Disney Cruise Line Sails to Bermuda for the First Time and Visits New Ports Including Quebec City, Canada, in Fall 2018

In fall 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to Bermuda and Quebec City, Canada – both with multiple days to experience these captivating destinations. In addition to the new itineraries from New York to Bermuda and Canada, three special sailings from New York will take guests to Walt Disney World and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Sailings from California, Texas and Florida round out the 2018 fall season.

Bookings open to the public on May 18, 2017. More details on 2018 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2018 page of disneycruise.com.

New sailings to Bermuda from New York

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line guests can sail to the beautiful island of Bermuda. Each of the five-night sailings includes two full days in Bermuda, while one special six-night sailing includes three days there.

An idyllic setting for outdoor enjoyment, Bermuda offers its famous pink sand beaches, lush forests and a range of water activities. Shopping and sightseeing are plentiful and, at only 21 square miles, the island is easy to navigate and explore. With its own distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture, Bermuda boasts a rich history in sailing, a passion for cricket and a truly unique national attire – Bermuda shorts.

Disney Magic cruises to Bermuda from New York set sail in October 2018.

New cruises between New York and Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City, Canada, a new port for Disney Cruise Line, will be featured on two new itineraries sailing between New York and Quebec City. Both of these sailings include two full days in Quebec City as well as stops at other Canadian ports new to Disney Cruise Line – Saguenay and Baie-Comeau.

With towering fortresses, lavish castles, cobblestone streets and French-inspired cuisine, Quebec City offers a taste of European charm. Must-see sights include the historic and grand Chateau Frontenac hotel and the impressive Montmorency Falls, which measure 30 meters taller than Niagara Falls. Both Saguenay and Baie-Comeau offer natural beauty, picturesque ports and local cuisine featuring plentiful seafood, wild game and the indigenous and delectable cloudberries.

Two seven-night Disney Magic cruises between New York and Quebec City depart in September 2018.

More magic from New York on sailings to Walt Disney World and Castaway Cay

Fall 2018 Disney Magic sailings from New York also include three seven-night voyages to Walt Disney World. Each cruise includes a stop in Port Canaveral, Florida, located near the Walt Disney World Resort, and a day at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

Adding to the magic on these special sailings, every guest will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation between the ship and the theme parks. During their visit, guests can enjoy experiences like the new Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which will immerse guests in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.

Back by Popular Demand: Cruises from California, Texas and Florida

  • In September and October 2018, the Disney Wonder will sail from San Diego, California, to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja sailings visit Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, both famous for stunning beaches and exciting water activities. Mexican Riviera sailings feature the snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.
  • In November and December 2018, the Disney Wonder returns to Galveston, Texas, with a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries. All cruises to the Bahamas include a stop at Castaway Cay.
  • In December 2018, the Disney Magic will return to Miami with voyages to the Western Caribbean and Bahamas, including stops at Key West and Castaway Cay.
  • During late 2018, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will continue to sail a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida, with every sailing including a day at Castaway Cay.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

 

New Band “The TradNation Project’ Coming to Canada Pavilion

Courtesy of Celebration Press
Courtesy of Celebration Press

A new band called ‘The TradNation Project’ will soon be coming to Epcot’s Canada Pavilion.

From the band’s official website:

The TradNation Project introduces the living music and dance traditions of Quebec and preserves this heritage through its transmission across generations and to new audiences wherever it travels. A collaboration between musicians, dancers and dance callers, the project includes two generations of performers from Quebec’s thriving traditional music scene, presenting instrumental, song and dance traditions from the rich cultural heritage of French Quebec.

The band is expected to begin performing on January 15th.   The band will perform four to five thirty minutes sets five to six days per week.

The band consists of 18 musicians, but only five musicians will perform during each set. The first group of five is expected to appear from January 15th through April 15th.  A new group of musicians from the band will take over every 4-5 months.

From WDW Theme Parks

Disney Channel Headed to Canada

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From the Hollywood Reporter –

Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has secured the Canadian licensing rights to the Disney Channel.

The popular U.S. channel will launch in the Canadian kids TV market on Sept. 1, 2015 as part of a deal with the Disney/ABC Television Group. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but popular Disney Channel shows like K.C. Undercover, Girl Meets World, Austin & Ally and Liv and Maddie will be used by Corus to help the Canadian broadcaster survive and thrive in an increasingly deregulated Canadian market dominated by Netflix Canada and other digital platforms.C

Corus already markets ABC Spark in Canada, as well as other kids TV channels like YTV and Teletoon. The ABC/Disney deal includes Corus picking up the Canadian streaming and ad-supported VOD rights to Disney Channel fare.

After launching Disney Channel, other Disney-branded kids linear TV channels will launch here as the brands and programming are picked up by Corus, the broadcaster said. Corus and Disney/ABC Television Group first signed a deal 2011 to launch ABC Spark north of the border.

“We are very excited to take our partnership with the Disney/ABC Television Group to the next level, and proud to be forging a new course for the iconic Disney Channel brand in Canada,” said Doug Murphy, president and CEO of Corus Entertainment, said Thursday in a statement.

Canadian Lumberjack Show to Open Next Week at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

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The ‘Canadian Lumberjack Show’ is scheduled to debut at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion next week on October 5th.

The show is being produced by the Florida based Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, takes the place of Off Kilter as the live entertainment act for Canada Pavilion.

According to the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show website, “The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is similar to an Old Time Lumberjack Show and a great family entertainment, matched by none. In the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show or Timber Show, we use quality lumberjack competitors, also known as Timberjacks from around the world. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjacks are also the same lumberjacks you see on the Stihl Timber Sports Series, ESPN, and TNN. So if you are looking for a great Timber Show with real tough Lumberjacks also known as Ironjacks, The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, is the type of Old Time Lumberjack Show / FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT you want.”

Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show has previously worked with Disney during private events, and brings over 28 years of performing experience.

Disney has not released any details or confirmed the new act as of yet.

Video of Final Performance of Off Kilter

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Courtesy of wdwmagic.com

Thousands of fans stopped by the Canada Pavilion at Epcot yesterday to see Off Kilter perform for the final time – and what a show it was.

Crowds packed the area in front of the stage along World Showcase promenade for every show, easily reaching capacity each time. The band arrived on stage for the final time to huge cheers and applause at 7:30pm, and following their 25 minute regular set, were brought back by the crowds for three encore performances – no doubt they would have played all night given the chance.

The show is not something that will be forgotten, for the guests in attendance or the the band themselves. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is the entire show from the Canada Pavilion’s Off Kilter final performance.

Off Kilter Final Performance