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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of December 16

by on December 15, 2017

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

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 

 

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Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of December 9

by on December 8, 2017

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

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 

 

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Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of December 2

by on December 1, 2017

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. It’s hard to believe it’s already December. Merrily we sail along!

Ports of Call 

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of November 25

by on November 24, 2017

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Glad to have you aboard, and away we go with this week’s preview.

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

Disney Magic

  • 25 November – At Sea
  • 26 November – New York (46/30, 40%)
  • 27 November – At Sea
  • 28 November – At Sea
  • 29 November – At Sea
  • 30 November – Antigua (83/76, 20%)
  •    1 December – San Juan (86/74, 60%)

Disney Wonder

  • 25 November – At Sea
  • 26 November – Key West (78/68, 42%)
  • 27 November – Castaway Cay (76/68, 20%)
  • 28 November – Nassau (83/70, 25%)
  • 29 November – At Sea
  • 30 November – At Sea
  •    1 December – Galveston (67/54, 30%)

Disney Dream

  • 25 November – Nassau (85/72, 54%)
  • 26 November – Castaway Cay (77/70, 2%)
  • 27 November – Port Canaveral (72/63, 25%)
  • 28 November – Nassau (83/70, 25%)
  • 29 November – Castaway Cay (79/63, 6%)
  • 30 November – At Sea
  •    1 December – Port Canaveral (74/57, 25%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 25 November – Port Canaveral (74/58, 9%)
  • 26 November – At Sea
  • 27 November – Cozumel (79/71, 42%)
  • 28 November – Grand Cayman (81/78, 20%)
  • 29 November – Falmouth (85/75, 60%)
  • 30 November – At Sea
  •    1 December – Castaway Cay (80/62, 55%)

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of November 18

by on November 17, 2017

The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.

Ahoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Glad to have you aboard, and away we go with this week’s preview!

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

Disney Magic

  • 18 November – New York (54/51, 64%)
  • 19 November – At Sea
  • 20 November – At Sea
  • 21 November – Nassau (86/72, 62%)
  • 22 November – Castaway Cay (79/67, 25%)
  • 23 November – Port Canaveral (73/56, 30%)
  • 24 November – At Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 18 November – At Sea
  • 19 November – Key West (81/71, 8%)
  • 20 November – Nassau (83/79, 40%)
  • 21 November – Castaway Cay (79/74, 62%)
  • 22 November – At Sea
  • 23 November – At Sea
  • 24 November – Galveston (72/62, 25%)

Disney Dream

  • 18 November – Nassau (85/72, 44%)
  • 19 November – Castaway Cay (79/74, 25%)
  • 20 November – Port Canaveral (74/67, 1%)
  • 21 November – Nassau (86/72, 62%)
  • 22 November – At Sea
  • 23 November – Castaway Cay (82/65, 55%)
  • 24 November – Port Canaveral (71/60, 1%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 18 November – Port Canaveral (79/63, 0%)
  • 19 November – At Sea
  • 20 November – Cozumel (82/72, 25%)
  • 21 November – Grand Cayman (82/78, 20%)
  • 22 November – Costa Maya (84/75, 10%)
  • 23 November – At Sea
  • 24 November – Castaway Cay (81/64, 55%)

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of November 11

by on November 10, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of November 11th! 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 Magic

  • 11 November – New York (41/34, 0%)
  • 12 November – At Sea
  • 13 November – At Sea
  • 14 November – Castaway Cay (84/67, 19%)
  • 15 November – Port Canaveral (75/61, 25%)
  • 16 November – At Sea
  • 17 November – At Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 11 November – At Sea
  • 12 November – Cozumel (84/74, 10%)
  • 13 November – Grand Cayman (83/79, 40%)
  • 14 November – Falmouth (85/75, 60%)
  • 15 November – At Sea
  • 16 November – At Sea
  • 17 November – Galveston (74/66, 10%)

Disney Dream

  • 11 November – Nassau (86/73, 55%)
  • 12 November – Castaway Cay (82/77, 45%)
  • 13 November – Port Canaveral (78/65, 30%)
  • 14 November – Nassau (85/73, 55%)
  • 15 November – Castaway Cay (83/66, 2%)
  • 16 November – At Sea
  • 17 November – Port Canaveral (76/61, 30%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 11 November – Port Canaveral (79/69, 20%)
  • 12 November – At Sea
  • 13 November – Cozumel (84/73, 80%)
  • 14 November – Grand Cayman (83/78, 20%)
  • 15 November – Falmouth (85/75, 30%)
  • 16 November – At Sea
  • 17 November – Castaway Cay (81/65, 4%)

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10 Ways Disney Cruise Line Can Confuse You

by on November 7, 2017

Disney Cruise Line has confusing vocabulary at times!  For example, they have some terms that sound similar to one another, but they actually mean very different things.  They also have some terms that don’t quite mean what you probably think they do.  And finally, there are other terms that just don’t make much sense at all to a first timer.  So, here are 10 of those confusing DCL terms – with explanations!

1. GTY vs IGT, OGT, VGT – These abbreviations are probably the most misused terms DCL has ever created. They sound alike and are so often confused that I previously dedicated an entire blog post to explaining them! I won’t go into that long of an explanation here, so let’s get down to brass tacks.  These terms are NOT the same thing.  When booking a cruise, if a particular category is almost full, you cannot pick a stateroom number.  You can book a GTY room in that category, however, and it means you are guaranteed a room in that category or higher (GTY is kinda a shortened version of “guarantee”—maybe?  right?).  There are no discounts involved and all normal change and cancellation rules apply.  Disney is just reserving the right to choose your room for you.  Something TOTALLY different are IGT, OGT, and VGT rates.  When a cruise is getting close to sailing and is not as full as Disney would like it to be, they release these discounted, non-changeable, non-refundable rates.  If you book an IGT rate (IGT is kinda a shortened version of “inside guarantee”), you are guaranteed an Inside room or higher; an OGT (“oceanview guarantee”) means Oceanview room or higher; and VGT (“verandah guarantee”) means a Verandah room or higher.  See?  Totally different.

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of November 4

by on November 3, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of November 4th! 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 Magic

  • 4 November – New York (60/55, 0%)
  • 5 November – At Sea
  • 6 November – At Sea
  • 7 November – Castaway Cay (82/74, 20%)
  • 8 November – Port Canaveral (80/67, 10%)
  • 9 November – At Sea
  • 10 November – At Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 4 November – Panama Canal (85/74, 80%)
  • 5 November – Cartagena (86/77, 80%)
  • 6 November – At Sea
  • 7 November – Grand Cayman (83/79, 20%)
  • 8 November – Cozumel (/75, 20%)
  • 9 November – At Sea
  • 10 November – Galveston (74/66, 10%)

Disney Dream

  • 4 November – Nassau (82/75, 20%)
  • 5 November – Castaway Cay (82/75, 20%)
  • 6 November – Port Canaveral (80/68, 10%)
  • 7 November – Nassau (83/75, 20%)
  • 8 November – Castaway Cay (82/73, 10%)
  • 9 November – At Sea
  • 10 November – Port Canaveral (77/66, 10%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 4 November – Port Canaveral (79/69, 20%)
  • 5 November – At Sea
  • 6 November – Cozumel (83/74, 20%)
  • 7 November – Costa Maya (83/75, 40%)
  • 8 November – Grand Cayman (83/78, 10%)
  • 9 November – At Sea
  • 10 November – Castaway Cay (82/74, 20%)

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of October 28

by on October 27, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of October 28th! 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 Wonder, Photo: Julia Mascardo

Disney Magic

  • 28 October – New York (71/63, 10%)
  • 29 October – At Sea
  • 30 October – At Sea
  • 31 October – Castaway Cay (82/75, 10%)
  • 1 November – Port Canaveral (78/71, 20%)
  • 2 November – At Sea
  • 3 November – At Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 28 October – At Sea
  • 29 October – Cabo San Lucas (86/71, 0%)
  • 30 October – Puerto Vallarta (87/70, 50%)
  • 31 October – At Sea
  • 1 November – At Sea
  • 2 November – At Sea
  • 3 November – At Sea

Disney Fantasy

Disney Dream

  • 28 October – Nassau (86/78, 100%)
  • 29 October – Castaway Cay (85/73, 100%)
  • 30 October – Port Canaveral (69/60, 0%)
  • 31 October – Nassau (84/76, 10%)
  • 1 November – Castaway Cay (84/76, 10%)
  • 2 November – At Sea
  • 3 November – Port Canaveral (81/72, 10%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 28 October – Port Canaveral (80/69, 80%)
  • 29 October – At Sea
  • 30 October – Cozumel (81/73, 10%)
  • 31 October – Grand Cayman (84/80, 40%)
  • 1 November – Falmouth (88/78, 40%)
  • 2 November – At Sea
  • 3 November – Castaway Cay (85/76, 10%)

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly Preview — Week of October 21

by on October 20, 2017

Welcome aboard for this week’s Disney Cruise Line Preview for the week of October 21st! 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)

Sint Maarten

Disney Magic

  • 21 October – New York (77/57, 0%)
  • 22 October – At Sea
  • 23 October – At Sea
  • 24 October – Charlottetown (66/59, 10%)
  • 25 October – Sydney, Nova Scotia (68/57, 20%)
  • 26 October – Halifax, Nova Scotia (65/60, 60%)
  • 27 October – At Sea

Disney Wonder

  • 21 October – At Sea
  • 22 October – San Diego (80/60, 0%)
  • 23 October – At Sea
  • 24 October – Cabo San Lucas (89/76, 0%)
  • 25 October – At Sea
  • 26 October – Ensenada (85/63, 0%)
  • 27 October – San Diego (75/62, 0%)

Sint Maarten

Disney Dream

  • 21 October – Nassau (87/79, 80%)
  • 22 October – Castaway Cay (86/78, 20%)
  • 23 October – Port Canaveral (85/75, 20%)
  • 24 October – Nassau (87/78, 20%)
  • 25 October – Castaway Cay (85/74, 80%)
  • 26 October – At Sea
  • 27 October – Port Canaveral (77/69, 0%)

Disney Fantasy

  • 21 October – Port Canaveral (83/76, 20%)
  • 22 October – At Sea
  • 23 October – Cozumel (86/76, 80%)
  • 24 October – Grand Cayman (86/81, 40%)
  • 25 October – Falmouth (89/77, 50%)
  • 26 October – At Sea
  • 27 October – Castaway Cay (83/76, 20%)

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