Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of December 2

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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!

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Disney Cruise Line: In The News

Photo Courtesy of Disney

Marvel Day at Sea sailings will return to the Disney Magic in early 2018, and if you’ll be on one of these cruises you’ll have the chance to meet Loki as he makes his meet and greet debut. Disney Parks Blog gave us a look at the God of Mischief, and he’s a fantastic addition to this sensational day at sea.

Want to give the ultimate gift of a Disney Cruise vacation? Imagine the looks on the faces of your loved ones when they answer a phone call from Mickey and Minnie sharing the news. Or, download this gift message card to wrap up and wait for the screams of joy when it is opened. But be warned…you may be setting quite a gift precedent for the future!

Upcoming Entertainment

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

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Born in China
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Cars 3
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Coco
  • Moana
  • Premiering December 15 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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

Captain’s Log: Important Tips and Information

When you first board the ship on embarkation day, you may be hit with the overwhelming question of “What do we do first?” My answer is always lunch! The perennial favorite buffet at Cabanas is delicious, but can also get busy. If you are looking for a more relaxed meal to kick off your cruise, try a sit-down lunch in one of the main dining rooms. This laid back a la carte option is offered in Carioca’s on the Disney Magic, Triton’s on the Disney Wonder, and Enchanted Garden on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

 

There’s no denying the large amount of research you’ll put into planning your perfect Disney cruise. There’s also no denying that the Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line is the best book out there to help. Prior to the upcoming release of the 2018 guide this month, Scott Sanders shared a review with some great new features to this edition. Have you preordered yours?

 

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!

Special thanks to Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article.

Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!

Heather Keller, Storybook Destinations

If it's vacation, it's for Heather! When she is not on vacation (usually someplace with a big Mouse) or planning her own vacations, she is helping clients plan their own magical trips as a travel agent with Storybook Destinations. See the theme? She is blessed to have a husband that accepts her travel addiction, and two daughters who are already following in her wanderlust footsteps. Heather can be reached at Heather@StorybookDestinations.com