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On the final night of every Disney Cruise (Credit: Disney)

On the final night of every Disney Cruise Line voyage, all the Disney characters and cast of the Walt Disney Theatre stage shows come out to say goodbye to all of their new friends. It's one of many chances guests have to meet their favorite Disney characters.

Disney Cruise Line to sail from Manhattan


For some New Yorkers, it's a wish come true. Mickey Mouse, Goofy and the rest of the Disney gang will soon be just a gangplank away. No longer will Long Islanders have to schlep to Florida to get their Disney fix. Disney Cruise Line is bringing a ship to Manhattan for the first time for a summerlong series of cruises starting May 25, 2012. --Jay Clarke, special to Newsday

A bronze statue of helmsman Mickey graces the
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A bronze statue of helmsman Mickey graces the atrium lobby of the Disney Magic, a ship designed in the art deco style with a touch of classic Disney whimsy, reminiscent of early 20th Century transatlantic ocean liners.

Guests aboard Disney Cruise Line can now enjoy
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Guests aboard Disney Cruise Line can now enjoy poolside movies and entertainment on a state-of-the-art jumbo LED screen. Families can gather at the Goofy Pool and watch classic Disney animated or live-action movies on the giant screen.

On the final night of every Disney Cruise
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On the final night of every Disney Cruise Line voyage, all the Disney characters and cast of the Walt Disney Theatre stage shows come out to say goodbye to all of their new friends. It's one of many chances guests have to meet their favorite Disney characters.

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The atrium lobby of the Disney Wonder cruise
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The atrium lobby of the Disney Wonder cruise ship welcomes guests with its Art Noveau style and bronze statue of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Disney Cruise Line guests can now enjoy poolside
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Disney Cruise Line guests can now enjoy poolside movies on a brand-new, state-of-the-art, jumbo LED screen affixed to the forward funnel. While at the Goofy Pool, families can gather and watch movies, popular TV shows and major sporting events.

Even the littlest cruisers will find a place
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Even the littlest cruisers will find a place reserved just for them on Disney Cruise Line. Flounder's Reef Nursery on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder offers special attention and activities for infants and toddlers, providing guests with childcare for children ages 12 weeks to 3-years old.

Parrot Cay, inspired by Caribbean colors and architectural
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Parrot Cay, inspired by Caribbean colors and architectural styles and the fresh cuisine of the tropics, serves island grill specialties with regional spices, fruits and vegetables. Vibrant colors, a relaxed atmosphere and fresh fare are the heart of this restaurant aboard the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.

A tribute to Disney animation, Animator's Palate is
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A tribute to Disney animation, Animator's Palate is one of the three restaurants in the rotation dining concept aboard Disney Cruise Line. On the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, the entire restaurant transforms from a black and white artist sketch to a full-color masterpiece during the course of guests' meals

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Animator's Palate offers a dining experience only Disney
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Animator's Palate offers a dining experience only Disney could imagine. Keep an eye on the artwork on the walls. On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, animation scenes from classic Disney films that begin as black and white sketches magically come alive with color throughout the meal. The cuisine is Pacific Rim combined with California freshness, and a host of other culinary influences

With a swish of a wand, guests aboard
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With a swish of a wand, guests aboard the Disney Magic can enjoy a new stage show that puts a different spin on the classic love story of Cinderella and her Prince Charming. In a Broadway-like performance, 'Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story' gives guests the opportunity to experience the story of Cinderella in a new way.

At Quiet Cove Pool, adults will find a
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At Quiet Cove Pool, adults will find a peaceful haven reserved just for them. Quiet Cove Pool is one of several areas designed just for adults on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.

Children aboard the Disney Magic can now pretend
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Children aboard the Disney Magic can now pretend they're in control inside Ocean Quest, the fifth and newest area for kids. Ocean Quest features a scaled replica of a ship's bridge, complete with LCD screen 'windows' that let children look out over the bridge via live video feed. The interactive space also has areas for children to play computer or video games, participate in arts and crafts, or watch a movie on one of the multiple plasma screen televisions.

The Disney Fantasy, the newest ship of Disney
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The Disney Fantasy, the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line ship, sails past the Manhattan skyline after traveling nearly 3,800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Bremerhaven, Germany. The 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy was then christened in New York on March 1 by singer Mariah Carey, then was to set sail to her home port of Port Canaveral, Fla. With a maiden voyage on March 31, the Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night cruises to the Caribbean and Disney´┐Żs private island, Castaway Cay. (Feb. 28, 2012)

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Mickey's Splash Zone is a 385-square-foot toddler water-play
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Mickey's Splash Zone is a 385-square-foot toddler water-play pool featuring star- and moon-shaped interactive fountains and splash zones.

Game Time Diversions adds a new dimension to
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Game Time Diversions adds a new dimension to the nighttime entertainment district aboard the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. Themed as a traditional sports pub and filled with flat-screen plasma TVs, it's a place where guests can cheer for their favorite sports teams or gather to watch their favorite TV shows. This venue features a diverse range of adult activities, from trivia-based game shows to board games to sing-along karaoke.

A romantic escape awaits couples in the private
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A romantic escape awaits couples in the private indoor/outdoor spa villas at the Vista Spa and Salon aboard the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.

The Disney Magic offers an alternating seven-night Caribbean
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The Disney Magic offers an alternating seven-night Caribbean cruise vacation. The Disney Magic sails out of Port Canaveral, Fla.

Ursula, the infamous sea witch from Disney's 'The
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Ursula, the infamous sea witch from Disney's 'The Little Mermaid,' performs a Copacabana-inspired take of 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' during 'Villains Tonight!,' a musical spectacular aboard the Disney Magic and the Disney Dream.

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Disney Cruise Line developed a broad range of
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Disney Cruise Line developed a broad range of age-specific activities designed to ensure that kids of all ages have a magical cruise experience. Located in the faux funnel of the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, Vibe provides a haven for teens with dance parties, movie nights, interactive games and a bar that dispenses smoothies and soft drinks.

Friendships and fun can be found inside the
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Friendships and fun can be found inside the faux funnel of the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder in the areas reserved just for teens. Vibe provides a haven for teens with dance parties, movie nights, interactive games and a bar that dispenses smoothies and soft drinks.

The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, offer Disney
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The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, offer Disney Cruise Line guests seven-night Caribbean cruises and seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises.

Vibe provides a haven for teens with
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Vibe provides a haven for teens with dance parties, movie nights, interactive games and a bar that dispenses smoothies and soft drinks.

Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of activities
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Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of activities that will entertain the entire family. At Studio Sea on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, guests of all ages can rock the night away with live music, participate in sing-a-longs and game shows or encounter Disney characters.

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