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Summer 2015 Disney Cruise Itineraries Revealed

We finally have the summer 2015 sail dates for Disney Cruise Line! Reservations will be open to book tomorrow, March 26 for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members and on March 27 for everyone else.  If you have not already put in a request for a new booking and would like to make your request now, please use this form http://travelonadream.com/quote.html.

And now, the itineraries!

Disney Dream:

Alternating three and four night sailings departing on Fridays and Mondays. The exception to this will be starting June 26, 2015 where we will see five night double dips (two stops at Castaway Cay). Here are the dates:

• June 26, 2015 – 5 night
• July 1, 2015 – 4 night
• July 5, 2015 – 5 night
• July 10, 2015 – 5 night
• July 15, 2015 – 4 night
• July 19, 2015 – 5 night
• July 24, 2015 – 5 night
• July 29, 2015 – 5 night

Disney Fantasy:

Alternating seven night Eastern and Western Caribbean Itineraries:

• May 16, 30, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, 22, 2015 (Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth and Castaway Cay)
• May 23, June 6, 20, July 4, 18, August 1, 15, 29, 2015 (St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay)
• May 2, 2015 – Eastern to St. Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Castaway Cay
Disney Wonder:
The Disney Wonder will again go to Alaska for the summer of 2015:
• May 1, 2015 – 14 night Panama Canal – Miami, Cozumel, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego
• May 15, 2015 – 2 night cruise (not listed on DCL’s site)
• May 17, 2015 – 3 night cruise
• May 20, 2015 – 5 night repositioning to Vancouver (San Francisico)
• May 25, 2015 – 7 night Alaskan Cruises from Vancouver (Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan)
• June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Disney Magic:

Disney Magic will be returning to the Baltic! This time with many more itineraries!

• May 3, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Western Caribbean
• May 10, 2015 – 5 night sailing (not listed on Disney’s website)
• May 15, 2015 – 15 night Eastbound Transatlantic sailing from Port Canaveral with stops in New York City, St. John, Newfoundland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Oslo, Norway overnight in Copenhagen
• May 30, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Northern Europe including stops in Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
• June 6, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Norway Fjords with stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway
• June 13, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Northern Europe including stops in Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
• June 20, 2015 – 9 night sailing to Norway Fjords with stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Molde, Olden and Bergen, Norway
• June 29, 2015 – 11 night repositioning sailing from Copenhagen to Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Norway, Reykjavik (overnight) and Akureyril, Iceland, Torshavin, Faroe, ending in Dover, England
• July 10, 2015 – 12 night sailing to Northern Europe visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, Warnemunde, Germany, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia and Tallinn, Estonia
• July 22, 2015 – 12 night sailing to Northern Europe visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia and Tallinn, Estonia
• August 3, 2015 – 7 night repositioning from Dover to Barcelona with stops in Vigo, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal and Gibraltar, UK
• August 10, 2015 – 5 night sailing to Villefranche, La Spezia and Civitavecchia
• August 15, 22 and 29, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Naples, Civitavecchia, La Spezia and Villefranche

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2015 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

There is so much buzz about when the 2015 cruise itineraries for summer and fall 2015 will come out from Disney Cruise Line.  One agent was certain that they would come out “within 48 hours” a couple days ago, but nothing.  Personally, I think we could see the new itineraries as soon as mid-February, but possibly not until March or April.  So we wait, and speculate, and wait some more.

I thought now would be a good time to speculate!  I also want to hear what you think might be happening.  Here are my ideas with little basis for these thoughts.

  • Disney Dream – 3 and 4 night Bahamas sailings from Port Canaveral on Fridays and Mondays
  • Disney Fantasy – alternating 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral with the addition of Tortola for an Eastern Caribbean port for at least some of the Eastern sailings
  • Disney Wonder – I predict that she will head over to Cadiz, Spain to undergo a major drydock like the Disney Magic did last year.  I think this will happen in May rather than after the season and the Wonder will then go up to the United Kingdom and then do Baltic sailings for the summer months.  Following the Baltic sailings, there may be some Mediterranean sailings and then a Transatlantic where she will go back to Port Canaveral, Miami or New Orleans.  Yes, New Orleans!!  If she goes to New Orleans, I’m hoping we will see some new Western Caribbean stops.
  • Disney Magic – I predict that she will go up to New York City again and have sailings to Canada to include a stop at Quebec City, maybe alternating sailings with Bermuda or the Bahamas and possibly a couple 2 night sailings again.  In the fall, I think she will return to Florida for Bahamas and Caribbean sailings.
  • Unfortunately, I’m predicting no Alaska sailings for the summer of 2015.

I know that the Disney Wonder showed up on the port calendar for a few days in Hawaii, but was removed.  I know a lot of you would like to see Hawaii again, and I hope I’m wrong for your sakes, but I can’t figure that one out into my prediction.

Of course, I could be totally wrong with these predictions, but hey, it’s fun to speculate!  What do you think DCL will do in 2015?  Where would you like to see them go?

Early 2015 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Out This Week

Hot off the presses!  We have just received word that the 2015 Disney Cruise Line itineraries for the first part of the year will be released this week.  Tomorrow, November 12, 2013, Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members can start booking these dates by phone with dates open to everyone online and by phone on Thursday.  Here is what we are seeing for itineraries:

Disney Fantasy – Sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida

  • 7 night Eastern Caribbean with St. Maarten, San Juan and Castaway Cay – January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25
  • 7 night Eastern Caribbean with San Juan, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay – January 10, 24, February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18

Disney Magic – Sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida

  • 7 night Western Caribbean with Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Castaway Cay – January 4, 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29, April 12, 26
  • 7 night Western Caribbean with Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth and Castaway Cay – January 11, 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22, April 5, 19

Disney Wonder – Sailing from Miami, Florida

  • 5 night Western Caribbean Sailings with Cozumel and Castaway Cay – January 4, 18, February 1, 16, March 1, 15, 29, April 12, 26.
  • 5 night Western Caribbean Sailings with Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay – January 9, 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3, 17
  • 4 night Bahamian Sailings with Castaway Cay, Nassau and Key West – January 14, 28, February 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22

Disney Dream – Sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida

  • 3 night Bahamian Sailings with Nassau and Castaway Cay – January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
  • 4 night Bahamian Sailings with Nassau and Castaway Cay – January 6, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27

Additionally, Disney Cruise Line has a new offer for 50% off of deposits on new reservations booked up until December 15, 2013.  This cannot be combined with other offers and does not offset the cost of the cruise as the full deposit will be due at the time final payment is made.  This offer is good on category 4A – 11C only and does not include any IGT, OGT or VGT cabins or suites.  Contact us for further details. 

Finally, you can still get your Holiday Gift with Travel On A Dream’s promotion for new cruises booked through December 1, 2013.  Quantities are limited so what are you waiting for?

Contact us today to for your quote as soon as they are available. 

Surprise Your Family With A Disney Vacation!

Surprise your family with a Disney Vacation this holiday season!!!

Book your Disney vacation between November 10 and December 1, 2013 and receive your choice of gift from Travel On A Dream*.  Choose from Santa Mickey hat, Santa Minnie hat or a Mickey Silhouette Ornament.

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Ask for Promotion Code:  HOHOHO

*Some restrictions apply.  Contact your travel agent for full details.  Promotion is being offered by Travel On A Dream only.  Valid on Disney vacations totaling $1500 or more.  One per reservation number.  Disney Packages must include 3-day park tickets.  Not valid with any other promotion offered by Travel On A Dream.  Travel must take place by the end of 2014.  Items will be mailed in time to gift for the holidays.  Quantities are limited.  Act quickly.

Reimagined Disney Magic – Part I

We just returned home from our two night preview cruise on the Disney Magic following her six week dry dock (which became seven).  Before I start my review, I will disclose that I did not pay full fare for our cruise, we were part of the travel agents and media that were invited to sail on the Disney Magic for this two-night sailing.  The opinions however are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Disney Magic at Port Canaveral

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Plans Change – Your Travel Agent Will Help

You’ve been planning a cruise for more than a year.  Everything is perfect.  You have the stateroom you wanted, made all prebooked plans onboard, and all the pre and post cruise plans.  Work has been notified and you are ready to go.  You get the call no one ever wants to get.  “I’m sorry, but we have to cancel your cruise.”

At first you are stunned.  Please tell me this is a joke.  Please wake me and say it was just a bad dream.  But no, it is really happening.  It’s time to make some changes to plans.

If you are like me, you don’t take vacation lightly.  We work hard all year to go on vacation.  The last thing you want is for that to change.

Illness, storms, damage/malfunction of the ship can happen anytime.  This past year we saw the Grandeur of the Seas cancel sailings due to a fire and Celebrity Millennium cancel due to propulsion problems.  There were many disappointed travelers.

This is one of those times that you really wish you had a travel agent working for you, sitting on hold for hours to reschedule your vacation and work out the best option for you.  We are in a better position to take care of this as well.  Your emotions are running higher, you are sad, upset, frantic, you name it.  It’s hard to figure out what is happening much less what you want to do instead.

Last week, we rescheduled guests to other sailings of the Disney Magic, other ships in the Disney fleet and even other cruise lines and Walt Disney World instead of the Disney Magic sailing.

You never know when trouble could happen on a cruise.  Having travel insurance and a great travel counselor on your side makes these situations a bit easier to handle.

National Cruise Vacation Week

Also known as the “World’s Largest Cruise Sale”, National Cruise Vacation Week is one of the highlights of the year!  This is celebrated every October, and it’s your chance to get some great deals on cruises!

This year, the National Cruise Vacation Week is October 20-27.  So, if you’ve been thinking of taking a cruise next year, this is the time to book!  We’ve put together a list of the largest cruise lines, with the exclusive deals they are offering during this time.  Please look them over, and let us know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to take advantage of one (or more!) of these offers:

Azamara

Up to $500 onboard credit* per stateroom on Europe 2014 voyages.

Carnival

Up to $200 off Fun Select rates per stateroom, up to $200 onboard credit per stateroom, best available upgrades, and 50% reduced deposits available on select sailings through December 31, 2014, if booked Oct. 20-27, 2013.

Celebrity

During the week of Oct. 20-27, book any Celebrity cruise, 5 nights or longer, to Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, or Europe departing January 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015 and receive up to $250 onboard credit*.

Disney Cruise Line

Receive $50 onboard credit* per stateroom on a 3- or 4-night Bahamian cruise aboard Disney Magic® or Disney Dream® departing from Port Canaveral, Florida Jan. 5 – May 29, 2014.   Valid for new bookings made between Oct. 20-27.   Travel window is:

  • Disney Magic®, 3- and 4-night voyages departing Jan. 6 – May 16, 2014
  • Disney Dream®, 3- and 4-night voyages departing Jan. 5 – May 29, 2014

Holland America

Explore4 promotion on select December 2013 holiday cruises and 2014 sailings that provides four added-value extras—a free Signature Beverage Package or beverage card, free specialty restaurant dinner, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom, and reduced deposits of 50% off normal deposit rate.  Guests making a booking Oct. 20-27, 2013 can also qualify for up to $200 per stateroom in shipboard credits* in addition to the four Explore4 offers!

MSC

Special pricing for selected sailings in Summer Caribbean 2014, plus receive up to $200 per stateroom shipboard credit* for MSC Divina Caribbean sailings between April 12-Oct. 11, 2014.  Rates as low as $549 per person!

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Up to $250 onboard credit* fleetwide, up to $500 onboard credit* for CruiseTours in Europe, Hawaii and Alaska, BONUS onboard credit* for all Norwegian Getaway sailings currently open for sale.

Princess

Onboard value booklet per person, worth up to $325.  Plus reduced deposit on select cruises.

Royal Caribbean

Book a 7-night Caribbean cruise, and get up to $100 to spend onboard*!  Booking window is Oct. 20-25, for sailings in June, July, and August 2014.

Windstar

Special sale rates on select sailings, plus a $100 shipboard credit* per cabin.

Special offer from Starwood

Enhance your cruise with a pre- or post-stay at a Starwood resort or hotel!  You can extend your vacation with great rates and complimentary breakfast!  Add one, two, or three nights before or after your cruise!  Over 180 Starwood properties worldwide are available with this special offer, during National Cruise Vacation week!  Ask your agent for details!

*Where it is allowed by the individual cruise line, onboard credits that are included in specials are in addition to the onboard credit you normally receive when booking with Travel on a Dream!  (See http://travelonadream.com/loyalty.html )

Please visit www.travelonadream.com for a quote today!

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