Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!

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Disney has made sailing on one of their cruises much easier with the addition of three new ports for 2012! As of May 2012, Disney cruise ships will be sailing out of New York, Seattle and Galveston, Texas.

New York, what I think will prove to be a very popular port, has 20 different cruises coming from the shore.  These include eight night cruises to the Bahamas, five night cruises to New England and Canada and introducing a new concept, the two night cruise to Nowhere!

You are probably thinking, “What is a cruise to nowhere?” This new concept provides a sampling of what a Disney Cruise is like for those who have never been on one of their cruises, cannot afford a larger cruise, or just want a small getaway.  Being close to New York myself, I find this a very exciting idea and hope to experience a sailing from this port in the future!

May also introduces cruises on the west coast out of Seattle.  There are 14 seven night cruises from this port, with stops in Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia.

The Galveston port will be available starting in the end of September through November with 12 seven night cruises to the Western Caribbean.  This trip includes stops at Grand Cayman, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

In addition to these new ports, Disney Cruises will still be sailing out of Los Angeles and Port Canaveral. There is one special cruise sailing out of Los Angeles in the end of April: an incredible 15 night voyage sailing to Hawaii! This trip will include stops at Hilo, Kahului, Honolulu, Nawiliwili, Kauai and Ensenada, Mexico.

The Disney Cruise Line is really spreading out and accommodating more people with these new ports.  Will you be using one of these ports to cruise in 2012?

Contributed by: Jessica Clawson (NDI#21) Jessica is the News and Current Events Blogger. She is also the creator of The True Disney Fan.

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