How does refurbished Disney Wonder stack up against the rest of Disney’s fleet of cruise ships? I’ve been on three of Disney’s cruise ships, although never for very long. Most recently I had a 3-hour tour of the Disney Wonder, which included a performance of… Read More »Comparing the refurbished Disney Wonder to rest of Disney’s fleet
The Disney Fantasy, the fourth ship in Disney’s fleet, is finally due for its first dry dock enhancements. The 18 day dry dock period will begin on April 29th, with the work being done in a shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. We are excited to share… Read More »Disney Fantasy outlines coming upgrades
There are a lot of travel awards throughout the year, but it must feel extra good when the people who are most passionate about cruising decide your cruise line is the best. That’s the good news for Disney Cruise Line which has scored very well… Read More »Disney Cruise Line wins big in 2017 Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Awards
That’s no moon it’s a cruise ship. The Disney Cruise Line has just announced that select cruises in 2018 on the Disney Fantasy will again feature a “Star Wars Day at Sea.” Star Wars Day at Sea transports guests to a galaxy far, far away… Read More »Star Wars Day at Sea returns in 2018 aboard Disney Fantasy
2018 will see Disney Cruise Line sailing to new ports and returning to some old favorites. Barring unexpected repairs, the fleet will return to its compliment of 4-ships for the full year offering a wide range of options for guests. In addition to cruises out… Read More »Set sail to these exciting ports and destinations on the Disney Cruise Line in 2018
If you’ve never been on a Disney cruise before, there’s no time like the present to make plans to enjoy the high seas the way only Disney Cruise Line allows. But maybe you just haven’t found the right itinerary that scratches your itch to sail… Read More »Disney Cruise Line introduces new itineraries for 2017, old favorites too!
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Planning a cruise is not as difficult as planning to Disney World, where I regularly encounter my clients’ six-page spreadsheets, make multiple dining changes, and spend a couple of hours just picking out fastpasses. While it’s not as simple as just showing up for your cruise, cruising, truthfully, is easy. That’s what makes it so great. Booking your cruise, however, can be a little bit tricky. Here are some pointers to make the process a little less confusing.
5. Book as early as possible.
The biggest reason to book your cruise as early as you can is that you’ll pay less. Cruise lines all raise prices based on availability–as room categories fill up, the price of the remaining rooms under that category increases. It’s simple supply and demand.
In addition to saving money, booking early allows you to get your first pick of dining times. If you have young children, an early dining time is usually ideal. Finally, booking early allows you to pick your cabin, so you have more deck and location choices. While deck choices are a personal opinion, most guests like mid-ship, so those will fill up first.
4. Don’t pay for insurance until you’re final payment is due.
You can cancel your cruise for any reason prior to your final payment date and get a full refund, no question asked (exceptions for concierge), but if you have insurance added, you won’t get that money back. Since you can add insurance any time before final payment, just wait until then and then add it. But don’t forget–otherwise you’re probably out of luck.Read More »The Top Five Secrets of Booking a Disney Cruise.
I’ve never been aboard a Disney cruise ship at Christmas, but I hear it’s a special time. Beyond the decorations and specially costumed walk-around characters, there are special meals and holiday entertainment to enjoy. Here’s a fresh video with highlights from across the Disney Cruise Line fleet revealing how the Christmas holiday is celebrated. There are also a few wonderful shots of decorations at Castaway Cay and the Cape Canaveral terminal too.
As it’s the first Christmas Season for the Disney Fantasy, it’s the very first time decorations have been erected on the ship. Disney recently shared a video showing the installation of the big 20ft tall atrium lobby tree in Time-Lapse video. Which you can see below the jump: