FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Korean Air

Disney Cruise Line Puts Greece Back on the Menu

by Felicity Long

Apr 9, 2019

Roman Stetsyk | Dreamstime.com


One of the best ways to see the Greek Islands is by ship and, next summer, families can get in on the fun on a Disney Cruise Line adventure, as the line celebrates its return to the destination.


In the summer of 2020, Disney Magic will return to Greece for the first time in five years. The Greek ports of call will highlight three new Mediterranean voyages — one for 12 nights and two for nine nights, respectively, departing from Rome. Destinations will include Piraeus, the gateway to Athens; Katakolon, near ancient Olympia; and the islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete.


Along with the stops in Greece, the three Mediterranean itineraries will also call at other A-list destinations in the region. Two of the sailings include a new port of call in Messina, Italy, for example, where families can visit landmarks in Sicily such as Mount Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe, or the Piazza del Duomo, the city’s historic center. The third itinerary features a return to Dubrovnik, Croatia, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, for the first time in five years.


View from Fort Lovrijenac to Dubrovnik Old town in Croatia.

View from Fort Lovrijenac to Dubrovnik Old town in Croatia. Photo: Tatiana Dyuvbanova | Dreamstime.com


Some other highlights include a few fascinating European ports of call you may not have heard of — and may have trouble pronouncing — like Gdynia, Poland; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Plymouth, England; and Zeebrugge, Belgium. The new itineraries will be available throughout most of the summer, before the Magic heads to northern Europe in late summer for cruises to the Baltic, the British Isles and the Norwegian fjords.


In other Disney Cruise Line news, Disney Wonder will return to Alaska in 2020 for the summer season with a series of seven-night itineraries that depart from Vancouver, Canada. Highlights include stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Dawes Glacier.


To make the most of these sailings, guests can spring for a variety of add-on packages from Adventures by Disney, which offer family guided group vacations in the Mediterranean, northern Europe, the Caribbean and Alaska.


Adventures by Disney also offers pre-cruise vacations in Rome, London, Barcelona and Copenhagen. The two- to three-night escapes feature such experiences as a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome, flamenco dancing, mosaic making and preparing local cuisine — all designed to immerse families in the culture of each region.


Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
Apr 12, 2024

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Debuts New Pet Room Service Menu

Don’t leave your furry family members out during your next family trip to Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, recently debuting a new in-room dining menu as part of its enhanced pet program. The menu includes freshly prepared meals specifically designed for dogs and cats. A new pampering program launched alongside the menu and includes amenities for your pets.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Destinations / North America
Apr 11, 2024

Graduate Princeton Set to Open in June

Just in time for college visits and back-to-school family travel, Graduate Hotels announced its latest property will open in Princeton, New Jersey, in June. Graduate Princeton will mark the 34th property in the Graduate Hotels portfolio.

Destinations / Europe
Apr 11, 2024

Some of the Best Daytrips from Munich, Germany

The lively city of Munich has plenty to keep family travelers busy, but families wanting to see a little more of Germany will find some of the country’s highlights within an easy daytrip. Every kid will want to see the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein and will recognize its pointed towers as the inspiration for castles in Disney theme parks.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Apr 11, 2024

7 Antwerp, Belgium, Destinations for Family Travel

It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Antwerp, Belgium, with us.