This stave church was the inspiration for Anna and Elsa's castle in "Frozen." Photo credit: Cindy Richards/TravelingMom with Teens

This stave church was the inspiration for Anna and Elsa’s castle in “Frozen.” Photo credit: Cindy Richards/TravelingMom with Teens

Cruising is one of the best ways to vacation as a family; and it’s hard to do it better than Disney. Cruises mean Mom gets to have just as much fun as everyone else and Dad doesn’t have to spend all of his time driving. Just about every cruise line has a family focused itinerary these days, but none of them do family cruises as well as Disney Cruise Lines. Disney has better entertainment; better programs for children and, on one of this year’s Disney cruises to Norway, chances are princesses Anna and Elsa will make an appearance.

The 2016 Disney Cruise Lines itineraries have been announced. Included is a cruise to Norway, the “Frozen” land of Disney princesses Anna and Elsa. You can visit Norway on an Adventures by Disney land tour, but it does not include Anna and Elsa and the bus rides can be long for kids who likely would have more fun on board a ship.

In addition to a return visit to Norway (the itinerary will run for the first time this summer), Disney Cruise Lines will add a Northern European visit to the British Isles, Scotland, Ireland, France, and England.

Disney cruise ships also will visit Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and the Panama Canal. You can check all of the upcoming itineraries here.

Before you climb aboard, be sure to read our 10 best Disney cruise tips and learn these 7 key cruising terms. Have anything to add? Let us know in the comments below.