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Family Fun on Marvel Day at Sea Cruises Debuting from New York City this Fall

In less than a month, Marvel Day at Sea cruises premiere on select Disney Cruise Line voyages from New York City. As we count down the weeks, we’re revealing more details about the fun guests can expect during this epic day-long event aboard the Disney Magic.

Marvel Day at Sea hosts an awesome mix of immersive entertainment that will empower guests to unlock their hidden superhuman abilities. Here are just some of the highlights that await guests on this special day of their cruise vacation…

Family costume celebration
Guests are invited to bring their most heroic (or villainous) costumes on the cruise. During what’s sure to be an inspiring costume celebration in the ship’s atrium, we’re encouraging families to celebrate together in Marvel-themed groups.

Super Hero training for kids
For young heroes-in-training, Marvel-themed games, activities and arts and crafts will be offered throughout the day in Marvel’s Avengers Academy. Super Heroes like Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor and Hawkeye will teach kids the true qualities of being a hero. Kids will enjoy interactive experiences like special secret agent training, learn the path to becoming worthy with Thor, and hone their reflexes, speed and intellect with Spider-Man.

Film screenings
We’ll have exclusive at-sea screenings of fan-favorite films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the newest theatrical releases, as well as viewings of the Disney XD shows: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The newest Marvel cinematic feature, Thor: Ragnarok, debuts onboard Nov. 3, 2017 the same day as in theaters on land.

Marvel trivia 
Kids and families summon their Marvel knowledge and enjoy friendly competition during trivia games, covering courageous heroes and fun facts from the Marvel Universe. And if guests are new to Marvel or want to brush up on their heroic facts, they can join us for a fun session that covers the basics of the Marvel Universe so they can stay up-to-speed during the entire epic event.

Fun with Mickey and friends 
Even Disney characters are getting in on the action! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale dress up to honor their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and young cruisers won’t want to miss this opportunity to have some fun and dance with the gang up on deck.

Of course the fun doesn’t stop there! There will be plenty of opportunities for heroic encounters with some of the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and Villains, including an interactive show in the Walt Disney Theatre with Doctor Strange. Guests can learn how to draw heroes like Spider-Man, Captain, Iron Man and Groot and take a quiz to determine the perfect Marvel comic for them!

They can also meet and hear behind-the-scenes stories from some of Marvel’s animation, game and publishing insiders. What’s more, this action-packed day features an extraordinary evening deck show like never before. More about that soon!

Marvel Day at Sea premieres on select 7- and 8-night Disney Cruise Line sailings from New York this fall, and returns on select 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018. Stay tuned as we unveil more details!

Disney Cruise Line Tropical Weather Update

Please note the following Disney Cruise Line updates:

Disney Dream Sailings – Sept. 15, 2017 and beyond

The Disney Dream is expected to sail as scheduled on Friday, September 15. Port Canaveral is currently closed and is expected to re-open prior to Friday’s sailing. Should any changes be needed, Disney will notify Travel Agents/Guests.

Disney Fantasy – Sept. 16, 2017 Sailing

The Disney Fantasy is expected to sail on its Western Caribbean itinerary as scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.  Should any changes be needed, Disney will notify Travel Agents/Guests.

Disney Fantasy – Eastern Caribbean Sailings

We continue to assess Hurricane Irma’s impact on the ports of call Disney visits in the Caribbean and Bahamas. Updates regarding any necessary itinerary changes will be shared later this week.

Disney Cruise Line Tropical Weather Update

Based on the projected path of Hurricane Irma, including its expected impact on the Caribbean and BahamasDisney Cruise Line is making the following adjustments to itineraries:

Disney Fantasy

The Sept. 2, 2017 cruise of the Disney Fantasy is currently sailing a modified Western Caribbean itinerary and is expected to return to Port Canaveral two days earlier than planned on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Guests on this sailing will be refunded two nights of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, which may be booked by calling 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

The Sept. 9, 2017 sailing of the Disney Fantasy is being cancelled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking. Travel Agents and Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

While we always strive to deliver magical cruise vacations, nothing is more important to us than providing a safe experience for our guests and crew. We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma and provide updates as necessary.

Disney Dream

The Sept. 4, 2017 cruise of the Disney Dream is sailing a modified Bahamian cruise itinerary and will return to Port Canaveral one day earlier than planned on Thursday, Sept, 7, 2017. Guests on this sailing will be refunded one night of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise,which may be booked by calling 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

The Sept. 8 and Sept. 11 sailings of the Disney Dream are being cancelled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking.  Travel Agents and Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

While we always strive to deliver magical cruise vacations, nothing is more important to us than providing a safe experience for our guests and crew. We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma and provide updates as necessary.

If a reservation is booked through a Travel Agency and the booking is cancelled, the commission will be protected.

Video: Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

Halloween on the High Seas voyages with Disney Cruise Line are jam packed with holiday fun for the whole family. And the best part is all of it is included in guests’ cruise fare! Guests can set sail for a spook-tacular experience packed with haunted tricks and fun-filled treats on select Disney Cruise itineraries this fall. Get a closer look at Halloween on the High Season voyages in this video!

Castaway Cay Named Top Cruise Line Private Island

What do guests love most about Disney Castaway Cay, the private island in the Bahamas? Is it the gorgeous white-sand beaches? Sliding and splashing into turquoise waters from Pelican Plunge? The peace and tranquility of Serenity Bay, our adult-exclusive beach? Or, is it exploring the natural beauty of the island pedaling bikes with family?

Well, the members of Cruise Critic have spoken and apparently love all of the above – and everything else the magical island has to offer!

For the second year in a row, Disney Castaway Cay has been named the Top Cruise Line Private Island in the annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. Also for the second year in a row, Castaway Cay was the most highly rated Caribbean island overall among reviewers, beating out all other Caribbean islands!

These awards are based exclusively on firsthand feedback from cruisers themselves, gathered from reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website over this past year. Cruise Critic, is one of the leading cruise review and information sites, offering a resource for travelers and hosting the world’s largest online cruise community.

 

Disney Cruise Line to Double the Size of its Fleet by 2023

Bob Chapek surprised the crowd by announcing that Disney Cruise Line will add one more ship in its expansion to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level. Joining the other two new ships that were announced just last year, all three ships will be powered by one of the cleanest-burning fuels available, liquefied natural gas. When all three ships are completed by 2023, Disney Cruise Line will have nearly doubled the size of the fleet.

Video – Stan Lee Assembles Super Heroes for Disney Cruise Line Marvel Day at Sea

Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero this fall on the inaugural sailings of Marvel Day at Sea with Disney Cruise Line on select 7-night cruises from New York City. Check out this video as Captain America, Iron Man and more get the call from a Marvel legend.

Marvel Day at Sea kicks off in October on select 7- and 8-night cruises from New York City. The excitement continues on select 5-night voyages from Miami departing January through April.

FIRST LOOK AT NEW SPACES AND EXPERIENCES ABOARD THE DISNEY FANTASY

Yesterday, the Disney Fantasy set sail on her first cruise after a sprinkling of pixie dust that brought new fun for kids, adults and families. Each new area is marked by meticulous detail and unmistakable Disney touches. Here’s a first look at some of the ways we added even more magic to one of the most magical ships at sea …

Star Wars: Command Post 
Now kids can train with heroes of the Star Wars saga and help with missions against the First Order. Throughout their journey, they’ll meet members of the Resistance and learn to channel the Force.

Sweet on You 
Themed after the iconic Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, this whimsical ice cream shop features hand-crafted gelato and ice-cream, specialty sundaes, homemade chocolates, truffles and lots and lots of candy.

Tiffany & Co. 
This premier jewelry store is home to timeless collections of jewelry and luxury accessories, including the Tiffany T collection and other glamorous pieces featuring renowned Tiffany & Co. diamonds.

DISNEY CRUISE LINE SAILS TO BERMUDA AND QUEBEC CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FALL 2018

In fall 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to Bermuda and Quebec City, Canada – both with multiple days to experience these captivating destinations. In addition to the new itineraries from New York to Bermuda and Canada, three special sailings from New York will take guests to Walt Disney World® Resort and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Sailings from California, Texas and Florida round out the 2018 fall season.

Bookings open via phone for Platinum Castaway Club members on May 15, Gold Castaway Club members on May 16, 2017, Silver Castaway Club members on May 17, 2017 and to all Guests via phone and online on May 18, 2017.

Check out this video for a closer look!

Photos – Disney Wonder Becomes First Passenger Vessel To Transit New Panama Canal Locks

Today, the Disney Wonder transited the Panama Canal as the first passenger vessel to go through the canal’s new set of locks, marking a milestone for the cruise industry. The Disney Cruise Line 2,713-passenger ship was transformed in late 2016, expanding the length of the Disney Wonder to 984 feet. Headlining the ship’s enhancements are new imaginative spaces for children – including areas themed to the Marvel Universe and Disney’s “Frozen” –  a jazzy restaurant inspired by Disney’s “Princess and the Frog,” and an authentic neighborhood English pub with subtle nods to classic Disney films. The Disney Wonder Panama Canal crossing is part of a 14-night voyage from Port Canaveral, Fla., to San Diego, where the ship will sail cruises to Baja, Mexico, before a summer season from Vancouver to Alaska.