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Attention Extreme Makeover Home Edition fans!

While the Extreme Makeover Home Edition team built a new home for the Korpai Family, this deserving family enjoyed a magical vacation with Disney Cruise Line. Catch a glimpse of their time on Castaway Cay and aboard the Disney Dream in this video.  More

What’s the difference between building Disney Cruise Line‘s Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream?  Frank de Heer, VP of New Ship Development for Disney Cruise Line and Philip Gennotte at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany share their thoughts during construction of the new ship.  More

Disney Fantasy Keel Laying Ceremony

Disney Fantasy Keel Laying Ceremony

On Feb. 11, 2011, Disney Cruise Line® celebrated the keel laying of the Disney Fantasy™ at the Meyer Werft shipyard. This is the second of two newly designed ships that take the family cruise experience to all-new heights. The sister ship to the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Dream™ entered service on Jan. 26, 2011.

The keel laying ceremony is a significant milestone in the ship building process when the first block, or section of the ship, is lowered into the building dock and a coin is placed under the keel for good fortune. Placing the coin was Karl Holz, President of Disney Cruise Line, assisted by Minnie Mouse.

The Disney Fantasy will offer many of the innovations that the Disney Dream currently features and brought to the cruise industry for the very first time, including AquaDuck — the world’s first shipboard water coaster. However, the Disney Fantasy will feature a few new design elements and Guest experiences that will give the ship a unique identity all her own.

The 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy will sail weeklong Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla., beginning with its maiden voyage scheduled for March 31, 2012. In addition, the Western Caribbean itinerary will change to feature a stop at Costa Maya. Bookings are now open for sail dates through August 2012.

Contact us for more information and to book your Disney Cruise Linevacation early….demand is high!

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Disney Cruise Line has named actress Jennifer Hudson the Godmother of its newest ship, the Disney Dream.  The Disney Dream is being christened today in its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida.

Disney Cruise Line‘s sailings always fill up fast, so contact us ASAP for the best fares and availability.  Celebrate life by living your own Disney Dream! 

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Celebrations International Travel just received this announcement from Disney Destinations: 

The largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® Park history is underway, a project that will nearly double the size of Fantasyland and deliver a new home for Ariel, new ways to interact with favorite Disney princesses, an exciting new family coaster, a double dose of Dumbo and more.

Contact us for details and to plan your next Disney vacation!  For the ultimate Disney experience, why not combine your visit to Walt Disney World with a cruise onboard Disney Cruise Line?  Celebrate your love of Disney with the whole family!

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Disney Cruise Line Welcomes Disney Dream to Port Canaveral

Fireworks, water pageantry and cheering fans greeted the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line® fleet as it arrived for the first time at Port Canaveral, Fla. Hundreds of people lined the shores before sunrise to catch a glimpse of the Disney Dream™, which features the first water coaster at sea and other innovations. Meanwhile, the Disney Wonder® departs soon for its new home on the West Coast.

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Disney Cruise Line accepted delivery of its new ship, the “Disney Dream” yesterday at a shipyard in Germany.  The ship will sail to Port Canaveral next week for its maiden voyage that departs Jan. 26.  Its onboard features range from the AquaDuck water coaster to inside cabins with “virtual views.”  The ship will operate three-, four-, and five-night Bahamas cruises.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or any other Disney Destinations, including Disney’s new Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii, contact Celebrations International Travel

Here’s to cruising Disney style!

Yesterday, Disney Cruise Line unveiled the plans for its newest ship, the Disney Dream, set to debut in 2011.

The following are excerpts from http://www.cruisecritic.com:

Disney Cruise Line Unveils Dream Details at NYC Show-and-Tell

At a festive show-and-tell today at Guastavino’s in New York City, Disney Cruise Line unveiled the first tidbits about its first new ship in over a decade — the 128,000-ton, 4,000-passenger Disney Dream

Disney Dream will feature an area called The District on Deck 4, aft, a playground for grownups with bars and clubs. The 18-and-older neighborhood features several lounges, including Skyline, a bar with faux windows that will display changing cityscapes from Paris to Tokyo. Beyond that, you can look forward to a few major innovations: The industry’s first “watercoaster”! The AquaDuck (yes, as in Donald) isn’t your standard water slide. The coaster is a see-through acrylic tube — the length of 2-1/2 football fields — that winds around the top deck from funnel to funnel, up and down, at one point cantilevering off the port side 150 feet above the ocean!

Inside cabins with virtual portholes. This industry first is so simple — and so fantastic — we have to wonder why it wasn’t thought of sooner. Inside cabins will now have a window to the outside world via virtual portholes. High-definition cameras placed outside the ship feed actual footage of the seascape to the flat-screen “portholes” inside.

Interactive experiences for the kids, Disney-style. Kids will be able to interact with Crush, the animated turtle from “Finding Nemo,” via a cinema-size plasma screen, and experience what it is like to be “toy size” in Andy’s Room, a larger-than-life replica of the “Toy Story” set. There will also be a play area called Monsters Academy, visited regularly by Mike, the lovable green guy from “Monsters Inc.”

Stay tuned for more details as they become available. Contact Celebrations International Travel to learn more about a Disney Cruise vacation today!

I’ve had a number of my own “Calgon Moments” this week, as I’m sure most people out there can relate to:  Sometimes you just feel like you need to get away!

The last time I actually made good on my quest to get away from it all, I booked my family on a last-minute Disney cruise to the Western Caribbean (7 nights on the Disney Magic, round-trip from Port Canaveral, Florida).   No kidding, I got on the phone and told the booking agent “It’s for me; I really need to get out of here.  Can you help me?”  Less than two weeks later, we flew to Orlando and set sail on a much-needed vacation.

When I’m on vacation, I want to be completely relaxed, which can be hard when you have Internet connectivity (temptation to check e-mail, look up stuff, or get on Twitter), a cell phone that might ring, or any other “techno-gadget”.  While technology can be a great way to keep in touch, I’m amongst those who tend to find myself enslaved to it.

That’s why, when I’m looking for total relaxation, I prefer cruising over other types of vacations.   Shortly after the ship sets sail, I turn my cell off because I’m about to lose reception anyway (no satellite phone for me, thanks!), and if I really want to check email or surf the Web, I can, but I’m much less likely to do so when I have to pay for Internet access.  And calling home when we’re on a cruise?  There are a number of ways to do that while the ship is in port that are generally less expensive than calling from the ship if I really need to.

I can’t think of a better way to get away from it all–literally–than on a cruise.   Cruise ships can take you just about anywhere in the world, and the cruise lines are offering excellent deals these days.   When you take into account that everything is included in your cruise fare:  accommodations, meals, activities, entertainment, children’s programs, and transportation between destinations–it might even be a better deal than staying home!

For your next “Calgon Moment”:  Here’s to your cruise vacation getaway!

Visit the Celebrations International Travel Web site for more information on oceanliner cruises and river and specialty cruises.

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