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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
The Disney Magic may have just begun her summer journey in Europe, but it’s time to start think about her fall adventures in Canada! The Canadian itineraries are each a bit different, with varying ports of call. Recently, the port adventures bookable through Disney Cruise Line were added to the site. The Disney Cruise Line Blog has the full list of adventures for Quebec City, Saguenay, and Baie Comeau.
Speaking of port days…while Disney offers a fantastic selection of excursions, the guided group activity may not be quite your jam. If you are feeling adventurous and are looking to go explore on your own, there are many different opportunities that will become available. Tammy has 10 fantastic tips to consider for a DIY port day – just don’t ever forget the most important tip of all – make sure to leave enough wiggle room to get back to the ship on time!
Here’s 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:
The following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:
- Born In China
- Beauty and the Beast
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Cars 3
- Doctor Strange
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Black Panther
- A Wrinkle In Time
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
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
“Oh I, I love the nightlife, I got to boogie…” If this is your vacation mantra, and you think you can’t fulfill it on a Disney Cruise, think again! Feel free to pack your dancing shoes, because all four ships have plenty of chances for you to put them to use. You will often find family dance parties happening in D Lounge, or on some itineraries, there may even be dance lessons with a local flair (think Riverdance!). At night, you’ll find both live music and DJs cranking out the tunes in the adult-only lounge areas. Fathoms on the Magic, Azure on the Wonder, Evolution on the Dream, and The Tube on the Fantasy are all bred from the same concept – a dance club each with a unique theme. These clubs are also used for some family activities during the day, but at night they are just for the 18 and older crowd. Depending on the length of your cruise, you may see a variety of musicians, but most every night the DJ will really get the party started. Sometimes there will be themed music nights. My personal favorite is Silent DJ – each guest gets a pair of headphones and can tune in to one of usually three different channels, each playing a totally different genre of music. In your headphones, you’ll hear just your chosen station blasting (you can switch whenever you want). But take off your headphones and that’s where the real treat can be – take in your fellow cruisers belting out all these different songs while dancing their hearts out. If you haven’t done a silent DJ party, please please please do! I was a total skeptic at first, but it is by far one of my absolute favorite things to do!! You will not regret it. What’s your favorite club to dance the night away in??
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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