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Disney Cruise Line Summer 2018: Opening Day Analysis

The published fares for the Summer 2018 cruising season with Disney Cruise Line have been available for just a couple of hours now. This is my analysis of what I have seen so far. Since Bahamian cruises are readers' favorites, I really dug into those cruises first. I kept my search parameters very simple - Family of four with 2...

Disney Cruise Line New Summer 2018 Itineraries

The dates and itineraries for Summer 2018 have been released. If you have been waiting to plan your European or Alaskan voyage or a getaway to a Caribbean island, these are the itineraries for you. Booking opens for Gold & Platinum Castaway Club members on Wednesday February 22nd, and for everyone else on February 23rd. *This post may contain affiliate links.* Why...

Castaway Cay 5k

I don't run. I shoot flaming daggers out of my eyes when I see the 13.1 or 26.2 stickers on the backs of trendy crossover SUVs. In fact, I have toyed with the idea of placing a 0.0 sticker on mine. I never understood how my favorite place on earth, Castaway Cay, could host almost-daily 5K fun runs. It boggled...

New: DCL Releases Star Wars Day at Sea 2018 Dates

What family vacation takes you far, far away on a vessel that is part cruise ship and part space ship? Only Disney Cruise Line. *Page contains affiliate links. What to Expect on a Disney Cruise with a Star Wars Day at Sea Disney brings forth galactic fun for the whole family with a deck party starring your favorite heroes and villains. ...

Disney Cruise Line with Teens (and Tweens)

I've seen it so many times: Parents wanting to sail with Disney while their kids are small, before they "outgrow" the magic, or parents who already have teens who think their kids are too old to find anything interesting to do onboard. To which I say this -- Disney Cruise Line is fantastic for teens and tweens! Let's take a look. What will...

Things I Love: Etsy Edition

I love that writing for DCL Prep School puts me in a place in the Disney community where I get to meet fantastic Disney-loving people everyday. And Disney-inspired crafters are some of the best folks. They take their love of Disney and turn it into art. Full disclosure statement below. Dearly Loved Dearly Loved - headed by crafter Lyn Maszk - is an...

Top 5 Tips for Stress-Free Cruise Planning

Are your deciding if cruising is right for you? Have you decided you'd like to try cruising, but don't know where to begin? Do all of your choices look so overly complicated that your head is spinning? Stop. Breath. Relax. Cruise planning should not be stressful. Yes, you do need a plan. That it where the DCL Prep School 6-step Planning...

Holiday Shopping Guide for Disney Cruise Lovers

If you have a cruise lover on your Christmas Gift List, or if you are a cruise lover, and want to covertly send your loved ones hints on what you would like under the Christmas tree this year, I have the ultimate list of lists for your gift giving (or gift hinting) needs. I must admit, I felt a...

Holidays on Disney Cruise Line

Updated November 25, 2016 No doubt about it, the holidays are a special time to cruise with Disney. DCL's Very Merrytime Cruises offer holiday events, character meet and so many unique Guest experiences which are only offered at this time of the year. Let's take a look at all of the holiday happenings at sea. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Holiday...

Disney Cruise Line 2018 January – May Itineraries

The dates and itineraries for January - May 2018 have been released. Gold and Platinum Castaway Club Members can begin booking these cruises on October 26, 2016. Everyone else can begin booking on October 27, 2016. *This post may contain affiliate links.* Why Book on Opening Day Simply stated, the prices will never be better. As staterooms begin to fill, the fares...