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Top Ten Favorite Adult Experiences Onboard Disney Cruise Line: A Disney Cruise Line Review
by Kelly Wilkins on 08-13-2015

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Disney Cruise Line is for adults too! Disney, as an entertainment company, knows how to treat and delight all ages.

Disney’s ships have areas and activities exclusively dedicated to adults. Service is universally stellar. As a solo adult traveler, I have a fantastic time cruising on Disney. More ...
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Cruising with Special Needs - Part 1: Autism: A Disney Cruise Line Planning Article by Carol Yeh on 07-23-2015
Traveling can be stressful; traveling when you have special needs doubles that stress.

Although disabilities (especially autism) vary significantly by individual, I wanted to share some of my family’s experiences. I hope this ...

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Our First Four Night Cruise on the Disney Dream: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Cheryl Pendry on 07-09-2015
These days, with four ships, the Disney Cruise Line offers a bewildering set of itineraries throughout the year.

However, there are still those that I consider their “core” itineraries, and I’m sure many others will ...

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Kennedy Space Center : Things to Do Near Port Canaveral by Carolyn Brooke-Millward on 04-09-2015
During our visit to Orlando in November last year, we were very keen to revisit Kennedy Space Center.

We had last visited in 2013, just when the space shuttle Atlantis was being warehoused ready for her new exhibition hall to be built, ...

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Helsinki, Finland: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 01-08-2015
Having previously enjoyed our time in Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, ...

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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 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

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




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