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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. 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. meet and greets with...

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...

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...

it’s a small world nursery!

For little guests, up to age 3, the it's a small world nursery! is the place to go hang out so mom and dad can enjoy some adults only time. Disney Cruise Line does not offer any in-room babysitting services for kids of any age. Instead, all children are welcome at age-appropriate Youth Activities Centers during operating hours. All four...

Disney Dream: Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom

I have to admit that I am fond of staterooms with verandahs, and I wasn't sure how I would like having a porthole in the room instead. Well, let me tell you, I. Absolutely. Loved. It! And I will let you in on a little secret... When you look at the square footage of a room, it includes the verandah....

DCL Announces Marvel Day at Sea

On select sailings in 2017, guests on Disney Cruise Line will get to experience the Super Hero Life with a Marvel Day at Sea. These special sailings will be on the Disney Magic cruises to the Bahamas and the Canadian Coast which depart from New York Harbor in October and November of 2017. *This post may contain affiliate links.* Holiday...