165 Sailing to Australia and New Zealand on Viking Cruise Lines

This week we turn our focus to Viking Cruise Line, and an amazing sailing from Australia to New Zealand. Shay joins us this week to discuss this sailing which she and her husband took in March of 2020. It was their first time sailing on Viking, so we have a fun time hearing the differences in dining, entertainment, staterooms, and booking compared with Disney Cruise Line. We finish up talking about some of the amazing port adventures they were able to experience while sailing between these two beautiful countries. So grab a slab of your best Bevy and your Didgeridoo, we’re headed down to the Land Down Under.

Learn more about Viking Cruise Line:

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Bonus Episode: Camping as an alternative vacation to the Summer Cruise

Bryan joins us this week to talk about his family’s alternate vacation, after his cruise vacation was cancelled. Luckily his family lives in Utah, one of the most beautiful states in our nation, so they pivoted and decided to go camping as a family for the first time. We use our usual cruise trip report format to hear all about their pre-departure planning, which state room/campsite they booked, dining options available (which included real life character dining!), and of course all the fun port, ‘er outdoor adventures they had planned. So join us for a quick fun episode, as we continue to look at how family’s are planning alternate vacations while the ships are paused.

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164 Last sailing of the Disney Dream, before the Covid pause

Rebecca joins us this week to discuss her family’s experience on the last sailing of the Disney Dream, until the ships paused for the Covid pandemic. As the world was quickly changing, she discusses her thoughts and feelings before, during, and after the cruise. We also touch on some of the differences Disney instituted due to the virus, along with the thoughts and concerns of the cast members on the ship. Rebecca had been on several sailings before this one, so we finish up on a lighter note, talking about some of her favorite experiences and things to do while sailing with Disney Cruise Line. Rebecca, like all of us, looks forward to the day when the ships are sailing, and we can all again enjoy the magic of a Disney Cruise. Thanks for listening.

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163 A Multigenerational Family sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy

Tanya joins us on this episode to talk about why her family enjoys multigenerational trips on Disney Cruise Line. We talk about planning a sailing with a large family who have different interests and abilities, including dining, onboard activities, and port adventures. So get out your planner and fire up Zoom, we’re walking you through why Disney Cruise Line offers the perfect vacation experience for many multigenerational family’s.

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162 Catching up with Marcus Monroe, DCL Headline Entertainer

In this epsisode, we’re excited to catch back up with Marcus Monroe, one of the best Headline Entertainers for Disney Cruise Line. We start the show off by hearing what his life has been like in New York, since the ships stopped sailing last March. He recently began performing several live shows throughout the Midwest, and we touch on how performing live has changed during this new era of social distancing. Finally, we touch on how we can all help support some of our favorite acts, until the ships start sailing again. And of course, as he does on stage, Marcus keeps us laughing throughout the entire episode. So grab your favorite drink and some popcorn, then head down to the Walt Disney Theater with us, as we spend some fun catching up and laughing with Marcus Monroe.

Connect with and find out all that Marcus is up too through his website:

http://www.marcusmonroe.com

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161 Sailing Single with friends on Disney Cruise Line

Andrea and Joe join us this week to discuss their experiences sailing with other single friends, with Disney Cruise Line. We discuss what its like for 6 friends to book a cruise and cabin, and how they determine which Port Adventures they’ll experience. Of course, we also touch on their experiences onboard, including dining, theater, adult entertainment and spaces around the ship, fun with mixology, and what they love about the spa. So grab your favorite drink, find your favorite spot near Satellite Falls, and get ready to sail with this fun group aboard DCL.

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160 Sailing out of New Orleans and a look at Lighthouse Point

Jimmy from Louisiana joins us again to discuss his family’s latest cruise on the Disney Wonder out of New Orleans. This was a multi-generational cruise, so we touch on the planning involved when you take a large group together on a cruise. Jimmy’s family has also vacationed on the Island of Eleuthera several times, so we have a fun conversation with him on what ideas Disney has released so far concerning their new private island. So it’s time to grab your beads, head down to NOLA, and get onboard the Disney Wonder for a fun four day sailing.

You can hear more about Jimmy and his family’s vacations on Eleuthera, in Episode 106 of our podcast.

Learn more about Disney’s plans for Light House Point at their website:

https://lighthousepointbahamas.com

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159 Venturing to Yosemite, as an alternative to a Summer Cruise

With cruising still on hold, Chris’s family chose to head north and visit Yosemite National Park. We have a fun look back on there first visit to this iconic park, as we discuss planning their visit, where they stayed, dining options available (brontosaurus rib anyone?), and of course all the amazing sites and experiences they had while in the park. So lace up those hiking boots and grab your hiking stick, we’re headed North to walk amongst the giant sequoia’s and take in all the beauty this iconic park offers.

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158 Visiting Yellowstone National Park after your Summer cruise cancels

When our Summer cruise cancelled, our family pivoted to finally visit Yellowstone National Park, a park we had wanted to visit for years. We used Adventures by Disney’s Wyoming trip to model some of the activities and places we chose to visit during our stay in Jackson Wyoming. So lace up your hiking shoes and grab your bear spray, we’re headed to the beautiful state of Wyoming for our 2020 Summer vacation.

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157 Eastern Caribbean Sailing on the Disney Fantasy

Listener Jenni joins us again to discuss her family’s latest Disney cruise. This time they set sail on an Eastern Caribbean sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy featuring a Star Wars Day, and a stop at San Juan. We discuss dining, thoughts about sailing in an aft cabin, booking and spending time in the nursery for their daughter, dinner at Palo, and some memorable character meetings. We finish up talking about their port adventures (featuring a rare stop at San Juan), and their time spent on Castaway Cay. So grab your favorite drink of the day, and find a place to kick back and lounge as we set sail for the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Fantasy.

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