Dave Marxmay be considered a Renaissance Man, a jack-of-all-trades, or a dilettante, depending on how you look at things. He took a 20-year hiatus between his early journalism training and the start of his full-time writing career. Beyond co-authoring more than 40 books with Jennifer, he’s been a radio writer/producer, recording engineer, motion picture music editor, broadcast engineer supervisor, whitewater safety and rescue instructor, developer of online publishing courses, and newsletter editor and promotions chief for an online forum. He discovered the Walt Disney World Resort in March 1997 and first cruised in October 1999. He’s since cruised 16 more times, including his award cruise for being a Million-Point Winner at the retired “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire—Play It!” attraction. His next cruise will be aboard the “re-imagined” Disney Wonder in November 2016. Dave lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Name: Dave Marx
Date of birth: 04/07/55
Residence: Ann Arbor, MI
Name: Jennifer Marx
Residence: Ann Arbor, MI
Jennifer Marxexperienced her first Disney Cruise Line adventure on a three-night cruise in October 1999. Her next cruise was a four-night cruise followed in May 2001. She had the good fortune to be aboard the Panama Canal crossing (eastbound) in August 2005. Her most recent cruise was aboard the beautiful Disney Dream in February 2015, which brings her up to 20 Disney cruises. She is the creator of all the deck plans and maps in this guide! Jennifer is the author of more than 60 books, including the guide that started it all:PassPorter’s Walt Disney World. Jennifer makes her home in the university town of Ann Arbor, Michigan with her amazing son, Alexander (see below).
About the Contributors
Alexander Marxis our 12-year-old “Kid Contributor.” He’s had the good fortune to have cruised 11 times in his young life, with his first cruise at just five months old. He’s experienced cruise life at every stage of his development—as an infant, toddler, preschooler, and now as a school-age child. He adds his comments throughout the book to help other kids know what to expect when cruising and to make sure they don’t miss out on the “really cool stuff.”
Cheryl Pendry, our UK-based PassPorter author, contributed port guides for Dover, England; Stockholm, Sweden; Stavanger, Oslo, Bergen, and Olden, Norway; and Honolulu, Hilo, Nawillwill, and Kahului, Hawaii. Learn more about Cheryl on the next page.
Sabine Rautenberg, our Germany-based PassPorter author, contributed port guides for Copenhagen, Denmark; Helsinki, Finland; Warnemünde/Berlin, Germany; and Vigo, Spain. Sabine is the author ofPassPorter’s Disneyland Parisguide.