Cruise Travel Accommodations for People with Disabilities

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Having a disability doesn’t have to preclude being able to take a cruise. With a little advanced research and planning, you can take a vacation where you can ensure all your needs are fully met and you won’t miss out on any part of the experience.

Information we’ve collected from experienced travelers suggest certain lines are better than others at accommodating guests with disabilities. Perhaps they have more or better cabins that suit specific needs, or offer a range of services that are not necessary but would be appreciated on a vacation. Depending on your particular needs or preferences, someone else’s favorite cruise line may not be the best cruise line for you. Knowing which cruise lines can make the accommodations you require and how much time you’ll need to prepare in advance will guarantee a smoother vacation experience.

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Spotlight: Disney Cruise Lines

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When you hear the name “Disney,” you might think of any number of things. Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie, and a number of other classic short cartoons of Walt Disney’s design. You might think of the full-length animated features– from classics like Cinderella and Snow White, to the revival of yearly animated features in the late 1980s and 1990s that produced such critically-acclaimed hits as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, to the computer-animated films Disney produced in conjunction with Pixar, like the Toy Story movies and Wall-E. Or you might think of the theme parks, Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida.

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Disney’s Very Merrytime Cruises

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This holiday season, delight in magical merriment at sea on the Very Merrytime Cruises—new to Disney Cruise Line—available on sailings departing November 9 to December 31, 2013! Share seasonal splendor with loved ones as you enjoy a twist on holiday traditions.

Discover a festive fusion of holiday-themed entertainment, activities and decor—with a life-sized gingerbread house, 24-foot Christmas tree, garlands, poinsettias, shimmering lights and more!Continue reading

Celebrating Halloween at Sea with Disney Cruise Line®

A real treat for 2013 cruisers is just a click away! This year, Disney Cruise Line® is celebrating a very festive occasion at sea with themed sailings.

Halloween on the High Seas Cruises

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Sail aboard the Disney Dream® this Halloween and have a scream! From September 22nd to October 31st, Disney Dream® will be conjuring up mischievous fun for pumpkin-lovers of all ages! Here’s a few of the activities you can look forward to when you sail on the Halloween themed cruises:

• Special Halloween decor—including a massive pumpkin tree in the atrium that sprouts overnight!

• Kids can Trick or Treat with their favorite Disney characters and march in the Costume Parade!

• Adults can enter a costume contest and dance the night away with a villainous take-over in the Evolution Night Club

• Your whole family can enjoy a Mousequerade deck party and scream along with Jack and Sally at the Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream show!

Get your scream on with Disney Cruise Line this Halloween season! Call your AffordableTours.com travel agent to book your cruise at 1.800.814.8381 or visit http://cruises.affordabletours.com/Disney_Cruises/.

 

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Family Fun Aboard the Disney Magic®

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By:   Lin Humble
Vice President, AffordableTours.com

Last Christmas our family celebrated the winter holidays aboard the Disney Magic®. As promised, Disney delivered an unforgettable journey. In fact, our trip began before we even set sail out of Galveston, Texas. My sons, ages 6 and 5, received a phone call from Mickey a day prior to our sailing, which brightened their day and only heightened their anticipation of the cruise. Of course, I strategically planned this call as I preregistered for the cruise. However, it shows just that extra effort that Disney puts into the whole vacation.

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