Disney Cruise Line News — Week of July 20, 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

Best private island is best! Castaway Cay has won the award for “Top Cruise Line Private Island” for the fourth year in a row in the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. Do you agree??

If being connected to the outside world is a must for you while cruising, you will want to check out Tammy’s fantastic tips for making the most of your MB!

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:

  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo 
  • Disneynature: Penguins
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Aladdin 
  • Toy Story 4 
  • Lion King

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

The best way to beat the post-cruise blues is to have another cruise booked, amiright?? While it’s time for me to begin the most unpleasant task of unpacking from my recent cruise, it helps a little to take some of my packing staples and keep them right in the suitcase for the next one! I’m always fine tuning my packing list, looking for ways to cut down on how much I really need to bring from home. Luckily, whether something didn’t make it in your suitcase by chance or choice, the shops onboard have a fair amount of the essentials you need to get by!

As long as you don’t mind the mouse theme, you can get just about any piece of clothing that you may have forgotten – from shirts to pants to dresses to undies to socks to swimsuits. No shoes? No problem, you can get those too! You’ll often find a small assortment of flip flops and sometimes Crocs available to purchase onboard.

If you are traveling with a baby, you know that babies need a lot of stuff, and that stuff takes up a lot of suitcase space. The ships will have both regular and swim diapers available to purchase – super helpful whether you run out, or just prefer the convenience of saving space in your luggage. You’ll also find limited options for baby food and formula if you are in a pinch.

I tend to pack a mini-pharmacy with me of “just in case” items (in the hopes that Murphy’s law takes over and we won’t need it if we have it). Should you find that there’s a certain toiletry or medicine that you didn’t pack, the good news is that many of the essentials are available. The even better news – Erin has a fantastic detailed list about what you can buy onboard!

There is definitely no one-size-fits-all packing list out there – things will vary based on the itinerary you are sailing, and the needs of your family. Take some tips from the experts, like these from Scott Sanders of the Disney Cruise Line Blog, or the official suggestions from the DCL webpage. Don’t leave it until the last minute, but don’t stress over it either! All you need to focus on is having the right ID to get on board and a way to pay for it all. That stuff is way, way important, if you want to cruise! 

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

One thought on “Disney Cruise Line News — Week of July 20, 2019

  • July 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    If you have kids, always pack the whole medicine cabinet anyway. I forgot pain reliever for my 4yo, and she started having pain from an ear infection as we were boarding. Problem was that the ship stores aren’t open in port, so I had to wait several hours until I could get her some Tylenol. Several LONG, LONG hours. 😀

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