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Disney Cruise Line News - (6/6/16) The Disney Cruise Line announced that the Disney Wonder would go into dry dock from Sept 9 to Oct 23, 2016 to add some new improvements. In the Disney's Oceaneer Club the Marvel Super Hero Academy will be added, bringing in some of Marvel's greatest heroes to help teach kids the value of teamwork, bravery, problem solving and more. Spider-Man will appear in person, while other heroes will appear on a large digital display. Other new additions to Disney's Oceaneer Club include a Frozen Adventures area, the addition of select Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins, and Andy's Room where kids will feel toy-sized in a multi-level play space.
The Wonder will also add Tiana's Place Restaurant, themed by the restaurant Princess Tiana wanted to create in "The Princess and the Frog". Full of Southern charm, jazz music and street party style celebrations, you'll dine of New Orleans inspired cuisine.
An old English style Pub will also be added to the Wonder, decorated with dark woods and plush leather furniture, along with some nods to the various Disney films set in London will be evident in the decor. The English Pub will be just one part of a new "After Hours" adult district that will also feature another new nightclub and an updated Cadillac Lounge.
Other new additions will include: an updated Senses Spa & Salon, updates to the Animator's Palate restaurant, new dining areas named Cabanas and Palo, the D Lounge for family gaming and entertainment, a Bibbidi Boddidi Boutique children's makeover area, the Edge club for tweens, a Twist 'n' Sport waterslide on the upper deck along with Dory's Reef splash zone and Aqualab pool and interactive water play area.
Most of the new enhancements will be ready starting on November 10th.
(4/13/16) The Disney Cruise Line has announced their new Summer 2017 itineraries this week that you can begin to book starting this Thursday.
Highlights include a new 9-night cruise on the Disney Wonder to visit new locations in Alaska, departing from Vancouver, BC with stops at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord, as well as shorter 7-night and 5-night cruises as well.
Meanwhile the Disney Magic will depart from Port Canaveral, FL on May 13, 2017 for a 15-night trans-Atlantic journey with stops in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Portland, England (near the legendary Stonehenge). From there the Disney Magic will offer a 10-night Northern Europe tour leaving from Capenhagen on June 18th, 2017 that will feature ports in Amsterdam, England, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Estonia. More European destination tours will follow from here that will also head into the Mediterranean.
The Disney Fantasy will offer special 10 and 11-night cruises into the Southern Caribbean from Port Canaveral over Summer 2017. The 11-night cruise will have stops in Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay, while the 10-night will stop in Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Tortola and Castaway Cay.
Finally the Disney Dream will be departing from Port Canaveral over Summer 2017 with various 4-night and 5-night itineraries, some of which will actually stop at Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island) twice during the journey.
(3/4/16) The Disney Cruise Line announced on Thursday that they have signed an agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to produce two more vessels for the growing Disney Cruise Line fleet, launching in 2021 and 2023. The new ships are described as being slightly bigger than the last two additions (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy) at 135,000 gross tons, over 1,000 feet long and standing 200 feet tall. At this point no names have been decided yet, but each ship will offer aproximately 1,250 guest staterooms. Considering how much technology and new innovations went into the creation of the Disney Dream class vessel compared to the Disney Magic class (original), I can only imagine that by 2021, these newest class vessels will be utterly state of the art and include some new surprises we haven’t even seen yet from the Disney Cruise Line.
Disney’s AULANI - (1/13/14) Westcoaster heads to Aulani, Disney’s exclusive private resort in Hawaii and reports back with one of the most stunningly beautiful photo blogs ever. Seriously… Aulani looks like a slice of heaven on Earth. Seriously... you have to see it to believe it.