Disney Reveals Newest Cruise Ship ~ the Disney Wish

April 29, 2021: Today, Disney pulled the curtain back on their newest ship, Disney Wish, and judging from the what they spotlighted, it will be everything a family could “wish” for in a cruise vacation. Known for their story-telling and immersive experiences, Wish will take that to a whole new level when it sets sail in the summer of 2022. The video session, led by Cruise Director Ashley Long, with help from Mickey, Minnie and other Disney …

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Disney’s Halloween Party- It’s a Spook-A-Bration!

If you’re thinking of taking a family cruise this fall, once school has started and there is more availability on the ships, take a look at Disney Cruise Line. (After all, nobody does a party for kids like Disney, and if Halloween is a family favorite, you’re going to love what they have to offer this fall.) Here’s what the line says they have in store for a Halloween celebration! “Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, a celebration in addition …

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New Disney parade shines with Fantasyland characters

I am a sucker for a big, colorful parade with lots of music, especially if Disney builds it. On my way to an appointment recently at Disney World near Orlando, I arrived early so I could see the newest of the daily shows in the Magic Kingdom — the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. As usual, the Disney extravaganza was spectacular. Story floats and characters from Fantasyland, with nearly 100 performers in costume — on stilts, swings …

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The 10 most popular cruise ships, by category, for 2014

What do passengers really think about their cruise experiences? AllThingsCruise.com asks travelers to review their cruises right after they return, while impressions are still fresh on their minds. Over the past few years, several thousand consumers have done so and this has provided insight as to their favorite ships and cruise lines. “Not only is this information helpful to those who write and report on the industry, but the first-hand reviews give real insight to the onboard …

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Disney’s New Lifeguard Policy

I’ve written before about the cruises line’s responsibility for the safety of your children, and a recent policy change by Disney has brought my attention back to the matter again. I personally believe the primary responsibility for a child’s safety onboard a cruise ship lies with that child’s parents.  However, I’m also pleased to see it when the cruise lines take steps to help protect our children on board. Call me crazy, but one “policy” that has …

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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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Sailing from Galveston on the Disney Magic

When we left Indianapolis, the sky looked like cold oatmeal. Roads were slick and icy. Snow swirled through the early-morning sky. Wind chill temperatures were below zero. Even our heavy winter coats couldn’t keep out the bone-shivering cold. But, oh, what a difference a flight made. Our plane landed in Houston to sunny, short-sleeve warmth. And this was only the beginning of our winter getaway. Catching an airport shuttle to the historic Hotel Galvez in Galveston, we …

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Disney: A new global policy that will make you love them even more

Here’s another story that makes me feel good about promoting the cruise lines: Disney is taking a GIANT step in the right direction of protecting the planet with the implementation of a new paper policy. We’ve all heard about, and been dismayed by, the careless use of our planet’s natural resources. A particular area of discussion tends to be our rainforests, which are being destroyed at an alarming rate; it’s especially disturbing because these areas contain some …

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Exploring LA’s famous sites with Adventures by Disney

DAY FIVE OF FIVE — Taco or falafel? Oysters, a burger or crepe? Korean meat, Greek salad or Spanish Tapas? And those are just a few of the choices for lunch at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles, where there are over 100 shops and restaurants and where restaurants have been part of the mix since 1934. But the history here at West 3d Street goes back much farther. When Arthur Gilmore came west from Illinois in …

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Princesses are a big draw at Disneyland

DAY FOUR OF FIVE — Five year-old Kylie Meza was decked out in full Disney princess regalia waiting in line to great the latest Disney Princess Merida from the new Disney Pixar film Brave. Her closet is packed with Princess dresses — Belle, Cinderella, Snow White — and her room piled with princess dolls. “It’s kind of scary,” her mom Monica laughs. But then she adds that Kylie is a cancer survivor who visited the princesses at …

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