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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Disney Cruise Line Named #1

 On Tuesday night, Karl Holz, President of Disney Cruise Line accepted the award from the Condé Nast Traveler for top cruise line in the mega-ship category.

 The 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards ceremony was held in New York City and hosted by Samantha Brown, well known television travel personality.  Who hasn't seen Samantha Brown on the travel channel?

 Karl Holz attributed the award to the cast and crew members of the Disney Cruise Line.  He is quoted as saying, “We build spectacular ships, explore exotic destinations and deliver entertainment that is uniquely Disney, but what our guests remember most is the personal touch that only our crew members can deliver.”

In addition, the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine also recently named Disney Cruise Line the Top Family-Friendly Large-Ship Cruise Line in their 2010 World’s Best Awards poll.

As veterans of three Disney Cruises, we heartily agree and are longing for our next sailing aboard Disney's newest ship, the Dream. 

Just a few side notes:  Captain Tom in July of 2008, during our second Disney Cruise said that Disney Cruise Line has the highest return of guests than any other cruise line.  On almost any sailing, about 50% of the guests are repeat Disney cruisers.  And, that up to 1,000 children are on board for any sailing.  Given that the guest capacity for the Magic and the Wonder are about 2, 500 guests, having a little less than half of them be children is amazing.

Now, if the thought of sailing with 1,000 kids makes you twitch or cringe, know that there are many "adults only" areas on board and at Castaway Cay.  We have even made our way to the adults only pool on the ship and the adult beach, apply named Serenity Bay, at Castaway Cay and we would be a family traveling with a child.

Rumor has it the 2012 cruise itineraries are going to be announced soon.  We know another new ship is on the horizon in 2012, the Fantasy, and I can't wait to find out what else is in store for the number 1 cruise line!

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