Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview – Week of January 27, 2018

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Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.

Ports of Call

 

Disney Cruise Line: In The News

Last week, Disney officially announced the Star Wars and Marvel sailings for 2019!

Star Wars cruises will take place on nine different sailings of the Disney Fantasy from January 5 through March 2, 2019.  Each sailing will have a Star Wars Day at Sea with a deck party, fireworks, characters, unique food and drinks, and meet and greets galore.

By the way, if you’re interested in a Star Wars cruise and don’t want to wait until next year, check out the chart below for specials on some of the 2018 Star Wars cruises!

Marvel cruises will take place on ten different Disney Magic sailings to the Caribbean and Bahamas.  Theses cruises will depart from Miami on five night itineraries beginning January 6, 2019 and ending with the March 8, 2019 sailing.

Marvel Day at Sea sailings will feature super heroes (and their foes), a deck show, merchandise, special food and drinks, youth activities, and more!

And finally, this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week:

 

Upcoming Entertainment

 

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

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Cars 3
  • Doctor Strange
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Coco
  • Moana
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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

Captain’s Log: Important Tips and Information

 

Antigua Just Last Week!

The Disney Wonder is finishing up another season in the Southern Caribbean next week.  If you haven’t tried a Southern Caribbean itinerary, you are missing out!  Disney doesn’t sail to Southern ports all the time, so these are cruises you need to watch for and jump on when they happen.  In 2019 the Wonder only has three Southern Caribbean sailings scheduled so far.   

The Wonder is sailing to the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico.  You may be interested to know that flights to San Juan are often very reasonable.  Southwest flies to San Juan.

You’ve also got one chance to visit on the Fantasy in 2018.  The Fantasy will be sailing an 11 night Southern Caribbean itinerary in June from Port Canaveral.   

These ports, like Antigua shown here, are beautiful!   Just go!

Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time picking 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!

Special thanks Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article.

Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!!

Tammy Whiting

Tammy has been a lover of all things Disney for most of her life. There’s nowhere on this Earth she’d rather be than on a Disney cruise with her family. She’s an Air Force wife and proud mom of two wonderful children and one beautiful daughter-in-law . She fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2008 and became a travel agent specializing in Disney vacations. She now owns her own travel agency - Storybook Destinations. You can reach Tammy at Tammy@StorybookDestinations.com.

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