Disney Cruise Line News — Week of June 29, 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

Craft your own cocktail hour Disney Cruise Line style – Disney Parks Blog shared the recipe for the Prestige cocktail from Pink on the Disney Dream, and now you can mix it up at home!

ICYMI last Chocolate Friday….Julia tempted us with an ode to maybe the best thing to happen to chocolate at sea, the Palo chocolate souffle. It’s okay if you try to lick your screen, we won’t tell anyone.

The port of Vancouver has recognized DCL for the 8th year in a row with the Blue Circle Award. This honor is given for voluntary efforts to reduce emissions and conserve energy. DCL was one of only two cruise lines to receive this award. Way to go!

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:

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo 
  • Disneynature: Penguins
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Aladdin 
  • Toy Story 4 

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

Cruising deserves a toast, right? Disney Cruise Line offers a great selection of beverage tasting seminars on each cruise. The available seminars will vary by ship and sailing, but the master list of classes includes:

  • Amari
  • Beer
  • Bourbon
  • Champagne
  • Chocolate and Liquor
  • Cognac
  • Martini
  • Mixology Class
  • Mojito and Caipirinha
  • Rum
  • Stem-to-Stern Wine
  • Tequila and Margarita
  • Whiskey

While the drinks themselves will vary, the premise of all the seminars will be the same: over the course of approximately one hour, a knowledgeable crew member will teach you the nuances of a selection of beverages (which may vary from tasting to tasting), as you sip and savor both the flavor and the information. These classes will be offered at various times during the course of your cruise. Reservations will be available online when your booking window opens. Since these tend to be super popular, you’ll definitely want to book as soon as you can to secure your spot! Sometimes, signups are also available onboard, so if you weren’t able to secure a spot before you sail, definitely check your Navigators to see what may be available! As expected, these seminars come at an additional charge, and for guests 21 and older only – so make sure that if you are traveling with kiddos, they are set up with some fun all their own during that time!

These classes are a good value for what you are getting (this is no watered-down drink of the day). It’s a ton of fun to do with other friends you may be sailing with; you may even come out with some new friends at the end!

Have you done any of these seminars? Which is your favorite?

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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