When the Disney Magic returns to Europe this summer and next, we are inviting families to explore culturally rich and exciting locales with Port Adventures like only Disney can do. In true Disney fashion, our shore excursions entertain and inspire both children and adults, with an extra dash of pixie dust. Here are some of the one-of-a-kind Port Adventures your family can join in Northern Europe …
Experience the Inspiration for Disneyland at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark – Exclusive to Disney Cruise Line, a behind-the-scenes tour invites you to walk in the footsteps of Walt Disney and experience Tivoli Gardens as he did during his visit in 1950. The age-old amusement park inspired Walt to imagine the beginning of something grand and magical – the plans and designs for Disneyland Resort. With a variety of attractions – everything from merry-go-rounds and whimsical rides to a 100-year-old roller coaster – Tivoli Gardens inspires visitors with the beauty and enchantment that sparked the beginning of Disneyland and beyond.
Meet the Designer of the Ceremonial Necklace Worn by Princess Leia in Helsinki, Finland – New to Disney Cruise Line in 2017, guests have the unique opportunity to meet the designer of the ceremonial necklace worn by Princess Leia in the legendary final throne room scene in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Art aficionados can admire other impressive works of Finnish artist, jewelry designer and sculptor Björn Weckström as they’re greeted by the artist himself in his private residence.
Get a Glimpse of 18th Century Royal Luxury in St. Petersburg, Russia – You’re invited to partake in an extravagant royal ball inside Catherine Palace during the Disney Magic’s visit to St. Petersburg. Complete with a live orchestra and dances with royal courtiers, the gala offers regal festivities to all who attend. In a setting of gilded walls, hand-painted ceilings and period artwork, guests are immersed in 18th century palace life as they experience what it was like to live like royalty in 1750s Russia.
Up next, I’ll give you suggestions for Port Adventures in Norway. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!