21 March, 2006

A Whole New Adventure

Did you see the big news today? The Disney Magic is taking off across the Atlantic and spending next summer in Europe!

Disney Cruise Line announced this morning that its Disney Magic ship will sail the Mediterranean in summer 2007.

The ship, which spent last summer on the West Coast, will make stops in European locales including Barcelona, the French Riviera and Naples, Italy.

Actually, more than the 10- and 11-night European cruises, the 14 night repositioning cruises caught my eye. The eastbound leaves from home, hits Castaway Cay and the Canary Islands before hitting Spain, Gibraltar, and finishes at Barcelona. Of course, the return trip (over Scott's birthday, I might add) is exactly the opposite. And the fare is, in my opinion, pretty reasonable - starting at $1999/person for the cheapest stateroom.

Sadly for us, $4000, plus taxes and fees, plus one-way airfare is way out of our price range. We could do it if we really wanted, but that's almost a whole down payment on a house. Who in our position could justify that?? Still, it's nice to dream.

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