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Fjords and More Await You in Norway with Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line’s summer season in Europe includes sailings in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe with a variety of cruise lengths to fit your family’s vacation schedule. You can visit Norway with Disney Cruise Line on select cruises from Copenhagen, Denmark and Dover, England, near London. Here are a few of the incredible cities you can explore:

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Kristiansand is a charming port town on the southern coast of Norway with picturesque beaches, a thriving harbor and a colorful town center. Spend time exploring historical sites like the Kristiansand Cathedral, a majestic Neo-Gothic structure and the 3rd-largest cathedral in Norway, or ride along the countryside on a vintage steam train for idyllic views.

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Located at the mouth of the Gandsfjord in southwestern Norway, Stavanger offers fun for adventure lovers and history buffs alike. For once-in-a-lifetime adventure, hike to Pulpit Rock, the famous rocky cliff with sweeping views of Scandinavia and the fjord 2,000 feet below. Or for a more relaxed day, enjoy the city scenery in Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger) where cobblestone streets and wooden houses preserve the city’s history.

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This picturesque city situated at the entrance of Geirangerfjord stretches across multiple islands and is surrounded by majestic mountains and shimmering waterways. Board the Town Train to view the town’s beautiful Art Nouveau architecture or go back in time at the open-air Sunnmøre Museum where buildings date back to the late Middle Ages. For an impressive aerial view of the city, climb Aksla mountain to the Fjellstoua Viewpoint.

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One of the largest capital cities in the world, Oslo is a mix of old-world charm, gleaming skyscrapers, expansive parks and cultural attractions. Enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine at a charming restaurant, shop for Scandinavian specialties in the cosmopolitan stores, tour the Royal Palace or visit one of the more than 50 museums.

This storybook village is located at the end of Geirangerfjord, and traveling through the fjord to get there is sure to be a favorite part of your cruise. The setting is a nature lover’s paradise with lush farms, snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls. Go kayaking, hiking or mountain biking for adventure, walk to the edge of Flydalsjuvet for spectacular views or dine at a charming café for traditional Norwegian fare.

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Olden sits on the southern edge of Nordfjorden, a 66-mile-long fjord. This peaceful village, home to only about 500 residents, is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the surrounding mountains, glaciers and lush farmland. Visit Briksdal Glacier, the largest glacier on the European mainland, or enjoy a photo opp from Nos Viewpoint, 1,640 feet above the fjord. For adventure, go fishing, sailing or wild-water rafting.

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The enchanting city of Bergen is rich in art, medieval history and natural beauty. Nestled between seven mountains on the western coast of Norway, it’s considered the gateway to the fjords with fishing, boating and hiking popular for adventurers. In town, stroll along cobblestone streets lined with colored wooden houses, art galleries and Hanseatic relics.

Which of these European destinations are on your family’s bucket list to visit in Norway with Disney Cruise Line?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

New Adventures by Disney Norway Vacation

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In celebration of the upcoming Disney film “Frozen,” Adventures by Disney has added a new Norway itinerary for 2014. This 8-day, 7-night adventure is brand new for 2014 and will show you the majestic beauty and quaint villages in Norway. You and your family will have the rare opportunity to follow in the filmmakers’ footsteps while you hike, raft, and traverse the awe-inspiring terrain.

You can choose from the following dates for your Adventures by Norway vacation:

  • May 31, 2014 – June 7, 2014 (Adult Exclusive)
  • July 5, 2014 – July 12, 2014
  • July 12, 2014 – July 19, 2014
  • July 19, 2014 – July 26, 2014
  • July 26, 2014 – August 2, 2014
  • August 2, 2014 – August 9, 2014
  • September 6, 2014 – September 13, 2014 (Adult Exclusive)

Here are just a few highlights of the exciting places you will visit on this once-in-a-lifetime journey:

  • Bergen- The adventure will begin with a visit to this storybook village that inspired the kingdom of Arendelle from Disney’s upcoming animated film “Frozen.” 
  • Fjord Country- You will discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this Scandinavian area when you meet with local storytellers, fishermen, and farmers.
  • River Rafting- You can feel the exhilaration when your family floats down the waters of one of Norway’s beautiful rivers while it carries you through the breathtaking landscapes of natural beauty and wonder.
  • Learn Norwegian Folk Dancing- You can take part in the rich history of one of the country’s most beloved pastimes, folk dancing.
  • Trout Fishing- You will step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen where you can enjoy a net fishing experience to catch some trout.
  • Visit Stave Churches- You will get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that are an important part of Norway’s heritage and also inspired a majority of the architecture in “Frozen.”

This Adventures by Disney Norway vacation will include accommodations at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Fretheim Hotel, Hotel Union, and Grand Hotel Oslo. Most meals will be included as well with seven breakfasts, six lunches, and five dinners.

All Adventures by Disney vacations also include two Adventure Guides to help guide you through the country.

Check out this video of the exciting new Adventures by Disney Norway vacation:

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore, an authorized Disney vacation planner. She would love to help you plan your next Adventures by Disney vacation at no cost to you! Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information.

Meet Characters from Disney’s Upcoming Film Frozen

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Have you heard about “Frozen,” Disney’s latest animated comedy adventure from the creators of “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph?” The story is about fearless and optimistic heroine Anna as well as her sister with a secret, Elsa, and even a hysterical snowman, Olaf.

This November, the enchanting story and characters from “Frozen” will come to life with new experiences at Disney Parks. Olaf is preparing a special, snow-capped spot in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park, where you can visit with Anna and Elsa. At the Walt Disney World Resort, the royal sisters will be appearing at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, where you can also check out a new gallery exhibit exploring how the culture and beauty of Norway-inspired the filmmakers in the creation of “Frozen.”

Plus, in the evenings during this holiday season, a sequence celebrating “Frozen” will be added to “Celebrate the Magic,” the nighttime projection show that transforms Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. Olaf will also play host for the exciting new nighttime experience, “World of Color – Winter Dreams” at Disney California Adventure park.

Plus, Disney has announced an Adventures by Disney itinerary to Norway based on the upcoming film, Frozen! Would you like more information on this exciting adventure? Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com!

 Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your next magical vacation! Request a free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com. 

Coming Soon: Adventures by Disney Norway Vacation in 2014

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Disney has recently announced that next year you will have the opportunity to head to Norway on an Adventures by Disney vacation. This Adventures by Disney Norway vacation will take you to Norway on a new itinerary that has been inspired by “Frozen,” the soon-to-be released Walt Disney Pictures animated movie. On this exciting adventure, you can follow in the footsteps of the “Frozen” filmmakers while they meet the people and explore the sights of this magnificent country and experience the breathtaking beauty of Norway.

Be on the look for more details regarding the Adventures by Disney Norway vacation soon. Full details will be available on October 15 when reservations will become available. Until then, you can check out www.movies.disney.com/frozen to watch the “Frozen” trailer, read the story from the film, and meet the characters that inspired this exciting new Nordic adventure.

Adventures by Disney vacations offer guided tours, VIP experiences, world-class accommodations, and unforgettable activities throughout your trip!

Have you ever traveled on an Adventures by Disney itinerary? What did you think?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore, an authorized Disney vacation planner. She would love to help you plan your Adventures by Disney Norway vacation in 2014! You can email her at spreadingmagic@gmail.com for your free, no obligation quote or to learn more about this exciting itinerary!