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One of the Disney Cruise Line‘s ships picked up eight migrant rafters last Friday. The Disney Wonder was sailing approximately forty miles from Key West on April 12, 2013 when they spotted and rescued eight migrant rafters. Their nationality has not been released yet. Carnival Cruise Line’s Conquest ship reported that they picked up thirteen Cuban nationals in the same area on Friday.
All of these individuals have been turned over to the United States Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard is currently interviewing all of these migrant rafters that were rescued by the two cruise ships off the Florida Keys. Petty Officer Mark Barney says that Coast Guard officials will decide whether they will be sent back to their country of origin or be turned over to U.S. authorities.
Disney Cruise Line may be making some major announcements soon! Disney Cruise Line is rumored to be adding two new cruise ships to their current fleet of four ships. One ship is expected to be added in 2015 and another in 2016. These new ships are planned to be mid-size, meaning they will be larger than the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ships, but smaller than the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream ships.
Although nothing has been confirmed by Disney officials, it looks promising that we will see two brand new Disney cruise ships within the next three years! Disney has a “Monstrous Summer” press event planned for April 25 and 26 which according to invitations will include Disney Cruise Line news.
The other major change being speculated about with Disney Cruise Line is that the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ships may be scheduled to under-go major renovations, including a make-over and other enhancements. Both of these ships have already been upgraded multiple times and the Disney Magic is already scheduled for a six-week refurbishment later this year.
There are numerous reasons for Disney to expand Disney Cruise Line due to its wonderful success. Disney Cruise Line just received top honors earlier this year. You can see some of these awards here. Disney Cruise Line already has thousands of guests sailing aboard their two newest ships every week. Disney Parks and Resorts even received a 3% revenue increase in 2011 over 2010 as a result of the addition of the Disney Dream ship. The success of the Disney Fantasy in the Disney Cruise Line fleet should also further encourage Disney to continue expanding.
What do you think Disney should change or add to their ships? What do you think is essential to keep the same on the ships that Disney already does right? What do you think Disney should name these potential new ships?
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- New Orleans Could Be a New Port for Disney Cruise Line (chipandco.com)
- Disney Cruise Line Says Bon Voyage to Texas but launches with New Low Rates (chipandco.com)
- Disney Cruise Line Introduces New Family-Friendly Port Adventures (chipandco.com)
Come the end of this year Disney Cruise line will no longer use Galveston, Texas as a homeport. This comes as sad news to many in the southern states as it did for me when Disney left New York as a homeport.
The silver lining to all this is that Disney still has great rates for this coming fall! You can still book and receive an onboard credit as well as half off the deposit at time of booking.
If you book from now until May 15th you will receive an onboard credit up to $200 depending on the stateroom you book and you can’t compete with only having to put down half of the normal deposit.
Rates for a 7-night Bahamian or Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Wonder between September 28th and November 16th start at $699 for an Inside stateroom, $749 for Ocean view stateroom and $899 for Verandah stateroom (per person, based on double occupancy).
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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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