A vacation must be pretty good if you are staring at your calendar and sadly celebrating its anniversary.
Here’s the story: last year, right around this week, we sailed away on the Disney Cruise Line Magic out of New York City (eek!) and headed down to Florida, Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island) and the Bahamas. Out of the four times I’ve sailed on the Disney Cruise Line (all of them on the Magic), that definitely ranks as my favorite trip.
To make myself feel better (feel worse?), I’m talking Disney Cruise on the blog all week. Get excited!
So because I’m always counting down the moment I win the lottery and I’m able to book my next spin on these beautiful ships, I thought I’d share what destinations I’d most want to visit! That’s really what’s so much fun about cruising. You get a small taste of different locales and it’s a nice to feel out which places you may want to return to at a later date.
Let’s get started!
1. Spain (European Cruise)
I’m half Spanish and have been dying to go to Spain since forever. When James and I were planning out honeymoon two years ago, we really wanted to do a Mediterranean Cruise but we couldn’t swing the airfare all the way to Europe so we opted for a Cruise in our budget with nearby ports of call.
But Spain! I would love to visit it with Disney Cruise Line even thought I know a day-long stop would not be enough time to really experience it. Shopping, art, sight-seeing! Yay!
2. San Juan, Puerto Rico (Caribbean)
When I was a little, my grandma used to spend every single summer in Puerto Rico and (kind of like above) it’s really been on my wish list since then. I love that Disney Cruise Line added PR to its ports of call — it’s such a beautiful place with a ton of culture and good food. It’s always nice to have a destination where you can plan a day at the beach or just sight-seeing. There is just so much to see and do.
I feel like I have pretty superficial reasons for this one. I’m not a fan of not being able to swim in warm weather on a vacation like this, and while I’ve heard how amazing Alaska is, I fear I would be bored on the ship. But I do want to see Mickey and his pals in their cold-weather wardrobe. Cutest pictures ever. I’m sure Alaska is great too. Really.
In all seriousness, Alaska might be a great place to cruise when it’s actually cold at home too so I don’t feel like I’m missing out of anything. I honestly have no idea what to expect and maybe, for once, that would be awesome. One of the port adventures? Behind the scenes tour of dog sledding? Who would have thought of that one?
I left my heart in San Franciscoooo. Just kidding. I’ve actually never been here which is why this is making my list. I need to spend time in California. It’s always on the top of my list as far as vacations go but when we keep going to Disney World, it’s a little hard to make that dream a reality. Must do it!
Of course, the Walt Disney Family Museum is also in San Francisco and I’ve heard so many fantastic things about it.
Okay, this is kind of my “cheat” answer. I went here on my second Disney Cruise with my parents, and I would love to just… do more. We took a tour and went to an aquarium but I wasn’t 21 yet and I just want to take a ton of pictures down there. So so gorgeous. (I went to Key Largo two years ago, and the pull was even stronger.)
Nothing like fighting the vacation blues by… talking about other vacations. And not just any vacation spots but gorgeous ones. While I go sob into my [insert drink of choice here, depending on what time you are reading this], I’d love to hear about your Disney Cruise experiences and where you would want to sail off to!
[ All pictures from official Disney Cruise Line website. ]