Category Archives: Disney Cruise Line
To honor the launch of the new Disney Fantasy in March, we’ve decided to do something to celebrate. We’re currently offering free Disney gift cards for all vacation bookings made this month, but I decided to go a little further with the cruises. Book a Disney cruise between now and March 23, 2012 and you’ll receive an onboard credit based on these amounts:
- A $75 onboard credit for cruises valued at $1900 to $2200.
- A $100 credit for cruises valued at $2201 to $2800.
- A $125 credit for cruises valued at $2801 to $3200.
- A $150 credit for cruises valued at $3201 to $3500.
- A $175 credit for cruises valued at $3501 to $4000.
- A $200 credit for cruises valued at $4001 to $4500.
- Booking a cruise worth more than $4500? Well give you a credit worth 50% of our commission.
Here are the rules:
- Cruises are for any Disney cruise taking place in 2012 and 2013.
- Your cruise must be a new Disney cruise, not a takeover.
- Totals are based on your cruise only, not on port fees and taxes. This is because your onboard credit comes out of our commission and we only get a commission on the cruise itself. We’ll break down those totals for you.
- This offer is exclusive to Chris Wood and Bob Angelo and is not a Pixie Vacations offer.
Why is this better than the offers you’ll get from online booking engines like Expedia? Because we’re basing our offer on everyone in your cabin, not just the first two guests, so everyone in your group counts toward your total which means you get a bigger credit.
Here’s our contact information:
To contact Chris, email me at ChrisW@PixieVacations.com or call 919-889-5281.
To contac Bob, email him at Bob@PixieVacations.com or call 407-810-2528.
- Book a Cruise, Get a Huge Onboard Credit. (everythingwdisneyworld.com)
There are plenty of Walt Disney World related “excursions for the 8-Night voyages out of New York.
For those who aren’t interested in a stop at “the World” (*Gasp!* Say it ain’t so!) there are a few other options that Disney Cruise Line is now offering, they mainly revolve around sand, space and swamp.
Cocoa Beach Shuttle:
- Travel 20 minutes to Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach. Visit the shops and restaurants at your leisure and receive a 15% discount card for the surf shop and a 10% off coupon for Sandbar Restaurant. The shuttle departs to the ship every half hour from 1pm until 6:30pm
Kennedy Space Center:
- Travel 30 minutes to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
- View footage of NASA astronauts in actual missions in an IMAX movie theater.
- Take a guided tour through the Space Shuttle program from launch preparation to lift-off. Get a close up view of the Vehicle Assembly Building (one of the largest buildings in the world) where the Space Shuttle was assembled and prepared for launch.
- Visit the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Re-live the historical launch of Apollo 8 at the Firing Room Theater, look at the 363 foot Saturn V moon rocket and witness the final moments before man landed on the moon. Have lunch in the restaurant and grab some souvenirs from the store.
- Take a personally guided walking tour of the worlds only Rocket Garden. See actual de-commissioned rockets and explore a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle.
- Take a ride on The Shuttle Launch Experience, a one of a kind simulator that replicates the sights, sounds and feeling of a shuttle launch.
Real Florida Airboat Adventure
- Take a 40 minute ride to the airboat dock and learn about the port and river system (you might catch a glimpse of the Vehicle Assembly Building of the Kennedy Space Center).
- Your 60 minute tour is narrated by a captain via voice-activated, noise cancelling headsets that will also allow you to ask questions.
- Speed 45 miles per hour down the St. Johns River and view alligators, snakes, ospreys and turtles. Eagles, hawks, cranes, egrets and herons fly overhead. Travel past a Native American Burial ground and on to Tosohatchee Wildlife Area.
- Hold and take pictures with a live baby alligator. Explore and meet “Baby”, the 11 foot Burmese Phython and “Porkchop”-the pot-bellied big. There is also an exotic bird and snake exhibit as well as a real working beehive on display
These excursions are for 8-night voyages out of New York to Port Canaveral only.
To book your Disney Cruise contact Michele@PixieVacations.com
I just spoke with a cast member at Disney Cruise Line who informed me that the 2013 itineraries for the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are being “finalized” and could be released at anytime.
The cast member also believes that the announcement will be made at that time regarding the four December 2012 cancellations of the Mexican Riviera cruise (on the Disney Wonder).
Inquiring minds want to know what’s happening on Disney Cruise Line!
If you have questions about cruising or would like a free quote, email Michele@PixieVacations.com
Mention Chip and Co when you book with me and receive a free Mickey monogrammed tote bag & a personalized character autograph book!
- What’s New for DCL 2012? (chipandco.com)
- Disney Cruise Line Cancels Mexican Riviera Cruises (chipandco.com)
After a wonderful day spent on the beautiful beaches of Castaway Cay, we were all welcomed to attend a unique pirate celebration onboard the Dream. Upon returning to the stateroom, we found a note along with 4 pirate bandanas (one for each of us) inviting us to don the bandanas for dinner and to dress up in our pirate attire. Although dressing in character is optional, we are no party poopers; we dress for the party.
Our pirate dinner was enjoyed at the Royal Palace. You can see great pics from this at my website, Ideally Disney. After dinner, the nighttime festivities really kicked off at Mickey’s Pirates In The Caribbean. This full-out pirate celebration included a chance to play, dance and acquire all the necessary pirate skills required to become an official member of Mickey’s pirate crew!
A special and one-of-a-kind element of the celebration was Buccaneer Blast Fireworks, an awesome fireworks display by the only cruise line able to offer fireworks at sea. After the fireworks, we were able to dance, dance, dance and party down with DJ Automatic at Club Pirate on deck.
An awesome time was had by all, full of lots of fun and special new memories. This was a delightful way to spend an evening with family in a fun, party atmosphere!
- New and Unique twists coming to the Disney Fantasy (chipandco.com)
- New Experiences Coming to the Disney Fantasy (chipandco.com)
Kermit always said “It’s not easy being green” but that was before he hopped aboard the Disney Fantasy.
The Disney Fantasy hit the water outside of the Meyer Werft shipyard (Papenburg, Germany) over the weekend as construction continues on Disney’s latest ship. The exterior of the ship may be blue but the interior is all green.
Disney Cruise Line is continuing their commitment to the environment by utilizing environmentally friendly materials inside and out. Here are 10 of the ways Disney Cruise Line is “green”.
- The coating on the ships is 100% non-toxic and increases fuel efficiency by reducing surface resistance in the open water.
- Evaporators are used to turn tons of sea water into potable water onboard each day.
- Cooking oil from the ships is recycled and turned into a biodiesel mix of fuel to operate heavy machinery on Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island).
- Energy efficiency is maintained by using automated onboard air conditioning, energy efficient bulbs and encouraging guests to re-use bath towels.
- All Disney ships feature the Advance Wastewater Purification System, which is a natural process that treats and purifies onboard wastewater to levels exceeding international shipping standards.
- Organic and biodegradable cleaning products are used wherever possible to avoid harmful phosphates and chemicals.
- They are dedicated to using ship building processes that are environmentally responsible and an efficient use of resources.
- The newer ships have improved hyrdrodynamics with optimized propulsion systems to increase efficiency.
- The flooring is made from sustainable, organic and recyclable alternatives.
- Trash receptacles feature dividers for trash, plastic and cans.
Disney Cruise Line environmental programs have:
- Eliminated more than 4,600 tons of metal, glass, plastic and paper by recycling
- Removed 31,000 lbs of trash and debris from beaches and waterways
- Removed more than 20,000 plastic bags from the waste stream by featuring reusable cotton laundry bags
- Conserved tons of fresh water each day by reclaiming naturally occurring condensation
- Inspired more than 3,100 children in the Cayman Islands through participation in programs like Disney’s Planet Challenge.
When you board a Disney Cruise Line ship you can feel good about making an environmentally friendly choice and see how easy it is to be green!
To book your Disney Cruise Line vacation contact Michele@PixieVacations.com for pixie perfect service from an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.
- Disney Fantasy Floats Out (chipandco.com)
- New and Unique twists coming to the Disney Fantasy (chipandco.com)