Disney-certified Glass Slipper Concierge travel planner Duane Whitman will present "Cruising Disney" from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at The Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View.
"Is a Disney Cruise Line cruise right for you?" asks Whitman. "Are you thinking about a couple's cruise or a multiple generation cruise? I'll be talking about and answering questions about all aspects of cruising with the Disney Cruise Line, from accommodations for different size parties and multiple generations to onboard entertainment and activities, port adventures, combining Walt Disney World and DCL cruises, and the best times to book to save dollars and get the accommodations you want.
"Everyone is invited to come, listen, ask questions, get a free consultation and pick up a selection of free literature and DVDs," he added.
Whitman has been an avid Disney fan all his life, visited Walt Disney World more than 30 times, sailed on the Disney Cruise Line numerous times and has been planning custom itineraries for families large and small visiting Walt Disney World since 1972.
He joined Glass Slipper Concierge, a Disney-specialized, authorized, travel concierge service that offers planned Disney vacations, in 2012. To become a GSC travel specialist, agents must have “unrivaled knowledge of Disney Destinations that can only be matched by their passion for delivering white-glove service,” according to GSC founder and best-selling “Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World” author Cara Goldsbury.
Whitman specializes in individualized planning, taking care of all the details at no cost, including selecting and reserving the best cruises or resorts, park tickets and dining plans to meet specific needs and desires and beyond those basics offers free, customized concierge itinerary planning, complete with free one-on-one, on-call help during vacations if desired. He also offers fee-based, personally guided tours at Walt Disney World.
“The difference between a mediocre vacation and a wonderful one is in the planning," says Whitman.
Light refreshments, free literature, DVDs, and door prizes will round out the day at the gallery.
Ellen Rice says those coming to the gallery will also get a sneak peak at her new oil in progress, Fenwick Light II, which will debut in print Thanksgiving weekend.
The Ellen Rice Gallery is located at 103 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, in the west end of the old Country Wicker Building, 2.2 miles west of the Bethany Beach totem pole on Route 26. For more information, call Whitman at 302-448-1534 or the gallery at 302-539-5963.