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Two people are getting a free Disney cruise, but not by doing anything the easy way. The cruise ship the Disney Dream received a distress call from a small boat with two people stranded in the middle of the ocean.
The Dream launched a lifeboat and was able to bring the two stranded people aboard. Both rescued passengers needed food, water and non-life threatening medical attention but both are expected to be okay. The ship returned to Port Canaveral on Thursday with the two rescued on board.
I have so many questions for these two but unfortunately, no one is talking yet. Hopefully we will hear more about this story! I am sure the two rescued were very thankful to see a Disney Cruise ship, just like we all are!
Photo Credit: Clickorlando.com
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- Disney Cruise Line Unveils 2014 Schedule and Adds a New Port in Colombia! (chipandco.com)
Disney Cruise Line hosted local port officials and community leaders onboard the 2,700 passenger Disney Wonder for a plaque exchange ceremony today. These ceremonies are a maritime tradition and an opportunity for the Captain and the ship’s officers to celebrate the inaugural call on a new port, as well as for local officials and leaders to welcome the ship and guests to the community. This is the first time a Disney ship will have a regional homeport in southern Florida, allowing families from this area to take advantage of departing from a port close to their own backyard.
“We are excited to be in Miami for our inaugural season, sailing from southern Florida for the first time. Miami is an iconic port of call, recognized for its exciting blend of cultural influences, and is very appealing to our guests,” said Disney Cruise Line Captain Thord Haugen. “While in port, families can enjoy vibrant regional cuisine, pastel skyscrapers, South Beach and eclectic shopping.”
Disney Cruise Line will sail from Miami on a variety of four- and five-night itineraries to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. Ports of call include Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; Key West; Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. In April 2013, the Disney Wonder will return to the West Coast and resume Alaskan sailings from Vancouver. Her sister ship, the Disney Magic, will sail three, four- and five-night itineraries from Miami beginning in October 2013. In 2014, the Disney Wonder will return to Miami to sail on four-night Bahamian and five-night Western Caribbean cruises from January through May.
Aug. 25 – Sept. 26, 2013.
The following lead rates are per person, based on double occupancy:
- 3-night cruise – Inside stateroom starting at $399, Oceanview stateroom starting at $449 and Verandah stateroom starting at $499.
- 4-night cruise – Inside stateroom starting at $499, Oceanview stateroom starting at $549 and Verandah stateroom starting at $599.
Onboard Credit Offer Details:
Book a 3- or 4-night cruise on Disney Dream departing Aug. 25 – Sept. 26, 2013, and receive a $50 onboard credit for an Inside stateroom, $75 onboard credit for an Oceanview stateroom or a $100 onboard credit for a Verandah stateroom.
On Jan. 2, Disney Cruise Line® will add new sail dates to its Kids Sail Free offer for most 4-, 6- and 8-night sailings departing from Galveston Jan. 12 – April 26, 2013. Bookings for the new sail dates will open Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
To take advantage of this offer, kids must travel with two full-fare Guests in the same stateroom in categories 4A – 11B.
Discover the Disney Difference
Onboard, you’ll quickly realize why Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Disney Cruise Line #1 in the large ship category. Here’s just some of the magic you’ll discover on every Disney cruise:
- Complimentary, themed kids’ clubs brimming with Disney activities and entertainment
- Rotational Dining, which lets you rotate through 3 amazing restaurants—with your servers traveling with you to each meal
- 24-hour complimentary room service, as well as soda, coffee and tea always available on deck at no extra charge
- Exciting entertainment like Broadway-style shows, first-run films and the only fireworks show at sea.
- Exclusive adult areas, including a nighttime entertainment district, full-service spa, adults-only pool, upscale dining and fitness center.
- Ground transfer services from the airport to the ship, so you don’t have to worry about transportation.
Disney Cruise Lines announced that in addition to the current ports of call in Florida, Jamaica, and Mexico, that the Disney Cruise Lines will now be stopping in Cartagena, Colombia.
Disney Cruise Line’s website is touting Cartagena as a place with ”cobblestone streets, historic architecture and vibrant markets” are what makes “this charming South American port city” a great place “to relax and unwind.” The Disney “Wonder” will be the ship that stops in Cartagena. Where do I sign up?!
Here is some more Disney Cruise news after the jump…