Disney Cruise Line News — Week of November 9, 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

Oh look at that – more awards for DCL! The 2019 Porthole Magazine Reader’s Choice for most-family oriented cruise line, best children’s programs, and best entertainment all went to Disney!

Look at this adorable new pillow that just hit shopDisney – perfect holiday gift for the cruise lover in your life!

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:

  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo 
  • Disneynature: Penguins
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Aladdin 
  • Toy Story 4 
  • Lion King
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 

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 love, nay, require coffee to start you day, I have a very important PSA.

Very. Important.


When mother nature is cooperating and the ship is safely in port, the all ashore time can be pretty “early” in the morning. (Early is very much a relative term based on sleeping patterns, especially on vacation.) Since time on Castaway is precious, you may feel that you want to maximize every minute – ready to rope drop the gangway as soon as the all clear is announced. Just don’t, don’t, don’t do it without getting your coffee first!

There’s many options to get your java fill onboard. There’s all the coffee you can drink in Cabanas, the main dining room, and up on the pool deck at the self-serve drink locations. Looking for a little more? The Cove Cafe will steam up a latte or make you a nice (double) espresso to get going, for an additional fee. One favorite trick – order a carafe of coffee from room service the night before. The carafes are well insulated, and you’ll have a nice warm cup of joe as soon as your feet hit the floor!

Why is there no coffee on the island? This seems to be a mystery. I’ve asked and asked, and the answer is always the same – why indeed? If a nice iced coffee on the beach would really make your Castaway day even better – put that note on the comment card on your next cruise! Maybe we can make all our coffee-dependent voices heard!

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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