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10 Things I Hate About the Disney Dream
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Amazing Disney Cruise Line
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Booking a Future Cruise Onboard Disney Cruise Line
Budgeting Spending Money for your Disney Cruise
Caching in on a Cruise
Carioca's on the Disney Magic
Carry On Essentials for Your Disney Cruise
Castaway Cay Bike Rental
Castaway Cay for Adults
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Cruise Lessons Learned Part 2
Cruising Alaska
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Cruising at the Holidays
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Days at Sea
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Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line - The Year in Review (and Preview)
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Disney Cruise Line Member Cruise
Disney Cruise Line Pulls the Plug on Power Strips
Disney Cruise Line West Coast Cruises
Disney Cruise Line's New Ports and Itineraries in 2012
Disney Magic Dreamified
Disney's Inaugural Mediterranean Cruise
Dover to Barcelona
Enjoying the Re-Imagined Disney Magic
Entertaining Evenings
Exploring Barcelona, Spain
Exploring Dover, England
Exploring San Diego, California
Exploring San Juan, Puerto Rico
Flightseeing in Ketchikan, Alaska
Flying High Above Kauai
Going for the Gold... Castaway Club Status That is
Heaven on Castaway Cay
Helsinki, Finland
High Tea (and Brunch) On The High Seas
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
In the 'Pink'
Inside Staterooms Onboard the Disney Cruise Line
Itty Bitty Living Space on the High Seas
Juneau, Alaska
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Lessons Learned From Our Cruise on the Disney Dream
Lessons Learned on a Disney Cruise to Alaska
Let's Go On a Cruise, Honey
Magic in the Mediterranean
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More of the Mediterranean
Motion Sickness Fixes
Naples, Italy
Nickelodeon Cruise
Oceanfront Dining Like No Other
Olden, Norway
Onboard Activities on the Disney Wonder
One Night in Venice, Italy
Oslo, Norway
Our Disney Fantasy Preview Cruise
Our Favorite Part of a Disney Cruise
Packing for a Disney Cruise to Alaska
Palma, Mallorca
Palo Brunch
Passport Update
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Planning a Disney Cruise For A Family Group
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Preparing For Your Disney Cruise
Remy Champagne Brunch
Rome
Room Service on the Disney Cruise Line
Rough Seas Ahead
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
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Seeing San Juan on a Segway
Sick at Sea
Skagway, Alaska
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Stavanger, Norway
Ten MORE Things I Wish I Knew Before My Disney Cruise - Part 2
Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before My Disney Cruise - Part 1
The Benefits of Late Dining on a Disney Cruise
The Changing Face of Palo
The Disney Dream
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The Pixar Touch - The Making of a Company by David A. Prince
The Port of Stockholm, Sweden
The Rainforest on the Disney Dream and Fantasy
The Walter E. Disney Suite
There's No Place Like Disney Cruise Line for the Holidays
Top 5 for Tracy Arm, Alaska
Tracy Arm Fjord
TransAtlantic Sailings on Disney Cruise Line
Transforming the Disney Dream
Unlocking the Magic of the Florida Keys
Vancouver, British Columbia
Venice
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Vote for Canada's Bay of Fundy
What I'm Most Looking Forward to Onboard the Disney Fantasy
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Why We Love Cruising In a Verandah Stateroom
Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise
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Helsinki, Finland: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review
by Cheryl Pendry on 01-08-2015

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Having previously enjoyed our time in Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden, we decided that we'd continue our exploration of the Scandinavian countries.

So the following year, we headed over to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Next summer, the Disney Magic makes that same visit, as part of its wonderful variety of European cruise itineraries. More ...
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Our Favorite Part of a Disney Cruise: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 01-01-2015
Someone recently asked the question on the PassPorter message boards: "What's your favorite part of a Disney cruise?"

Now, while some people could answer it immediately, and apply it to each cruise they'd been on, I struggled a lot ...

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Oslo, Norway: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 12-18-2014
Next summer, the Disney Magic steers a course to Northern Europe, making stops at various capital cities along the way.

Without a doubt, my favourite of the ports it will be visiting is Oslo in Norway.

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The Port of Stockholm, Sweden: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 12-11-2014
Next summer, the Disney Magic heads back to Europe, but with a wider variety of ports of call than ever before, adding in the stunning Norwegian fjords into its itinerary.

Along with that, a number of the old favourites return to the ...

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Carioca's on the Disney Magic: A Disney Cruise Line Dining Review by Cheryl Pendry on 12-04-2014
When the changes to the Disney Magic were first announced, I was personally delighted to learn that Parrot Cay, one of the three main, "rotational" dining rooms on board, would be replaced by Carioca's.

Now don't get me wrong, we've had ...

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Going for the Gold... Castaway Club Status That is: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 11-06-2014
Our most recent Disney cruise around the eastern Mediterranean marked a real landmark for us ...our first as gold Disney Castaway Club members!

For those of you wondering what on earth I'm talking about -- allow me to explain...

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

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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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More Cruising articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

One Night in Venice, Italy - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 10-02-2014

Enjoying the Re-Imagined Disney Magic - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 09-25-2014

Exploring Dover, England - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 09-04-2014

Top 5 for Tracy Arm, Alaska - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 09-04-2014

Stavanger, Norway - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 08-28-2014

Disney Cruise Line Pulls the Plug on Power Strips - A Disney Cruise Line Article last updated 08-21-2014

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




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Got bored today with a snowed in town and, well, I kinda booked another cruise.:rolleyes: I had been thinking that I needed to get a short one in...
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Hi Friends! David and I are planning another Cruise to Alaska with Disney! This time around money is a little tight. We were wondering if there...
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Just wondering if there is a size limit for a piece of carry on luggage. I am staying at Hyatt MCO the night before our cruise. I was going to switch...
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