Disney Cruise Line News — Week of February 2, 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

Planning your first Disney Cruise can be as overwhelming as exciting. Tammy has 10 top do’s and don’ts you’ll want to know to get sailing in the right direction!

There’s a new sail away party coming for guests on the Disney Wonder! Starting with the February 3 sailing, guests are being encouraged to dress up and “Disney Bound” as a favorite character, and join the party as they wave farewell to responsibility for a few days. Mickey’s Sail-A-Wave deck party is also expected to make its way to the Disney Magic later this month.

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
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Coco
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns

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

Exciting news – both the Marvel Day at Sea and Star Wars Day at Sea sailings will continue in 2020! Dates have now been made official for both special itineraries.

Marvel Day at Sea will be on 5-night sailings on the Disney Magic out of Miami. There will be Bahamian sailings on January 9 and 27, February 10 and 24, and on March 9. You can also get in on the superhero action on Western Caribbean sailings on January 18, and February 1, 15, and 29. The Bahamian sailings will visit Key West, Nassau, and Castaway Cay, while the Western Caribbean will visit either Cozumel or Grand Cayman (depending on date of departure) and Castaway Cay.

Star Wars day at Sea will continue to take place on 7-night Caribbean sailings on the Disney Fantasy out of Port Canaveral. Eastern sailings will depart on January 11 and 25, and February 8 and 22. Western Caribbean sailings will be on January 4 and 18, and February 1, 15, and 29.

Both of these special itineraries include a full day at sea dedicated to the theme. There are deck parties, themed menus, shows, character meet and greets, and of course exclusive merchandise opportunities.

You can see activities from the most current Marvel Day at Sea here, and Star Wars Day at Sea here.

Will you be booking one of these cruises? Tell me in the comments!

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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