Frozen Inspired Port Adventures for 2015 Disney Magic Voyages

Over that past few weeks, Disney Cruise Line has been releasing new port adventures for this summer’s European voyages to Norway and Iceland. During the Norwegian Fjords cruises this summer, Disney will offer guests exclusive experiences exploring the culturally rich and exotic locates which inspired the creators of the animated mega-hit, Frozen. These shore excursions are not your typical third party arranged tours, as they all have a bit of Disney story telling magic integrated into the experience designed to entertain and inspire guests of all ages. You never know, a few of your Frozen favorites may join guests on one of these immersive experiences.

In Ålesund, guest will have an opportunity to join Anna, Elsa and Kristoff during the Frozen Festivities and Viking Ventures experience.

Anna And Elsa Visit Norway With Disney Cruise LineThis exclusive Disney experience will take guests to a Norwegian summer celebration at the Sunnmøre Open Air Museum where the festivities culminate with the grand arrival of the beloved sisters and their ice-loving companion, Kristoff, who join in the lively revelry.

Sunnmøre Open Air MuseumAfter being personally greeted by their Frozen friends, and surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Norway, guests dance to local musicians and sample tasty Norwegian specialties, including svele, a traditional sweet pancake from the region.

Viking VillageAnother Ålesund adventure exclusive to Disney Cruise Line includes a quest to a Viking village on the island of Giske, where guests head back in history to meet the village chieftain and experience the Viking world. Viking VillageAdventurers find themselves in the middle of daily Viking life and mingle with members of the Norse families, experiencing first-hand the traditions, authentic food and games that come with being a Viking. Guests also learn traditional Viking handiwork and put it to practice by crafting their own leather bags.Viking VillageThe Disney Magic will sail to Alesund during the 7-Night and 9-Night Norwegian Fjords cruises.

In Olden, guests can travel from the quaint port village to a Norwegian Fjord Horse Center. During the Iconic Fjord Horses excursion, guests will experience one of the world’s oldest breeds and one of the country’s national symbols, the Norwegian Fjord Horse.

Norwegian Fjord Horse CenterThe adventure includes an up-close look at the stallions, mares and foals in a tour of the stables. Guests also have an opportunity to interact with the horses and see these magnificent animals in action. Norwegian Fjord Horse CenterThis includes watching a dynamic riding performance and taking in the picturesque scenery during a carriage ride around the grounds.Norwegian Fjord Horse Center

The Disney Magic will sail to Olden just once, during the 9-Night Norwegian Fjords cruise.

In Kristiansand during the 11-Night cruise, guests with a culinary passion can take part in a hands-on cooking experience as part of the Taste of Norway excursion. Guests will don their aprons and create Nordic specialties first-hand, such as succulent wild game filets and krumkaker, a heavenly waffle cookie typically served around Christmastime. The experience culminates with guests enjoying their sumptuous meal paired with a glass of wine.

Gjaera Mountain Farm

The Disney Magic will sail to Kristiansand just once, during the 11-Night North Norwegian Fjords and Iceland Cruise.

When the Disney Magic sails to Geiranger, the crowning jewel of the Norwegian fjords, comes another exclusive DCL experience, the Gjaera Mountain Farm featuring an exclusive youth activity. Guests will travel to the Gjaera Mountain Farm where the local family provides an up-close look at daily life. Children join Youth Counselors from the ship to create one-of-a-kind stamped pillows in the farm’s printing studio using handmade wooden stamps that have been passed down through the family’s many generations. Gjaera Mountain FarmMeanwhile, adults explore the farm and its microbrewery, sampling fresh brews. After building up an appetite, everyone reunites for a taste of traditional Norwegian foods produced at the farm including juices, breads, creams and cured meats.Gjaera Mountain Farm

Another journey will take guests to the Herdalsetra Mountain Farm, where on the way to a nearby scenic valley they will enjoy a spectacular view of the Geirangerfjord and the Seven Sisters waterfall made famous in Norwegian folklore. Guests tour the enchanting farm brimming with 30 farmhouses and more than 450 sprightly goats scampering around the property. Herdalsetra Mountain Farm Herdalsetra Mountain FarmGuests will also sample the farm’s fresh cheeses including Norway’s famous brown cheese – similar to sweet fudge.

Those looking for even more adventure will find it kayaking through the Geirangerfjord. Gliding over dazzling turquoise waters, guests will get an up-close look at stunning waterfalls roaring down into the fjord and the majestic mountains along the water’s edge.Kayaking In Geirangerfjord Kayaking In Geirangerfjord

The Disney Magic will sail to Geiranger during the 7-Night and 9-Night Norwegian Fjords cruises.

When in Molde, can spend the afternoon at one of the largest folk museums in Norway, the Romsdal Open Air Museum, which encompasses more than 50 buildings. Romsdal Open Air Museum Romsdal Open Air MuseumDuring the Folk Dancing and Discovery in Molde, guests will have the opportunity to explore the century-old property, including lush gardens, farmhouses, smokehouses and a chapel, and experience a spirited performance of Norwegian folk dancing featuring local children in traditional regional outfits.Romsdal Open Air Museum

The Disney Magic will sail to Olden just once, during the 9-Night Norwegian Fjords cruise.

The rich family experiences ashore are not just in Norway. When the Disney Magic travel to Iceland guests can experience fire and ice during the Lava Family Workshop experience in Reykjavik. This is listed as an exhilarating trip to the edge of a local lava field that gives adventurers an up-close look at volcanic craters and lava fields that make up the country of Iceland. Guests can take part in an art workshop on the edge of the hardened lava field, using real lava to create their very own framed lava art.

Classic “can’t miss” Icelandic landmarks take center stage on the tour of The Golden Circle. On this visit to some of Iceland’s most iconic attractions, guests will explore a national park, a glittering waterfall, popping hot springs and a high-tech geothermal energy exhibition. Over a barbecue lunch in the woods offered exclusively to guests sailing aboard the Disney Magic, troll wife Gryla and her helpers tell the legend of troll giant Bergthor of Bláfell, whose exceptionally large grave, headstone and ring from his walking stick can be found in a nearby churchyard.

The Disney Magic will sail to Reykjavik twice during the 15-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise and 11-Night North Norwegian Fjords and Iceland Cruise. The 11-Night sailing features an overnight say in Reykjavik.

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