We hope you’ve been enjoying the wonderful articles about Disney Cruise Line (DCL) from our very special Guests this month. So what do you think? Have they twisted your arm? Ready to set sail? Let’s help you decide by seeing where DCL is headed in 2014.
Next year, Disney Cruise Line will offer new itineraries, including European cruises to the Greek Isles and first-time homeport departures from Venice, Italy, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
It’s true! Disney Cruise Line can now take you just about anywhere you want to go, from the wonders of Europe to sun and sand in the Caribbean to outdoor adventures in Alaska.
In June and July 2014, the Disney MAGIC returns to the Mediterranean for select sailings with overnights in Venice and new destinations in the Greek Isles and Sicily for the very first time, including Katakolon, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini and Corfu, Greece and Catania, Sicily. Just imagine spending up to twelve nights on the Mediterranean, experiencing the richly diverse cities, cultures, and iconic locations the region has to offer.
Departure dates are June 26 and July 5, 2013. Rates start at $796 per person for four-night cruises, $995 per person for five-night cruises, $1,015 per person for seven-night cruises, $1,827 per person for nine-night cruises and $2,388 for 12-night European cruises for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Disney Cruise Line will also homeport in San Juan for the first time in 2014. The Disney MAGIC will sail four cruises to the Southern Caribbean, including the “Spice Isle” of Grenada, a lush and lively destination filled with tropical gardens, beaches, diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, shopping, and fine dining.
Departure dates are September 20 and 27, and October 4 and 11, 2014. Rates start at $945 per person for seven-night cruises from San Juan for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
In 2014, the Disney WONDER will sail seven-night cruises from Vancouver to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, and one special nine-night cruise to Sitka, Alaska—a first for Disney Cruise Line. These cruises combine the natural wonder and adventurous spirit of Alaska with the unparalleled, family-friendly experience found on a Disney ship..
Seven-night cruise departure dates include June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, and September 1, 2014; the nine-night cruise departs May 24, 2014. Rates start at $1,015 per person for seven-night cruises and $1,305 per person for the nine-night Alaska cruise for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Bahamas and Western Caribbean
The Disney WONDER and MAGIC will sail from Miami on four-night Bahamian (Disney WONDER January to April; Disney MAGIC October to December) and five-night Western Caribbean cruises (Disney WONDER January to April; Disney MAGIC October to December). Rates start at $460 per person for four-night cruises and $575 for five-night cruises departing from Miami for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.
Caribbean and Bahamas
In 2014, the Disney DREAM will sail three- and four-night Bahamian cruises and the Disney FANTASY will sail several seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries each month of the new year from Port Canaveral. Visit Disney Cruise Line’s Find a Cruise page to choose the one that suits your family’s needs. By the way, every cruise departing from Port Canaveral includes a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Rates for the DREAM and FANTASY start at $450 per person for three-night cruises, $600 per person for four-night cruises and $910 for seven-night cruises departing from Port Canaveral for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy. All pricing reflects a category 11C standard inside stateroom. Government taxes and fees and Port Adventures are not included.
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Guests who take shore excursions on the Wonder’s Alaskan cruise will likely see hand carved totem poles in areas of native populations. Totems are large wooden pillars of carved animal, plant, or other natural objects stacked atop each other. They tell the story of a certain tribal or traditional people, with each emblem representing a clan or family. While totem poles are not worshiped, the featured images are sometimes revered as the clan’s founder, ancestor, or guardian.
Totem poles can convey a wide range of meanings, and contrary to popular belief, do not necessarily have a set order. Many feature the most important figure on the bottom, but totem meanings are as varied as the artists who build them, and each is unique. Oftentimes, several are grouped together to communicate a progression of time or events significant to the clan.
Using artist clay or Play Doh and moldings, create a totem pole representing your family heritage. Assign each family member a particular animal or other representation and arrange them atop one another as a visual reminder of a favorite memory. You may need to use toothpicks to secure each figure.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Art, Culture, Social Studies
SKILL LEVEL: All
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