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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of October 7

by on October 6, 2017

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%)

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 30

by on September 29, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of September 30th! I’m Brand 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)

Castaway Cay

Disney Magic

  • 30 September – Saint John (59/40, 0%)
  • 1 October – Sea Day
  • 2 October – New York (75/59, 0%)
  • 3 October – Sea Day
  • 4 October – Saint John (68/52, 10%)
  • 5 October – Sea Day
  • 6 October – New York (80/62, 0%)

Disney Wonder

  • 30 September – Sea Day
  • 1 October – San Diego (74/65, 10%)
  • 2 October – Sea Day
  • 3 October – Cabo San Lucas (88/78, 20%)
  • 4 October – Sea Day
  • 5 October – San Diego (75/63, 0%)
  • 6 October – Ensenada (81/63, 0%)

Disney Dream

Disney Dream

  • 30 September – Nassau (89/80, 10%)
  • 1 October – Castaway Cay (87/79, 80%)
  • 2 October – Port Canaveral (83/76, 60%)
  • 3 October – Nassau (87/79, 80%)
  • 4 October – Castaway Cay (85/77, 80%)
  • 5 October – Sea Day
  • 6 October – Port Canaveral (83/75, 60%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 30 September – Port Canaveral (84/76, 60%)
  • 1 October – Sea Day
  • 2 October – Cozumel (85/77, 80%)
  • 3 October – Grand Cayman (86/81, 50%)
  • 4 October – Falmouth (85/80, 80%)
  • 5 October – Sea Day
  • 6 October – Castaway Cay (86/78, 80%)

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 23

by on September 22, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of September 23! I’m Brand 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)

Sint Maarten

Disney Magic

  • 23 September – Day at Sea
  • 24 September – Day at Sea*
  • 25 September – Day at Sea
  • 26 September – New York* (82/70, 10%)
  • 27 September – New York (78/69, 30%)
  • 28 September – Day at Sea
  • 29 September – Bar Harbor (67/51, 60%)

*Itinerary changes noted en route due to weather concerns.

Disney Wonder

  • 23 September – Ensenada (71/60, 0%)
  • 24 September – San Diego (77/63, 0%)
  • 25 September – Day at Sea
  • 26 September – Day at Sea
  • 27 September – Puerto Vallarta (88/74, 60%)
  • 28 September – Mazatlan (88/76, 50%)
  • 29 September – Cabo San Lucas (86/77, 20%)

Sint Maarten

Disney Dream

  • 23 September – Nassau (89/82, 20%)
  • 24 September – Castaway Cay (89/81, 10%)
  • 25 September – Port Canaveral (86/74, 10%)
  • 26 September – Nassau (90/80, 20%)
  • 27 September – Castaway Cay (88/80, 10%)
  • 28 September – Day at Sea
  • 29 September – Port Canaveral (87/76, 10%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 23 September – Port Canaveral (84/76, 90%)
  • 24 September – Day at Sea
  • 25 September – Cozumel (86/77, 40%)
  • 26 September – Grand Cayman (87/82, 20%)
  • 27 September – Falmouth (89/78, 90%)
  • 28 September – Day at Sea
  • 29 September – Castaway Cay (88/80, 40%)

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 16

by on September 15, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of September 16th! I’m Brand Glover, and I’ll be giving you everything you need to know before cruising with Disney Cruise Line this week. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we have some very important information this week regarding future sailings in the Caribbean.

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

Dream at Sea, Photo: Julia Mascardo

Disney Magic

  • 16 September – Barcelona (69/55, 50%)
  • 17 September – Day at Sea
  • 18 September – Cadiz (76/64, 0%)
  • 19 September – Lisbon (81/65, 10%)
  • 20 September – Day at Sea
  • 21 September – Ponta Delgada (72/66, 20%)
  • 22 September – Day at Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 16 September – Ensenada (76/62, 10%)
  • 17 September – San Diego (73/63, 10%)
  • 18 September – Ensenada (77/62, 0%)
  • 19 September – Day at Sea
  • 20 September – Cabo San Lucas (86/75, 10%)
  • 21 September – Day at Sea
  • 22 September – San Diego (71/64, 0%)

Disney Dream, Photo: Julia Mascardo

Disney Dream

  • 16 September – Nassau (90/82, 40%)
  • 17 September – Castaway Cay (88/80, 40%)
  • 18 September – Port Canaveral (85/74, 20%)
  • 19 September – Nassau (88/80, 20%)
  • 20 September – Castaway Cay (87/80, 10%)
  • 21 September – Day at Sea
  • 22 September – Port Canaveral (84/75, 50%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 16 September – Port Canaveral (87/77, 20%)
  • 17 September – Day at Sea
  • 18 September – Cozumel (87/77, 20%)
  • 19 September – Grand Cayman (85/80, 50%)
  • 20 September – Falmouth (89/79, 40%)
  • 21 September – Day at Sea
  • 22 September – Castaway Cay (87/80, 30%)

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Five Things I Learned on my First Disney Cruise Line Concierge Trip

by on September 11, 2017

 

My husband and I just celebrated our tenth anniversary. We wanted to do something special for this milestone, so we booked a concierge room on the Disney Dream for our anniversary weekend. I had actually booked the upgrade as a secret from my husband, so any researching done ahead of time about what to expect was all on me. In short, we had a fantastic time, but there were a few things that I learned on our first time in concierge.

There’s a Lot of Stuff Included

 

Bath robes, slippers, hangers of different sizes. There’s a lot of difference between concierge and non-concierge.

The price difference between the highest-end non-concierge and a concierge room is fairly steep. We booked a category T one-bedroom suite, which we knew would provide us with a lot of space, and we figured there would be some extras. There were quite a few nice touches that don’t often get mentioned, however. In the closet, there were kid-sized hangers and a couple sachets to keep the walk-in closet (yes, you read that right!) from being musty. In addition, there were bathrobes for our use and slippers for us to use and keep. The closet also had a shoe shine tray, in case we had shoes needed to be shined. Because it was our anniversary, we arrived in the room to find a fruit arrangement on our coffee table. There were canned sodas and bottled water already chilling in our fridge. Bagged popcorn for the shows is included. A small internet package (beyond the 50 MB freebie package), included. Sunscreen is available on the sundeck. DVD rentals are included. Beer, wine, some mixed drinks (depending on what the bartender had), better-than-average coffee drinks, snacks (including mini desserts and hors d’oeuvres) throughout the day, unlimited canned soda and bottled water–all included. That doesn’t mention the amazing staff who go well above and beyond.

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 9

by on September 8, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of September 9th! I’m Brand Glover, and I’ll be giving you everything you need to know before cruising with Disney Cruise Line this week. We have some very important weather related news to share this week, so lets get right to it.

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

St. Maarten

Disney Magic

  • 9 September – Barcelona (75/58, 89%)
  • 10 September – Day at Sea
  • 11 September – Naples (73/66, 100%)
  • 12 September – Civitavecchia (76/61, 20%)
  • 13 September – Livorno (77/60, 10%)
  • 14 September – Villefranche (75/61, 0%)
  • 15 September – Day at Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 9 September – Ketchikan (58/51, 90%)
  • 10 September – Day at Sea
  • 11 September – Vancouver (74/57, 10%)
  • 12 September – Victoria (68/56, 20%)
  • 13 September – Day at Sea
  • 14 September – Day at Sea
  • 15 September – San Diego (71/64, 0%)

Disney Dream

  • Due to Hurricane Irma, the scheduled September 8th and September 11th sailings have been CANCELED

Disney Fantasy

  • Due to Hurricane Irma, the scheduled 7-night Eastern Caribbean sailing has been CANCELED

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Happy Labor Day from TouringPlans

by on September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day from the folks at TouringPlans. Hopefully, you are enjoying a restful day for the unofficial end of summer. For your reading enjoyment, we’d like to share two of our popular articles from the past year:

 

Disney World Experiences Kids Today Will Never Understand

 

 

Eight Ways a Disney Cruise is Like Summer Camp

 

We’ll be back tomorrow with new articles to cover the best of Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, Universal Orlando, and Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of September 2

by on September 1, 2017

 

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%)

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Best Time to Book a DCL Cruise? Today.

by on August 28, 2017

When is the best time to book a Disney Cruise Line cruise? It may be right now. That’s based on an interesting development we’ve noticed in DCL pricing: there are a lot fewer last-minute bargains.

This wasn’t always the case. Last year, for example, your typical family of 4 could save around $900 off a high-deck Category 4A cabin on one of the Wonder’s summer 7-night Alaska cruises, if you booked at the last minute instead of a year in advance:

Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaska Cruise Best Time to Book / July 2016

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of August 26

by on August 25, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of August 26! 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 this week.

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

 

Disney Fantasy.

Disney Magic

  • 26 August – Barcelona (84/72, 10%)
  • 27 August – Day at Sea
  • 28 August – Naples (88/73, 0%)
  • 29 August – Civitavecchia (89/71, 0%)
  • 30 August – Livorno (87/69, 0%)
  • 31 August – Villefranche (85/72, 0%)
  • 1 September – Day at Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 26 August – Ketchikan (60/52, 70%)
  • 27 August – Day at Sea
  • 28 August – Vancouver (82/61, 0%)
  • 29 August – Day at Sea
  • 30 August – Tracy Arm Fjord (59/49, 70%)
  • 31 August – Skagway (58/52, 60%)
  • 1 September – Juneau (57/49, 60%)

The AquaDuck!

Disney Dream

  • 26 August – Nassau (90/80, 30%)
  • 27 August – Castaway Cay (88/80, 80%)
  • 28 August – Port Canaveral (87/76, 50%)
  • 29 August – Nassau (91/82, 40%)
  • 30 August – Castaway Cay (89/81, 20%)
  • 31 August – Day at Sea
  • 1 September – Port Canaveral (89/77, 30%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 26 August – Port Canaveral (87/77, 80%)
  • 27 August – Day at Sea
  • 28 August – Day at Sea
  • 29 August – Tortola (81/75, 40%)
  • 30 August – St. Thomas (88/80, 20%)
  • 31 August – Day at Sea
  • 1 September – Castaway Cay (89/81, 20%)

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