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This week is Spring Break – and that’s the view from my back door. Yeah…it snowed again. No, they aren’t going to plow. Maybe it will melt?

On this cold Spring morning, Disney Cruise Line released a new video detailing their destinations for Summer 2015. It looks like they’re branching out into Northern Europe – Norway, Finland, Iceland, Russia, and England. They also highlighted their destinations in the Mediterranean, Alaska, and of course, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

This winter, we’ve been talking about doing the unthinkable: leaving the kids with the grandparents and taking a short Disney vacation just for us grownups. (I know, but sometimes Mom and Dad have to take care of ourselves too.) First we talked about a long weekend at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, but to be honest, with my food allergies and Celiac disease, it’s a minefield. I couldn’t stand the idea of waiting in line at stand after stand, only to find out they couldn’t feed me safely. That would be a major downer. And besides, we just did a pretty intense week at Walt Disney World. It’s amazing and wonderful – and exhausting. I knew that if we only had three days, we’d go crazy trying to do everything we couldn’t do with the kids.

So we started looking at Disney Cruise Line. After all, it doesn’t get any more laid back and relaxed than a cruise, right? Except for one thing: Neither of us has ever been on a cruise before. Aside from the videos, we have no clue what to expect or how to plan a great cruise vacation. I know, we could do the same basic itineraries on another cruise line for a lot less money, but I trust Disney to get it right.

The Disney Dream docks at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the tropical waters of the Bahamas, reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. In a setting of crystal-clear turquoise waters, powdery white-sand beaches and lush landscapes, the 1,000-acre island offers one-of-a-kind areas and activities for every member of the family. (David Roark, photographer)

Castaway Cay – image courtesy of Disney.

I’d much rather be at Castaway Cay than here in cold, snowy Illinois! So for today’s Tuesday Travel Tip, I’m turning it over to you: Have you done a Disney (or non-Disney) cruise? Any advice for first time cruisers? Any must-do’s or things to absolutely avoid?