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Kids Sail Free on Select Sailings

Disney has expanded the dates for its Kids Sail Free promotion!  For select dates this Spring, kids will not have to pay a cruise fare when traveling in the same stateroom with two full fares.  You will only pay government taxes and fees for the kids.

This promotion is being offered on the Disney Magic for sailings out of Galveston, Texas.  Included are the following sailings:

  • 4-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between March 15 and April 16, 2013
  • 6-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between January 26 and April 20, 2013 (excluding March 9 and 23).
  • 8-night Bahamian cruises – most sailings departing between February 15 and April 26, 2013.

The promotion is also being offered on the Disney Wonder for sailings out of Miami, Florida.  Included are the following sailings:

  • 4-night Bahamian cruise – April 18, 2013 with stops at Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay.
  • 5-night Western Caribbean cruises – most sailings departing between January 14 and February 25, 2013 (excluding February 16) and between April 8 and April 27, 2013.

Contact Travel On A Dream today for details.  Availability is very limited.  Rooms for five and four will be the first to sell out.

No kids?  These dates don’t work?  Contact Travel On A Dream to see what other offers are available, including onboard credit offers on the Disney Dream, Florida resident pricing and US military rates.  We search to find you the best pricing now and continue to check after you book to make sure you are always getting the best price.

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Changes to Disney Wonder for 2013

It’s official!  The Disney Wonder will be having a new itinerary starting in September 2013.  These dates are available to book now except for the 4 and 6 night sailings which will be available on November 16, 2012.  Here is the new schedule:

September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 7, December 14, 2013 (7 night)

  • Galveston
  • At Sea
  • Key West
  • Castaway Cay
  • Nassau
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, November 30, 2013 (7 night)

  • Galveston
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Grand Cayman
  • Cozumel
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

December 21, 2013 (6 Night)

  •  Galveston
  • At Sea
  • Cozumel
  • Grand Cayman
  • At Sea
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

December 27, December 31, 2013 (4 night)

  • Galveston
  • At Sea
  • Cozumel
  • At Sea
  • Galveston

So what do you think?  Does this itinerary appeal more to you?  Will you cruise out of Galveston in 2013 as a result?

Disney Wonder and Disney Magic Relocate for the Summer

Yesterday the Disney Wonder arrived in Seattle to begin its summer sailings to Alaska!  This is the first time Disney Wonder has home ported in Seattle.  Here is a compilation of the news reports from Seattle.

Disney Wonder will be making 14 seven-night sailings to Alaska from Seattle this summer with stops at Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria, Canada.

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Port Adventures for Disney Cruise Line’s NYC to Bahamas Cruises

Today we are seeing on the Disney Cruise Line® site that Port Adventures are available for the New York City sailings from NYC to Nassau, Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral.

Three excursions are offered in New York City on the date of debarkation only with airport transfers.  These will only be able to be booked onboard and you should remove any return transfers before embarking to avoid double charges.

Guests will have an opportunity to go to Midtown Manhattan, including a trip up to the observation deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza followed by a drive towards Grand Central Station, ending at JFK, LaGuardia or Newark airports on this tour.

The second option will take guests for a land and sea tour of the city.  You will board the Zephyr, a luxury catamaran, for a 60 minute tour of the waterways around New York City including views of the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Staten Island, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  You will be dropped off at the South Street Seaport for free time before heading to one of the three area airports.

The last option will include visits to the American Museum of Natural History & Central Park.  In Central Park you will have a walking tour, seeing such sites as Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, The Boathouse and The Alice in Wonderland Sculpture.  Next you will go to the American Museum of Natural History with time to explore on your own and enter the planetarium as well before boarding the coach for your trip to the airport.

The first two tours and transfers are $129 for adults and $89  for children with the museum tour at $129 for adults/$99 for children.  Each of the tours is approximately 4 to 4.5 hours.  Depending on the number of people, those going to JFK and LaGuardia may be on the same bus.  Flights should not be prior to 3:00 pm for domestic flights (4:00 pm for international) to participate in these offers.

In Port Canaveral, there are many offerings at Walt Disney World® Resort, plus other tours in and around Cocoa Beach including the Cocoa Beach Shuttle, Kennedy Space Center and Real Florida Airboat Adventure.

At Walt Disney World Resort, guests can participate in any of the following tours:

  • Best of Walt Disney World Resort for Young Families – A VIP Tour
  • Illuminations Fireworks dessert Party at Epcot Theme Park
  • Thrills of Walt Disney World Resort – A VIP Tour
  • VIP Tour – Private VIP Tour Experience at Walt Disney World
  • Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Via Complimentary Transportation
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park Via Complimentary Transportation
  • Epcot Theme Park Via Complimentary Transportation
  • Magic Kingdom Via Complimentary Transportation

One day park hopper passes are included with your cruise vacation.  The VIP tours will include FASTPASS entrances to maximize your time in the parks.

All Guests disembarking at Port Canaveral will have to go through Customs and Border Protection Inspection so you will need to bring your passports or birth certificates with you.

Hopefully soon we will get a glimpse of the Port Adventures for the Canada and New England Coast cruises too!

More 2013 Disney Cruise Line Intineraries Information

Editor’s Note:  The Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream itineraries noted below are in fact the ones released 10/18/11.

We have received some information which further supports our earlier email about possible 2013 itineraries.  Keep in mind that we have not received anything official from DCL yet so all of this information is subject to change.

Disney Fantasy

 Beginning 1/5/13, we expect the Disney Fantasy to alternate between Western and Eastern Caribbean Sailings.  The Western Caribbean sailing will be as follows:

  • Saturday              Port Canaveral
  • Sunday                 At Sea
  • Monday               Grand Cayman
  • Tuesday               Costa Maya
  • Wednesday        Cozumel
  • Thursday             At Sea
  • Friday                    Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Saturday              Port Canaveral

Sail Dates:  1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21

The Eastern Caribbean Sailings in the Spring will be:

  • Saturday              Port Canaveral
  • Sunday                 At Sea
  • Monday               At Sea
  • Tuesday               St Thomas
  • Wednesday        San Juan
  • Thursday             At Sea
  • Friday                    Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Saturday              Port Canaveral

Sail Dates:  1/12, 1/16, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20

The Eastern Caribbean Sailings for the rest of the year will be:

  • Saturday              Port Canaveral
  • Sunday                 At Sea
  • Monday               At Sea
  • Tuesday               St Maarten
  • Wednesday        St Thomas
  • Thursday             At Sea
  • Friday                    Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Saturday              Port Canaveral

Sail Dates:  5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28

Disney Dream

We expect the Disney Dream to only do 3 and 4 night sailings in 2013.

Four Night:

  • Sunday                 Port Canaveral
  • Monday               Nassau
  • Tuesday               Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Wednesday        At Sea
  • Thursday             Port Canaveral

Sail Dates:  1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29

  • Wednesday        Port Canaveral
  • Thursday             At Sea
  • Friday                    Nassau
  • Saturday              Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Sunday                 Port Canaveral

Sail Dates:  1/2, 11/27

Three Night:

  • Thursday             Port Canaveral
  • Friday                    Nassau
  • Saturday              Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Sunday                 Port Canaveral

Sail Dates:  1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/24*, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26

11/24 departs on Sunday

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The details here are a little sketchy but we believe these will be 7 night Western Caribbean sailings again from Galveston, Texas.  Sailings to the Western Caribbean will be between January 4, 2013 and May 17, 2013 and again from October 25, 2013 to January 3, 2014.  Actual itinerary and sailing dates are unknown right now.

As soon as we have more information, including booking dates, we will update you.  To get on our mailing list, please send your email to info@travelonadream.com.

Majesty of the Seas and Miami

Last weekend, I got a chance to go to Miami for an event with Royal Caribbean International.  The plan was to learn more about Royal Caribbean and it’s different departments along with touring Majesty of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas.  I will talk about Oasis of the Seas in a later blog, but today I wanted to focus on Majesty of the Seas and Miami, including the Hyatt Regency where we stayed.

We arrived on Thursday afternoon and checked in.  My biggest problem was the parking situation.  You could valet park for $30 a night or self park for $19 a night.  The self park was in a ramp connected to the Hyatt, but a bit of a walk.  We decided to do the self parking anyway.

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