Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of November 3, 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!

Ports of Call

Disney Cruise Line: In The News

Captain Marvel is set to make her debut on the Disney Magic when the Marvel Day at Sea sailings return in January 2019. It’s unknown yet if reservations will be available to meet her, but you can bet if they are, they will book up fast!

For reasons as mysterious as to why ships go missing in the Bermuda Triangle, all Category 7A staterooms on the Disney Wonder have been unavailable from mid-September 2019 through May 2020. Until now! For reasons even more mysterious, they are back in inventory! If you were hoping for a 7A during that time, go get it while you can!

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:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Black Panther
  • A Wrinkle In Time
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story 
  • Incredibles 2 
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Christopher Robin
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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 there is one single thing that will be consistent for every cruiser on every cruise, it’s the mandatory guest safety drill. This drill happens on embarkation day shortly prior to leaving port. Though not fun and exciting, this drill is mandated by the U.S. Coast Guard and international safety regulations. Here’s a few things to know about the drill:

  • You have to go. Plain and simple. All guests will be checked in at their respective muster stations. If you are not there, your name will be called and everyone will turn and look at you when you finally are found and dragged in. You certainly don’t want to be known as that guy for the rest of your cruise!
  • Your station will be indicated by a letter that is on your Key to the World card. You can find your station by looking at the map on the back of your stateroom door.
  • You do need to bring your Key to the World card to the drill. You do not, however, need to bring the lifejackets that are in your stateroom. In the past you actually did have to wear them to the drill – so thankful that rule changed!
  • Your muster station may be inside if you are super lucky, or it may be outside on Deck 4 facing the sun. Check your station before you go and prep for it.
  • The alarm will sound as an example of what to expect in the event of an actual emergency. It is LOUD. If you or someone in your party is sensitive to loud noises, cover your ears, or consider headphones for the sensitive ears of little ones.
  • The drill will last about 20 minutes (give or take). Guests are expected to refrain from cell phone usage, eating, and drinking. The more cooperation, the quicker it can go!

Special thanks to 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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