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Top 5 Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures with Disney Magic and Pixie Dust

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With Disney Cruise Line, adventure is out there! On select cruise itineraries, guests have the opportunity to book special Port Adventures with Disney magic and some extra pixie dust. 

Here are a few of the ways you can immerse yourself in the lands and cultures that inspired some of your favorite Disney films. 

Join in for some “Frozen” fun in Alesund, Norway

Join a special summer celebration in the land that inspired Disney’s hit film, “Frozen.” Explore the Sunnmøre Open Air Museum where you can enjoy live music, play old-fashioned games, look inside the authentic Nordic homes and sample Norwegian specialties such as svelle, a sweet type of pancake. Anna, Elsa and Kristoff even stop by to join the festivities from the neighboring kingdom of Arendelle.

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Explore a medieval, royal castle in Greenock, Scotland

After a scenic motorcoach ride and a tour of Edinburgh, guests visit the historic Edinburgh Castle with a local guide. While parents continue to explore the corridors of the castle, the kids can partake in a shield-decorating activity while learn about family coats of arms. Scottish, Disney royalty Merida from Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” drops by as well for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity at the castle.

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Pan for gold with some special friends in Skagway, Alaska

Take a step back in time to experience Alaska like a gold rusher! Journey to the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp to learn how to pan for gold, enjoy a puppet show, join in on a scavenger hunt and chow down during an Alaskan Salmon bake, all with your favorite Disney Characters. Don’t forget to make some s’mores! 

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Follow in Walt’s footsteps in Copenhagen, Denmark

Exclusive to Disney Cruise Line guests, go behind-the-scenes of the famous Tivoli Gardens – the park that inspired Walt Disney to build Disneyland. Opening in 1843, Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks to remain intact throughout the years. Enjoy a classic Danish open sandwich for lunch and join in on the fun! With a mix of old and new attractions, there are experiences for the whole family to enjoy!

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Release your inner artist in Cozumel, Mexico

Discover art, history and culture at Discover Mexico Park. Here, guests can see the alebrijes – colorful animal-like creatures made out of wood or paper mache – that were featured in DisneyPixar’s “Coco”. Not only are you able to see these beautiful works of art, you get to create your own unique piece! Let your creative juices flow with a figure of your choice and paint away!

Explore all of our destinations to find the next adventure for your family!

Disney Cruise Line Partners with “The Chew” to Offer Culinary Port Adventures

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Disney Cruise Line has partnered with ABC’s “The Chew” to bring you unique, food-and-beverage-themed culinary Port Adventures that celebrate the stories, cultures and flavors of the places you’ll visit.

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These one-of-a-kind, culinary-themed Port Adventures are innovative and inspirational, just like the cooking and food trends the daytime talk show explores. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Michael Symon, hosts of “The Chew,” have given their stamp of approval on these culinary adventures offered in countless destinations across the globe.

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What’s more, right now Disney Cruise Line is working with “The Chew” team to create brand new Signature Collection Port Adventures that will feature recipes from the show prepared by local chefs in ports of call around the world. Stay tuned to learn more about these special excursions!

Are you ready explore the world through food with us? Here’s what’s on the menu …

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Culinary Classes
Master the secrets to creating exotic specialties from around the world during hands-on seminars and programs led by top chefs ashore. From a cooking lesson in Tuscany to a culinary bootcamp on Prince Edward Island and time at the Klipfish Academy in Norway, you’ll learn to prepare local favorites from an expert chef. The best part? Getting to enjoy your creation!

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Epicurean Adventures
Eat, drink and enjoy a little something extra during select Port Adventures where savoring a delicious meal is only half the fun. In Alaska, feast on fresh seafood you’ve just caught on a fishing expedition off the coast of the scenic Tongass National Forest. On your adventures in Italy, compete in a cooking challenge at a local farm after exploring the ruins of Pompeii and the beauty of the Sorrento Coast.

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Wine & Dessert
Work alongside kitchen pros during appetizing port excursions that teach everything from wine appreciation to dessert creation. After touring an 18th-century wine cellar in the Bahamas, you’ll indulge in a 4-course meal with expertly paired wines. During an excursion to discover the legend of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, you’ll decorate a cake to artistically express your unique take on the elusive creature.

Stay tuned for more details about “The Chew”-approved Port Adventures in Europe, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore.

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. 

Port Excursions in Corfu, Greece with Disney Cruise Line


 Disney Cruise Line will be sailing the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean again this summer. Disney Cruise Line will be visiting new destinations in Greece so exciting new port adventures will be offered. Learn more about the port excursions in Corfu, Greece planned just for Disney Cruise Line guests. Corfu, Greece has a rich history and charming culture that can be seen throughout the town’s medieval architecture, the countryside’s rolling hills, and sweeping coastal views.

Paleokastritsa Bay Lakones Village And Wine – This family-friendly adventure will start with a visit to the seaside village of Paleokastritsa, where you can take a refreshing dip in the blue waters of the bay. Then, you’ll head to Lakones, a charming village on the slopes of a lush green hill with homes from the 18th and 19th century, beautiful churches, and traditional shops. Your can explore the cobblestones streets and eat like a local at a small tavern!

Achilleion Palace And Corfu Town Featuring Exclusive Youth Activity – This excursion offers a great opportunity for parents to teach their children about Greek mythology in a fun way and even enjoy a little time to themselves! The first stop on this adventure is the Achilleion Palace, a site celebrating Achilles, the mythical hero of the Trojan war. Then, after a tour through Corfu’s old town, parents can enjoy some free time while their kids join Disney Cruise Line youth counselors in a special activity at a local art gallery where they will paint their own Achilles statue.

Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa Bay And Corfu Town (Adult Only Departure) – This adventure is only available to guests who are 18 or older. Guests on this excursion will explore both the Achilleion Palace and the Old Town of Corfu. Plus, you’ll explore the village of Paleokastritsa where you can visit the historic 13th century Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin Mary and even go for a swim in the beautiful waters of the bay.

Which one of these port excursions in Corfu, Greece would you most like to experience?

Siera is a Disney travel specialist. 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 siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information. 

Port Excursions in Olympia and Rhodes, Greece with Disney Cruise Line


Disney Cruise Line is sailing to brand-new destinations in the Mediterranean today, including Greece. Two of the ports that Disney Cruise Line’s 9-night Mediterranean cruise will stop at are Olympia, Greece and Rhodes, Greece. Here is more information about the port excursions in Olympia and Rhodes available with Disney Cruise Line.

Ancient Olympia was the birthplace of the Olympic Games. You can still visit the original Olympic stadium and gymnasium here. Olympia also happens to be home to the Temple of Zeus. On the Historic Olympia And Archaeological Museum tour, your family can get up close to ancient artifacts and artwork, including the Hermes of Praxiteles statue. There is also the Historic Olympia And Greek Folk Dances excursion that includes a visit to a charming, hillside estate for traditional Greek food and folk dancing! If you’re looking for relaxation, guests ages 21 and up can join the Historic Olympia, Archaeological Museum And Wine Tasting Port Adventure, which gives you the chance to sip local wine and tour the Mercouri vineyards and winery, a beautiful estate established in 1864.

One of the Greek Isles you can visit on this cruise is Rhodes, full of storied architecture, a mountainous countryside and sun-kissed beaches on the Aegean Sea. One of the most popular destinations in Rhodes is the charming seaside town of Lindos, characterized by its whitewash buildings and ancient Acropolis. The Lindos Acropolis And Ceramic Factory For Families tour gives you the chance to explore the town, climb to the base of the Acropolis, and even learn the art of Greek pottery by painting your own at a local ceramic factory.

The Filerimos, Kallithea And Taste Of Rhodes Port Adventure combines the beauty, cuisine and history of Greece with a visit to Filerimos and Kallithea. Historic Filerimos is one of Rhodes’ most beautiful areas, and on its ancient road to the Acropolis, you’ll see the foundations of the temple of Zeus and Athena. After exploring a domed monastery at the top, you will head to the town of Kallithea for sightseeing and a taste of delicious local Rhodean food and wine for a dining experience you’ll never forget!

Which one of these port excursions in Olympia and Rhodes, Greece would you most like to try?

Siera is a Disney travel specialist. 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 siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information.