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.
Most museums tend to be boring for children — they have to be quiet, they may not be interested in the exhibits and they can’t touch anything. At the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, kids are encouraged to run around, play and have fun while learning. The beloved museum will safely reopen in 2021 for kids and families to run, play and touch exhibits as they used to, and now is a great time to plan a visit next year.
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.
We’ve seen our fair share (and then some) of drama, trials and tribulations this year, so any reason to celebrate or plan a trip is an exciting opportunity. For the chocolate lovers and sweet aficionados in your crew, Zürich should be on your list this year or next — for many reasons, but specifically for the Lindt Home of Chocolate.
You could say Osaka is a shapeshifter among cities. Japan’s third-largest city, running at a somewhat slower pace than Tokyo, is a patchwork of big business districts, pretty residential areas and beautiful parks. By night, several of its neighborhoods take on an alluring theme park ambiance. The most obvious is Dōtonbori, an upscale retail oasis that, after sunset, becomes a neon-lit maze of restaurants, bars, comedy clubs, arcades, department stores and massive souvenir emporiums.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
If you are a lover of thrill rides and rollercoasters, you better start thinking about a future trip to test out some new ones in Orlando, Florida’s, theme parks. Throughout the next year, some theme parks are expecting a number of thrilling additions and experiences for willing guests. From two long-anticipated coasters slated to open next year in Walt Disney World to a yet-to-be-announced Jurassic Park roller coaster set to open in Universal Orlando, thrill-seekers and coaster fanatics will be in awe.