Hair braids a fun part of Disney cruise

I’ve seen hair-braiding booths set up on beaches and cruise ports to serve passengers on ships. But I had never seen a hair braiding station on a ship, unless it was in a spa. That was a first when I saw a braider busily at work on a Disney cruise. Several young girls were waiting their turn to be made into braided princesses. Watching her daughter get her hair braided near the ship’s pool, Valerie Miller  of …

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Disney pins a fun trading experience for unusual souvenirs

Jacob Marvel is so excited at the treasure he just got that he finds me in the crowd to share the good news. “I will never ever trade it. This is my favorite,” the 9-year-old declares, clutching a red-white-and-blue image of a Disney cruise ship. Complete with Mickey Mouse’s legendary ears, the ship looks as though it is sailing on a deep ocean with stars sparkling overhead. Pin trader extraordinaire, Jacob explained to me the intricacies of …

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Disney’s Offerings for Adults

Disney is, of course, one of the greatest names in entertainment.  Ever.  Almost all of us have fond memories of growing up with their books, movies, and theme parks.  And, as most of you know, they also do cruises that incorporate all Disney’s best-loved elements. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that Disney is generally high on the list of cruises people want to take with their children. But Disney Cruise Line is not ALL …

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Disney’s first cruise ship, Disney Magic, offers guests brand-new experiences and reimagined spaces

There’s an extra dose of magic coming aboard the Disney Magic, when the Disney Cruise Line vessel relaunches with new spaces, reimagined areas and exciting additions for the whole family.  Guests will experience new adventures from stem to stern throughout their journey on the cruise ship that set the standard for oceangoing majesty and family fun. From a new grand atrium lobby and a children’s area of “super hero” proportions to a three-story water thrill slide and …

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Disney cruises for young and young at heart

ABOARD THE DISNEY MAGIC – When I told someone that I was taking my grandson on a Disney cruise, he smiled and said, “How sweet. Your little boy will love it.” My “little boy” is 22 years old. And the thought did cross my mind that my grandson Logan might be bored stiff on a cruise with a bunch of kids. I needn’t have worried. Logan loves the Disney Magic cruise and he is happy to share …

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Disney Magic docked in Cozumel

COZUMEL – The Mayans came from outer space. Or the Mayans were visited by aliens who shared extraterrestrial intelligence to create an advanced civilization on earth. “Some people believe that,” says guide Alex Cab. “But neither one of those things is true.” Nor is it true that Mayans no longer exist. “I’m a Mayan,” Alex says. “You can’t say that the Mayans are all dead because I’m still here. I am of mixed blood but I am …

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Walt Disney’s Moms Panel offers advice to travelers about their next Disney vacation

ABOARD THE DISNEY MAGIC – The  handy shoulder bag she was wearing first caught my attention. It seemed like an ideal size with a good body strap for secure fit on a trip. But I had no idea about the name emblazoned on the bag –  the Walt Disney World Moms Panel? The baby in my family is 22 years old. Sure, I’ve visited Walt Disney World Resort and cruised a couple of times on Disney ships. …

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Dining aboard the Disney Magic

ABOARD THE DISNEY MAGIC – My grandson Logan did a double take when we walked into Parrot Cay for dinner the first night of our Magic cruise and a server called him by name. How did anyone know Logan’s name? We sure weren’t wearing nametags. The mystery was solved when Simoun Olba introduced himself as our server for the entire cruise. When he saw us walking toward Table 67, I guess Simoun had no trouble figuring out …

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Texas touches on our Disney Magic cruise

ABOARD THE DISNEY MAGIC-I’m perfectly capable of climbing stairs. But I do enjoy riding the glass elevator on the Disney Magic. It’s fun to zoom from the lovely atrium past the glittering Dale Chihuly glass chandelier to the top of the ship. After watching a bunch of excited youngsters meet with Disney princesses in the atrium, I step aboard the elevator and find a family from Texas. The two little girls in matching dresses – Olivia, 3, …

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Disney Cruise Line arrives in Galveston with Texas-sized fanfare

Today, the Disney Magic arrived in Galveston, kicking off the Disney Cruise Line inaugural season sailing from the Port of Galveston. To salute its arrival to the Lone Star State, the Disney Magic donned a Texas-sized cowboy hat on the ship’s funnel as crew members and Disney characters waved from the upper decks of the ship. In 2012 and 2013, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Galveston on a variety of itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas, …

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