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Disney Cruise Line heads to new waters in 2010
I've never been on a Disney Cruise. I have a couple of relatives who say a Disney Cruise is the best thing since sliced bread. Not really, but they've shown me the pictures of their swell time.
One of the most involved, the 12-night cruise that heads to St. Petersburg, starts and ends in Dover, England and makes stops in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Warnemunde, Germany. Each stop involves a day on shore, except for St. Petersburg which includes a day-trip to Moscow if you want.
After watching the video at Disney Cruise's web site, I'd say that for people who want to travel with their children, but who don't necessarily want to spend every waking moment sightseeing with their darlings, this type of cruise would be an option--not a cheap option, mind you, but an option.
Activities that are country specific are organized for different ages. Of course, with all the real castles that abound, dressing up like a princess (or a prince) and having a party where real royalty whooped it up is part of the offerings. I'd just as soon duck out of that party and look around on my own, but I bet that's allowed as long as you make it back to port on time.
Evidently, Mickey Mouse even tags along making appearances at famous landmarks. Not really, but Mikey is in the video frolicking with kids at the Red Square in Moscow.
For the press release that lists each of the cruise options and dates, click here.