Disney Cruise Line News — Week of April 27, 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

The Endgame may be here, but that doesn’t mean the Marvel fun is over! You can catch the movie on board right now, but if that’s just not enough Marvel for you, Marvel Day at Sea cruises will return to the Disney Magic in January 2020. These epic sailings bring back all your favorite Super Heroes during 5-night Bahamian and Caribbean sailings out of Miami.

The Disney Cruise Line Blog gives us a detailed look at the reusable bags that have replaced the plastic bags in the shops onboard and at Castaway Cay. Notice a newly promoted Captain on the bag??

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 
  • Coco
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo 
  • Disneynature: Penguins
  • Avengers: Endgame

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

It’s true that there is something on a Disney Cruise to suit everyone, but there’s one event that is hands down, one-size-fits-all fun. This, ladies and gentlemen, is none other than Jack-Jack’s Diaper Dash! On just about every sailing, most often on a sea day, you’ll see this listed as a “Fun For All Ages” activity in the late morning/early afternoon in your Personal Navigator. The race takes place in the atrium; for excellent viewing, head up a deck or two and watch from above. Contestants must simply follow one requirement – crawling only. Walking babies, no matter how adorable, will be swiftly disqualified. I will note, however, a contestant that suddenly goes pied-à-terre can be quite a bummer to parents but quite a delight to the crowd.

Sometimes, it’s difficult to decide which part of the race is best. Is it the baby that clearly knows the name of the game and is zooming at Jack-Jack speed? The baby that stops mid-way to simply sit back and look around, maybe throwing a smile and a wave to admirers? Or maybe the parents, and the over the top antics they break out trying to coax their offspring to the other end of the mat . . . yes, sometimes, that indeed takes the cake!

As expected with the attention span of babies, the event isn’t long, and is of course at no charge (although this could very well rival the Frozen sisters as a ticketed event). Do yourself a favor on your next cruise – go! You won’t regret this simple yet rather incredible entertainment!


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 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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