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Disney Cruise Line in a Jiffy: What is a Double Dip?

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Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Lines’ private island, has been a guest favorite since it opened in 1998. The bountiful food, engaging activities, pristine sand, and calm, blue waters make it the perfect place to frolic and/or relax, depending on your inclinations. Each year, DCL has offered a handful of sailings with two port stops at Castaway Cay. These rare gems have been affectionately christened by guests as “Double Dip” sailings. If you search the DCL website for sailings that stop at Castaway Cay, you can find these special itineraries identified by the words “with 2 stops at Castaway Cay.”

A sailing with two stops at Castaway Cay

The “Double Dip” language has held on for decades, but DCL cruisers are now faced with a dilemma. With the planned opening of a second private island, Disney’s Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, later this spring, there may be variations on the Double Dip concept – sailings that stop twice at Lookout Cay, sailings that stop once at Castaway Cay and once at Lookout Cay, or even sailings that make two stops at Castaway Cay and one at Lookout Cay or two stops at Lookout Cay and one stop at Castaway Cay.

These new combinations sound exciting, but we’re not exactly sure what to call them. So we turn to you, dear readers. Would you use the same Double Dip language to refer to stops at two different islands? What would you call a sailing with three Disney private island stops? Would it matter what the combination of islands was? Please give us your ideas in the comments!

Disney Cruise Line in a Jiffy is an offshoot of our “Disney in a Minute” posts. Both are bite-sized nuggets of information that can better help you understand a Disney term or planning topic, but here we’ll be focused on all thing Disney Cruise Line (DCL). Have a question about a DCL term that is unfamiliar to you? Suggest it here for an upcoming segment.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

One thought on “Disney Cruise Line in a Jiffy: What is a Double Dip?

  • Castaway Cay Double Dip
    Lighthouse Point Double Dip
    Any other combination is no different than visiting any other ports.


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