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Dive in to our cruising and port information, tips, and tools, all designed to help you plan your cruise vacation! This is also your source for firsthand information on thew new Disney Dream and Fantasy ships, as well as the renovated Disney Magic ship! We also offer a full, award-winning guidebook to the Disney Cruise Line and its ports of call, complete with stateroom floor plans, photos, maps, ratings, reviews, and detailed port guides.


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10 Things I Hate About the Disney Dream
A Disney Dream Field Trip
A Kids Top 10 Reasons to Go On a Disney Cruise
A Magic Time In The Med
A Tale of Two Great Ships
Adult Oases on the Disney Cruise Line
Adventure Is Out There
Alaska
All Aboard
Allure of the Seas
Amazing Disney Cruise Line
Back To Barcelona
Booking a Future Cruise Onboard Disney Cruise Line
Budgeting Spending Money for your Disney Cruise
Caching in on a Cruise
Canadian First-Time Cruisers - Four Unexpected Souvenirs
Carioca's on the Disney Magic
Carry On Essentials for Your Disney Cruise
Castaway Cay Bike Rental
Castaway Cay for Adults
Castaway Cay Getaway Package
Castillo San Cristobal Walking Tour
Celebrating a Birthday Onboard Disney Cruise Line
Choosing Your Port Adventures
Couples Choice Spa
Cruise Lessons Learned Part 2
Cruising Alaska
Cruising Alaska with Disney Cruise Line
Cruising Alaska with Disney Cruise Line
Cruising Alaska with Disney Cruise Line
Cruising at the Holidays
Cruising the Norwegian Fjords
Cruising with Food Allergies
Cruising with Special Needs - Part 1: Autism
Days at Sea
Dining on the Disney Dream
Dining with Dietary Restrictions
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line - The Year in Review (and Preview)
Disney Cruise Line Dining
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
Halloween on the High Seas
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
Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Lessons Learned From Our Cruise on the Disney Dream
Lessons Learned on a Disney Cruise to Alaska
Lessons Learned on Our Alaska Cruise on the Disney Wonder
Lessons Learned Onboard the Disney Dream
Let's Go On a Cruise, Honey
Magic in the Mediterranean
Marseilles
Monaco
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
Our First Four Night Cruise on the Disney Dream
Packing for a Disney Cruise to Alaska
Palma, Mallorca
Palo Brunch
Passport Update
Photo ID, Passports, REAL ID
Planning a Disney Cruise For A Family Group
Pompeii
Port Canaveral, Florida
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
Sardinia
Saying 'Howdy!' to a New Home Port in Galveston
Seeing San Juan on a Segway
Sick at Sea
Skagway, Alaska
Spa Carnival
Spas at Sea
Stavanger, Norway
Taking a Disney Cruise out of Galveston, Texas
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
The Disney Dream Christening Event
The Health Nut's Guide to the Disney Wonder
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
Top Ten Favorite Adult Experiences Onboard Disney Cruise Line
Tracy Arm Fjord
TransAtlantic Sailings on Disney Cruise Line
Transforming the Disney Dream
Unlocking the Magic of the Florida Keys
Vancouver, British Columbia
Venice
Venice, Italy
Vote for Canada's Bay of Fundy
What I'm Most Looking Forward to Onboard the Disney Fantasy
What Not to Pack
What to Expect On A Very Merrytime Cruise on the Disney Wonder
When Is the Best Time to Board Your Disney Cruise Ship?
Why We Love Cruising In a Verandah Stateroom
Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise
Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise - Part 2
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Disney Cruise Line and other cruise line, plus ports of call articles, photos, tips, and advice from fellow cruisers.

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The Health Nut's Guide to the Disney Wonder: A Disney Cruise Line Review
by Amy Wear on 02-04-2016

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I'm a certifiable health-nut and will go to great lengths on Disney vacations to maintain a healthy diet and keep active.

Our recent sailing on the Disney Wonder, however, was literally uncharted waters for this health-nut. More ...
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A Kids Top 10 Reasons to Go On a Disney Cruise: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Abby Wear on 01-28-2016
This week, 9-year old Abby Wear (daughter of PassPorter News contributor Amy Wear) has contributed her top 10 reasons she thinks kids would love a Disney Cruise!

1. Food! Ever think, “I really want to eat ...

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Lessons Learned on Our Alaska Cruise on the Disney Wonder: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 01-17-2016
I’m looking back at some of our recent Disney vacations, and what we learnt, and in the latest in this series of articles, we move to our Alaskan cruise, which ...

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Lessons Learned Onboard the Disney Dream: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 01-14-2016
I'm a firm believer that every time you travel, you learn lessons – things you did that were worth doing again, and things you definitely wouldn’t repeat.

That’s what

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Canadian First-Time Cruisers - Four Unexpected Souvenirs: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Amy Wear on 01-05-2016
Our first day on the Disney Wonder out of Galveston, Texas was filled with – you guessed it – wonder!

We built up so much anticipation for our first Disney cruise that I feared we might have set the bar too high – no ...

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What to Expect On A Very Merrytime Cruise on the Disney Wonder: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Amy Wear on 12-10-2015
Shortly after we booked a relatively last-minute early November cruise on the Disney Wonder out of Galveston, we were pleasantly surprised to see that it would be the first Very Merrytime sailing of the season. This added a new dimension of ...

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Taking a Disney Cruise out of Galveston, Texas: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Amy Wear on 11-26-2015
Earlier this fall, our family made the decision to take our first Disney cruise on the Disney Wonder out of Galveston, Texas.

The sailings out of Galveston are some of the best-priced 7-night sailings that Disney Cruise Line offers. ...

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Halloween on the High Seas: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Andrea Thomas on 10-29-2015
When I booked our cruise, I had no idea that Disney Cruise Line was going to turn our cruise into a Halloween themed cruise.

Of course I was excited about this news since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You may be asking, ...

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When Is the Best Time to Board Your Disney Cruise Ship?: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 09-03-2015

Considering the best time to actually head on board a Disney cruise wasn’t something that crossed my mind over the first few cruises we took.

We always worked on the theory that we wanted to start our adventure at the ...

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More Cruising articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

Top Ten Favorite Adult Experiences Onboard Disney Cruise Line - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 08-13-2015

Cruising with Special Needs - Part 1: Autism - A Disney Cruise Line Planning Article last updated 07-23-2015

Our First Four Night Cruise on the Disney Dream - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 07-09-2015

Kennedy Space Center - Things to Do Near Port Canaveral last updated 04-09-2015

Helsinki, Finland - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 01-08-2015

Our Favorite Part of a Disney Cruise - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 01-01-2015

Oslo, Norway - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 12-18-2014

The Port of Stockholm, Sweden - A Disney Cruise Line Port Review last updated 12-11-2014

Carioca's on the Disney Magic - A Disney Cruise Line Dining Review last updated 12-04-2014

Going for the Gold... Castaway Club Status That is - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 11-06-2014

Why We Love Cruising In a Verandah Stateroom - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 10-30-2014

Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise - Part 2 - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 10-16-2014

Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 10-09-2014

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




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As you may be aware, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued a travel alert for travelers to specific countries in the Caribbean and Latin America due to the Zika virus, a mosquito related illness. The precautions recommended by the CDC are similar to those to prevent other mosquito borne illnesses like dengue fever, chikungunya, and West Nile virus and include wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants and using insect repellents containing DEET to avoid mosquito bites. While the most common symptoms are usually mild and include fever, rash, joint pain and pink eye, pregnant women should pay special attention to the travel alert and take necessary precaution to avoid mosquito bites. Additional information can be found under the Travelers Health section of the CDC website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices. As a result of this travel alert, clients who are pregnant may wish to modify their cruise reservation. An email will be sent to Travel Agents or Guests who have bookings that are affected by this travel alert.

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As of January 28, 2016 the CDC list of affected destinations in the Caribbean Basin included the following early 2016 DCL destinations: Barbados, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Situations like this are always subject to change, so be sure to visit the CDC web site for the latest information http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices"
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Use the Rental Car Shuttle at Port Canaveral
"One thing we learned when cruising through Port Canaveral, instead of utilizing the local hotel shuttle in the morning of embarkation. We opted to use the shuttle through rental car company. Since we rented a one-way car rental between Orlando airport and Cape Canaveral the day before our embarkation, instead of returning the car right away we waited the next morning of embarkation to return the car. By doing that the process was much calmer as the hotel lobby tends to be crowded in the morning with other hotel guests wanted to get on the shuttle with various cruise lines. Plus you have better control with the rental car company shuttle as they run regularly between rental car agency and the port. "
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