Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of March 31, 2018

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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

A Disney Cruise is like that potato chip commercial: bet you can’t do just one. If you find the urge to resist is totally impossible (it’s ok, you aren’t alone), one of the best things you can do for your future cruise is on your current cruise: rebook onboard!! Tammy has the rundown of the 10 things you need to know to save money on your next cruise!

After you rebook onboard, time to start prepping for that next cruise! For parents cruising with little ones, the urge to bring everything plus the kitchen sink you bathe them in can be real. Take a look at Julia’s tips on what to bring and what to leave home.  After all, you’re going to want that extra room in your luggage for souvenirs!

And finally, 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:

  • Born In China
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Cars 3
  • Doctor Strange
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Coco
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Black Panther
  • A Wrinkle In Time

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

Hippity hoppity….Easter is on it’s way! If you’ll be cruising for the holiday, here’s what you can expect:

  • There will be a variety of religious services offered onboard, including Catholic and Interdenominational.
  • Oceaneer Club and Lab may have Easter-themed activities for the 3-12 age range.
  • The entire family can enjoy Easter crafts together at various times during the day.
  • Since the Easter Bunny is busy on land, the White Rabbit hops in to help him out onboard for a bunny meet and greet.
  • You won’t find an organized egg hunt onboard, but you can consider bringing your own for your stateroom, or you can check out the Gifts and Amenities available to preorder for some fun Easter themed treats that will be delivered to your stateroom on embarkation day.
  • Check out some of the previous Personal Navigators from Easter Sunday here and here!

Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time picking which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!

Special thanks Scott Sanders of The DCL 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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