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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

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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, a power strip. I even have one that is specifically for travel that remains in my suitcase all year round. My power strip has been with me on countless trips and has served me well, so the thought of it being removed from my luggage at security before boarding my cruise is as disturbing as it is inconvenient. More ...
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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 by Lori Ketcherside on 06-19-2014
As I said in my last article, I recently had reason to consider what I would want to know before my first cruise.

Well, if something is worth doing, it is ...

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Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before My Disney Cruise - Part 1: A Disney Cruise Line Review by Lori Ketcherside on 06-13-2014

After already selecting a Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ship, choosing the best date and itinerary for your dream vacation, after all of the major travel arrangements, hotels and airfare are booked, and after port adventures, spa appointments and ...

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Castaway Cay Bike Rental: A Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure Review by Angela Jenkins on 06-12-2014
During our first cruise on the Disney Dream last fall, we thought about inexpensive shore excursions to try.

Not many of the shore excursions appealed to us, for various reasons, mostly because we really just wanted to enjoy being on the ...

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The Pixar Touch - The Making of a Company by David A. Prince: Disney Book Review by Cheryl Pendry on 05-22-2014
I have greatly enjoyed all the Pixar films to date, and have always wondered about the company's origins.

So when I saw The Pixar Touch available in book stores, I decided it was the perfect time to find out everything I'd ...

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Adventure Is Out There: Disney Cruise Line Shore Excursion Review by Michele Dakho on 05-15-2014
Disney Cruise Line does an amazing job creating activities and areas onboard for every one in the family and offering "something for everyone."

The level of comfort and confidence you have in the Disney Cruise Line experience is ...

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Naples, Italy: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 05-01-2014
On the inaugural Disney cruise of the Mediterranean on the Magic back in 2007, Naples was one of the ports of call.

We were so taken with Naples that we returned last year, as there was more we wanted to see. That's the first caution ...

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Palma, Mallorca: A Disney Cruise Line Port Review by Cheryl Pendry on 04-24-2014
This summer, the Disney Magic returns to Europe to cruise the waters of the Mediterranean.
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We're in a fortunate enough position to have spent long weekends, visiting two of the Magic's ports of call.

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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

Carry On Essentials for Your Disney Cruise - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 08-29-2013

Cruising with Food Allergies - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 08-29-2013

In the 'Pink' - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 07-04-2013

Castillo San Cristobal Walking Tour - Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure Review last updated 06-27-2013

Seeing San Juan on a Segway - Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure Review last updated 06-13-2013

TransAtlantic Sailings on Disney Cruise Line - A Disney Cruise Line Review last updated 06-13-2013

Skagway, Alaska - The Jewel of an Alaska Disney Cruise last updated 05-02-2013




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Eating vegan on a Disney cruise?
by Disneybine
21 Aug 2014 at 12:47pm
Does Disney Cruise Line cater to vegans at all? I mean, are there any vegan dishes available or are chefs able to prepare special dishes? Do servers...
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Room location
by cruising king
21 Aug 2014 at 7:39am
Can anyone tell me where is the best plase to have a room on the Fantasy. I am hearing that the ends may not be the best plase to be as far as...
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Buying watch onboard disney cruise line questions
by Clare loves Stitch
21 Aug 2014 at 2:51am
Hello I'm thinking of waiting until my med cruise to pick up a watch as mine has just given up. Does anyone know: what brands they stock on...
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Which restaurant for Formal Night and Pirate Night
by benchley
20 Aug 2014 at 5:09pm
Hi folks. Lots of time for planning here -we're aiming for a 7 night cruise on The Fantasy in Aug 16. I'm trying to work out which restaurants...
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Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy
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18 Aug 2014 at 3:36pm
I read a "tip" that these are available through Room Service - please tell me this is true!!!
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