrity Tour Director is unforgettable.

Cruisetours: The best vacation by land and sea.
The coastline is rich with adventure, but no journey to the stunning destination of Alaska should stop there. To truly experience Alaska travel with Celebrity on the Alaska Cruisetour packages. This vacation experience combines the Modern LuXury of travel onboard world-class ships with an exhilarating multi-night escorted land journey through the rugged Alaskan interior. Their Tour Directors will enhance your vacation experience taking you far from the ordinary. The new Alaska videos allow you to watch as the excitement and desire builds for the destination of Alaska and a journey with Celebrity Cruises.

Alaska Cruisetours the Celebrity Way
Why Celebrity? Cruisetours to Alaska with Celebrity Cruises is the only way to travel throughout this magical destination. Not only do you have the advantage of traveling onboard the “Solsticized” Millennium, but the Alaska Cruisetours provide the comfort and cohesive advantage of traveling with a local expert. Their Tour Directors will ensure your vacation lives up to your expectations. Learn what makes a Celebrity Cruisetour to Alaska a step above the rest.

Planning Your Celebrity Cruisetour
Now that we’ve sparked your interest in cruisetours, here’s what you need to do to start planning your Alaskan adventure. There are many components to consider and options to choose from when booking an Alaska Cruisetour. As your travel professional, I can help you get off to the right start.

Would you like more information on a Celebrity Cruise Line Cruisetour? Email today!

Double your summer vacation savings with Celebrity Cruises in May 2013

When you upgrade your stateroom category, double your summer vacation savings with Celebrity Cruises in May 2013.

When you book a vacation in Alaska or Bermuda, you will save up to $800 per stateroom! Plus, if you are a Captain’s Club member, you will receive another $50 off any stateroom category booked. But hurry, as this is a limited time offer that won’t last long so make sure you book by May 27, 2013.
Here are the savings you can take advantage of on an Alaska or Bermuda Celebrity Cruise:
• Save $200 on ocean view staterooms
• Save $400 on veranda, Concierge Class, or AquaClass staterooms
• Save $800 on suites

You can also experience Broadway on board all Bermuda sailings with the talent of 54 below – New York’s newest, coolest cabaret venue.

Plus, your Celebrity Cruise cruise fare includes all of the following great features:

  • Ocean transportation
  • Shipboard accommodations.
  • Twice daily stateroom service
  • Samsung flat screen interactive TVs
  • 100% cotton linens with plush duvets
  • Robes for stateroom use
  • Handheld hair dryer and private safe
  • Custom blended bath products
  • Personalized service of one Celebrity staff member for nearly every two guests
  • Most meals
  • Many beverages
  • 24-hour room service
  • Onboard activities
  • Supervised kids programs
  • Entertainment (day and night)
  • Fitness center
  • Library

Email for your free quote or more information on planning your Celebrity Cruise!