For families cruising with young children, Disney Cruise Lines is a no-brainer. It combines all the fun of visiting exotic ports of call in a luxury-laden, floating hotel with all of the fun and excitement Disney brings with its creative storylines and dearly loved characters.
Parents will love the convenience of non-stop entertainment for the kids and the luxury of a cruising vacation. In 2020, the company will continue to meet the highest expectations of creativity and family time by bringing even more Disney-themed fun to the high seas.
Two new themed events will occur on cruises operating between January and March. The upcoming Star Wars Day at Sea and the Marvel Day at Sea, happening on Disney’s Magic and Fantasy ships, will give fans of the Star Wars and Marvel Comics franchises a chance to spend a day at sea with their favorite characters. Experiences include special showings of the movies, character meet-and-greets, live shows and plenty of Star Wars– and Marvel-themed activities for the whole family. There will also be themed food and parties featured on these special event days and the Star Wars Day at Sea will culminate in a special fireworks show on the water.
Disney itineraries also get an upgrade in 2020 with a brand-new port in New Orleans. Beginning in 2020, Disney Cruise Line passengers have the opportunity to sail from this fascinating city on week-long cruises to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean islands, as well as a two-week cruise through the Panama Canal.
Disney Cruises will also return to Hawai’i in 2020 with two special cruises, including a nine-night cruise in April from Vancouver to Honolulu, and a 10-day return trip in May.
This year’s new ports and itineraries, along with fan favorite experiences and themes, will make Disney Cruise Lines an even more popular family vacation option. It is this constant re-imagining and these creative new experiences that give Disney a leg up from other cruise lines when it comes to family vacations.
Santa Barbara is perfect for couples. It’s no wonder the city nicknamed the American Riviera is a place to walk hand-in-hand through the urban wine trail, gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes over dinner at an award-winning restaurant or listen to the crash of waves and call of seagulls along the country’s oldest operating wharf. Yet, it’s also a great place to bring kids.
Walking across The National Mall, I literally crossed paths with Lonnie G. Bunch III, the Smithsonian Institution’s first African American CEO. Dr. Bunch, who first visited the Smithsonian as a 10-year-old Civil War buff, was told by his father, “Here’s a place where you can understand yourself and your country and not be worried by the color of your skin.” Bunch, who famously created the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, was quoted as saying, “I wanted to give back to those institutions that shaped everything I am.”
Sure, we’re barely dipping our toes into winter weather, but isn’t it more fun to think ahead to the warm weather family fun your crew could have at the Jersey Shore? Luckily, Atlantic City, New Jersey, offers far more than sandy beaches and casinos — enough to entertain all ages in all sorts of weather.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.