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Beginning June 1, 2013, the Disney Magic will sail a total of 12 cruises from Barcelona to the Mediterranean.
Distinctly Disney Experiences Bring One-of-a-Kind Excursions to Life.
Disney Cruise Line invites families to explore the culturally rich and exotic locales of Europe with one-of-a-kind Port Adventures featuring exclusive Disney touches during its 2013 Mediterranean sailings.
In preparation for the three-month season of European cruises, Disney Cruise Line worked with local tour operators to create excursions on the various Mediterranean sailings that offer families authentic cultural experiences with distinctly Disney storytelling.
All Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures are designed to entertain and inspire both children and adults – in true Disney fashion – with added touches such as more scheduled breaks, complimentary snacks and beverages and fun port activity sheets for kids. For an extra sprinkling of pixie dust, guests can choose a Port Adventure from Disney Cruise Line’s Signature Collection.
Signature Collection Port Adventures range from deluxe experiences in intimate, upscale settings to customized tours enhanced with exclusive activities for Disney Cruise Line guests. During the European cruises, beloved Disney characters, rich storytelling and integrated youth activities are just some of the extra magic guests may enjoy on a Signature Collection tour.
Brand-new Signature Collection Port Adventures for the 2013 Mediterranean sailings include:
In 2014, Disney Cruise Line will offer new itineraries, including an expanded collection of European cruises highlighting the Greek Isles. Plus, Disney Cruise Line will depart for the first time from homeports in Venice, Italy, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mediterranean from Venice and Barcelona
- Departures from May 31 – Aug. 30, 2014
- Disney Magic returns to the Mediterranean with exciting new ports and popular destinations, treating your Clients to the best of Europe.
- For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will use Venice, Italy, as a homeport for select sailings. During these cruises, the ship will overnight in Venice, giving your Clients the opportunity to experience an evening in the spectacular city.
- Other new destinations include Katakolon, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini and Corfu, Greece, and Catania, Sicily.
Disney Cruise Line bringing home more awards for the Disney family. All four ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet were recognized among the top large cruise ships in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Poll.
Disney Magic ranked No. 1 among Condé Nast Traveler readers, with a score of 89.9, with Disney Wonder and Disney Dream close behind at 89.6 and 89.5 respectively. Disney Fantasy, which debuted less than one year ago, scored 84.8 on the poll, ranking it No. 8.
More than 46,000 participating Condé Nast Traveler readers rated 376 ships on a 100-point scale. Each ship was evaluated on seven criteria: Activities/Facilities, Cabins, Crew/Service, Design/Layout, Food/Dining, Itineraries/Schedule and Shore Excursions.
Disney Cruise Line was recently recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine as the No. 1 Cruise Line in the Large-Ship category. Travel + Leisure also named Disney Cruise Line the No. 1 Cruise Line for Families for the fourth consecutive year.
With all the new prestige’s honors it looks like now is a great time to climb aboard a Disney ship to see what the fuss about. Not to mention all the great deals Disney has going on for the cruise line. Have you been on a cruise? What are your feelings on the cruise? Which is your favorite boat in the fleet?
When Amanda is not planning Disney Vacations for her friends and family you can find her covering Disney World Park Info and Interesting News Stories! She also has her own page Through the Looking Glass with her love of Disney and Travel.
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To say there’s more than meets the eye at Disney World is an understatement. When it comes to magic, every angle is considered. Even the trash. Now, don’t click away just yet. PUSH on through the urge to abandon this article and you’ll come out smelling roses!
I’ll go ahead and tell you, we’re not talking your typical trash. No Premium Mickey wrappers, Dole Whip cups, or water bottles here! Today we are talking the real deal, the supreme stinker, the ever lovable can with the plan…PUSH: the magic trash can! Today I’m doing the dirty work and giving you a heap of information about this awesome interactive experience. Let’s get started!
A trashcan is a trashcan is a trashcan…right?
Short answer…NO! PUSH is much more than your ordinary trash can! In fact, this trash can isn’t really meant to hold your trash at all (although many guests “feed” him anyway). PUSH is a talking robotic trashcan who interacts with guests. Young and old alike will be left in wonder as PUSH carries on conversations with unsuspecting guests. There is a secret to how PUSH works, but I’ll never tell. I hate to take away that magic, but with a bit of observation, prediction, and theory testing you can discover the magic for yourself (if you can’t watch PUSH first hand, catch him on countless Youtube videos).
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.