Adventures by Disney Unveils Special Add-on Options for
Disney Cruise Line Mediterranean and Alaskan Sailings in 2011


Pre-Departure Escapes to Barcelona and Vancouver, BC also available



(Dec. 20, 2010) BURBANK, Calif. – Travel agents can now book clients on the ultimate vacation package for 2011 with a special Adventures by Disney pre-sailing experience add-on in Vancouver before their Alaska voyages on the Disney Wonder (except for May 2 departure), and in Barcelona before their Mediterranean cruises aboard the Disney Magic.

Clients can also add immersive experience packages, privately-guided by Adventures by Disney guides, during their port visits on Disney’s Alaskan and Mediterranean cruises.

The new 2011 Adventures by Disney pre-departure experience products, Vancouver Escape and Barcelona Escape, are commissionable to travel agents, as are the Adventures by Disney Alaskan Wonder and Mediterranean Magic sea and shore experiences.

To book or obtain more information, travel agents can visit www.disneytravelagents.com or contact the Disney Cruise Line call center at 800-511-1333. The new pre-sale packages must be purchased in advance and in conjunction with the clients’ Disney Cruise Line bookings -- stand alone bookings are not permitted.

Disney’s new sea and shore offers broaden clients’ travel options. Cruises can be combined with tours of the world’s most fascinating and scenic destinations, guided by an Adventures by Disney guide. They include interaction with local experts and provide active, hands-on experiences to create an unforgettable vacation.

Escape to an Adventure on Land

Considered two vacations in one, the escape packages are mini Adventures by Disney trips available on select Disney Cruise Line departures that begin prior to the cruise, allowing clients to further explore the local culture and history of the specific destination.

The Vancouver Escape is a 4-day/3-night vacation that takes place prior to the Disney Cruise Line itinerary to Alaska. Clients enjoy breakfast "Under the Sea" at Vancouver Aquarium as the Beluga Whales swim nearby, followed by a tour of the Marine Science Center. Starting from the aquarium, clients receive a guided tour of Stanley Park, including a visit to the famed Totem Poles to learn rich histories and cultures of the First Nations of British Columbia. Travelers hop on a gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain to visit the resident bears and wolves of the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and take a ride on the Mountain Zipline – all before boarding the Disney Wonder for the voyage to Alaska.

On the 4-day/3-night Barcelona Escape, clients enjoy unrivaled onboard entertainment and hassle-free travel aboard Disney Cruise Line. On shore, clients explore the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, and the landscape-architecture of Parque Guell. Junior Adventurers are treated to an exclusive archeological experience and mountain hike and even transition back in time as they visit Pueblo Espanol, followed by a flamenco farewell.

"Sea" More with Onboard Upgrade

Passengers aboard the 7-night Alaskan Wonder cruises and the 7-, 10- and 11-night Mediterranean Magic cruises can opt for Adventures by Disney’s specially planned shore experiences led by Disney Adventure Guides. Mediterranean Magic offers a privately-guided tour of Florence featuring top sites such as Michelangelo’s David, followed by visits to cultural and historical locations throughout Rome, an authentic pizza lesson and even a private boat tour of Capri, stopping for a swim. At night, clients return to the splendor and services aboard the Disney Magic.

Between scenic views of North America’s western shoreline aboard the 7-night Alaskan cruise, guests take a helicopter to a glacier, visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge in Canada and receive a private tour of the Jewell Gardens. Whether attending a glassblowing demonstration or dog sledding, details are perfected to ensure the itinerary includes local flair and unforgettable moments. Afterward, clients return to the amenities and comfort of the Disney Wonder.