Disney Cruise Line News and Specials — Week of July 28, 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

Hip hip hooray, it’s booking week for Fall 2021! The fall itinerary announcement was about 6 or so weeks past when we would have normally anticipated, but it comes at a great time. With the CDC no-sail order shutting cruising down until October 1 (as of the time of this post), guests who were scheduled to sail this fall are pleased to finally have dates for next fall to be able to book with the future cruise credit they’ve banked on cancelled sailings. Disney is also (unofficially) extending placeholder onboard booking offers (for reservations currently booked with a placeholder). I stress that this is unofficial, as nothing has been released in writing; however it has so far been my experience, as well as the experience of many others, to have their benefits extended past the current expiration date when modifying a reservation currently booked with a placeholder. If you are booking a new cruise, or changing the dates on an existing booking to one of the new dates, with your placeholder discount, you will want to keep in mind that there are blockout dates, largely those connected with Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years. The Fall 2021 blockout dates are:

Disney Magic

  • November 22, 2021 5-Night Western Caribbean
  • December 20, 2021 6-Night Western Caribbean
  • December 26, 2021 3-Night Bahamian
  • December 29, 2021  5-Night Western Caribbean

Disney Wonder

  • November 23, 2021 6-Night Bahamian
  • December 21, 2021 6-Night Western Caribbean
  • December 27, 2021 4-Night Western Caribbean
  • December 31, 2021 6-Night Bahamian

Disney Dream

  • November 22, 2021 4-Night Bahamian
  • December 24, 2021 3-Night Bahamian
  • December 27, 2021 4-Night Bahamian
  • December 31, 2021 3-Night Bahamian

Disney Fantasy

  • November 21, 2021 7-Night Western Caribbean
  • December 19, 2021 7-Night Western Caribbean
  • December 26, 2021 7-Night Eastern Caribbean

I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised with the prices for next fall – many people anticipated huge increases to make up for lost revenue, but that has not been the case at all. Pricing for next fall has been very similar to Fall 2020 opening day pricing.

While we still stay home and wonder when our cruising life will begin, Disney has treated us to a full recording of Tangled: The Musical to watch at home! Pop some popcorn, crank the air conditioning (because y’all know the temperature in the Walt Disney Theater is sub-zero), and pretend you are enjoying the best night on any Disney Magic itinerary – Tangled takeover night!

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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