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With the release of the 2015 Disney Cruise Line itineraries, there are many exciting new destinations that Disney Cruise Line will be sailing to! Along with these new destinations comes unique new port excursions as well. Check out the new port excursions in Sicily, available exclusively with Disney Cruise Line!
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and happens to be home to Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Beginning this year, Disney Cruise Line will stop in Catania, Sicily. This will be the gateway for guests to explore the island’s ancient churches, beautiful palazzos, lush gardens, magnificent beaches and Mount Etna.
Here is a little more information on the port excursions in Sicily, available with Disney Cruise Line:
- Mount Etna Summit – Adventurous and active families will love the chance to summit to the top of Mount Etna. The excursion will start with a drive through the beautiful countryside and villages built along the slopes and then followed by a cable car ride further up the volcano. From there you’ll be taken by alpine guides in special motor vehicles, designed to navigate the “lunar“ landscape of black dunes, to the highest point available for visitation, just below the summit. At more than 8,800 feet above sea level, you can walk around, observe possible steam/gases, and learn about the volcanic system apparatus and lava flows.
- Cooking Lesson at a Sicilian Home – One of the best ways to understand and immerse yourself in a culture is to learn from the locals! On this excursion, you will actually get to go into the home of a local for a hands-on cooking demonstration where you will learn how to prepare delicious Sicilian dishes and then enjoy your creations! This adventure, which takes place in one of the picturesque villages on the slopes of Mount Etna, is great for adults and older teens who love cooking (and eating!). There is also another adventure called “Sicilian Cooking for Families” for families with younger children.
- Sicilian Puppets for Families – After a visit to a Puppet Lab to see how the famous Sicilian puppets are built, your family will learn the history of this folkloric art and then enjoy part of a show at the Puppet Museum. Adding to the cultural experience, you will hear the beautifully articulated, theater-style presentation in Italian while your English-speaking guide gives a synopsis of the intricate moves of the onstage scene.
Which one of these port excursions in Sicily would you most like to experience?
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