Disney Cruise Line News — Week of April 13, 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

Disney’s “Aladdin” doesn’t hit theaters until May 24, but guests on board will have a chance to catch a sneak preview of the new live-action film starting April 19. Check the Personal Navigator for times.

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that towel animals will no longer automatically greet guests on their beds as they go to retire for the evening, on select ships. While the creations are fun, the cruise line is looking for ways to reduce laundry and increase sustainability. How would you feel about Disney Cruise Line following suit?

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
  • Coco
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo 

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

Want to double your fun on your next, or maybe even your first, Disney Cruise? Join our friend and the mastermind behind the Disney Cruise Line Blog, Scott Sanders, and his family, for the inaugural DCL Blog Group Cruise on June 19, 2019. Spend 4-nights on the Disney Dream, with not one but two stops at the glorious Castaway Cay!

What’s this all about you ask? Well, cruising is always fun, but even more fun with friends. But how can I say “friends” when you don’t know anyone else going? Don’t worry, it will be one big group of new friends before you say Bon Voyage!

There will be plenty of fun to take part in with the group. Things will get going right on embarkation day with a champagne tasting for adults, and some Midship Detective Agency fun for the kiddos. Nassau day will include a live Podcast recording, adult pool bar crawl, and kids’ scavenger hunt. Both Castaway days are going to be full of excitement, as the group takes over the Castaway Cay 5K to “Trot with Scott” one day, and starts the other indulging in Palo brunch!

More together time thank you were looking for? That’s okay — all activities are optional! Come to one, come to all (really though, go to all). It is a group cruise, but it is YOUR cruise!

With just under 70 days to go, now is the time get on board and make it official! Can’t swing June? No worries — because DCL Blog Group Cruise 2 is already on the books for February 20, 2020! A four-night cruise on the Disney Magic out of Miami sounds pretty tempting, right?? Visit this link to find out more info on how to join the fun!

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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