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Disney News Round-up: Halloween on the High Seas and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

What's that you say? It's ONLY August so why are we talking about Halloween already? Well, because this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts on August 25 at the Walt Disney World Resort! And, if you're sailing Disney Cruise Line this fall you can celebrate Halloween on the High Seas too!

Disney Cruise Line to Keep Two Largest Ships in Port Canaveral

Disney Cruise Line's two largest ships, the Dream and Fantasy, will continue to call Port Canaveral their home port through 2016.

Disney Cruise Line Celebrating the Holidays on the High Seas

Celebrate the holidays on the high seas this year during Disney Cruise Line's Very Merrytime Cruises starting in late November.

The Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy will all be celebrating the holidays with special events and more through New Year's Eve.

Disney Cruise Line Institutes New Policy for Door Decorations

If you're taking a Disney cruise and can't wait to decorate your stateroom door, listen up. Disney Cruise Lines announced a new policy that forbids guests from decorating their doors using adhesive products. Guests violating the rule will face a $100 fine.

Security Increased At Disney Fantasy Shipyard Following Damage To Ship

Disney Fantasy, the newest Disney Cruise Ship currently under construction in a Germany shipyard, sustained water damage earlier this month. Now, Meyer Werft has boosted its security for the yard.

A mysterious water valve leak aboard the Fantasy caused water damage on the ship sometime in early December. While early reports out of Germany had the damage estimated at over $1 million, Disney has called that figure an exaggeration. According to Disney spokeswoman Rebecca Peddle, "There was some water damage that resulted in them having to replace some carpeting. It was not significant."

December 2012 Disney Wonder Sailings to Mexico Canceled

Four Disney Wonder cruises from Los Angeles to Mexico set for December 2012 have been dropped. The cruises were to set sail December 9, 16, 23, and 30 to destinations in Mexico like Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

Disney Dream Christened

It was a day of magic for Disney Cruise Line's long-awaited newest ship. January 19 saw the Disney Dream christened in a lavish and grand ceremony which featured celebrities, top Disney executives and the Mouse himself.

Multi-talented actress and singer Jennifer Hudson was on hand as the Dream's godmother. A very fitting choice was Ms. Hudson as her Oscar- and Grammy-winning career started in 2003 aboard the Dream's sister ship, the Wonder.

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3 Great Reasons To Try A 3-Night Starter Cruise On The Disney Cruise Line

It was only a few years ago that I wasn't even sure if I would enjoy a cruise once I got on the ship. My husband had anxiety about not being able to see land, and he was more than a little worried about getting seasick. Neither of us was sure that once we got to see we would enjoy it. A 3-night Disney Cruise turned out to be the perfect way to dip our toes in the proverbial water without committing a huge amount of money. It might be just the answer you are looking for too! Here are 3 great reasons you should give a 3-night starter cruise a chance.

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.

My Five Favorite Things About The Disney Cruise Line

I've been dreaming of going back to sea, as tends to happen this time of year. If like me you yearn to slow down and relax while soaking up some serious tropical sun, maybe it's time you take a Disney Cruise. Leaving from Port Canaveral (and other Ports around the world) the Disney Cruise Line offers an escape beyond compare, and I thought I would let you in on the five things that I love most.

Disney Cruise Line: Deluxe Inside Cabin on the Disney Dream

When planning to take a Disney Cruise, one of the first things that travelers need to think about is their cabin space. What type of cabin should you book? Do you have to have an ocean view, or would it be OK to book on the inside? Cruise ships are famous for their tight quarters, and even though Disney's standard rooms are the largest in the industry, one should give a long hard thought to their stateroom needs. I like having my space, so I'll admit I was nervous when I booked onto my most recent 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.

Checking In Online For Your Disney Cruise Vacation

Disney travelers are familiar with the concept of Online Check-In, this pre-registration that helps you breeze through the process upon arrival and get straight to the fun. It's also important to check-in online when getting ready for a Disney Cruise vacation. Checking-In online for your Disney Cruise not only helps you save time at the cruise terminal, but it gives you the chance to pre-book port adventures, spa treatments, Castaway Cay cabanas, and fine dining at DCL's adults only restaurants.

15 Great Tips for Your First Disney Cruise

Have you been wondering what it would like to take a cruise, but don't want to give up your Walt Disney World Vacation? Then why not travel by land and by sea! A 3 or 4 night "starter cruise" on the Disney Cruise Line is the perfect way to break your family into a whole new world of Disney magic. If the siren's song of the sea is calling to you, here are 15 tips to make your starter cruise the best ever.

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 Navigator App Debuts Messaging Capabilities

Disney Cruise Line guests have a new way to stay in touch while on board. The cruise line's mobile Navigator app recently launched a chat function.

The Navigator app is available on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, and the Disney Wonder. Guests can download the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play prior to boarding their ship.

Store Your Travel Data On The MouseTrips iPhone App

Smartphones are everywhere these days, and over the past year Disney has come out with an interactive app and website called MyDisneyExperience to help guests manage their Disney vacation information in one place. However, though it's the best spot to go to when making advanced dining reservations or scheduling a FastPass, there is a lot of vacation information people need to keep at hand that just doesn't have a spot to go in using the officical Disney app.