Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of July 21, 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 European port teases of 2019 continue! This week, we get a glimpse of what awaits in Fredericia, Denmark. There’s food. There’s history. Maybe a visit to the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen for a fairytale-inspired day? Sounds like a great addition to the Northern Europe itinerary!

Speaking of port adventures….Disney Cruise has pretty much the ultimate port adventure for Star Wars fans happening in Cork, Ireland this fall. Guests will board a private helicopter for flyover tours of locations seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Tours will be lead by locals who worked on the set of these films, so stories are sure to be plentiful during your flight. Oh, there’s also lunch (on land), and Guinness, too. The ultimate tour comes with quite the ultimate price tag – $3749 per person. No, that’s not a typo. I did say ultimate! Would you do it?

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

Merry Christmas in July! Yes, I know you are in your flip flops by the pool with a tropical drink trying to pretend you didn’t just see the word Christmas. But hey – that sounds pretty similar to a Christmas at Castaway, doesn’t it? Why not make the most wonderful time of the year even more wonderful with a Very Merrytime Cruise! There is something for everyone, from gorgeous decorations to cookies and Santa too! Merrytime cruises begin in November, and sail through the holiday, on all four ships. For a full list of available sail dates by ship, check out this article from The Disney Cruise Line Blog.

Have you ever done a Merrytime cruise? What’s your favorite thing about these sailings?

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

2 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of July 21, 2018

  • July 22, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    My husband, the Star Wars fan in our house said, unless he’s speaking to Mark Hammel, he doesn’t think so for that Star Wars Ultimate experience. Ha.

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