Disney Cruise Line News — Week of December 15, 2018

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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. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!

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Disney Cruise Line: In The News

That DCL flag we all know and love is now flying high in Germany at the Meyer Werft shipyard. The raising of the flag indicates the start of the process for the three new ships that will built there.

Two squeaky clean thumbs up to the Disney Fantasy, for earning a perfect score by the CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program during her most recent inspection! The Dream also received a score of 100 during her inspection in August.

Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week:

Upcoming Entertainment

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

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • A Wrinkle In Time
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story 
  • Incredibles 2 
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Christopher Robin
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Mary Poppins Returns (PremEAR on December 19)

For future reference, films debut on 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

So did you consider the ultimate gift of a Disney Cruise that I mentioned last week? Anyone decide to go for it??

If you are sailing around the holidays and looking to add some DCL cheer to your gift giving this holiday, Disney Parks Blog has some ideas for last-minute gift ideas you can only purchase on board. Can you really go wrong with a Spirit Jersey right now? Especially one with a DCL holiday theme? I think not.

For those who aren’t sailing but still looking for that last-minute stocking stuffer, you are in luck! The 2019 version of the Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line is now available! The holy grail of DCL books to help you plan your next cruise–well that really is the gift that keeps on giving. While you are at it, go here to enter the official Unofficial Guide giveaway happening right now!

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!

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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