Disney Cruising with Samantha Brown
Photo: Lorenzo Bevilaqua
Yesterday, at a luncheon at Aquavit in New York, Disney Cruise Line announced several ambitious new itineraries for its 2010 season. Lest you thought it was all Caribbean and Mickey Mouse, think again: Disney is expanding its guests' horizons by organizing 12-night sails to northern European capitals like Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. Of course, Mickey will still put in an appearance, but he might be squeaking with a Scandinavian accent.
In addition, Disney's Mediterranean itineraries will expand to include Corsica, Tallinn, and even Tunis in northern Africa--that's a long way from the Bahamas, Disney's first port of call.
Samantha is a serious cruise enthusiast. She had a ball aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, loved the elegance of Princess ships, and recommends the Carnival Inspiration for its excellent staff and affordable rates.
Her next trip? Santa Monica, California, to film another installment of Passport to Great Weekends. Travel wish list? Alaska and the Baltic countries. Travel must-haves? Ear plugs, energy bars, and peanut butter.