Disney Fantasy Hosts First-Call Ceremony in San Juan

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (November 7, 2012) – Disney Cruise Line hosted local port officials and community leaders onboard the 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy for a plaque exchange ceremony today. These ceremonies are a maritime tradition and an opportunity for the Captain and the ship’s officers to celebrate the inaugural call on a new port, as well as for local officials and leaders to welcome the ship and guests to the community.

“Everyone has been so gracious and welcoming to our guests and our crew members that we feel very much at home,” said Disney Cruise Line Captain Tom Forberg. “With its cobblestone streets, brightly colored buildings and a history that stretches back to the Conquistadors, San Juan is a compelling destination for our guests.”

The Disney Fantasy debuted earlier this year as the fourth ship in the Disney fleet.  For the remainder of 2012 and through April of 2013, the Disney Fantasy will sail 14 Eastern Caribbean seven-night itineraries from Port Canaveral, Florida, visiting San Juan, St. Thomas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Two special sailings hold additional holiday magic for guests, the Thanksgiving cruise on November 17, which includes a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast with Mickey Mouse and friends dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire, and the New Year’s cruise on December 29, which features a special party to ring in 2013, complete with music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes and a midnight countdown.

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Based in Celebration, Fla., Disney Cruise Line is focused on providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer. The company was most recently recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine as the No. 1 Cruise Line in the Large-Ship category in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.  The magazine also named three Disney ships to the “Top 100 Cruise Ships of the World,” with the Disney Magic being voted No. 1 and the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder tying for No. 2. Travel + Leisure recognized Disney Cruise Line the No. 1 Cruise Line for Families for the fourth consecutive year.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can contact their travel agent, visit disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500. Travel agents can call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or visit disneytravelagents.com.