This Week (or So) in Family Cruising (1-25-18)

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Family Cruising Graphic - Busy Beach HarborHere are our highlights from around the web for the past week (or so) of interesting news and information relevant to the world of family cruising.

Immerse in Your Favorite Characters While Family Cruising

Do you and your kids want to pal around with your favorite action heroes? Or, follow in the footsteps of your favorite wizards?  Well start planning for some new family cruising opportunities that offer just that. 

First, Disney will be bringing back its popular Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea programs for 2019. These events will be featured on select sailings in the Caribbean and Bahamas on the Disney Fantasy (Star Wars) and Disney Magic (Marvel).

See: Disney Cruise Line to Bring Back Star Wars and Marvel Days at Sea

Second, the world now has a  river cruise just for Harry Potter fans!  American travel company Barge Lady Cruises will offer a six-day trip sailing on the River Thames in England this August.  The cruise will visit several locations where the Harry Potter movies were filmed.  The cruises will cost approximately $4,190 per person.

Harry Potter River Cruise to Set Sail This Summer

Important Safety Information & Warnings

All family cruisers should note several recent travel advisories relating to some popular cruise destinations.  The most notable ones from the past two weeks involve Jamaica and Mexico. Read More …

Ride These Waves To Awesome Savings On Family Cruise Deals

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3-D illustration of puppet on raft seeking best family cruise deals

Wave season has arrived!  Now that the holidays are firmly behind us, it is a great time to start planning your next family cruise.

“Wave Season” typically runs from January through March. During this period, cruise lines usually present some of their most aggressive offers for the upcoming year. These are promotions that are available for sailings throughout the year, but the special discounts and perks accrue for booking during the wave season offer period. While the actual discounted cruise fares may not be the absolute least expensive for the entire year, the discounted fares plus a variety of valuable perks can make for some excellent family cruise deals.  Read on to find what 2018 has to offer. Read More …

This Week (Or So) In Family Cruising (10-30-17)

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Family Cruising Graphic - Busy Beach HarborHere are our highlights from around the web for the past week (or so) of interesting news and information relevant to family cruising.

Stay Safe Online While Family Cruising

Check out this article posted on Cruise Fever.  Things You Should Never Post Online Before or During Your Cruise. 

This article has some important tips and information about protecting you and your family from hackers, scammers, and other criminals.

Exciting Family Cruising News From Disney

Disney Cruises announced an exciting line up of cruises out of San Diego for the spring of 2019. Disney announced that its ship, Disney Wonder, will return to San Diego, California in early 2019 for an expanded season of voyages to Mexico.  The ship will sail a variety of two-, four-, five- and seven-night itineraries that include stops in such Mexican port towns as Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.

Check out these reports for more info:

Disney Cruise Line Expands San Diego Season & Returns to Popular Tropical Ports from Both Coasts in Early 2019

Disney expanding cruises from San Diego in 2019

And USA Today reports: Disney Cruise Line to expand voyages out of San Diego

Exciting Family Cruising News From Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean announced the imminent return of its ships to key Caribbean ports that had been hit hard by the recent chain of hurricanes.  Adventure of the Seas will return to St. Thomas on November 10.  (See press release.) And soon thereafter, Royal Caribbean ships will return to San Juan and St. Maarten.  (See blog post.)

Finally, Royal Caribbean has released a teaser promo about an upcoming “major reveal” on November 7.

Royal Caribbean hints at big reveal next week

Royal Caribbean Teases a Major Reveal on November 7th

No one seems to know what will be revealed, but most folks seem to think it will relate to new adventures on land.  Stay tuned!

That’s all for now.  Have a great weekend!

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