Disney Cruise Line News — Week of April 6, 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

Packing your carry on with the essentials, and only the essentials, is an art. Tammy teaches you how to be a master artist with her 10 tips for what to pack in your cruise carry on.

New merch alert! DCL launched a new line of kitchenware featuring a sketch designed based on Animator’s Palate. True to the roots of animation, some of the products, like glasses and placemats, come with washable markers so you can color in your items each time you use them. This new series of merchandise is available on all four ships.

The Disney Fantasy was recently inspected by the United States Public Health organization, and received a score of 94.

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 
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Christopher Robin
  • Coco
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo 

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

Two weeks ago, we discussed the recent reduction in paper Personal Navigators onboard. Many of you expressed preference for the paper over digital Navigator. From those without devices, including kids, to those who just wish to unplug from their phones, there seems to be some strong feelings out there towards our old faithful daily paper schedule.

Now, there is some question that, just maybe, the paper Navigator days won’t be ending too soon. In a recent post-cruise survey being emailed to guests, the following question is being posed:

Photo Courtesy of The Disney Cruise Line Blog

The option of “both paper and digital” is very in line with the current situation, where crew is pushing the app, but Guest Services are still handing out paper copies by request.

So, if you have recently cruised, don’t delete that survey link in your email! Make sure your vote is heard. Especially if you are team Paper Navigator….

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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