Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Disney Cruise Line Sets Sail for Russia, Northern Europe & the Med in 2010

Europe has it all for cruisers, especially Disney Cruise Line cruisers. You could almost describe Northern Europe as a centuries-old Fantasy Land with castles, real life princes and princesses, and an honest-to-goodness Little Mermaid... and now you can see it all on a Disney cruise. In response to passenger demand, Disney Cruise Line will reposition Disney Magic to Europe for an unprecedented five-month season of Northern European and Mediterranean cruises in 2010. With a wide variety of European itineraries in 2010, families have the ability to explore exotic and unexpected destinations with the safety and comfort of traveling with Disney Cruise Line, the leader in family cruising.

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will offer a 12-night Northern European Capitals cruise, where guests can experience breathtaking fjords, historic city centers and Viking lore at enchanting Scandinavian ports such as Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. The ship will also sail to Warnemunde, Germany, gateway to Berlin, and to St. Petersburg, Russia. Disney Magic will overnight in St. Petersburg, allowing Disney Cruise Line guests time to experience the city known as the "Cultural Capital of Russia" or use the second day to book a shore excursion to Moscow. Departing out of Dover, England, Disney Magic will sail a total of four 12-night cruises to the Northern European capitals in June and July 2010.

"The Northern European Capitals itinerary provides our guests with an amazing collection of destinations to explore," said Disney Cruise Line President Tom McAlpin. "We're excited to bring the rich history, culture and folklore these ports offer to life for our guests in a family-friendly way only Disney Cruise Line can deliver."

Book-ending the summer season in Northern Europe, Disney Magic will once again return to the Mediterranean with 10- and 11-night cruises, but with three new ports of call not offered when Disney Cruise Line last sailed the Mediterranean. In addition to popular ports in Italy, France and Spain, Disney Magic will visit Tunis, in Northern Africa, the island nation of Malta, and Corsica, an island oasis off the southern coast of France known as the birthplace of Napoleon. Departing out of Barcelona, Spain, Disney Magic will sail four 10-night and four 11-night cruises in the Mediterranean in April, May, August and September.

Disney Cruise Line will also offer four repositioning cruises including two 14-night transatlantic voyages, a seven-night cruise from Barcelona to Dover, England, and an eight-night cruise from Dover back to Barcelona.

Caribbean-bound cruisers will also find new, longer itineraries in 2010 available on Disney Wonder, which will shift to 4- and 5-night cruises sailing to Nassau, Key West, and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. The shift is designed to accommodate passengers looking for slightly longer cruises with Disney Cruise Line while children are enjoying their summer break. The 5-night cruises alternate the itinerary between sailings that include Key West and sailings that visit Castaway Cay not once, but twice during the cruise.

For itinerary details and pricing, visit CruiseDiva.com's Cruise News.

1 comment:

whizkidforte said...

Wow! How magical! I am planning on that trip on the Europe itinerary in the next 4+ years!