Disney Cruise Line ~ Get a Little Vitamin SEA
The Disney Dream
The service and quality of the Disney theme parks and resorts can be found at sea as well! Disney Cruise Line has been taking families to the warm Caribbean waters since 1988. With beautiful ships designed in the classic ocean liner style, Disney Cruise Line is the leader in family cruising. Customer satisfaction in dining, staterooms, shore excursions, entertainment, and overall service has kept Disney consistently at the top of the charts.
Schedules for two of Disney ships can vary from season to season. In the summer, the Disney Magic can most often be found in the Mediterranean visiting Spain, Italy, and France. Her sister ship, the Disney Wonder, is sailing through the glacial waters of Alaska to ports such as Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway. Both ships sail to the Caribbean in the winter to join their little sisters, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy taking guests to warm weather destinations such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands.
A Caribbean cruise with Disney will always take you to the beach paradise of Disney’s Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. One side of the island is designed for family fun complete with a snorkeling lagoon, bicycle rentals, volleyball, and plenty of beach chairs for everyone. For adults 18 and over, there is Serenity Bay, the adults-only beach on the other side of the island, just a short tram ride away. A place of relaxation and bliss. Including massage cabanas for those who have always wanted to have a massage on the beach.
Back on the ships, you’ll find world class entertainment for the whole family. The incredible shows will have you thinking you’re at a Broadway production in New York instead of sailing through the Caribbean! Delicious food is always available whether it be pizza at the pool deck or filet mignon in one of the dining rooms. You will never go hungry! Kids will have a fantastic time in the two family pools. While most cruise lines offer a gambling, Disney has decided to forgo a casino and devote that space to children. Each ship offers areas for specifically for teens, tweens, kids, and even babies. Adults have their own little piece of heaven with an adult-only pool and full-service spa.
Itineraries range from 3-days to 10-days. You can generally book at least a year in advance which is highly recommended to get the very best cruise pricing. I can help you find the best itinerary, ship, and stateroom that will let your dreams set sail!
My clients often ask me for recommendations on which port adventures they should take when sailing Disney Cruise Line. Now I wish I could say that I’ve done ALL of them…could you just imagine?? But alas, I cannot sail with Disney all year long in an effort to have personal knowledge of every amazing destination that they offer. But a girl can dream! And a girl can certainly take some time to document the excursions she has taken as well as other fun experiences she has had onboard. So please check out my Travel Experiences page for some of my personal adventures with Disney Cruise Line and see if they would be a good fit for your own cruise vacation!
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My clients often ask me for recommendations on which port adventures they should take when sailing Disney Cruise Line. Now I wish I could say that I’ve done ALL of them…could you just imagine?? But alas, I cannot sail with Disney all year long in an effort to have personal knowledge ... Read more from my Port Adventure: St. John Eco-Hike story.
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Attention to detail
Thanks Laurie for your professional and fun planning!
Pam and Steve Oslos
Thank you, Pam & Steve! Working with you has always been a privilege. Your kind words mean so much and I'm very grateful!
We went to Disneyworld Florida. Destination below did not let me choose that.
Thank you! So glad you had such a wonderful vacation!
Another Great Memory!
It's always such a pleasure to work with you ladies! Looking forward to the next one and I have lots of new ideas for you!
Best trip of our lives!!!
You've brought tears to my eyes. I am so very honored by your sweet words, Kelly! It's always a pleasure to work with you and plan new adventures for you and your family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
The Happiest Place on Earth!
Thank you for your sweet words, Bonnie! It was my pleasure to help you plan your Walt Disney World vacation where all those little details can make a big difference in the trip. The destination and the planning has certainly changed through the years, but it's a place that's just as magical as ever! I'm so glad that you found tings to be so simple and easy for you because that's my goal. I hope to work with you again on your next adventure!
Laurie is a Disney Expert
Christine, you are so very kind. Over the years I have really enjoyed planning your family's magical adventures and I look forward to helping you with many more!
Magical Vacation and Fabulous Travel Agent!
Helping you plan these Disney vacations has been a pleasure! Thank you so much for your sweet words. I have so much fun helping people plan multiple trips through the years and make different from the last. Here's hoping there will be many more magical experiences in your future and I hope to be a part of them!
Thank you for your kind words! So happy to hear that you had such a wonderful vacation and that the plans we made together were so helpful for your family!
Trip of a lifetime
It was an honor to help you plan the trip of a lifetime! I'm so happy that everything about the trip went to beautifully for you. You had some wonderful things to enjoy during this vacation. Hopefully many new memories to cherish forever. I'm really looking forward to helping you plan yet another trip of a lifetime in 2020!!
Another great cruise planned by Laurie
Thank you, Paul! It's an honor to know that you have such confidence in me. It's definitely a pleasure to work with you and your wife to plan these wonderful Disney Cruise vacations for your family and I look forward to many more in the future!
Excellent family trip to Florida
Thank you Travis! I'm so glad your family had such a great time on your vacation and hope I can assist you again in the future!
Thanks, Cassie! Knowing you and your extended family had such a great trip has definitely made me smile. Thrilled to hear that you want to visit the Walt Disney World Resort again and I look forward to working with you again in the future to make that wish come true!
Disney it was magical!
Thank you, Judy! I enjoyed helping your family create a truly magical Disney vacation!
Great Disney Trip
It was a pleasure to work with your family, Daryl. Thanks so much for allowing me to be your Disney travel advisor!
Great trip to Florida
We are already talking about going again because we had so much fun!
Yay! I'm so happy that dreams for your next Disney vacation are already underway. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your wonderful Disney vacation experience. Looking forward to helping you make those next Disney vacation dreams come true!
Awesome, awesome trip
Your words bring a smile to my heart! It's been such a pleasure to work with you through the years. I truly enjoy working with families that love Disney Destinations as much as I do. I have no doubt that you have may more Disney vacations in your future and I look forward to helping you plan each and every one!
Every last detail!
Your sweet words have touched my heart! Making memories for families that will live in their hearts forever is exactly why I do what I do. I couldn't be happier that you had such an amazing experience with your family. I wish the weather had been just a little cooler for you, but I know you made the best of it! It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope to do so again in the future.
Disney land and sea 40th and 14th Birthday
I'm thrilled that experienced Disney travelers such as yourselves found value in using a travel agent - and honored that you chose me to be that trusted advisor! It was great to work with your small group to create a great vacation for everyone. Thank you for your kind words!
Thank you for allowing me to be your travel agent and I hope to work with you again soon!
An amazing family vacation!
It's been a pleasure to work with you through the years to help you plan your family vacations! Thank you so much for your kind words. I look forward to helping you make lots of new family memories in the future!
Nothing short of spectacular!
I am absolutely thrilled that your Rhine River cruise with Adventures by Disney was so spectacular! It's always a pleasure to work with you and help to make your trip as outstanding as it could possibly be. I look forward to helping you with your next adventure!!
Disney World Vacation
Thank you for your kind words, Karen. I'm so glad to have been of help for your Disney vacation and hope to work with you again in the future!
Surprise Birthday Trip - Outstanding Experience
Your sweet words have brought a tear to my eye! I'm so honored that I could be a small part of this wonderful "Adult Disney" experience for you and your wife. Your enthusiasm for planning this wonderful surprise was heartwarming. I have no doubt that the memories of this trip will be with you forever. I can't wait to work with you again to help you plan your next vacation together! Sending you both warm wishes and sweet journeys down memory lane.
Incredible first famly trip to Walt Disney World!
Helping you to plan this Walt Disney World vacation was truly a pleasure! Answering your questions and making everything as seamless as it can possibly be for you is exactly why I'm here. I'm just thrilled that you are now officially Walt Disney World fans that plan to visit again and again. And each time you do, I will be here to make sure each trip is unique and special. Thank you for kind words!
Definitely the Most Magical Place on Earth!
It was certainly a pleasure to work with you in putting this dream trip together! I'm delighted that everything went so well for you and your family. Making things as easy as I possibly can so that you can just relax and enjoy yourself is my mission. Thank you for your kind words and I hope I can help you with another vacation some time in the future!
Amazing trip that save me time in planning!
Answering questions is exactly what I'm here for and I was very happy to do so! It was a pleasure to help you plan this trip for you and a friend who was having so many first-time experiences in America. It was great to be a small part of helping to build those special memories!
It's always a pleasure to work with you, Gary. You've got some wonderful things on your vacation "to-do" list and helping those become a reality for you is something I am proud to be a part of.
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to work with you again and I definitely look forward to helping you plan your next Disney adventure. Making each vacation special is part of the fun of planning Disney vacations for guests who like to return to the parks again and again. See ya real soon!
Unforgettable Jamaican experience!
Your sweet words mean so much! The hard work certainly paid off when I heard that you had such an amazing experience during your trip. I'm honored that you found such value in working with me. Stories like yours are exactly why I love my job and having clients such as yourselves. Can't wait to help you plan your next adventure!
Even experienced travelers benefit from Laurie Zel
It was such a pleasure to work with you, Denny & Pam! It's fun to plan a trip for adults to enjoy Walt Disney World and get a glimpse of what's it's like to be a kid again. I hope you made some wonderful memories together. Thank you for your business and thank you for your service to our great country.
Thank you for your kind words, Sarah! Hearing that you had such an amazing vacation is music to my ears.
Another Fantastic Disney Vacation
Thanks so much, John! I'm honored to have repeat clients such as yourself. Looking forward to helping you plan your next adventure!
Exciting trip with the whole family, Disney World
Thank you so much, Cindy! I'm honored by your kind words. It's been a pleasure to help you with your Walt Disney World vacations and I look forward to helping you with your next adventure!
the trip was great..
Thank you! I'm honored by your kind words and so happy your vacation was wonderful.
Memories to last forever.
Thrilled that your trip was stress free and enjoyable for all!
Best family trip ever!
Thank you so much! I know this trip meant alot to you and I'm so pleased it was everything you had hoped it would be!
Another great trip!!!!
I am deeply honored by your kind words, Racquel. I love what I do and am thrilled that it shows through in my commitment to help people not just have a good vacation, but a truly magical vacation. It's always a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to helping you plan your next adventure!
Thank you for your confidence in me through the years! I've enjoyed working with you to create these journeys for you and look forward to many more opportunities in the future!
You crack me up, Bryan! So glad you found that working with me was such a winning experience!
It's always a pleasure to work with you and your family! Thank you for your kinds words!
This was the best Disney trip we have had.
Laurie is an excellent travel agent.
Our destination was Disneyworld FL.
You are so very kind. It's always fun to work with Disney lovers such as myself! And I'm honored that this trip ranks as one of your best. Helping families make amazing Disney memories is truly my passion and I'm so happy that I could help make that happen for you!