Disney Cruise Line News — Week of May 25, 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

When the onboard gifts and amenity ordering went online last week, the Rainforest day pass preorder went away – but good news, it’s back! As of Wednesday, day passes can be preordered ONLY over the phone. No word on if it will officially make it’s way to the online system, but this is still great news for those looking to check this off their list before cruising.

May 24 is a big movie day! Along with the PremEAR of the new live-action Aladdin, guests onboard will also have the chance to catch a sneak peak of Toy Story 4, which will PremEAR on June 21.

It’s official – Port Canaveral will be the home port for 2 of the 3 new ships. But that’s not all! There will also be a brand-new beautiful terminal next to the current terminal, which will undergo renovations.

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:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Incredibles 2 
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo 
  • Disneynature: Penguins
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Aladdin 

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

The Alaska cruise season is underway! King crab, glaciers, and whales, oh my! If you’re headed to the Last Frontier this summer, check out these reads by some of our TouringPlans blogging stars who bring great info:

From top packing tips to stateroom advice, Tammy has the rundown on the top do’s and don’ts to consider for your Alaska cruise.

Erin brings us a great wrap up after her time sailing in Alaska, offering quick tips on what she learned that will help you have the best experience.

Spending time in Vancouver before and/or after your cruise? Erin and Kristi share their experience at a few hotels for your consideration.

Speaking of Vancouver, you’ll have a blast in this super fun city, with the help of these tips from Kristi.

Are you booked on an Alaska cruise? I’ll be going in July and can’t wait! What are you looking forward to the most? 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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