Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 30

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Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of September 30th! I’m Brand Glover, and I’ll be giving you everything you need to know before cruising with Disney Cruise Line this week. We’re back this week with a look at some of the exciting events coming to the high seas in the next few weeks.

Ports of Call (High/Low Temperature, Chance of Rain)

Castaway Cay

Disney Magic

  • 30 September – Saint John (59/40, 0%)
  • 1 October – Sea Day
  • 2 October – New York (75/59, 0%)
  • 3 October – Sea Day
  • 4 October – Saint John (68/52, 10%)
  • 5 October – Sea Day
  • 6 October – New York (80/62, 0%)

Disney Wonder

  • 30 September – Sea Day
  • 1 October – San Diego (74/65, 10%)
  • 2 October – Sea Day
  • 3 October – Cabo San Lucas (88/78, 20%)
  • 4 October – Sea Day
  • 5 October – San Diego (75/63, 0%)
  • 6 October – Ensenada (81/63, 0%)
Disney Dream

Disney Dream

  • 30 September – Nassau (89/80, 10%)
  • 1 October – Castaway Cay (87/79, 80%)
  • 2 October – Port Canaveral (83/76, 60%)
  • 3 October – Nassau (87/79, 80%)
  • 4 October – Castaway Cay (85/77, 80%)
  • 5 October – Sea Day
  • 6 October – Port Canaveral (83/75, 60%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 30 September – Port Canaveral (84/76, 60%)
  • 1 October – Sea Day
  • 2 October – Cozumel (85/77, 80%)
  • 3 October – Grand Cayman (86/81, 50%)
  • 4 October – Falmouth (85/80, 80%)
  • 5 October – Sea Day
  • 6 October – Castaway Cay (86/78, 80%)

Disney Cruise Line: In The News

Continuing their build to the premiere of Marvel Day at Sea, the Disney Parks Blog has added posts looking at Heroes Thor and Hawkeye. They have also revealed information for the new Doctor Strange show, which will be a highly interactive experience for kids that sees Doctor Strange train them in the ways of the Mystic Arts. The show takes place in the Walt Disney Theatre and will include special effects and multimedia interactions. It will only be available during the Marvel Day at Sea itinerary.

Disney Parks Blog has a new post looking at the Top Five Reasons to Cruise from New York City this fall. Not only will these sailings feature the all new Marvel Day at Sea, but they also include the Halloween on the High Seas party (select cruises will have both Halloween and Marvel Day at Sea parties), as well as port stops in Canada, New England, and Disney’s private island Castaway Cay in the Caribbean. One of the seven night sailings departing from Canada will feature the first-ever call on Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and a five night sailing will be making the first Disney Cruise Line call to Bar Harbor, Maine. There is still time to book and be a part of these new, exciting offerings from Disney Cruise Line, so book today!

Disney Cruise Line is holding a Family Memories at Sea contest where you can enter to win a 3-night Bahamian Disney Cruise Line vacation for up to 4 people! All you have to do is follow the link and upload a photo or video of a special experience or adventure you had on a Disney Cruise. Best of luck to anyone who enters!

Illusionists Kyle & Mistie Knight have announced via Twitter that they will be performing aboard the Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic on select dates in 2018. You can find all of their performance dates at knightmagic.com.

Upcoming Entertainment

The following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:

  • Moana
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Born in China
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Cars 3
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

For future reference, films debut on the Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.

The final performance in the Disney on Broadway: Stars Set Sail series will take place aboard the Disney Wonder on October 27th, when Jenn Gambatese of Tarzan: The Musical fame takes the Walt Disney Theatre stage.

Captain’s Log: Important Tips and Information

Oceaneer Club MagicBand, Photo: Julia Mascardo

Kids checking in to the Oceaneer’s Club are now receiving a MagicBand 2.0 with a Captain Mickey design that is exclusive to the Oceaneer’s Club on the Disney Cruise Line. The band cannot be linked to your My Disney Experience back on land, and does not unlock anything in the Disney Infinity video game as Disney Infinity no longer features online gaming support. A deposit charged to your shipboard account, but if you return the band before midnight on the final night of your cruise, then your deposit will be returned. The Oceaneer’s Club band will cost you $12.95 if not returned before midnight on the final night of your cruise.

A Castaway Cay Snow Cone! Photo: Julia Mascardo

For a cold treat on Castaway Cay, we recommend trying the snow cones, which are available at several locations on the island. Not only are there several flavors to try, but adults can buy a shot of liquor on the side to pour over. Our favorite combination was the hazelnut snow cone with a shot of coconut rum. For ultimate relaxation, try finding a hammock on the beach to enjoy it in.

Look for one of these huts on Castaway Cay to find Snow Cones, Photo: Julia Mascardo
Hazelnut Snow Cone + Coconut Rum = Deliciousness. Photo: Julia Mascardo

Did you know there are ten categories of staterooms on the Disney Cruise ships? On the TouringPlans blog, Tammy Whiting recently covered the Best Staterooms in Each Category. This is a helpful resource so you can find the best room for your needs.

Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time deciding which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!

That concludes this week’s preview of the Disney Cruise Line. Join us next Friday as we take a look at what happens in the world of Disney Cruise Line over the next week. In the meantime, check out the latest edition of The Saturday Six from author, illustrator, and masked luchador Derek Burgan. Special thanks to Derek Burgan, Julia of Best Week Ever fame, Rikki Niblett, and Scott Sanders of the DCL Blog for their assistance on this article. You can follow Scott on Twitter @TheDCLBlog for daily updates on the cruise line. Tune in to the Be Our Guest WDW Podcast to hear Rikki discuss topics covering all things Walt Disney World.

Brandon Glover

Brandon is an adventure seeking photographer, known for his numerous collaborations with author Derek Burgan on the Saturday Six and other theme park related projects.

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