The coauthors of the award-winning PassPorter's Walt Disney World originally intended to produce a short supplement for Disney World–bound readers going on a Disney cruise. As they moved deeper into the project, the manuscript grew and grew; so many useful tips and details were discovered, and readers continued to ask questions they wanted answered in the book. This 11th edition offers an unprecedented level of detail in a travel guidebook, including in-depth coverage of the line's brand-new cruise ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, its presence in Alaska and the Mediterranean, and its 2013 home ports: Port Canaveral, Miami, Vancouver, Barcelona, and Galveston. No detail is too small — from dining room menus to detailed deck plans, daily activities to shore excursions and extensive port-of-call coverage — it's all included.
Dave Marx is the cofounder and Publisher of PassPorter Travel Press. With Jennifer Marx he has co-authored 28 PassPorter guidebooks and contributed to or co-authored numerous books about America Online and the Internet. He discovered Disneyland in 1975, the Walt Disney World Resort in 1997 and first cruised with Disney in October 1999. He's since cruised with Disney 18 more times, including the Christening of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy Inaugural, and has sailed with three other cruise lines. Dave grew up in northeast New Jersey, where he could watch the grand cruise ships depart from their Hudson River piers, and now lives in Michigan.
Jennifer Marx grew up in Michigan, where you can stand anywhere within the state and be less than six miles from a lake, river, or stream. Her shipboard experiences include two weeks aboard a sailboat as a crew member and nine months working aboard the sternwheeler "Michigan" on Lake Biwa, Japan. Her first Disney Cruise Line adventure lasted just three nights in October 1999, and since then has spent more than three months at sea with Disney. Her most noteworthy cruises include the Disney Magic's eastbound Panama Canal crossing in August 2005, a 2006 Mediterranean cruise researching Disney's 2007 Mediterranean visit, and the Christening and Maiden Voyages of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy Inaugural. Jennifer is the author of more than 30 books, including the guide that started it all: PassPorter's Walt Disney World.