The WONDERful new Disney Wonder!

The WONDERful new Disney Wonder!

We recently disembarked from the first public sailing of the re-imagined Disney Wonder. She spent over a month in Cadiz, Spain receiving the largest update in Disney Cruise Line history. I will post more photos and information soon. Here are 30+ (before on the left, other than the first two pics) and after (on the right) photos from my personal collection. Note, in some pics there isn’t a color difference, it is a difference in the lighting. Most of the…

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Disney Cruise Line and Hurricane Season: What You Need To Know

Disney Cruise Line and Hurricane Season: What You Need To Know

So you finally booked your dream cruise only to find out there is a hurricane barreling toward one or more of your destinations. Before panic sets in, let me assure you that this can be an excellent time to cruise and you can still enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience. Cruise lines continuously monitor weather conditions and prepare for these yearly conditions. Some of the lowest rates for cruises are in the fall after school has started. What most new cruisers…

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Beach Life: Disney’s Hidden Gem

Beach Life: Disney’s Hidden Gem

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort has been a part of my family’s life since 2003. I have always loved the ocean. I have fond memories of vacationing with my grandparents when I was younger. My grandmother also loved the ocean. However, most of my beach memories were of a crowded, noisy beaches. Disney’s resort is quite different and some of our favorite vacation days are spent at this little slice of paradise on the Atlantic Ocean. Disney’s Vero Beach, located along…

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Gifts from Disney Italy

Gifts from Disney Italy

How do you share your travel adventures with friends when you return? My friend Amy recently visited Italy. She was gone during my birthday and wanted to share her trip with me. She put together this collection of trip memories, along with gifts! Her first two stops were in Rome and Assisi. At her next stop in Florence, she picked up her first Disney gift for me – a cup and saucer set. Now, she was on a mission to…

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Debarkation & Denmark

Debarkation & Denmark

Today is the saddest day of any cruise – debarkation. After a quick breakfast at Cabanas, we made our way off the ship. We signed up for a tour of Copenhagen before we were dropped at the airport to return to London. The cruise port is relatively new (approximately two years old), built on the outskirts of town. We were on the second motorcoach of the day. The first one was full, but there were only around 20 people on our…

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Stars Among Us – Best Sea Day Ever!

Stars Among Us – Best Sea Day Ever!

Today was our last day at sea. I was woken up by my alarm reminding me of our character meet and greets. Fortunately, they were an hour early (my phone time is all messed up with the time changes). That gave me time to drag myself out of bed (Will skipped it all) and to get ready. We had pictures with the Princesses (Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella, and Merida). After those, we had tickets to the Frozen Meet and Greet (Olaf…

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Fjords, Yachts and Royalty

Fjords, Yachts and Royalty

We set an alarm for this morning so that we could do a little shopping before our excursion. The Cruise Director announced that the King and Queen of Norway were celebrating their 25th year and were in town today. They had arrived on their royal yacht. Since they were expecting congestion due to celebration activities, they extended our port time to 7:00 p.m. We had breakfast at Lumiere’s followed by a quick shopping trip off the ship. There were several…

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Shopping and Music in Bergen, Norway

Shopping and Music in Bergen, Norway

I woke up this morning realizing we had to be close to the port. Sure enough, the ship was pulling into Bergen an hour and a half early! The port time was very short here, so many were excited. We grabbed breakfast at Cabanas and then walked in the rain to the local area to shop. The shops were less than 10 minutes from the dock. There were several souvenir stores and one included a Christmas shop. I was able…

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Thugs Rule the Disney Magic & Desserts!

Thugs Rule the Disney Magic & Desserts!

After three port days in a row and the fact that we lost two hours over the last two days, we were ready for a relaxing sea day. We slept In, so late that we almost missed breakfast! They kept Cabanas open until 10:30. We had breakfast and then went to trivia at Promenade Lounge. We grabbed some lunch at Lumiere’s just before they closed and then went to the 2:00 showing of Tangled the Musical, along with half of…

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The Beauty of Akureyri, Iceland

The Beauty of Akureyri, Iceland

Today we are in Akureyri, Iceland. I decided to use a day of my Rainforest Pass, so after breakfast at Lumiere’s I headed to Senses Spa & Salon, and the boys went off to walk around the town and shopping area. Rainforest at the Senses Spa I had the Rainforest completely to myself, which was fabulous! I mostly relaxed on a lounger and read.   Walking Around Town Godafoss Falls We met up for a quick lunch in Lumiere’s and…

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