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Memories for a Lifetime

I talk to many people all the time about how young is too young to take a child on that special vacation.  You know the one, not a trip to Grandmas (that that is very special in itself) or to go away for the weekend to a cabin.  We’re talking about a big trip!  That first trip to Walt Disney World!  A cruise!  While I think there is an age that is too young, it really depends on your kids.  I personally think that taking an infant on a cruise can be a lot of work, so for me it wouldn’t be my choice.  I would feel bad telling a two year old that is not potty trained that they cannot go in the pool.  It would break my heart.

I remember my first big trip – and it wasn’t to Disney World or on a cruise – it was to a cabin on a lake in Northern Wisconsin.  I remember the horses there and feeding them with my sister.  I was about 4 years old then.  I remember many of the trips we took as kids.  I know that some of the memories are due to the many photos taken, but some are genuinely my own.

Your kids will be very happy that you take then on big trips!  I just received an email from my client, Cathy, who’s 10 year old daughter had a creative writing assignment.  Cathy saw the assignment at open house just a couple weeks ago and said I could share it with you.

Dear Mom,

Do you remember our cruise last year?  I really want to go again!  I have three good reasons and they are awesome!  I knew you needed the convincing, so let’s start.

My first reason is that it is very fun and relaxing!  I loved how you got to have as much ice cream at the pools as you wanted!  I always got chocolate!  Ok, maybe that wasn’t a good idea to tell you about that.  It’s just that it was so much fun for me, and admit it, you even said you had a great time!

Here’s my second reason:  your money will be well spent.  Even though it might cost alot, it is going to a great thing!  Have you ever heard the commercials say:  It costs a lot, but for a great thing!  REmember the slide that goes on top of the pools?  You could see everybody!  And that time I found a hermit crab on the beach – I thought it was a seashell, but then it moved and out popped legs and a head!

And here’s my last reason:  it gave me memories that will last a lifetime.  When I grow up, I will be telling about it to my kids and taking them there also.  I will never, ever forget the time I went on there!

Love,

Lauren

What Lauren doesn’t know is that she is going on another cruise!  Cathy has been secretly planning another trip for the family.

You know that it is more than the chocolate ice cream in unlimited supply on the pool deck that Lauren’s memories are built on.  Or the seashell that walked away.  It was the fun family environment.  Everyone had a great time on their cruise before and Cathy knew it.  These are memories that will, in fact, last a lifetime!

Walt Disney started Disneyland as a place for a daddy to take his two girls, for some good family fun that everyone in the family would enjoy.  Disney has continued this idea of Walt’s today with theme parks and now four cruise ships.  So what are you waiting for?  Plan your family vacation today!

When Did You Become A Disney Fan?

In the last nine years, basically since we started cruising, we have met a lot of Disney fans.  Some have told me stories about how they used to get together as a family and watch the Wonderful World of Disney as a child.  Others recall going to Disneyland or Walt Disney World as a child.  For me, my Disney addiction happened much later in life.

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New WDW Discounts Start Today

While we didn’t have the “Royal Offer” correct, we were correct about a discount being offered starting today at Walt Disney World.  This is a room discount, however it can be combined with tickets and dining if you wish.  Here are the details:

Winter Discount

Book this offer now through December 31, 2010 for travel January 2, 2011 through April 16, 2011. 

Save up to 35% for stays most nights between February 6 and April 16, 2011.  Other great rates available January 2 through February 5, 2011.

Save 20% at select Disney Value Resorts and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Save 25% at select Disney Moderate Resorts and Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Save 35% at select Disney Deluxe Resorts (Excludes Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Resort) and select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Late Winter Discount

Book this offer January 1, 2011 through February 13, 2011 for travel February 16, 2011 through April 16, 2011. 

Save 15% at select Disney Value Resorts and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Save 20% at select Disney Moderate Resorts and Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Save 25% at select Disney Deluxe Resorts (Excludes Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Resort) and select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Save 30% at select Disney Deluxe Resorts

Two savings offers with the best deals right now.  Contact us today to book your stay at info@travelonadream.com.

Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Announced

The Disney Fantasy will make her debut on April 7, 2012 with a sailing to the Western Caribbean with stops in Grand Cayman, Costa Maya and Cozumel. This Maiden voyage will be followed by another Western Caribbean sailing and then alternate with an Eastern Caribbean sailing to St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Both itineraries will stop at Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay. Rates start at $959 per person for a standard inside room, based on double occupancy.

The Disney Dream will continue it’s schedule of 3, 4 and 5 night Bahamian sailings, stopping at Nassau and Castaway Cay. Rates for this ship will start at $333 per person for a standard inside room, based on double occupancy.

The Disney Wonder will sail the Mexican Riviera cruises from the Port of Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas from January through April. Prices for this itinerary start at $658 per person for a standard inside room, based on double occupancy.

The Disney Magic will sail out of Port Canaveral alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings until the Disney Fantasy arrives. These sailings start at $707 per person for a standard inside room, based on double occupancy.

The schedules for the Disney Magic and Wonder after April 2012 will be released at a later date as will the schedules for the Disney Fantasy and Dream after August 2012.

Bookings are set to being tomorrow, October 19 for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members and on Wednesday, October 20 for everyone else. Contact us today to book your 2012 sailing!

Pricing does not include government taxes and fees.

Disney Fantasy Information Coming Soon

On Monday, October 18, Disney Cruise Line will be having two webcasts for travel agents called “Launching a Dream.”

We have agents that will be attending the first webcast on Monday at 12:00 noon Eastern Time to be able to get you all the details as soon as we have them.

During this webcast, Disney will share information about the Disney Dream™, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line® fleet and:

* Share a sneak peek of what’s going on in the shipyard in Germany
* Explore what’s new at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise
* Announce the itinerary plans for our fourth ship, the Disney Fantasy™

We can’t wait to bring you this information so check out our blog Monday afternoon for more info! We are hoping DCL will also release the booking dates for 2012 sailings.

We also will have agents on the Christening Cruise and Maiden Voyage for the Disney Dream™ to bring you first hand information on this new ship.

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All Aboard the Disney Dream!

We’re very excited to announce we will be getting a sneak peek of the brand new Disney Dream!

This will be the largest of the three ships stretching 1,115 feet and comfortably accommodating 4,000 passengers.  Check out the video of the AquaDuck water slide! 

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