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Disney News Round-up: Hurricane Irma Updates, Food News, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with a news round-up today featuring some post-Hurricane Irma updates from Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney Cruise Line; plus we also have some food news! Let' check it out.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2018 Sailing Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has announced its fall 2018 sailing itineraries, including new sailings from New York City to Bermuda and three sailings from New York City to Port Canaveral with stops at Walt Disney World and Castaway Cay.

Disney Cruise Line Announces 2018 Summer Sailing Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has announced the sailing itineraries for the summer of 2018 and new ports of call including Milan, Italy are included. There are also new sailings from Rome and Barcelona in addition to a first-time visit to Cork, Ireland.

Celebrate Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises on Disney Cruise Line this Fall

This fall the Disney Cruise Line is celebrating Halloween on the High Seas from September through October, and Very Merrytime Cruises in November and December. All holiday cruises feature special events, specialty foods, and more.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Sailings for Summer 2017

Disney Cruise Line has announced its itineraries for the summer of 2017 and sailings include new ports of call in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, and even extra stops at Castaway Cay. Bookings for the 2017 itineraries open April 14.

Disney Vacation Club Members Enjoy First Member Cruise to Alaska on Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Wonder is currently sailing in the Alaskan waters with a ship full of Disney Vacation Club members for the first Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise in Alaska. The seven-night cruise features a unique itinerary and a special experiences for guests.

Castaway Cay Challenge Part of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Events

Registration for the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events has been open for just about two days and several races are already sold out. But if you're looking to add a little tropical fun to the Marathon Weekend, you can register for the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge 5K run.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Two New Caribbean Destinations for 2016 Sailings

Disney Cruise Line recently announced the addition of two new Caribbean ports of call for the 2016 sailing season.

The cruise line will now be stopping in Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique, in addition to returning to the homeport of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Ends with Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge

A new race has been added as a tropical finish to the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

The Castaway Cay Challenge is a joint venture between runDisney and Disney Cruise Line and gives runners a chance to finish their Marathon Weekend with a 5K on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.

After finishing one (or more) of the Marathon Weekend races runners can compete on January 14 in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a 5K race.

Three Disney Cruise Line Ships to Sail from Port Canaveral Beginning in January

Starting in January, three Disney Cruise Line ships will be sailing from Port Canaveral giving guests even more options when it comes to cruising with Disney.

The Disney Magic will begin sailing 3- and 4-night cruises from Port Canaveral on January 2. The Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy are already sailing from the port. The Dream sails on 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas and the Fantasy visits the Caribbean on 7-night cruises.

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7 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid On Your First Disney Cruise

I've been dreaming of my next Disney Cruise, and while I feel pretty confident with the ins and outs by now, I find myself fielding lots of questions from would be cruisers. If you're thinking of heading out to see for the first time, check out these 7 Rookie Mistakes to avoid on your first Disney Cruise.

Disney Cruise Line: Escape to Serenity Bay

In the middle of this winter cold, there's nothing more that I would like than to be lying on a Caribbean beach in the sun on a quiet beach. A short Disney Cruise with a stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay sounds like just the break I need! No need to worry about the kids because I'll be headed straight to Serenity Bay.

Island Bike Rental on Disney's Castaway Cay

We've talked previously about renting bicycles and surrey bikes at Walt Disney World, but did you know that you can rent bikes on Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay?

Why The Disney Cruise Line Is Made For Grown-ups

People often give me a puzzled stare when they hear that I'm headed off to sea for a Disney Cruise, without my kids. In their heads the ships are only suited a family vacation, they assume that Disney's ships are crowded, loud, and over-run with kids - they couldn't be more wrong. In creating the ultimate family cruise line, Disney's planning also gave way to the perfect grown-up retreat.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Very Merrytime Cruises for the 2014 Holiday Season

It might seem as if we just finished the winter holiday season, but if you're thinking about planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation for the 2014 holidays, listen up!

Disney Cruise Line just announced the events for the Very Merrytime Cruises taking place from late November through the end of December.

5 Reasons To Love the Disney Cruise Line

Have you ever dreamed of setting sail across the ocean blue but just didn't want to give up your annual Disney trip? Maybe you're just not quite sure you would enjoy a cruise and want to test it out before giving up all your vacation days to it? I've gathered up a small list of my favorite things that I think make the Disney Cruise Line the best place for a novice cruiser to get their feet wet.

The History of Disney's Castaway Cay

When sailing out of Port Canaveral, Castaway Cay (pronounced "Key') is a port of call that always has Disney Cruise Line Guests clamoring for more time on shore. It's white sand beaches and swaying palms offer an enticing day of swimming, snorkeling, and island activities.

Disney Cruise Line Takes Top Honors from CruiseCritic.com Readers

With two beautiful new ships it's no wonder that the Disney Cruise Line is being considered one of the finest fleets on the seven seas. Fast on the heals of Conde' Nast Travelers Readers ranking all four ships in the Disney Fleet amongst the top large cruise ships in the world, another group of dedicated travel fans have been heard. Last week the critically acclaimed website CruiseCritic.com announced the winners of the Cruise Critic 2013 Cruisers' Choice Awards.

Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure

Disney Cruise Line guests clamor for all the time they can get relaxing and enjoying the Caribbean air on DCL's private island, Castaway Cay. When not soaking up the sun or enjoying a meal of delicious BBQ, one of the most popular activities with island guests is the exciting opportunity to swim and interact with Southern Stingrays in a private lagoon.

Disney Cruise Line Weddings

The thought of a Disney Wedding is something that spins the imagination of many would be princess. For the girl who dreams of the sea, Disney Fairytale Weddings will make your magical and makes your dreams come true on board all four of it's ocean liners or on the sandy the shore of Castaway Cay. A Disney Cruise Line Wedding is an incomparable escape for guests and a dreamy start to your happily ever after.