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[16 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Porthole Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards Honors Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line was recognized by the Porthole Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards, nabbing honors for “Most Family-Oriented Cruise Line.” They were also honored with the “Best Spa Facilities” award and the “Best Children’s Programs” award.
Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line said:
We love to delight and surprise families sailing aboard our ships, giving them experiences and entertainment they can’t get anywhere else. This latest recognition from Porthole Cruise readers highlights how unique and magical a Disney cruise is for guests of every age. Our cast and crew members pride themselves …

Disney Parks, Headline »

[7 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Leadership Undergoes Major Structural Changes in the Wake of Al Weiss Departure

As he previously hinted, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs is taking the opportunity that Al Weiss’ retirement created to shake up the leadership at Disney Parks and Resorts.
When Weiss announced his retirement last month as the president of worldwide operations for Disney Parks and Resorts, Staggs stated that a new operation structure would be created in the next few weeks.  Now, we are starting to see what changes are coming, vis a vis the new structure.
Earlier this week, Walt Disney World president Meg Crofton was promoted by Staggs to the new …

Disney Corporate, Other »

[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Cruise Line to Sail Into Hawaii

Hot on the heels of Disney’s recent announcement regarding new Disney Cruise Line ports for 2012, the cruise line is also offering fans the chance to sail through the beautiful Hawaiian Islands!
For the very first time, Disney Cruise Line is offering an exclusive 15-night cruise itinerary departing from the Port of Los Angeles next year – April 29, 2012. The cruise will take guests through Hilo, Hawai‘i; Kahului, Maui; Honolulu, O‘ahu; Nawailiwili, Kaua‘i; and Ensenada, Mexico.
According to  Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line and New Vacation Operations:
We are launching the …

Disney Corporate, Other »

[12 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
First Glance:  Photos from Disney Fantasy’s Keel Laying Ceremony

An important milestone for Disney’s latest ship took place yesterday, as Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line, joined Meyer Werft’s Managing Partner, Bernard Meyer for the Fantasy’s keel laying ceremony.  Minnie Mouse oversaw the festivities.
The traditional ceremony, in which the first block, or section, of the ship is lowered onto the building dock, and a coin is placed beneath the keel for good luck.
The Fantasy is scheduled to be completed early next year.
Photo copyright Disney.
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[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Florida’s New Governor on Hand to Attend Plaque and Key Exchange

Officials from Disney Cruise Line, the state of Florida, and the local area were on board the Disney Dream on Friday to observe a long standing maritime tradition, and to bring the ship one step closer to her maiden voyage.
Captain Tom Forberg welcomed Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz, newly-elected Governor Rick Scott, and local officials aboard the ship for the presentation of a plaque and key exchange, commemorating the Dream’s inaugural call on Port Canaveral.  The special ceremony took place in the ship’s grand atrium lobby.
Captain Mickey and a crew of his …