Disney Cruise Line is Celebrating the Seasons

July 17, 2013 Cheryl 0

2012-10-23-10.33.11-300x225This year, Disney Cruise Line® is celebrating the seasons at sea with festive themed sailings.

Halloween on the High Seas Cruises

For Halloween, you will have a scream aboard the Disney Dream. From Sept. 22 – Oct. 31, enjoy spooky special events and trick-or-treating throughout the ship. Get your costumes ready, because here is what is lined up:

• Special Halloween décor – including a massive pumpkin tree in the atrium that sprouts overnight!
• Kids will love trick or treating with their favorite Disney characters and marching in the Costume parade
• Adults can enter a costume contest and dance the night away with a villainous take over in Evolution Night Club
• The whole family can enjoy a Mousequerade deck party and scream along with Jack and Sally at the Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream show!

Very MerryTime Cruises

And from Nov. 12 – Jan. 6, all four Disney Cruise Line ships transform into a winter wonderland!  Hopefully you are feeling festive, because here is what you will find onboard:

• Every ship themed to a holiday wonderland with nautical flair
• Kids will be invited to help launch the holiday celebrations at King Triton’s tree lighting ceremony
• The entire family can play games, dance, and celebrate with favorite Disney friends at a tropical holiday deck party
• Santa and his elves will greet Guests

Contact me today at cheryl.koren@offtoneverland.com or (856) 237-5942 to learn more or to book your Disney Cruise Line getaway!

More magic on the Disney Magic®

April 26, 2013 Cheryl 0

2012-10-23-10.33.11-300x225This morning, Disney Cruise Line® announced some great enhancements coming to the Disney Magic®.  After completing a dry dock Sep. 7 – Oct. 10, 2013, the Disney Magic® will relaunch with exciting new spaces and reimagined areas!

Here is a brief summary of what’s to come:

 

New Splashes on the Upper Decks:

  • AquaDuck – a new thrill slide with a near-vertical launch that goes out over the edge of the ship
  • AquaLab – new interactive water playground and pool
  • Nephews’ Splash Zone – new water play area for infants and toddlers

Areas designed with Kids and Teens in mind:

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club – a completely reimagined Youth Activity center for ages 3 to 12 with 4 themed areas:
    • Marvel’s Avengers Academy – the first time Marvel Super Heros have appeared on Disney Cruise Line®
    • Andy’s Room
    • Pixie Hollow
    • Mickey Mouse Club
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab – will be rethemed as well
  • It’s a Small World Nursery – devoted to young sailors ages 3 months to 3 years, it will replace Flounder’s Reef on Deck 5.
  • Chill Spa – a new experience for teens (ages 13-17) located inside Senses Spa & Salon (formerly Vista Spa & Salon)

Grown-up Fun:

  • After Hours – will be the newly rethemed nighttime entertainment district replacing Beat Street. It will consist of three rethemed areas:
    • Fathoms – a new nightclub replacing Rockin’ Bar D
    • Keys – a piano lounge replacing Sessions
    • O’Gills – an Irish pub and sports bar replacing Diversions
  • Senses Spa & Salon will replace the existing Vista Spa & Salon on Deck 9
  • Palo – the popular adult-only specialty restaurant will receive a makeover to their dining room

Disney Family Dining:

  • Carioca’s – a new themed restaurant that is replacing Parrot Cay
  • Animator’s Palate – will add the popular “Animation Magic” show from the Disney Fantasy® along with a new “Drawn to Magic” show.
  • Cabanas – this will replace Topsider Buffet

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s more:

  • Atrium Lobby – will be updated and dressed up
  • D Lounge – will replace the existing Studio Sea family lounge
  • Guest Staterooms and suites will be redesigned

As you can see, there are a lot of changes coming for the Disney Magic®. Be sure to check back later for more details! But in the meantime, enjoy this video overview of the upcoming changes:

 

Disney Dream Onboard Credit Offer

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For a limited time, you can take advantage of a special offer from Disney Cruise Line®!

When you book a cruise through March 15, 2013—valid for select 3-night and 4-night Bahamian sailings on Disney Dream—you’ll enjoy great rates AND receive an onboard credit that you can apply to a variety of onboard activities and experiences, like spa treatments, shopping and adults-only dining. Check out these great options:

3-Night Bahamian Cruises — most sailings departing from Port Canaveral between August 29, 2013 and September 26, 2013:

  • Receive a $50 credit when you book any Inside Stateroom, starting at $399 per person based on double occupancy for a Category 11C Inside Stateroom
  • Receive a $75 credit when you book any Oceanview Stateroom, starting at $449 per person based on double occupancy for a Category 9D Oceanview Stateroom
  • Receive a $100 credit when you book any Verandah Stateroom, starting at $499 per person based on double occupancy for a Category 7A Verandah Stateroom
  • Receive a $100 credit when you book any Suite

4-Night Bahamian Cruises — most sailings departing from Port Canaveral between August 25, 2013 and September 22, 2013:

  • Receive a $50 credit when you book any Inside Stateroom, starting at $499 per person based on double occupancy for a Category 11C Inside Stateroom
  • Receive a $75 credit when you book any Oceanview Stateroom, starting at $549 per person based on double occupancy for a Category 9D Oceanview Stateroom
  • Receive a $100 credit when you book any Verandah Stateroom, starting at $599 per person based on double occupancy for a Category 7A Verandah Stateroom
  • Receive a $100 credit when you book any Suite

Space is limited, so book your cruise today!!

Outstanding Onboard Experiences
What can you use your on-board credit for?  You can apply your onboard credit to a variety of special experiences  – from spa treatments to shopping to an amazing dining experience at Palo or Remy.

Plus, you’ll enjoy a variety of encounters already included with your Disney cruise, like:

  • Live entertainment, such as Broadway-style shows and meet-and-greets with Disney Characters
  • Spacious staterooms designed with your family’s comfort in mind
  • Youth clubs for kids, tweens and teens
  • Fun pools and splash-tacular play spaces

Enjoy all this—and so much more—when you take advantage of this special offer from Disney Cruise Line.  Contact me today to take advantage of this great limited time offer!!

Cheryl Tennant Koren • Magic Maker

Off to Neverland Travel®
An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

email:  cheryl.koren@offtoneverland.com
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phone:  856.237.5942

 

2014 Disney Cruise Line® Itineraries Announced

February 12, 2013 Cheryl 0

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New itineraries and ports of call are on the horizon for Disney Cruise Line® in 2014! Just announced this morning, Disney Cruise Line will be expanding their collection of European cruises and sailing from two new homeports – Venice, Italy and San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Here’s a quick preview of their 2014 schedule:

Southern Caribbean from San Juan

The Disney Magic® will homeport in San Juan for the first time in 2014, allowing it to offer an amazing 7-night Southern Caribbean itinerary. Ports of call for these sailings include Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, and Grenada – a new port of call for Disney Cruise Line®.  This itinerary will be offered for only 4 sailings, Sept. 20 through Oct. 11, 2014.

Mediterranean from Venice and Barcelona

The Disney Magic® will be heading over to the Mediterranean from May through Aug. 2014. Offering a variety of European itineraries, cruise lengths, and ports of call, these Disney Cruise Line® sailings are a great way to see the best of Europe. You will experience richly diverse cities and cultures, iconic locations, sun-drenched islands and the brilliant blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

New for 2014, select sailings will use Venice, Italy as a homeport, giving Guests the opportunity to spend an overnight in Venice to experience a spectacular evening in the city! New destinations for the Disney Magic® in 2014 include popular locations in the Greek Isles and Sicily, including Katakolon, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini and Corfu, Greece and Catania, Sicily.

Alaska from Vancouver

Always one of the most popular itineraries, the Disney Wonder® will return to Alaska to sail a 7-night itinerary from Vancouver.  In addition to these week-long sailing is one special 9-night cruise which adds a stop at Sitka, Alaska – also a first forDisney Cruise Line®.  When you combine the natural beauty of Alaska with the unparalleled, family-friendly experience found on a Disney Cruise Line® and your vacation will be one you never forget!

Bahamas and Caribbean

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In 2014, Disney Cruise Line® will sail a variety of Bahamian, Western Caribbean, and Eastern Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral and Miami, FL. Delight in stops at some of the most popular cruise destinations, including Nassau, Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and even Disney’s own private island,Castaway Cay.

Bookings for these new itineraries open at 8 a.m. ET on Feb. 13 for Platinum or Gold Castaway Club Member and to the general public on Feb. 14, 2013.  Contact me today to book your next Disney Cruise!!

Cheryl Tennant Koren • Magic Maker
Off to Neverland Travel®
An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

email:  cheryl.koren@offtoneverland.com
web:  cherylkoren.offtoneverland.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/CherylKorenOffToNeverlandTravel
phone:  856.237.5942

LOTS of Special Offers from Disney Cruise Line!!

January 2, 2013 Cheryl 0

Disney Dream Picture OTNDisney Cruise Line is ringing in 2013 with some great deals!

Kids Sail Free from Galveston

New sail dates have been added to this great deal! Kids 17 and under sail free on most 4-, 6- and 8-night sailings departing from Galveston Jan. 12 – April 26, 2013. To take advantage of this offer, kids must travel with two full-fare Guests in the same stateroom in categories 4A – 11B. Government Taxes and Fees not included.

Kids Sail Free from Miami

As I mentioned in an earlier post, DCL  is celebrating its inaugural season in Miami with a special Kids Sail Free offer on most 4- and 5-night cruises departing Jan. 14 – Feb. 25, 2013. Kids 17 and under must travel with two full-fare Guests in the same stateroom in categories 4A – 11B. Government Taxes and Fees not included.

Early Fall Savings on Disney Dream

This fall, set sail aboard the Disney Dream® for less! Explore the beauty of the Bahamas during a 3- or 4-night cruise at a great rate plus receive an onboard credit up to $100!  Book a 3- or 4-night Bahamian cruise on the Disney Dream® between Jan 2  and Feb 28, 2013 that departs from Port Canaveral Aug. 25 – Sep. 26, 2013 and receive a special onboard credit (OBC)!  Guests will receive a $50 OBC for an Inside stateroom, $75 OBC for an Oceanview stateroom, or a $100 OBC for a stateroom in the Verandah category.

Promotions on the Disney Dream® are very scarce, so this offer is sure to go quickly!  Contact me today to find out more!!

Cheryl Tennant Koren • Magic Maker
Off to Neverland Travel®
An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

email:  cheryl.koren@offtoneverland.com
web:  cherylkoren.offtoneverland.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/CherylKorenOffToNeverlandTravel
phone:  856.237.5942

For a limited time Kids Sail Free from Miami!!

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Big News for cruisers!!  Disney Cruise Line® is celebrating its inaugural season in Miami with a special Kids Sail Free offer! Choose from 4-night Bahamian cruises or a 5-night Western Caribbean cruise with most itineraries including a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay!  This is a great way to take advantage of all the a Disney Cruise has to offer at a fraction of the cost!

Offer Details

Kids 17 and under sail FREE when traveling with two full-fare Guests in the same stateroom in Categories 4A – 11B on most Miami sailings Jan. 14 – Feb. 25, 2013.  Please Note, this rate does not include Government Taxes and Fees of approximately $80 per person for a 4-night Bahamian cruise and $65 per person for a 5-night Western Caribbean cruise, and that these amounts subject to change. See Additional Details below.

Travel Window
Most sail dates Jan. 14 – Feb. 25, 2013

Additional Details

  • This offer is available to residents of the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
  • Offer applies only to stateroom categories 4A – 11B.
  • Excludes suites, category 11C staterooms and GTY categories with restrictions (IGT, OGT and VGT).
  • The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Stateroom accommodations for four or more Guests are limited and based on availability at the time of booking.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • For children age 17, verification of age is required within 48 hours of booking. Failure to submit complete identification will result in a cancellation with applicable cancellation fees.
  • Additional Terms and Conditions apply.

Please contact me today to take advantage of this amazing deal – these rooms will fill up fast!!

More Disney Cruise Line® News: Free Onboard Credit and Half-Off Deposits

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With the holidays approaching, we all start to feel a familiar “crunch” in our wallets.  To help out, Disney Cruise Line® has released a promotion that will allow you to plan your upcoming vacation at sea right now without dipping into too much of your holiday budget!

Now through Dec. 16, 2012, all new Disney Cruise Line® bookings will receive a $25 onboard credit per stateroom to spend during your vacation!  You can spend it however you’d like – a romantic dinner at Palo, a relaxing spa treatment, souvenirs for your friends at home, or towards an amazing port adventure – it’s your choice, and the possibilities are endless. As an added bonus, you will also receive half-off deposit! Disney Cruise Line® is temporarily lowering the required deposit to allow you to book now and pay later. The best part is that both of these are combinable with other offers like “Kids Sail Free on Select Cruises from Galveston”!

Contact me today if you are interested in booking your dream Disney Cruise Line® getaway!

 

Disney Cruise Line Itinerary Updates for 2013

November 5, 2012 Cheryl 1
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Great news! Disney Cruise Line® is changing a number of their 2013 sailings from Galveston in order to provide a greater variety of itineraries and ports-to-call to visit than ever before!  Here are the details:

NEW! 7-night Western Caribbean, including Jamaica!

Falmouth, Jamaica is one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved towns!  There you can sample the towns history and culture by taking a horse-and-buggy ride, shopping for arts and crafts, or tasting Jamaica’s signature jerk recipes. Other options include a bamboo raft ride along the Martha Brae River, which offers amazing views of the island’s lush tropical scenery.  And don’t forget about nearby Ocho Rios, where you can climb Dunn’s River Falls.

• 2013 departure dates: Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 30.
• Ports of call: Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico

NEW! 7-night Bahamas, including Disney’s Castaway Cay

Always a favorite port of call for Guests, Castaway Cay is the place for those seeking adventure, relaxation or quality time with the family.

• 2013 departure dates: Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.
• Ports of call: Key West; Nassau, The Bahamas; Disney’s Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Line is also modifying two 7-night sailings into one 6-night Western Caribbean itinerary and two 4-night getaway trips to provide a few shorter cruise options.

NEW! 6-Night Western Caribbean

You can’t beat the beaches on Grand Cayman and Cozumel – famous for their sand and snorkeling!  Plus 3 relaxing days at sea – perfect!!

• 2013 departure dates: Dec. 21
• Ports of call: Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico, plus three days at sea.

NEW! 4-Night Getaway Sailings

What a relaxing way to celebrate the holidays!!

• 2013 departure dates: Dec. 27 and Dec. 31
• Ports of call: Cozumel, Mexico, plus two days at sea.

The 7-night Bahamian and Western Caribbean sailings are currently open for bookings. The new 4- and 6-night sailings open for new bookings on Nov. 16, 2012.  Contact me today if you are interested in booking any of these fantastic cruises!  All services are free! Even if you’ve already booked you can transfer over and take advantage of my free planning services!