Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of July 14, 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

The internet is, sadly, full of bogus click-bait cruise contests, but Disney Family Movies has one for real! U.S. citizens, go and enter now, and good luck!

Disney Parks Blog has another first look at some port adventures to look forward to at two new Northern European ports of call in Sweden in 2019. Nynäshamn will offer Viking and medieval charm, more than 100 museums, and modern architecture during the one and only stop here. Gothenburg brings the family fun, with amusements parks, boating, and cafes with delicious local cuisine.

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:

Upcoming Entertainment

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
  • Coco
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Black Panther
  • A Wrinkle In Time
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story 
  • Incredibles 2 
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp

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

You may have received post-cruise surveys via email in the past, and they tend to be about your overall cruise experience. Recently, Scott Sanders of The Disney Cruise Line Blog received a survey that was a bit different from the norm. This survey was sent to recent cruisers, but came from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and it was focused heavily on technology use. Len Testa and Jim Hill dissected the questions on a recent episode of the Disney Dish Podcast. What does it all mean? All signs seem to point to new immersive uses of technology on the three new ships coming in 2021, 2022, and 2023. I highly encourage you to take a listen to this episode, then come back and let me know in the comments what you think about what may be to come – is it something you are excited for?

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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