Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 2

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Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of September 2nd! I’m Brand Glover, and I’ll be giving you everything you need to know before cruising with Disney Cruise Line this week. As always, let’s take a look at the weather and see who is going to need a parka in the days ahead.

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

Atrium, Disney Dream

Disney Magic

  • 2 September – Barcelona (74/62, 50%)
  • 3 September – Day at Sea
  • 4 September – Naples (80/66, 0%)
  • 5 September – Civitavecchia (75/60, 50%)
  • 6 September – Livorno (78/61, 10%)
  • 7 September – Cannes (77/61, 0%)
  • 8 September – Day at Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 2 September – Ketchikan (63/50, 30%)
  • 3 September – Day at Sea
  • 4 September – Vancouver (85/61, 0%)
  • 5 September – Day at Sea
  • 6 September – Tracy Arm Fjord (68/54, 50%)
  • 7 September – Skagway (63/54, 60%)
  • 8 September – Juneau (60/50, 20%)
Admiral Donald Duck

Disney Dream

  • 2 September – Nassau (92/80, 10%)
  • 3 September – Castaway Cay (91/81, 20%)
  • 4 September – Port Canaveral (88/78, 50%)
  • 5 September – Nassau (90/81, 60%)
  • 6 September – Castaway Cay (90/81, 20%)
  • 7 September – Day at Sea
  • 8 September – Port Canaveral (88/77, 40%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 2 September – Port Canaveral (88/76, 90%)
  • 3 September – Day at Sea
  • 4 September – Cozumel (88/78, 40%)
  • 5 September – Grand Cayman (87/81, 20%)
  • 6 September – Falmouth (90/79, 30%)
  • 7 September – Day at Sea
  • 8 September – Castaway Cay (90/81, 20%)

Disney Cruise Line: In The News

Photo: TouringPlans Staff

Avengers…Assemble! This week, Disney Cruise Line revealed the character roster for the upcoming Marvel Day at Sea itineraries, and our friend Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog has the scoop – not to be confused with the SCOOP, which was featured in last week’s Saturday Six. Some of these characters are available for character greetings at Disney’s California Adventure, Disneyland, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but for the fist time ever, guests will be able to meet Black Panther and Loki. Newcomers to the ships include Iron Man, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Groot. For guests wishing to meet Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Black Panther, reservation times are available at Guest Services or through the official Disney Cruise Line app. The Marvel Day at Sea itineraries begin in October on select sailings departing from New York.

The Disney Dream, in port at Castaway Cay

We’re getting closer to the debut of the highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast musical on the Disney Dream, and that means more “first looks” into the creative process behind the show. The official Disney Cruise Line Twitter gave us another behind-the-scenes video as they prepare to bring this classic to life for guests. This Broadway-style musical is expected to debut this October, exclusively on the Disney Dream.

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 special performances in the Star Set Sail series will continue this month with several Disney on Broadway acts performing in the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Magic. Showtimes are available via the Personal Navigator or official Disney Cruise Line app.

  • September 2nd – Pamela Kashani
  • September 9th – Josh Strickland
  • September 16th – Scarlett Strallen

Captain’s Log: Important Tips and Information

We have been informed of a special opportunity only available to guests aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy this weekend. Julia Mascardo passed along information regarding Force Friday II, which runs Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd. “Guests are invited to celebrate Force Friday II all weekend long and help the Resistance by unlocking Augmented Reality (AR) characters featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Guests sailing aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy this weekend will have an opportunity to participate during their cruise. To participate, guests should go to www.starwars.com/findtheforce from their smartphone for details on how to download the Star Wars app and launch the “Find the Force” feature to complete the second part of the download prior to boarding. Beginning September 1st, guests can look for the Star Wars graphic on Deck 3, Forward, with the “Find the Force” logo and scan with their phone’s camera to unlock digital rewards. Guests should be certain to set their phone to airplane mode once on board to avoid and unwanted Wi-Fi charges.” Not only does this sound incredible, but it features characters from the upcoming film! If you are able to participate in Force Friday II, leave us a review in the comments. Oh, and May The Force Be With You, of course!

Guests sailing on the Disney Wonder’s Alaskan itineraries may be interested to know that in lieu of Pirate Night, they will be treated to a Pixar Pals Party! Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog recently sailed on the Disney Wonder and has provided video of the event. Pixar Pals Party! takes place in the atrium on two separate days during your cruise, featuring characters from all of your favorite Pixar films including Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles, and Inside Out.

If you’re on the Wonder, look for this sketch of Joy and Sadness outside of Animator’s Palate.

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.

One thought on “Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 2

  • September 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Hello! In your paragraph about Beauty and the Beast you state that it is expected to come to the Disney Dream in October. However, the link says November. Has there been a change? Thank you again for a very informative post!


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