Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of April 7, 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.

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Disney Cruise Line: In The News

Cruising is often synonymous with eating. And there’s no shame in that. Vacation calories don’t count after all, right? Foodies are going to love the new Port Adventures that are being whipped up in collaboration with ABC’s “The Chew”. Fishing for your own lunch that you’ll cook in Alaska? This is one time I can get behind cooking on vacation!

This week’s #AskIt gives you the chance to vote for your favorite DCL itinerary. I know, it’s like asking to pick a favorite child, but go over and make your choice. You know you have a favorite!

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:

  • Born In China
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Cars 3
  • Doctor Strange
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Coco
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Black Panther
  • A Wrinkle In Time

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

Remember being a tween and traveling with your parents and how much you loved spending every second with them? Yeah, me neither. But Disney wants to make family vacation joyful for all, and thus, we have Edge. Edge is just for the 11-14 year old crowd (and cruisers that are 11 or 12 will be allowed to go to both Oceaneers and Edge). While the club is still supervised with counselors, the kids will get to come and go as they please. The club is stocked with gaming systems, space to lounge, and has various organized activities throughout the day. Oceaneer Club and Lab “graduates” can still enjoy a game of Gaga Ball here, along with a host of new and more “grown up” activities, like trivia challenges or card games. You may even see a gaggle of Edgers running around the ship together – try not to be scared, it’s not a coup, but more likely a scavenger hunt or something of the like.

Edge on the Magic was just updated during the most recent dry dock, and now matches the cool submarine look from Edge on the Wonder. The Disney Cruise Line Blog shared some photos of the newly renovated club – with a space as cool as this, it will be no surprise when your tween wants to spend a lot of time here!

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!!

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Heather Keller, Storybook Destinations

If it's vacation, it's for Heather! When she is not on vacation (usually someplace with a big Mouse) or planning her own vacations, she is helping clients plan their own magical trips as a travel agent with Storybook Destinations. See the theme? She is blessed to have a husband that accepts her travel addiction, and two daughters who are already following in her wanderlust footsteps. Heather can be reached at Heather@StorybookDestinations.com

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