Disney Cruise Line News — Week of December 8, 2018

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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

Last week, we were asked to vote on our favorite gingerbread house display on the ships this year. And the winner is…the Disney Fantasy! Well done!

The 11th annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards have been announced, and for the third year in a row, DCL has been named Best for Families. This news is filed under things that aren’t a big surprise.

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
  • A Wrinkle In Time
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story 
  • Incredibles 2 
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Christopher Robin
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

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

Are you staring at your holiday shopping list, stumped over what to buy? It’s not too late to give the gift of a Disney Cruise! Did you know that you can book a new cruise up until two days before the sail date? With last-minute deals available for Florida Residents or Military Personnel, or guarantee rates available to anyone, you can be the holiday hero this month!

Now, clearly you can’t wrap up the ship, but there are many fun ways to reveal a surprise cruise! Wrap up some fun merchandise, like the ornament-sized replica of the ship that you’ll be sailing on. Make a custom puzzle with a photo of the ship, or spelling out the cruise details. Create a scavenger hunt, stringing hints together leading up to the big reveal. Of course, you can never, ever go wrong with wrapping up a copy of the only DCL book you need – The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line

Are you planning a DCL surprise this year! Tell me about it in the comments, I promise not to tell!

Special thanks to Scott Sanders of The DCL 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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