Disney Cruise Line News — Week of February 9, 2019

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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

Last chance to book your Disney Cruise for a lower deposit! Book a cruise that is 4-nights or longer, departing between June 22, 2019 and May 30, 2020, and you will pay only half the normal required deposit, with the remaining due at the time of final payment. This offer is only good until February 15.

If you’ve been considering an Alaska cruise, but the unique itinerary and ports seems overwhelming, look no further. Tammy has the top 10 do’s and don’ts you need to know when cruising to the last frontier to make sure you have the best time possible!

ICYMI, Marvel Day at Sea and Star Wars Day at Sea dates have been released for 2020 sailings. Read all about them 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:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story 
  • Incredibles 2 
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Christopher Robin
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Coco
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns

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

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! If you are sailing with your sweetheart, why limit the celebrating to just one day? There’s plenty of things to do on your cruise together. Some things will take either some advanced planning and/or extra fees, but are sure to make your other half swoon. How about a nice romantic dinner? Remy is the height of luxurious dining and superior service on the Dream and Fantasy. Across the fleet, Palo offers a lovely dinner option – if it’s a particularly great night for weather, you can opt to dine al fresco at Palo to fully take in the sunset and the sea.

If you’re looking to relax together, try a couples spa treatment. Options range from traditional couples massages on board to private massage cabanas on Castaway Cay. For the ultimate spa pampering, you can reserve a Spa Villa on board at Senses. Along with your couples treatment, you also get time to enjoy the private verandah and whirlpool. Don’t forget to add on the champagne and strawberries option!

Maybe your sweetheart has a sweet tooth – if you are sailing on the Dream or Fantasy, order a sundae for two from Vanellope’s or Sweet on You (as pictured in this week’s cover, photo credit to Scott Sanders) to share. Or, surprise your better half with a custom cake delivered to dinner one night (and don’t worry, your leftovers can go back to your stateroom with you).

Don’t discount the small moments together! Request a private table in the main dining rooms. Enjoy a cocktail and live music in one of the lounges at night. Take an early morning walk on deck 4 and watch the sunrise. No matter what you do, there’s no better place to be together than at sea!

Special thanks to Scott Sanders of The Disney Cruise Line 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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