Disney Cruise Line News — Week of March 30, 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

Guests sailing on the Disney Fantasy between now and May 18 will unfortunately not see Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular as part of the weekly evening entertainment lineup. The show is currently dark as it’s being refreshed, and will be back up and running starting with the May 18 sailing.

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

If you have been tempted by the serenity of Senses Spa, but you aren’t ready or willing to commit to a full treatment, there’s a great option available to satisfy your craving for some relaxation – the Rainforest Room. The Rainforest is a special access room available within Senses Spa on all four ships. While there are some differences between the classic and Dream class ships, the general offerings are the same. You can enjoy a traditional sauna, or steam rooms varying in intensity. In between saunas, try out the variety of shower stalls. Be prepared for everything from a warm mist to a shockingly cold wake up splash! There are jacuzzi tubs that you can actually sit and relax in (unlike many times with those up on the pool decks). But perhaps the true gem of the Rainforest are the heated tile loungers. It may be hard to imagine a hard tile lounger feeling like heaven, but believe me, these are completely divine, and you really do not want to miss out on some pure relaxation here.

The Rainforest is reserved for guests 18 and older. Swimsuits must be worn at all times, and robes and sandals are provided for all guests in the locker rooms. Towels and infused water are also readily available inside the Rainforest Room.

So you’re probably thinking…this is going to set me back quite a bit, right? Nope! You can pre-order a 1-day pass thought the Onboard Gifts and Amenities page on the DCL website in advance for just $16 (plus 15% gratuity)! People, it’s a downright DCL bargain. One day of pampering doesn’t sound like enough? You can also purchase a length of cruise pass for yourself or as a couple (share with a spouse or friend), but these can only be purchased once on board. If 1-day of relaxation sounds like a must do, don’t hesitate on ordering. It is possible to purchase on board if spaces are still available, but they are more expensive on board – but that extra expense does come with a scrub of your choice! Another great part of the Rainforest is that the number of passes sold are limited. With that said, you can also expect some days to be busier than others – namely sea days. Pro tip: if you are in the second dining seating, stop in for a visit before dinner when most people are eating or at the shows and enjoy a mostly empty Rainforest!

Have you experienced the Rainforest Room? What’s your favorite part? 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

2 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line News — Week of March 30, 2019

  • March 31, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Hi there, I cannot find the military discounts for May 20th or May 25th sailings. Or the non refundable codes. Can you help me please?


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