Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of October 7

by on October 6, 2017

Filed under: Disney Cruise Line, Weekly Preview

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of October 7th! 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)

Cabanas, Disney Fantasy

Disney Magic

  • 7 October – At Sea
  • 8 October – At Sea
  • 9 October – Nassau (88/80, 20%)
  • 10 October – Castaway Cay (87/79, 20%)
  • 11 October – Port Canaveral (84/76, 40%)
  • 12 October – At Sea
  • 13 October – At Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 7 October – At Sea
  • 8 October – San Diego (74/63, 0%)
  • 9 October – Ensenada (75/63, 0%)
  • 10 October – At Sea
  • 11 October – Cabo San Lucas (87/77, 30%)
  • 12 October – At Sea
  • 13 October – San Diego (75/64, 0%)

Disney Fantasy

Disney Dream

  • 7 October – Nassau (89/80, 10%)
  • 8 October – Castaway Cay (87/80, 20%)
  • 9 October – Port Canaveral (86/77, 50%)
  • 10 October – Nassau (87/79, 40%)
  • 11 October – Castaway Cay (86/78, 50%)
  • 12 October – At Sea
  • 13 October – Port Canaveral (81/74, 40%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 7 October – Port Canaveral (85/78, 80%)
  • 8 October – At Sea
  • 9 October – Cozumel (86/77, 60%)
  • 10 October – Grand Cayman (86/79,20%)
  • 11 October – Falmouth (87/76, 50%)
  • 12 October – At Sea
  • 13 October – Castaway Cay (85/78, 60%)

Disney Cruise Line: In The News

Photo Courtesy of Disney Cruise Line Blog

The Disney Dream has the social media world abuzz this week as video and images have surfaced showing the ship bumping into the dock while docking in Nassau this past weekend. The Disney Cruise Line Blog posted a look at the incident with photos and a video of the incident captured from a neighboring ship. The hull of the Dream was not breached and repair work began when the ship made its scheduled call at Castaway Cay. There are no expected interruptions in the Disney Dream’s schedule as a result of this incident.

With St. John and Tortola still recovering from the damage sustained from Hurricane Irma, Disney Cruise Line has altered two upcoming Eastern Caribbean sailings. Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog has an important update for guests traveling on the Disney Fantasy this winter. The November 18th and December 2nd sailings were scheduled to be Eastern Caribbean itineraries, but now they have been changed to a Western route. There are no further changes noted at this time regarding further scheduled Eastern Caribbean sailings, but we will bring you any updates as they are passed along.

Effective October 1st, Anthony Connelly became President of Disney Cruise Line and New Vacation Operations. The DCL Blog has a look at his new roles in the Walt Disney Company as well as his past achievements and educational background. Congratulations on your new endeavor, Anthony. We are excited for the future of the Disney Cruise Line and what you will bring to it!

Two-time Saturday Six Hero of the Year winner, Spider-Man

Marvel’s greatest heroes have been featured on the Disney Parks Blog in the lead up to the Marvel Day at Sea cruises as a way to introduce the heroes to the world. Well this one needs no introduction, and honestly, if you haven’t heard of him before then your home address must be 1 Under Rock Lane. Spider-Man has starred in comic books, feature films, video games, and the best theme park attraction East of the Mississippi – oh, I went there! A fan favorite, he is easily one of the most recognizable and popular Marvel characters of all time. And as we’ve mentioned time and time again, this is the only place you can meet Spider-Man in his Avengers costume East if the Mississippi.

Our last story this week comes from the Disney Parks Blog, previewing the soon to debut Beauty and the Beast musical. This video features a look into the special effects which bring to life the many characters from the beloved film. Beauty and the Beast opens on the Disney Dream this November.

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

Baha Fog, 687 Pub

This week we have another must-try beverage, this time hailing from the Disney Dream’s 687 Pub. The 687 Pub is the perfect place to catch up with college football scores and have a nice adult beverage while in the middle of the ocean. Our item is none other than the popular Baha Fog, which is a potent combination of Corona and Tequila. Their menu also includes a few other mixed beers, one standout being an Elderflower-infused drink. Be sure to play a round of life-sized Jenga while you’re there!

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.

Posted on October 6, 2017

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