New: Disney Cruise Line Fall 2018 Dates

It is always big news when Disney Cruise Line releases new itineraries for booking. So what is new about the Fall 2018 sailings? LOTS! Cruises to Bermuda Canadian cruises visiting Québec City, Québec, Canada The...

Fall 2018 Itineraries Released

FEATURED PORTS AND ITINERARIES FOR FALL  2018 Release from Disney Cruise Line: Disney Cruise Line Sails to Bermuda and Quebec City for the First Time in Fall 2018 In fall 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on...

10+ Easy Fish Exchange Gift Ideas

You've decided to participate in a Fish Exchange! Fantastic. Now what? It's time to take a look at your list of gift recipients and plan out the gift you would like to give each...

Disney Cruise Line: Wine and Beer Packages

Disney Cruise Line offers multi-bottle wine packages to guests. The package allows you to select one bottle of wine each night of your cruise, and you have two ways of purchasing your package: on...

Is Opening Day Still the Best Day to Book a Disney Cruise?

Updated 3/23/17  I never thought I would ever have to write this article. Conventional wisdom has always been that the best fares for a Disney Cruise Line vacation are those that are published on Opening...

15+ Things to Buy From Amazon Before Your Disney Cruise

I learn something every time I cruise. And each time I sail, I think to myself, "I am so glad I packed this!" or "I wish I had this on board with me." I...

Shopping for a Winter Cruise

I love a tropical cruise in the heart of winter. I feel a little like Olaf in January, just longing for summer. Unfortunately, swim suits, beach bags and flip flops leave the stores shortly...

Should You Use a Travel Agent for Your DCL Vacation?

Updated January 2017 Planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation is a lot of fun. I enjoy it so much, I became a part of the Prep School team. However, with four ships, multiple cruise itineraries, and...

Packing List: My Top 5

When I say there are a lot of packing lists online to help you plan for your cruise, I am not exaggerating. Many of them are good, and the really good ones are clever....

Quick Guide to Your First Disney Cruise

Updated January 2017 Congratulations! You’ve decided to book your first Disney Cruise. Now what? At DCL Prep School, we believe strongly in the 6-step planning process. It works. However, if this is your first Disney cruise,...