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Why We Love Cruising In a Verandah Stateroom: A Disney Cruise Line Review
by Cheryl Pendry on 10-30-2014

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Before I start this article, I just want to say I appreciate that for some, there is no way that cruising with Disney is possible at the price of verandah staterooms.

I know (oh trust me I do!) how expensive Disney cruises are. If an inside stateroom or an oceanview stateroom with a porthole is the only way you can afford to cruise, then heck, that's 100 times better than not being able to cruise at all! More ...
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Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise - Part 2: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 10-16-2014
In a previous article, I featured five questions that first-time Disney cruisers may have about taking to the water on the Magic, Wonder, Dream, or Fantasy.

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Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 10-09-2014
Many people have worries about taking a Disney cruise, particularly if it's the first time they've ever taken to the water, but equally those concerns can creep in if it's your first cruise with Disney.

Having a few Disney cruises under ...

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One Night in Venice, Italy: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 10-02-2014
When Disney announced an eastern Mediterranean itinerary for the summer of 2014, I was sold on it immediately, and not just because it would take me to two new countries, Greece and Turkey, but also because of what would await us on our final night ...

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Enjoying the Re-Imagined Disney Magic: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 09-25-2014
When Disney announced a new itinerary for summer 2014, which would take in Greece and Turkey, I was sold, never having visited either country.

The day that bookings opened, we were there! I was excited enough, but when Disney announced ...

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Exploring Dover, England: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 09-04-2014
Last year, I did a series of articles, looking at various home ports for the Disney Cruise Line ships, focusing on places as diverse as

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Top 5 for Tracy Arm, Alaska: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Michele Dakho on 09-04-2014
Although I've taken 14 cruises, Alaska was the cruise I felt the most unprepared for. When you're packing for a Caribbean or Bahamian cruises, it's pretty simple: tank tops, shorts, and bathing suits. The biggest concern with the weather is rain; ...

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Stavanger, Norway: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 08-28-2014
In the final of this series of articles looking at some of the ports of call the Disney Magic will be visiting next summer when it cruises the Norwegian fjords, we head to ...

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Disney Cruise Line Pulls the Plug on Power Strips: A Disney Cruise Line Article by Michele Dakho on 08-21-2014
Disney Cruise Line has always had a list of prohibited items, which is standard practice for every cruise line, to ensure the safety of the vessel as well as the passengers.

One of the items on that list is one of my staple travel items, ...

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More Cruising articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

Olden, Norway - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 08-14-2014

Ten MORE Things I Wish I Knew Before My Disney Cruise - Part 2 - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 06-19-2014

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before My Disney Cruise - Part 1 - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 06-13-2014

Castaway Cay Bike Rental - A Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure Review last updated 06-12-2014

The Pixar Touch - The Making of a Company by David A. Prince - Disney Book Review last updated 05-22-2014

Adventure Is Out There - Disney Cruise Line Shore Excursion Review last updated 05-15-2014

Naples, Italy - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 05-01-2014

Palma, Mallorca - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 04-24-2014

Planning a Disney Cruise For A Family Group - Our Experience - So Far last updated 04-17-2014

Exploring Barcelona, Spain - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 02-13-2014

Exploring San Juan, Puerto Rico - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 02-06-2014

Exploring San Diego, California - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 01-30-2014

Venice, Italy - Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 01-23-2014

Vancouver, British Columbia - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 01-09-2014

The Rainforest on the Disney Dream and Fantasy - A Disney Cruise Line Spa Review last updated 01-02-2014

Celebrating a Birthday Onboard Disney Cruise Line - Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 12-05-2013

Cruising at the Holidays - Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 11-27-2013

Disney Magic Dreamified - Review of the Renovated Disney Cruise Line Ship last updated 10-31-2013

Castaway Cay Getaway Package - Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure Review last updated 10-10-2013




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Liquer Store at MCO
by polyking
29 Oct 2014 at 10:34pm
Can anybody tell me if there is somewhere to buy alcohol at MCO so I do not have to put it in my checked luggage. TIA :-)
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Ground Transportation booked after cruise?
by Jay_G
29 Oct 2014 at 3:21pm
I recieved the Book from DCL for my December 1st last week and in the book they sent me it says on page 47. "GROUND TRANSFERS ARE NOT A PART OF YOUR...
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FISH EXTENDER August 24th Alaska 2015
by ClaireyWalsh
29 Oct 2014 at 3:05pm
I will be on the wonder on August 24th 2015 for my second disney cruise and first trip to Canada and Alaska, I would really be interested in setting...
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Snorkling
by Jay_G
29 Oct 2014 at 2:56pm
I was at K-Mart a couple weeks ago and Snorkle & Mask packages were 75% off (or better) I got an adult one for me, and kids one for my 6 year old,...
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New Concierge perk?
by Uncleromulus
28 Oct 2014 at 10:17am
OUr friends just off Fantasy say that on debarkation day, they met early in the Concierge Lounge and a host led small groups down to the debarkation...
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