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Take a summer cruise with Disney Channel stars


In a Disney exclusive, numerous Disney Channel stars will set sail this summer, joining thousands of Disney Cruise Line guests aboard the Disney Wonder for eight special sailings during the first-ever “Disney Channel Summer at Sea,” presented by Kodak.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Disney Channel and offer guests on our ship a unique opportunity to sail with Disney Channel stars,” said Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz. “A cruise vacation with Disney Cruise Line is always a family-favorite and ‘Disney Channel Summer at Sea’ provides families another reason to set sail and experience the Disney difference.”

Popular stars from Disney Channel shows like Hannah Montana, Sonny With A Chance, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck, JONAS, Camp Rock, High School Musical and Hatching Pete will sail with guests on three- and four-night Bahamian cruises taking place July 9 through Aug. 2. During these themed sailings, Disney Channel stars will help pump up the volume during onboard deck parties and will join guests for Q&A and autograph sessions along with preview screenings of Disney Channel programming. The onboard fun culminates with a “Party with the Stars” event, an evening where guests can join the stars for a special live musical performance. As an added treat, Radio Disney will broadcast live from the ship during two of the cruises.

Aligning with Kodak’s “It’s Time to Smile” campaign, all Disney fans will be able to share in the ship-to-shore fun online. Select video-blog reporters onboard the ship will capture their magical vacation memories on a ‘KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera’ and post video from their voyages at on Disney’s Web site.

“At Kodak, we’re all about relationships. We bring people together through images and are thrilled to work with the Disney Channel to help Disney fans share their magical vacation memories,” said Kodak Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President Jeffrey Hayzlett.

Each cruise during “Disney Channel Summer at Sea” will include multiple Disney Channel stars. Among those scheduled to sail include Tiffany Thornton from Sonny With A Chance (July 9 & 12), Nicole Anderson JONAS (July 9 & 12), Jason Earles from Hannah Montana (July 16 & 19), Mitchel Musso from Hannah Montana (July 19), Jason Dolley from Hatching Pete (July 23 & 26), Debby Ryan from The Suite Life on Deck (July 30) and Alyson Stoner from Camp Rock (Aug. 2). More stars will be announced shortly, guests can visit www.disneycruise.com/summeratsea frequently for up-to-date information on the line-up of stars sailing. (Talent is subject to change without notice.)

Disney Cruise Line offers three-, four- and seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean with special voyages to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe on tap for 2010. Disney Channel Summer at Sea voyages are exclusive to three- and four-night itineraries on the Disney Wonder between July 9 and Aug. 2 with rates starting at $679 per person – based on double occupancy for a category 12 inside stateroom, not including government taxes and fees. Land/sea vacation packages that include a stay at Walt Disney World Resort are also available.

Beginning Monday, May 11 guests can visit the Disney’s Web site, to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of eight Grand Prize Disney Cruise Vacation packages during the “Disney Channel Summer at Sea” program. Sweepstakes winners also receive an additional special meeting aboard ship with Disney Channel stars, and Kodak prize packages including a Kodak Zi6 video camera. Ten (10) second place winners will receive the ‘KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera’ and Easy Share W1020 Digital Frame kit.

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