Check out the latest from Disney Destinations and the Disney Parks Blog. For all of you Foodie lovers take some time to review all the fun and creative dining options available. In their Foodie Guide to Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. I can not wait to try the DOLE Whip topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.  

By Disney Destinations                                                                     2/25/2021

The freshest flavors of spring – on the plate and in the glass – are showcased at Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival March 3 through July 5, 2021.

This Foodie Guide lists all the sweet and savory bites as well as refreshing sips at the over 20 festival-exclusive Outdoor Kitchens. The newest Outdoor Kitchens are the EPCOT Sunshine Griddle offering delicious brunch items, and EPCOT Farmers Feast, where a rotating seasonal menu will offer the finest local ingredients through the festival. And check out the new Orange Bird sipper – how is it possible he is even more adorable this year?

Returning is the Garden Graze, a fun food stroll highlighting five delicious offerings at the festival – all listed in the Festival Passport. Upon their Garden Graze purchase, Guests will receive a stamp for your Festival Passport. Once they’ve collected all five stamps, they can bring their Festival Passport to Pineapple Promenade Outdoor Kitchen to receive a complimentary prize exclusive to the festival. Guests can complete the Garden Graze at their leisure, and they can even bring back your stamped Festival Passport to EPCOT at any time during the festival to complete your Garden Graze.

Also new for this year’s festival are some tasty musical morsels for Guests’ ears! Each weekend, they can enjoy a series of concerts featuring local bands from Orlando, also known as the “City Beautiful.” Friday through Monday evenings, these “City Beautiful” bands will take the stage at America Gardens Theatre to perform popular songs of yesterday and today.

We have listed all the fantastic new offerings in this Foodie Guide:

Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth (Future World West) 

Food Items:

  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).
  • Seared Verlasso Salmon with Farro Risotto and Micro Herbs.
  • Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Crisp Pearls. 

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic).
  • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic).

EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Future World East)

Food Items:

  • Avocado Toast with Marinated Toybox Tomatoes and Fresh Goat Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta (new).
  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Sweet Corn Salsa.
  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with House-made Potato Barrels, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Curds, and a Soft-poached Egg with Tabasco Hollandaise (new).
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon (new).

Beverages:

  • Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic; new).
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with Milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and Vanilla Vodka (new).

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon, and House-made Whipped Honey Butter (gluten/wheat-friendly; new).
  • Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables, and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese (new).
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Whipped Cream, Whipped Honey, Crystalized Honey, Honeycomb, Dehydrated Honey, and Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses.

Beverages:

  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic).
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Honey Bee Citrus Blonde Ale, Gainesville, Fla. (new).
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka.

The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Meyer Lemon-poached Lobster Salad with Grapefruit-Rosé Vinaigrette, Yuzu-marinated Hearts of Palm, and Avocado-Yuzu Panna Cotta (gluten/wheat friendly; new).
    • Citrus-braised Crispy Pork Belly with Kumquat and Carrot (new).
    • Citrus Shortcake: Orange Chiffon Cake, Lemon Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream, and Citrus Crumble.

Beverages:

  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic; new). 
    • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, Fla. 
    • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemon Hefeweizen, Gainesville, Fla. 
    • Playalinda Brewing Company Hibiscus Lime Ale, Titusville, Fla. (new).
    • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy. 
    • Beer Flight.

Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items: 

  • House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant-based; new). 
  • Popsicle Trio: Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint, and Coconut-Lime (gluten/wheat friendly).

Beverages: 

  • Starcut Ciders Cidre Colada Hard Cider, Bellaire, Mich. (new).
  • Cutwater Bloody Mary: Ultra-premium Vodka, All-natural Tomato Juice, and a dash of Spice (new).
  • Cutwater Whiskey Mule: Black Skimmer Bourbon with Ginger Beer, a hint of Lime, and Aromatic Bitters (new).

Pineapple Promenade (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips.
  • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake.
  • DOLE Whip®(plant-based).

Beverages:

  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic). 
  • DOLE Whip with Fanta®(non-alcoholic).
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale, St. Petersburg, Fla. (new).
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Fresh Pressed Wheat Ale with Mango, Pineapple, and Guava, Asheville, N.C. (new).
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Alo’hop IPA, Lexington, Ky. (new).
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, Fla.
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • DOLE Whip topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum. 
  • Pineapple Beer Flight. 

Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible Foods (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based).
  • Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (plant-based; new).
  • Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuji Slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise  (plant-based; Garden Graze; new).
  • Lavender Pot de Crème with Blueberry Cake, Pink Peppercorn, and Lime Whipped Cream (plant-based; new).

Beverages:

  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic; new). 
  • Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA, Broussard, La. (new).
  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with Hanger 1 Makrut Lime Vodka served in a Mason Jar (new).

Refreshment Outpost

Food Item:

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).

Beverage:

  • Islamorada Beer Company Key Lime Hibiscus Ale, Ft. Pierce, Fla. (new).

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Food Items:

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream (gluten/wheat friendly).
    • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese. 
    • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries.

Beverages:

  • I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, Fla. 
  • Bitburger Premium Pils, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. 
  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria. 
  • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling Wine and Apple Liqueur. 
  • Beer Flight.

Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Crawfish Étouffée with Andouille Sausage and Dirty Rice (new).
  • Cajun-style Roasted Oysters.
  • House-made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard.
  • Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream.
  • Pecan Praline.

Beverages:

  • Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Fruit Punch, and Minute Maid Orange Juice (new).
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Orange Coriander Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla. (new).
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale, Asheville, N.C. (new).
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, La. 
  • Beer Flight.

Funnel Cake (American Adventure)

  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream, Blueberries, and Powdered Sugar.

Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives, Preserved Lemons, and Anchovy Breadcrumbs (new).
  • Shakshuka: Moroccan Baked Eggs in a Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew (new).
  • Lemon Magdalena Cake with Fig Compote and Sangria Gel (plant-based; Garden Graze; new).

Beverages:

  • I.A. Beer Company Pink Hibiscus Orange Wheat Ale, Doral, Fla.(new).
  • Maeloc Pineapple and Pear Hard Cider, Galicia, Spain (new).

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food Items:

  • Lamb Curry with Sweet Plantains and Rice (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Tropical Mousse Cup: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse, and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple. 

Beverages:

  • Tropical Freeze (non-alcoholic)
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hibiscus Guavacation Sour Beer, Orlando, Fla. (new).
  • Tropical Freeze with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum. 

Festival Favorites (World Showplace) 

Food Items:

  • Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, Feta, and Balsamic Reduction (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue, and House-made Pickle. 
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade, and Smoked Paprika Oil. 
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue.

Beverages:

  • Frozen Lemonade (non-alcoholic).
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Maple Bacon Stout, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine.

EPCOT Farmers Feast (World Showplace) 

Food Items – Rotating Menu 1:

  • Spring Onion Soup with Crispy Shallots and Micro Chive (new).
  • Duck Confit with Carrot Purée, Roasted Root Vegetables, Rainbow Chard, and Duck Jus (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Off the “Beet”en Path: Profiteroles with Red Beet Mousse, Golden Beet Pastry Cream, Whipped Goat Cheese Cream, and Candied Walnuts (new).

Beverages: 

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Watermelon Mint Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla. (new).
  • Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin (new).

Cider House (World Showplace) 

Food Items:

  • House-made Potato and Cheddar Biscuit with Salmon Tartare.
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream. 

Beverages:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Pink Lemonade Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, Fla. (new).
  • Bold Rock Watermelon Hard Cider, Nellysford, Va. (new).
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider, Armada, Mich. (new).
  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pure Brewed Organic Lager, Tadcaster, UK.
  • Snakebite: Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider and Samuel Smith Old Brewery. Pure Brewed Organic Lager.
  • Cider Flight.

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood-smoked Bacon (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, and Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables.
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato. 

Beverages:

  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • 81Bay Brewing Apricot with Maple Syrup, Tampa, Fla.
  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario. 
  • Goose Island Beer Company Lost Palate Hazy IPA with Mango and Cinnamon, Chicago, Ill. (new).
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky. 
  • Beer Flight.

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Tostada de Cochinita: Braised Pork on a Crispy Corn Tortilla with Black Beans topped with Pickled Onions, Mango-Habanero Relish, and Oregano (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Taco Vampiro: Braised Beef on a Corn Tortilla with Crispy Grilled Monterey Jack Cheese and Salsa Ranchera (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Sope de Chorizo: Plant-based Ground Chorizo on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans and Avocado Mousse (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based).

Beverages:

  • Passion Fruit Margarita: Corazón de Agave Blanco Tequila, Passion Fruit Purée, Lime Juice, Nixta Corn Liqueur, and a hint of smoke with a Hibiscus Flower Salt Rim.
  • The Garden Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, Lettuce Juice, Ancho Reyes Chile Verde Liqueur, Lime Juice, Gracias a Dios Agave Gin, and a Sprig of Thyme.
  • Tulum Mexican Craft Beer with Floater: Artisanal Lager with Citrus notes made with Caribbean Seawater and served with an Elderflower Liqueur Floater.

Lotus House (China)

Food Items:

  • Papa Cakes: Potato Cakes filled with Shrimp and Water Chestnuts served with House-made Strawberry Sauce (new).
  • Bon Bon Chicken Skewer with Sesame and Peanut Sauce. 
  • House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons. 

Beverages:

  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic).
  • Jasmine Draft Beer.
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk, and Boba. 
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice, and Soda Water.
  • Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold, Light Rum, Strawberry Syrup, Piña Colada Mix, White Boba Pearls, and Soda Water (new).

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella.
  • Arancini: Sweet Sausage Fried Risotto Balls with Pomodoro Sauce.
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange.

Beverages:

  • Peroni Pilsner.                                                                                       
  • Pinot Grigio.                                                                                         
  • Chianti.
  • Prosecco.                                                                      
  • Rosa Regale.
  • Moscato.                                                          
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco.
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon.       
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila.

Hanami (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce, and Toasted Coconut.
  • Shrimp and Crab with Spicy Mayonnaise and Cucumber Slices finished with Creamy Avocado and Violet Sauce (new).
  • Soy-glazed Pork Shank with Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Lotus Flower, Garlic Chips, and Green Onion.

Beverages:                                                                    

  • Sakura Zen Ale.
  • Pineapple Sake.
  • Blood Orange Sour with Fresh Mint (new).               

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food Items:

  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramélisés et Chèvre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a flaky Pastry Crust.
  • Canard Confit à l’Orange aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Parisian Gnocchi (new).
  • Macaron au Chocolate en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop.
  • Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with Vanilla Cream and Glazed with Caramel Fleur de Sel (new).

Beverages:

  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer.
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor.
  • Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir (new).
  • Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec Blend, Château Lorient (new).
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice.  

Who doesen’t love FOOD. So why not make your way around Epcot’s World Showcase and enjoy all that they are offering during the Flower and Garden Festival. When your ready to book your next adventure to Walt Disney World let me know and I can make it happen. Call me at 917-494-5771 or email me at dawn@pixiedustanddreamvacations.com. Or be sure to request a quote below by clicking on the button below. 

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Where are all of my Star Wars & MarvEl Fans? 

In 2022, two epic adventures at sea return to Disney Cruise Line with limited engagements of Marvel Day at Sea (Disney Magic) and Star Wars Day at Sea (Disney Fantasy). Are you ready to sail away? Be sure to request a quote below and let’s get you on board for one of these great Themed sailings with Disney Cruise Line. 

Disney Cruise Line guests can experience the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship in a day-long celebration: Star Wars Day at Sea. The event combines the power of the Force, the magic of Disney and the excitement of cruising for an out-of-this-galaxy experience unlike any other. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Don’t let these great themed sailings pass you by. Now is the best time to book your Star Wars and Marvel Day at Sea. You will have plenty of time to pay off your balance over time. All you need is a deposit to make it happen. If you need pricing click onto the Blue Button below and let’s make it happen.  Start planning your 2022 Disney Cruise Line sailings today!

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Marvel Day at Sea – Disney Magic

You can combine the excitement of a Disney cruise to the Caribbean and Bahamas with the thrills of renowned Marvel comics, films and animated series for an action-packed, day-long celebration of the Marvel Universe on the following special 5-night Disney Magic sailings out of Miami, Florida:

Sail Date Itinerary
January 8, 2022 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
January 17, 2022 5-Night Bahamian Cruise
January 22, 2022 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
January 31, 2022 5-Night Bahamian Cruise
February 5, 2022 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
February 14, 2022 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
February 19, 2022 5-Night Bahamian Cruise
February 28, 2022 5-Night Bahamian Cruise
March 5, 2022 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise


Star Wars
 Day at Sea – Disney Fantasy

You can celebrate the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga during a day at sea on the following 7-night Disney Fantasysailings from Port Canaveral, Florida, to the Caribbean and a galaxy far, far away:

Sail Date Itinerary
January 8, 2022 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
January 15, 2022 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
January 22, 2022 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
January 29, 2022 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
February 5, 2022 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
February 12, 2022 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
February 19, 2022 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
February 26, 2022 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
March 5, 2022 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Star Wars Day at Sea

On your sailing you are invited to experience the legendary adventures and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga during a day-long celebration. This fun-filled day at sea will include encounters with the galaxy’s most formidable and heroic characters, Star Wars-themed family and youth activities, and unique food and beverage offerings. You are encouraged to dress up in your own stellar costumes to join in this day-long celebration.

Marvel Day at Sea

On your sailing are invited to experience the epic adventures of the legendary super heroes from the Marvel Universe during an unforgettable day at sea. Marvel Day at Sea promises the largest collection of Marvel super heroes and villains assembled on a cruise ship. This day-long celebration will feature entertainment for the whole family including super hero sightings, Marvel-themed activities and unique food and beverage offerings.

Any new bookings with a deposit with me (Dawn Caitano) applied with in 5 days of your quote you will recieve a FREE In Cabin Gift or On Board Credit. 

Please reach out to me and let’s get you on one of these great cruises. Or click on the Blue Button above to request a quote today!

 

 

(Photo Cortesy of Disney Destinations)

Today’s the day Disney has released it’s 2022 package pricing. Are you ready to visit Mickey Mouse? 

Living through this pandemic has changed our way of life. We now have a new normal. It has set us back financially, emotionally and changed us all along the way. I have built a great business planning travel for my clients over the past 11 years. It has been my passion creating lasting memories for my guests. This past year my Travel business took a big hit and It has been hard trying to recover. Guests had to either cancel their upcoming travel plans or move them from 2020 into 2021 or 2022. Travel became non-existent and stood still. It has been a very hard year for a lot of people. 

I can now say that from a personal and business standpoint I can finally see a light at the end of this tunnel. It also brings me hope when I see that people want to get back on their feet again and enjoy all that life has to offer. Living through quarantine for months on end has taken a toll on everyones livelyhood. So hearing the news that Disney will be releasing it’s 2022 package pricing this early gives me hope for a better tomorrow to come. We can book up to 500 days into the Future so if you book today we can book up until July 1, 2022. The date you can book will be rolling based on 500 days into the future. 

Changes going into 2022 you will still need a Disney Park Pass Reservation in addition to a Theme Park Ticket to enter into a Theme Park, currently the same as 2021. You can book your Disney Park Pass Reservation as soon as you link your Disney Package Confirmation or Tickets into your My Disney Experience Account. Disney will no longer be offering FREE Magical Express Transfers in 2022.   

Are you ready to plan your next adventure to Walt Disney World or any other destination? There is no better time than today to get started creating new memories to last a lifetime. I am here to help you make that happen.

Top reasons to book your Disney vacation package with me early:

  • All that is needed to hold any package is a $200 deposit. You can make as many payments as you like until your final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. Also I can put a FREE (3) day hold on a package with only your Full Names before your deposit is due. So you will be able to review all the details and generate a confirmation number before you place any money down. It also gives you over a year to pay it off over time.
  • Booking early gives you the first chance to choose your favorite Resort or Room Category. Some resorts like Disney’s Beach Club which is smaller or some of the popular value resorts like Disney’s Art of Animation fill up fast. (Keep in mind that all of the Walt Disney World Resorts have not reopened due to capasity limites due to the pandemic)
  • Disney will be celebrating its 50Th Anniversary in October which means there will be a lot of new rides and attractions available in 2022. Everyone has been dealing with this pandemic through 2020 and 2021 and I’m sure we are all looking for a new getaway soon.
  • FREE GIFTS! Book your package with a Deposit by March 1, 2021 and you will get a FREE Gift!  Who doesent love Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars? Yes you will get a FREE Disney Gift Card to purchase Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars. Plus If you book with in (3) days of recieving your quote you will get an additional Gift a Disney Planning Glass or Mug to enjoy your favorite beverage while we are planning your adventure. (Courtesy of Pixiedust Gifts By Dawn) .  

So be sure to click onto the link below  or button above to get started!

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Are you ready to set sail on something new and exciting? How about an adults only cruise experience on Virgin Voyages. You must be 18+ to sail away on either the Scarlet Lady or Valiant Lady. The Scarlet Lady’s home port will be Miami on Caribbean itineraries. Then the Valiant Lady will set sail out of Barcelona of majestic European destinations. Think you know cruising? Think again! 

Click onto photo above to view Virgin Voyages E-Brochure Flip Book 

Virgin Voyages is definitely different from your average cruise line. No nickel and diming as mostly everything is included in the price of your voyage. 

Over $600 in savings is always included on each sailing. What is included with your sailing basically everything.

  • All Food is included in over 20+ dining locations from refined steak and seafood to casual dining  
  • Tips
  • WiFI
  • Entertainment
  • Group Workouts.
  • Stay hydrated with basic beverages included. enjoy still or sparkling water, non pressed juices, sodas, teas and drip coffees if you need a boost. Other major cruise lines never give you FREE bottled water. That alone is a big plus. 

Dining is more intimate in smaller settings, There are no large dining rooms or buffet lines to wait on.  How do you feel about Dress Codes?  There is no Dress Code so dress as you please.

Table-side service at The Wake restaurant.

Plus no Unlimited Drink packages that’s right. They have something called BAR TAB. So it pays to pre pay. 

Purchase a $300 prepaid Bar-Tab and Virgin Voyages will top you off with an extra $50 to $100 added on to spend at any bar on board or at The Beach Club at Bimini. Cheers! (So please let me know so I can add your pre-paid bar tab onto your booking for the best benefit to be added at time of booking) Virgin offers Bar-Tab add on promotions throughout the year. You must purchase a minimum of a $300 Bar-Tab to qualify for any bonus offers which may be available at time of booking and the bonus amounts vary by promotion. Also you will be happy to know that Virgin’s drink pricing is much lower than the industry standards. Delivering quality beverages over quantity. Bar-Tab it’s very flexible to each individual.  So if you are a non drinker staying in a cabin with a drinker that’s great no need to purchase a Bar-Tab. Some cruise lines force everyone in the cabin to purchase a plan. My favorite is you can buy a round of drinks from the bar not just limited to one drink every 15 minutes.  

Bartender prepares a cocktail at The Wake restaurant

 

 

How does Bar Tab work?
Pre-voyage, Sailors can purchase a Bar Tab in $300 increments, and any premium beverages they buy will be deducted from their Bar Tab. The balance can be reviewed in The Sailor App.

What’s in it for Sailors?
For every $300 pre-purchased, Sailors receive a bonus $50 or $100 bonus (Based on current sales promotion at time of booking).

So if you are a casual drinker or a more social drinker its great to pre-pay your bar tab and save. 

Where will they set sail 

Caribbean

Seek out new perspectives sailing from Miami to ports across the Caribbean — exploring pastel-lined, cobblestone streets or diving through vibrant coral reefs. Each sailing also features a stop at our private beach club experience in Bimini, Bahamas, with a bonfire soirée to say goodbye. 

Fire and Sunset Soirées

4-Night, Scarlet Lady
Painted skies in the Florida Keys and an epic late-night bonfire soirée on the beach in Bimini.

Dominican Daze

5-Night, Scarlet Lady
Relaxing beach hangs and tropical exploration in this charming Dominican city.

Mayan Sol

5-Night, Scarlet Lady
Experience the cultural history of the Mexican coast biking through beachside fishing villages and exploring ancient ruins.

Riviera Maya

5-Night, Scarlet Lady
Kaleidoscopic reefs and sun-drenched mezcal tastings — just a stone’s throw away from effortlessly cool Tulum.

Western Caribbean Charm

6-Night, Valiant Lady
Dive through the vibrant corals and diverse sea-life or unwind on the serene beach of the charming Honduran island.

Eastern Caribbean Antilles

8-Night, Valiant Lady
Botanical gardens, deep-sea diving, and crystal clear waters in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Beach Club at Bimini

All of our Caribbean itineraries stop at our exclusive beach club experience in the Bahamas, The Beach Club at Bimini. It’s a stunning collision of restoration and exploration — with the luxury of St. Tropez, the raw beauty of the Maldives and the energy of Ibiza. And at the end of the night, we say our goodbyes with a bonfire bash under the stars.

Itinerary details, including arrival/departure times and days of port calls, are subject to change

Mediterranean

Set sail from our home port in Barcelona to irresistible destinations, immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of the Med. From sipping Chianti at charming local cafes to the panoramic views of the azure sea — every itinerary spends an overnight in the beach club mecca of Ibiza.

The Irresistible Med (7 Nights)

  • Barcelona*Toulon*Marina diCarrara*Ajaccio*Cagliari*Ibiza*Barcelona

The Spanish Obsession (7 Nights)

  • Barcelona*Palma de Mallorca*Malaga*Gibraltar*Ibiza*Barcelona
  • Barcelona*Palma de Mallorca*Gibraltar*Malaga*Ibiza*Barcelona

French daze & ibiza night (7 nights)

  • Barcelona*Marseille*Ibiza*Barcelona

Transatlantic 

Join us on a transatlantic journey as our lady ship makes her way from her home in the Mediterranean and Caribbean to seek out the most pristine weather possible — while introducing new routes and new destinations along the way.

So when you’re ready to set sail again or to travel please reach out to me to price out your next adventure. You can book a 2021 or 2022 sailing today. Giving you plenty of time to pay it down. Click onto the Button Below for pricing and availability. 

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What a great offer when you book at least One room you get another room for FREE! That’s right FREE but you must book at least a 4 night stay to qualify for the FREE second room. Limited Time Offer must book by 1/31/21 to qualify and must travel by 6/15/21. I have had the opportunity to stay at the Moon Palace Cancun 3 times and it was wonderful. There is also an on site golf course and a relaxing spa. If you are looking for a great pool, tasty food, fun kids club then you will love the Moon Palace.  My daughter arrived at the kids club daily at 9:00am and did not leave until 10:30pm. She played water polo, beach volley ball, mini golf, fed the iguanas, ate lunch and breakfast there and played video games and watched a movie at night. I wanted her to leave and spend time with the family. She was not having it she did not want to leave. So I give the kids club an A+. There is a beach but here were flags up for no swimming due to jellyfish. There is a lot of sea weed on the beach too, they try their best to clean it dailly with a sweep of the sand. So if you are looking to swim in the Ocean you may want to try a different Palace Resort. My take away is you DO NOT need the beach at all as the Pool is amazing. They also have a Moon Palace Resort in Jamaica too. So I would recommend giving that a try too if you are a Beach Person. 

 

What is great about this new offer is that the FREE room is flexible. You can use it the week you are there as a second room, You can use it on a second trip or you can add onto your exsisting trip from a 4 night stay to add more days on the back end for FREE. So you have the option to choose how to use your FREE room.  Offer must be booked by 1/31/21 for travel by 6/15/21.  

So when you are ready to head out on a new vacation be sure to consider Palace Resorts or LeBlanc Spa Resorts.  I am here to help should you have any questions please reach out to me. 

Palace Resorts and LeBlanc Spa Resorts offering FREE on site Covid Testing.  These resorts are beautiful so if you are looking for a tropical destination you can feel safe traveling to Mexico or Jamaica. They are doing the right thing by their guests.

 

With the CDC now requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for all air passengers entering the United States, Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts have now added COVID-19 testing as part of your stay. This is in addition to the hundreds of preventive measures already in place in our comprehensive health and safety programs, Purely Palace and Purely Le Blanc.

  • All our resorts in Mexico and Jamaica will offer easy, onsite pre-departure COVID-19 antigen (rapid) testing.
  • These tests are at no cost to you and are part of your resort stay.
  • Tests will be conducted on property (for up to two guests per room) traveling to the United States.
  • Additional rapid tests will be available at a minimal cost of $19 per guest.
  • Testing will be administered by our experienced in-house lab teams.
  • Receive results within 30 minutes, and documentation will be prepared for you to present at the airport before your journey home.

In the rare case of a positive result, Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts will accommodate you during the period of quarantine. This is also at no additional cost and for up to two guests per room should both guests test positive.  

Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as it is safe—and to deliver even more peace of mind while you vacation with us in paradise.

 

Free, On-Site Covid-19 Testing for Guests through March 31, 2021

All Karisma Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica will offer complimentary, on-site Covid-19 antigen testing, as per CDC guidelines, for guests who are traveling to the U.S. Testing will be available free of charge at the hotels for guests departing as of January 26, in response to new CDC requirements that all air passengers entering the United States produce a negative antigen test.

If a guest’s test results are positive, Karisma will provide quarantine accommodations until a doctor certifies clearance for travel with a negative test result, for a period not to exceed 14 nights.

These amenities are available for guests traveling through March 31, 2021. Policies are subject to be reviewed and amended accordingly and updates will be communicated in a timely manner.

Visit the CDC at www.cdc.gov for more information on the requirements for U.S. residents, and we encourage you to stay informed with Karisma’s Peace of Mind initiative by visiting our  website  for FAQs and updates.

FAQS
1. Which test will be provided by the resort? We are providing antigen tests in accordance with CDC guidance.
2. Can you arrange PCR tests? Yes, we can assist guests in arranging additional tests, such as PCR tests, at an additional cost.
3. How can I book my test appointment? Contact the concierge upon arrival for testing appointments. Note that appointments will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
4. Who receives the free antigen test? Tests are provided as an amenity for full-paying guests who are traveling to the U.S. Guests staying on a complimentary basis are responsible for the costs of their own tests at market rate, which will be communicated prior to arrival.
5. Will kids receive the tests as well? Children ages 2 and older are covered for the complimentary antigen test.Note: Additional FAQs will be communicated in the coming days.
Karisma Resorts also include some of the popular family firendly resorts like Nickelodeon and Margaritaville resorts too. Along with great adults only offerings too. Be sure to look above at all of the resorts under the Karisam Umbrella.

Should you have any additional questions please reach out to me when you are ready to book your next adventure!

Palace Resorts & Le Blanc Spa Resorts are doing the right thing when it comes to the new Covid 19 Testing Regulations. Offering On Site Free Testing.

 

To comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, that air passengers entering the United States will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight; Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts are pleased to expand our Purely Palace and Purely Le Blanc programs.

  • Now all our resorts throughout Mexico & Jamaica will offer easy, onsite COVID-19 antigen (rapid) testing.
  • Tests will be conducted on property at no cost to guests (for up to two guests per room) traveling to the United States.*
  • Testing and samples will be administered by experienced in-house lab teams.
  • Results will be received within 30 minutes, and documentation will be ready for guests to present at the airport for their journey back home.
  • Guests can contact the concierge to schedule their departure test as soon as they check in.

For guests traveling to countries requiring PCR testing instead, our concierge teams will help facilitate testing onsite through a third party. Additional fees will apply.

Should a guest test positive, preventing departure, Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts will cover the cost of quarantine for up to 14 days at no cost to guests, for up to two guests per room should both guests test positive.**

Additional rapid tests will be available at a minimal cost of $19 per guest.

At Palace Resorts, the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees are our top priorities. Our goal is always to make your vacation as comfortable and memorable as it is safe.

*Free tests apply exclusively guests traveling to the US with a check-out date on or after January 26, 2021 who have booked a minimum of 3 nights at our resorts. Not applicable to complimentary or compensatory stays.

**Should guests test positive for a period longer than 14 days, an exclusive rate of $199 USD per night will apply for up to 3 guests in the same room. If guests want to isolate themselves but have additional family members that wish to stay, guests can book additional rooms at $199 USD per night for up to four people, in a standard (run of house) room. Guests who have tested positive will be accommodated in a designated COVID area of the resort.

 

 

COVID 19 TESTING REQUIRED FOR ALL AIR PASSENGERS

On Jan. 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. This requirement will go into effect on Jan. 26, 2021.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CDC TESTING REQUIREMENTS

According to the CDC, air passengers entering the U.S. will be required to present documentation of a negative COVID-19 viral test (called a Qualifying Test) conducted within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs.

  • Documentation should be for a viral test as approved or authorized by the relevant national authority.
  • Test results must state: Negative, SARS-CoV2 RNA Not Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Not Detected, or COVID-19 Not Detected.
  • Documentation may be paper or electronic copy and must include the name and contact information for the laboratory or healthcare personnel who performed the test.
  • Test results may be required to be shown again upon landing.

Alternatively, passengers may provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 with documentation of test results conducted during the three months preceding the flight’s departure from a foreign country.

  • Test results must state: Positive, SARS-CoV2 RNA Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detected, or COVID-19 Detected. Invalid will not be accepted.
  • Additionally, a letter from a licensed health professional stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel (called Documentation of Recovery).

Finally, all airline passengers will be required to present a simple CDC attestation form to the airline for collection prior to boarding. That form can be found here for reference. For more information, you may reference the FAQs on the CDC website, which can be found here.

 

Now is the best time to plan for a future vacation. If it is in 2021 or 2022 it is always best to plan in advance. Are you looking for an 18+ adults only Luxury All Inclusive escape? A Wedding, Honeymoon, Friends getaway or Birthday Celebration. Why not give the Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya a try. This beautiful resort is located just 30 minutes away from Cancun and 20 minutes from Playa Del Carmen.

You will fall in love with this beautiful Mexican Hacienda Style Resort. Featuring a half mile long pristine white sand beach. Three spectacular swimming pools with two swim up bars.  Not to mention a lazy river style swim up pool. Enjoy a relaxing spa, daily activities, nightly entertainment and premium WiFi and so much more. Click here to see a map layout of this beautiful resort. 

Photo courtesy of Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya

Here are a list of all of the features that the Valentin Imperial Riviera Offers:
  • 524 Junior Suites and 16 One-Bedroom Suites with views of lush gardens and tropical jungle, Caribbean sea or Golden Swim-Up pool. 
  • Welcome cocktail and cool refreshing towel upon arrival.
  • Personalized check-in
  • No wristbands
  • Special service of high end canape cart at check-in/checkout from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the lobby.
  • Concierge service
  • WiFi access in reception, suites, pool area, bars and restaurants
  • Access to internet with computers available in the lobby
  • Unlimited access to 9 restaurants (Dress code in place for some locations strictly enforced)
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a selection of domestic and international premium brands: house wine included red and white.
  • Valentin Journal featuring news from the resort and all daily activities
  • 24 hour room service included with in room menu
  • In room beach towel and umbrella
  • Mini bar restocked daily with water, softdrinks, juice, beer and a snack
  • Complimentary shower/changing rooms for late departures 

For anyone looking to be pampered during their stay you can easily upgrade to VIP status with the Privilege Club. Nightly Lobster say no more!

  • Private check-in and check-out at the Valentin Privilege Club.
  • Pre Arrival Concierge services at privilege.vim@valentinmaya.com
  • Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability).
  • Bottle of sparkling wine in room upon arrival
  • Fruit platter & petits fours once per stay
  • In room fresh flowers once per stay
  • Tailored made minibar: guest selection of premium drinks out of the Privilege Menu
  • Beach bag
  • Lobster included at any of the “á la carte” restaurants
  • Restaurant reservations through the Privilege Club Concierge if desired
  • Reserved bali beds under guests name at pool or beach
  • Exclusive access to Privilege Lounge from 07:00am to 11:00pm) with:
  • Premium Wi-Fi service, concierge service, ultra premium bar service. Snacks from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

$65.00 Per person per night

Check out this video below to get a better taste of being a VIP at the Valentin Imperial Riveria Maya.

This beautiful resort has so much to offer, you will not be disappointed. So when the time comes to travel again why not try out the Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya.

Please reach out to me for pricing and availability on your next adventure! Or click onto the link below. My services are 100% FREE I get paid a commission from the supplier when you return from your trip. Did you know with any trip the commission is already built into the price. So your not paying more when you book your package with me. I will always have your best interest in mind.  Researching the best overall value keeping service in mind, from start to finish.

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Be sure to check with your local state and governments travel restrictions prior to any travel for the most up to date and accurate information. Covid 19 Travel Advisories are in place click here to find the most up to date information from Travel.State.Gov. Along with the CDC Travel information page.

To get a little taste of how they are taking care of their incoming guests with their new Hotel Protocols

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Disney Destinations 

New Dining Options with the My Disney Experience App. Now that the world has become more teksavvy in 2020 with social distancing, so has Disney Dining Options.  Giving you the magic to have more mobile order service options for table service dining and expanded quick service dining experiences through out the Walt Disney World Resort.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Mobile Order Service is expanding to select table-service restaurants.

This is a great option for hotel guests to place a to go order from a selection of items on the table-service menu inside a restaurant and pick up your food to enjoy back in your room. Currently you can order from Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. New restaurants will be added in the near future so make sure to check your My Disney Experience App for any new updates. 

  • Mobile Order Service is now available in even more quick-service locations.

The newest additons for your quick service locations are: The Market at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, P & J’s Southern Takeout at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and the BoardWalk Bakery and Pizza Window at Disney’s BoardWalk – and plan to expand to even more locations soon, making it even easier for the whole family to grab a quick bite on the go.

  • Mobile dining check-in and walk-up list service

You can now check-in for dining, view current availability and wait times, and add yourself to a waitlist at participating table-service restaurants through the My Disney Experience app. So no need to get to a restaurant 15 minuts prior to your reservation to physically check in at the podium. 

These latest enhancements are designed to help you maximize vacation time and minimize contact between cast members and other guests.  Who is looking forward to Disney Dining the new way? I for one think this is a great idea. 

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Written by Dawn Caitano Dawn creates lasting memories by planning your customized vacations all over the world. All at no cost to you it’s like having your very own Fairy Godmother. Traveling is her passion! Passing that magic on to your family is what fuels that passion!  So call Dawn today to start your next Adventure. Book your next vacation with Dawn at 917-494-5771 or dawn@pixiedustanddreamvacations.com