Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of November 10, 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

Minnie Van service is now available from the Walt Disney World resort to Port Canaveral, and vice versa! We were the first to try out this new service – read our review here!

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:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • 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
  • Christopher Robin
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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

Disembarking your cruise is sad. You may find yourself mindlessly wandering the atrium thinking “I wish I could just stay on again”. Well, you can have the best cruise ever by doing a back-to-back! A back-to-back (or B2B as you’ll often see it referred to on the internet) is just what it sounds like – two cruises in a row on the same ship. So simple and so satisfying.

There are a few instances that you won’t be able to book a back-to-back. The Passenger Vessel Services Act prohibits passengers from boarding a ship in one U.S. port, and disembarking at a different U.S. port. So, for example, in 2020 the 5-night San Diego to Vancouver on April 24 cannot be booked as a back-to-back with the following Vancouver to Hawaii sailing on April 29.

A back-to-back is actually pretty easy logistically, and has a number of benefits too. Luckily, Tammy Whiting has outlined everything you need to know here!

Have you done a back-to-back? What would your ideal B2B be? Tell me in the comments!

Special thanks to 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