Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of October 14

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Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of October 14th! I’m Brandon Glover, and I’ll be giving you everything you need to know before cruising with Disney Cruise Line this week. We’re back this week with a look at some of the exciting events coming to the high seas in the next few weeks.

Ports of Call (High/Low Temperature, Chance of Rain)

Disney Fantasy

Disney Magic

  • 14 October – New York (73/68, 20%)
  • 15 October – At Sea
  • 16 October – At Sea
  • 17 October – Castaway Cay (85/78, 30%)
  • 18 October – Port Canaveral (81/73, 80%)
  • 19 October – At Sea
  • 20 October – At Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 14 October – Ensenada (79/66, 0%)
  • 15 October – San Diego (83/62, 0%)
  • 16 October – At Sea
  • 17 October – Cabo San Lucas (91/79, 0%)
  • 18 October – Mazatlan (89/76, 10%)
  • 19 October – Puerto Vallarta (91/74, 80%)
  • 20 October – At Sea
Enchanted Garden, Disney Fantasy

Disney Dream

  • 14 October – Nassau (87/78, 20%)
  • 15 October – Castaway Cay (86/77, 80%)
  • 16 October – Port Canaveral (84/75, 80%)
  • 17 October – Nassau (86/78, 20%)
  • 18 October – Castaway Cay (85/78, 80%)
  • 19 October – At Sea
  • 20 October – Port Canaveral (82,/75, 30%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 14 October – Port Canaveral (83/76, 60%)
  • 15 October – At Sea
  • 16 October – Cozumel (86/75, 50%)
  • 17 October – Grand Cayman (86/81, 20%)
  • 18 October – Falmouth (89/79, 50%)
  • 19 October – At Sea
  • 20 October – Castaway Cay (85/77, 50%)

Disney Cruise Line: In The News

After months of anticipation, the Marvel Day at Sea itineraries have begun, and you know the Disney Parks Blog would be on hand for the festivities. In their first related post, Disney Parks Blog gives a rundown of the planned events for the Marvel Day at Sea from aboard the Disney Magic. Pictures and videos from the Marvel Day at Sea will be posted using the #MarvelDayatSea hashtag for those of you following along on social media. Another post from the Disney Parks Blog gives an insiders look into the events of Marvel Day at Sea, featuring Marvel creator and film cameo sensation Stan Lee. Excelsior! Their last Marvel related story details of the Marvel Heroes and Villains Battle which concludes the evenings festivities. Heroes and Villains clash in this never before seen battle of the biggest names in Marvel history, which is sure to be a hit with theme park audiences. If you travel on the Marvel Day at Sea itinerary, give us a review, in the comments!

Photo: Julia Mascardo

Our friend Scott Sanders of the Disney Cruise Line Blog has a new post looking at the pre-booking options for the 2018 Star Wars Day at Sea itineraries. In the post Scott details how you can book the various character experiences throughout the duration of the cruise, including Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2-D2, and the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. Another option for pre-booking is the Galactic Transformation at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiique, which allows children and adults the opportunity to get a makeover in a Star Wars theme. Pricing for adults is $54.95 plus tax, while children cost $99.95 plus tax for the half hour experience.

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a Disney Cruise Line musical production? The Disney Parks Blog provides a special look “behind the curtain” into the creative process that brings your favorite Disney classics to life on the stage. We’ve already seen a good bit behind the new Beauty and the Beast production which will be debuting next month on the Disney Dream, but this new Parks Blog series will take readers through each step of the process with an in-depth lookĀ  from designers and creative teams alike. Definitely a must read for fans of Disney Theatrical productions.

Disney Cruise Line is holding a Family Memories at Sea contest where you can enter to win a 3-night Bahamian Disney Cruise Line vacation for up to 4 people! All you have to do is follow the link and upload a photo or video of a special experience or adventure you had on a Disney Cruise. Best of luck to anyone who enters!

Upcoming Entertainment

The following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:

  • Moana
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Born in China
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Cars 3
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

For future reference, films debut on the Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.

The final performance in the Disney on Broadway: Stars Set Sail series will take place aboard the Disney Wonder on October 27th, when Jenn Gambatese of Tarzan: The Musical fame takes the Walt Disney Theatre stage.

Captain’s Log: Important Tips and Information

A Drink Station on the Disney Dream; Photo: Julia Mascardo

One of the many pre-cruise questions a first timer may have are “what kind of beverages are available and at what cost?” Well, one of my favorite features of the Disney Cruise Line are the drink stations available 24 hours a day on the pool deck. Self-serve soft drinks, milk, teas, and coffees are just a quick walk away from any point on the ship, and are complimentary. The same options are available inside Cabanas during dining hours, with the addition of juices, which are also complimentary. Bottled water can be purchased as part of a package while aboard, but water is also available in the drink station. Drinks are also complimentary on Castaway Cay, save for alcoholic and specialty drinks such as shakes or smoothies. Hydrating is important when out in the sun, so be sure to take advantage of the complimentary drink stations!

A Selection of Sodas, Tea, and Lemonade…all Complimentary! Photo: Julia Mascardo

Did you know there are ten categories of staterooms on the Disney Cruise ships? On the TouringPlans blog, Tammy Whiting recently covered the Best Staterooms in Each Category. This is a helpful resource so you can find the best room for your needs.

Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time deciding 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!

That concludes this week’s preview of the Disney Cruise Line. Join us next Friday as we take a look at what happens in the world of Disney Cruise Line over the next week. In the meantime, check out the latest edition of The Saturday Six from author, illustrator, and masked luchador Derek Burgan. Special thanks to Derek Burgan, Julia of Best Week Ever fame, Rikki Niblett, and Scott Sanders of the DCL Blog for their assistance on this article. You can follow Scott on Twitter @TheDCLBlog for daily updates on the cruise line. Tune in to the Be Our Guest WDW Podcast to hear Rikki discuss topics covering all things Walt Disney World.

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Brandon Glover

Brandon is an adventure seeking photographer, known for his numerous collaborations with author Derek Burgan on the Saturday Six and other theme park related projects.

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