Thursday, April 28, 2022

Disney Cruise Line 2023 Summer Itineraries Announced


Disney Cruise Line will offer families a variety of enchanting vacations in summer 2023, including cruises to new and favorite ports of call around the world. From the majestic glaciers of Alaska to the sun-kissed Greek isles, pink sand beaches of Bermuda and picturesque fjords of Norway, these summer destinations will sparkle with adventure and excitement. Plus, for the first time ever, families will have the opportunity to sail around the Mediterranean and British Isles on the Disney Dream during its first season in Europe.

“We are thrilled to have five ships at sea in summer 2023 with a wide array of destinations for families to enjoy,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president & general manager of Disney Cruise Line. “These Disney Cruise Line sailings will take families on summer adventures in ways that only Disney can do, delighting guests of all ages with dazzling entertainment, world-class dining, unique character encounters, the ease and indulgence of carefree days at sea and the uncompromising guest service that defines a Disney vacation.”

Bookings open to the public May 9, 2022. For more details, head over to the DreamFinder Travel website and click on the "search for cruise" to see the itineraries or contact your agent for more details.


Disney Dream Marks Inaugural Season in Europe

For its first-ever summer season in Europe, the Disney Dream will call on a wide variety of destinations among the most treasured in the world. With sailings anywhere from four to 11 nights, the Disney Dream will sail from Barcelona and Rome to picturesque ports of call throughout the Mediterranean, including a first-ever seven-night sailing to the Greek Isles with stops in the ever-popular ports of Santorini and Mykonos.

Late summer/early fall departures of the Disney Dream from Southampton will feature cruises to a wealth of destinations including Spain, France, the British Isles, Norway and Iceland. New ports of call include the postcard-worthy La Rochelle, France and two new ports in Norway – Skjolden, home to a wealth of natural attractions, and Sandnes, a small city just outside the metropolis of Stavanger known for its outdoor activities.

Summer 2023 sailings to Alaska aboard Disney Wonder

The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska will combine with the magic of Disney on
five-, seven- and nine-night sailings on the Disney Wonder from Vancouver, Canada. Beginning in May, cruisers will be invited to discover exciting ports like Ketchikan and Skagway, with their prehistoric glaciers, gold mining relics and spectacular land- and sea-life. Three Alaskan itineraries call at Icy Strait Point, home to a coastal rainforest, wilderness tours and – for thrill-seekers – ziplining above the treetops.

Tropical Escapes to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida

Sun-splashed tropical isles throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean will await guests on three Disney Cruise Line ships from Florida in summer 2023.

For its first full summer of sailing, the Disney Wish will homeport in Port Canaveral near Orlando for a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. The Disney Wish will feature exciting new additions including Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience and AquaMouse, a wild water adventure and first-ever Disney attraction at sea.

Port Canaveral will also be the departure point for the Disney Fantasy for sailings ranging in length from five to 10 nights. In addition to seven-night cruises to popular ports in the eastern and western Caribbean, guests will also be able to experience a five-night Bahamian sailing with back-to-back calls at Castaway Cay, a 10-night southern Caribbean itinerary to the islands of Aruba and Bonaire and an eight-night cruise featuring two days on the beautiful pink sand beaches of Bermuda.

The Disney Magic will make its summer home in Miami for an assortment of exciting destinations. Starting May 27, the Disney Magic will sail four-night Bahamas cruises and five-night western Caribbean voyages, followed by two seven-night sailings in July to the eastern and western Caribbean. Select summer voyages aboard the Disney Magic will include double days – for double the fun – at Castaway Cay.

Pixar Day at Sea added to Disney Cruise Line for 2023

 Disney Cruise Line guests will be immersed in the ever-unfolding stories of their favorite toys, monsters and heroes during the all-new Pixar Day at Sea aboard special sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2023.

Featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, this day-long celebration on select seven-night voyages will bring to life the beloved Pixar tales of “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and more exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. Themed dining, character encounters, dance parties and a theatrical musical experience await families on this fun-filled day at sea that culminates with a deck party of incredible proportions.

A Pixar film festival, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities will also be available as part of the new celebration. Other details and highlights include:

Character Encounters

  • From morning until night, guests will dance, play and interact with their favorite Pixar pals, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep from “Toy Story”; Mike, Sulley and Boo from “Monsters, Inc.”; Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out”; Dug and Russell from “Up”; and everyone’s favorite supers – Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone from “The Incredibles.”

Immersive Entertainment

  • A new nighttime spectacular will call upon Disney Cruise Line guests to help the Incredibles save the day.
  • A first-of-its-kind theatrical experience will bring to life the beloved story of Miguel and his family from “Coco” through live music and puppetry.
  • Families will be able to join their favorite characters from the beloved Pixar films for a dance party bash.

Dining Filled with Character

  • A new, interactive character dining experience hosted by Sheriff Woody, Jesse and Bullseye will kick-start the day with sing-a-longs, cowboy serenades and all the country breakfast fixins.
  • Families will enjoy a Pixar-themed dinner with dishes inspired by the Pixar Animation Studios’ California locale.
  • Guests will immerse themselves in undersea magic while dining in Animator’s Palate with visits from some of their favorite “Finding Nemo” friends, including interactive conversations with Crush.

Pixar Day at Sea will be included on nine select Disney Fantasy cruises from January through March 2023. Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida, the Disney Fantasy will sail to several guest-favorite destinations in the eastern and western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean itineraries feature stops in ports such as Tortola, St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, while western Caribbean sailings visit Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Every cruise includes a visit to Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay.

Contact your DreamFinder Travel Agent today to book your Disney Cruise!
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Virgin Voyages - changing the way you cruise! Join us Virtually!

 Adult Only Cruising - What is it all about anyway?!  Join us Virtually on May 5th to find out more about this fabulous NEW cruise line, and take advantage of some exclusive incentives only available to those who attend the virtual event.  

What is Virgin Voyages?  Sir Richard Branson founded Virgin Voyages to create an Epic Sea Change onboard his brand new cruise ships and did he EVER!

WHO: Young at heart travelers looking for something new, exciting and a yearning to Set Sail the Virgin Way! 

WHAT: Inspired by the modern luxury of yachting and the romance of the open ocean, Virgin Voyages has created boutique hotels at sea with unmistakably Virgin style and service — but with no kids, no ordinary experiences and no reason to stay home. Learn about what it means to Set Sail The Virgin Way with our friends at Virgin Voyages.


No Kids, No Kidding

With elevated experiences curated with adults 18+ in mind, they’ve created a place where only inner-children roam free.


Thoughtfully Designed

Combining the luxury of a yacht with the diverse options of a larger ship, Virgin Voyages’ Creative Collective designed an environment that inspires personal and experiential connection.


On Your Terms

Virgin Voyages has ditched buffets and pre-set dining times to bring you made-to-order food from our 20+ unique eateries. No stuffiness, just premium service and endless options.


Always Giving Extra

From longer stays and overnights at ports to diverse entertainment and dining experiences, you will never want to sail any other way. $600 Included in Voyage Fare!


With new ships, new shores, and this entirely new cruise line—Virgin Voyages—there’s so much to talk about. Including an exclusive Dreamfinder Travel BOOKING INCENTIVE for this event:


$50 OBC - Insider/Sea View

$100 OBC - Sea Terrace

$200 OBC - Mega Rockstar & Rockstar Quarters



 Thursday, May 5 4:00PM PST/7:00PM EST

 Thursday, May 5 6:00PM PST/9:00PM EST


Monday, April 4, 2022

Walt Disney World - Guardians of the Galaxy!

 Walt Disney World Guardians of the Galaxy opening in May!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Walt Disney World - Passholder Previews for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Passholder Previews for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on Select Dates and Times This August

The following information is from the Disney World passholder website.  Make sure to keep an eye out for your email if you qualify because these preview reservations are going to go faster than the Millennium Falcon flies!!  We have been to Galaxy's Edge several times at Disneyland since it has opened, and let me just tell you that Disney has done a fabulous job on the theme and decor.  Star Wars fans - you are going to love the immersion and detail.
Details on the previews from Disney:

Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders will have the opportunity to register for a preview of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on select dates and times in August at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

How to Register
  • Email invitations with registration details will be sent out later this summer. 
  • If you are an eligible Passholder and would like to register a Guest to accompany you, that Guest must also have a valid Platinum, Platinum Plus or Premier annual pass, be listed on your Family & Friends list and have opted to share "All My Plans" with you.
Important Information
  • Advance registration is required. 
  • Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders must register by making an online reservation for ONE event. 
  • Valid Annual Pass and photo ID are required at check-in for each Passholder and Passholder Guest.
  • Reservations are limited and are subject to availability.
  • Activities and attractions are subject to change without notice.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Update on entry into Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland (and the new Virtual Queue)

Beginning on June 24th, Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will no longer require the advance reservation to access the land, HOWEVER, they will be implementing a "virtual queue" process to help control the capacity and experience for guests.

It is important to note that those who want to visit Oga's Cantina (the bar) and Savi's Workshop (build your own lightsaber) will need to make a reservation (same day reservation through the Disneyland App, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with a credit card guarantee) due to the limited capacity of each of these two locations.  You can do that by visiting and for the details on this.

So you want to go and visit Batuu?  Well here are the deets from Disney....(contact your DreamFinder Travel agent for more information, or to book your Disneyland stay to experience this amazing Galaxy, that is not so far, far away!)

Virtual Queue Information
For guests wishing to live out Star Wars adventures and access Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge beginning June 24, Disneyland Resort may utilize a virtual queuing system, as needed, to help everyone have a great experience. Download the Disneyland app before arriving and check the app or signage the day of your visit to find out if you will need to be part of a boarding group to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that day. The boarding group will save you a virtual spot in line so you can enjoy other experiences while you wait to be notified of a time to enter.*  (*Admission to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is subject to capacity and joining a boarding group does not guarantee entry.)
You may use the Disneyland app to request to be part of a boarding group after entering Disneyland park, if implemented that day. Simply link the theme park tickets of everyone in your party together on the app to request the same boarding group for your entire party. To see which boarding group is currently being admitted to the land, look on the app or digital signage in the park.
If you enable push notifications on your mobile device, you will be notified when it is time to enter the land. If not, continue to check the Disneyland app or digital signage in the park, and enjoy other experiences, while awaiting your boarding group. You have up to two hours to enter the land after your boarding group is called for admission, so there is no rush!
For guests not using the Disneyland app, a boarding group may be obtained with a park admission ticket at select Disney FASTPASS Service locations such as Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain or near the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Virgin Voyages - a new way to cruise (sailing for Adults only!)

Virgin Voyages, the new adults only (18+) cruise line, is setting out to change the face of cruising.   They will debut cruises on their first ship, the Scarlet Lady, in 2020, and they have just announced a teaser of their itineraries.  One such announcement is that they will have four and five-night sailings out of the port of Miami. The itineraries will include some overnight stays, as well as longer and later, extended port stops with late-night sailaways.

Exact sail dates and itineraries have not yet been announced, but Virgin Voyages has said that they will have Four and Five-Night cruises to Cuba (with an overnight stay in Havana).  In addition they will have Five night sailings that will stop in Costa Maya, Mexico (known as "Mayan Sol" sailings).  There will also be five-night sailings that stop in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, known as "Dominican Daze" sailings.  Additional itineraries and ports will be announced soon and each sailing will either have an overnight stay at a port, or a late night sail-away.

A fun little tidbit for you, Virgin Voyages refers to their passengers as "Sailors", because after all, that is what they are.  They are promising to offer their Sailors an experience unlike any other at forced gratuities (tipping is completely, 100% optional), no assigned dinner seating, and no formal nights.  There will be 20 places from which to choose to eat, and there will be no extra fees to dine in any of the restaurants on the ship.   According to Richard Branson,  "Taken on their own, none of these little touches are extraordinary. But added all together, we believe they help our consumers to relax, reducing their worries about additional costs, annoying surprises and sneaky shocks. No nickel and diming helps our guests do what they want to do – how they want to do it. "

And now we have a peek at the non-suite cabins as well!
View of cabin, looking toward the terrace, with seabed in "day' mode
The cabins have been designed for function and mobility with flexible furnishings (for increased socializing opportunities).  According to Jamie Douglas (Senior Product Design Manager for Virgin Voyages) "The cabin feels like a reflection of modern city living.  A design that works harder with what are normally constricted spaces."  Most standard cabins will have the transitional Seabeds, and will include sensory mood lighting, in-room entertainment with 43"+ flat-screen HDTVs, minibars, premium products and Rainshowers in the bathrooms!  The ship is technology and Eco-focused, so the rooms will have tablets for controlling the lights and blinds (and these will also work automatically as well).

Seabed in "night" mode, looking back toward the interior of the cabin

 According to Virgin Voyages, 93% of the cabins will have sea views, and 86% have sea terraces with outdoor hammocks for lounging beneath the stars.  There will also be a variety of inside cabins (including solo options) as well.  Want to see more?  Click here to take a look at the PDF document of the cabins!

We are super excited for this new cruise line, and cannot wait to get onboard.  Reservations begin booking for the Scarlet Lady on February 5th for those who placed pre-sale deposits, and on February 14th for everyone else.   Can't wait to sail onboard?  Click here to put in your quote request and we will contact you with pricing information once they are on sale!