Disney Cruise Line News and Specials — Week of September 8, 2020

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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!

What’s New

Hey, it’s been a month since the last round of cruise cancellations! Goodness knows that the return to cruising is up in the air, but I know many people are optimistically looking forward to a possible return before the end of the year. There was some really interesting discussion at a recent Galveston Board of Trustees meeting. The port director spoke in detail with DCL about potential plans for when cruising returns. The two biggest takeaways were not terribly surprising. First, they are planning to limit the number of passengers in the terminal at any given time – so say goodbye to the unwritten flexibility in those Port Arrival Times. Secondly, keeping with the theme of limiting numbers, the expectation is cruising will resume with caps on the  number of passengers on board. The “magic” number thrown out was 70%. For the Magic/Wonder, that would be around 1,890 passengers, and for the Dream/Fantasy we’re looking at about 2,800.

For me, and I’m guessing many of you as well, when it comes to crowds less is ALWAYS more. So let’s say that magic number of 70% capacity is the goal – would that be more or less likely to encourage you to sail? Is that number too low? Too high? Just right? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Weekly Specials

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:

 

Thanks to Scott Sanders of The Disney Cruise Line Blog for assistance on this article. “Sea” you next week

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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 trips as a travel agent with Storybook Destinations. See the theme? She is lucky 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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