Disney Cruise Line Named World’s Best

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2020 was a very tough year for all industries — a large number of stores had to shut their doors and revert to a solely online business model, restaurants could only work under a takeout or delivery method, theme parks were closed, and the cruise industry came to a screeching halt. While their businesses had to change, and change drastically, that did not stop companies from working as hard as they could to keep their loyal patrons happy.

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Disney is just one of the companies that had to figure out new business models to adapt to a new world. And while the theme parks were finally able to reopen, the Disney Cruise Line has struggled more. Up until the last couple of months, Disney was continuing to cancel cruises because sailing with the pandemic still raging was not deemed safe.

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Even though Disney was unable to sail for most of 2020 and for months in 2021, that did not stop people from thinking it was a top cruise line — in fact, they think it is the top cruise line. Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Disney Cruise Line the top cruise line in the world for the third year in a row.

Disney Parks Blog shared the exciting news with readers:

Travel + Leisure recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe, based on the results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 readers’ survey. Readers rated cruise ships by the quality of their service, staterooms, food, entertainment, itineraries and shore excursions.

It’s an honor to be considered among the best of the best. We celebrate this award with you, our guests and all of our cast and crew members who create magical vacations at sea! As our president, Thomas Mazloum shared, “I know just how much hard work goes into earning these accolades, and I couldn’t be prouder of our cast and crew members.”

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According to Travel + Leisure, Disney ranked at the top because of the incredible experiences that you just can’t find on other cruise ships. According to an article talking about the award, Travel + Leisure said:

While there are plenty of great mega-ship ocean cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line offers experiences guests just can’t find anywhere else. A vacation on one of its ships is just as much about all the enchanting action you’ll find on board as it is about the destinations you’ll visit. From excursions to Castaway Cay — Disney’s beloved private island — to Star Wars and Marvel-themed days at sea, to character experiences, there’s nothing like a Disney cruise.  

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While Disney is already at the top of the cruise line game, it is about to get even better. Beginning in May 2022, Disney will launch its newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish. The Disney Wish will have Disney’s first “attraction at sea” — the Aquamouse. It will also have the Hyperspace Lounge for fans of Star Wars and a special Frozen-themed dining experience.

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The Disney Wish, as well as Disney’s other cruise ships — the Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wonder, are all currently accepting bookings for future sailings. To look at what is available, you can click here and visit the Disney Cruise Line website.

Have you ever sailed on a Disney cruise ship? Do you think they are the best? Let us know in the comments!

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