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DISCOVERING THE DISNEY CRUISE LINE

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Sep 06 2010

Disney Cruise Line
One of the most popular cruise lines is the Disney Cruise Line. Starting in the 1980’s, Disney began organising cruise vacations with an arrangement with Premier Cruise Line targeted at families and featuring costumed Disney characters. In 1995, Disney commissioned its own cruise ships at Fincantieri in Italy creating the present entity.

Operations began in 1998 with the Disney Magic, which was later augmented by the Disney Wonder in 1999. Both ships comprise of 300 rooms each with dedicated areas for various age groups like children, teenagers and adults. The ships are the first in the cruise industry to be designed and built from the keel up as family cruise line, with the goal of accommodating parents and children. Unlike other cruise ships, Disney’s does not include casinos.

The ships set sail from Port Canaveral in Florida to the scenic Bahamas and the photogenic Caribbean Islands. In addition to the two ships, Disney also owns and operates a private island in the Caribbean called Castaway Cay, which is used as a port of call for Disney’s ships. In 2007, Disney announced the launch of two new ships, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. These will set sail in 2011 and 2012 respectively.