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Worries About Taking a Disney Cruise - Part 2: A Disney Cruise Line Review
by Cheryl Pendry on 10-16-2014

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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.

In this article, we're looking at another five questions about the Disney Cruise Line. More ...
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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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Olden, Norway: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 08-14-2014
When we took our Norwegian cruise a couple of years ago with another cruise line, I never thought in my wildest dreams that Disney would soon be following in our boat's waves, as it were.

Of course, back then Frozen was still being put ...

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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

Cruise Lessons Learned Part 2 - Disney Fantasy last updated 09-12-2013




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Oceaneer Club/Lab or the Edge?
by Sarahtheginger
19 Oct 2014 at 1:58pm
I read that children in the in between age that are 12 years old and are eligible to be in both the oceaneer club/lab and the edge had to choose...
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Key West Concerns
by cfaletra
18 Oct 2014 at 1:45pm
It appears that DCL did not do their homework on the upcoming Key West visit by the Wonder on October 25th. That Saturday visit is Fantasy Fest...
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New Cabanas on Castaway Cay
by stitch4me
17 Oct 2014 at 6:58am
I read sometime ago that there were going to be a few new cabanas located on Castaway Cay. Does anyone know when or if they are available? Thanks...
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Hurricane
by trixiedixie
16 Oct 2014 at 1:10pm
Anyone know if Castaway Cay is in path of this Gonzalo character? Hope not
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Towels - Bring your own??
by AaronsMom
15 Oct 2014 at 11:33am
I keep hearing that you should wear your swimming suit under your clothes on embarkation day so that you can take advantage of the pools before your...
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