My family and I recently had the most amazing opportunity to be on the inaugural British Isle sailing onboard the Disney Magic. This is the best cruise I have ever been on. We sailed round trip from Dover England with stops in England, Scotland, Ireland, France and the Channel Islands. In nearly every port the ship was met by thousands of people with special entertainment including pipe and drum bands, Irish dancers and even Irish Wolfhounds. For most ports this was the first time a Disney cruise ship has been there. We all felt like superstars.
Every port was fun and amazing, with some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. At Alnwick Castle in England, where scenes from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey were filmed, we learned to fly a broom and met “Harry Potter & Dumbledore.”
We were able to see 5000 year old standing stones, named the Ring of Brogdar, on the Scottish Isle of Orkney, that are older than Stonehenge.
In the Scottish Highlands we visited Eileen Donan Castle where the movie Highlander, with Sean Connery was filmed and even looked for Nessie in Loch Ness.
In France we visited a stunning UNESCO world heritage site, Mont St. Michel, where building on it started in the 10th century.
Aside from the many amazing ports, food and activities, another benefit to taking a Disney cruise is the first run movies they show on the ship. Our cruise ended the day before Finding Dory was released in theaters worldwide. Because Disney owns the movie they gave special permission to show it on the ship before we disembarked. We were one of the first people in the world to see the movie.
If you have the chance to take a Disney cruise like this, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed!
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