It’s time for a Disney Cruise Line Update! It’s been a while, and it’s #SailingSaturday, so there’s no time like the present! It’s the perfect time to book a cruise, and I am definitely here to help you! Disney Cruise Line is one of the best in the business! Let’s get into it!
Disney Wonder Resumed Sailing from California on October 1, 2021, and Galveston November 19, 2021
Great news for west coast cruisers! The Wonder has returned and has resumed sailing, including a November 5 Panama Canal sailing. Sailings from Galveston will resume November 19. Contact me today for more information on sailings on the Disney Wonder!
Disney Magic Will Sail from Miami Beginning October 28, and the Fantasy will Resume 7-Night Sailings
The Disney Magic will resume sailing in the United States with mostly 4- and 5-night itineraries out of Miami, FL beginning Oct. 28, 2021. Additionally, the Disney Fantasy will begin 7-night and longer voyages out of Port Canaveral beginning Oct. 9, 2021. Disney Magic Itineraries will no longer be sailing to Key West, and that port will be replaced by Nassau or Castaway Cay.
Disney Cruise Line PhotoPass Magic Shots
Disney Cruise Line Photographers are now ready to capture your family’s vacation memories on the ships with some of your favorite Disney Characters decked out to the nines in sailor attire! Characters include Tinkerbell, Captain Mickey, Captain Minnie, Sailor Pluto, Chip and Dale, Sailor Goofy, Cruise Director Daisy, and Sailor Donald.
On Castaway Cay, guests can get their photos with magic including Sebastian, Hei Hei, and Flounder. All guests, both on board and on Castaway Cay, can get some pixie dust in the form of Mickey-shaped clouds. As with all cruise photos, these can be purchased digitally or printed at Shutters on board each ship. Magic Shots are also included in our unlimited digital photo package, which can be booked in advance for a 15% discount.
A Change to Dining Rotation and Key to the World Cards
DCL will no longer be printing dining rotations on your Key to the World Cards. Instead, guests will be encouraged to check the My Plans section of the Navigator App. Because things have changed, dining is not just a rotation, but your party is given an exact time, in order to manage crowds and physical distancing. The Navigator App will now have information on restaurant rotation, arrival time, table numbers, menus, and even recommended attire.
New Kids Adventures Coming to the Disney Wish
The Oceaneer Club, for ages 3-12, has already shown it’s princesses and super heroes. Now, some all-new experiences coming to the Disney Wish!
Star Wars: Cargo Bay will be an all-new augmented reality experience featuring the peculiar creatures and legendary characters of the Star Wars Universe. Kids will become Creature Handlers, and they will learn to care for exotic species from around the galaxy, including porgs, loth cats, worrts, and more! They will get an augmented reality datapad to use during the cruise, and that will enable them to track and care for their creature. And they will be joining a special adventure to deliver two stowaways to Rey, Chewbacca, and the Resistance. During the interactive “Star Wars: Creature Challenge” experience, the newly minted caretakers will be put to the test as they help feed the lifelike creatures and encounter some of the most dangerous beings in the galaxy. When things go awry, they’ll need to call on the expertise of Rey and Chewbacca —and even channel the Force —to secure the ship from destruction.
Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck is a nautical playground inspired by the colors, icons and magic of Disney Cruise Line, for the littlest cruisers. This brand-new space will be filled with an array of maritime-themed physical and sensory-style games and activities, such as pipe slides and crawl-throughs, ship’s wheels, “busy boxes” fashioned as ship controls and cushy life preserver seating areas.
At select times throughout the voyage, the space will be open to little ones’ families for group play, and the toddlers from It’s a Small World Nursery will also get dedicated access to the club to explore, learn and play with Mickey and Minnie.
The signature experience will be “Minnie’s Captain Academy,” a high-energy training session for kids to exercise their bodies (through playful games, dancing and maritime “drills”) and their minds, testing their imagination and ingenuity during a series of challenges tied to STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Captain Minnie will inspect their progress and officially declare them honorary captains!
Disney Wish will have NEW Spaces for Teens and Tweens
At Edge, tweens ages 11 to 14 will have fun, make friends and play games in a bright, colorful hangout inspired by a chic New York City loft. The club will include cozy furnishings, comfortable niches for solo gaming and movie watching, and a soda bar.
One of our favorite details is the indoor solarium area, which will feature a sunny overhead skylight effect, carpet patterned with fresh grass and daisies, a back wall mural of a bright blue sky, and games inspired by a colorful outdoor city park.
Throughout Edge, graphic art displays known as “photo walls” will provide ample opportunities for tweens to capture cool, shareable vacation pics that will surely be the envy of their friends back home.
At Vibe, teens ages 14 to 17 will meet new friends, watch movies, play games and participate in entertaining activities created just for them. Inspired by a Parisian artists’ loft, this stylish space will feature classic architectural elements like regal French columns and paneled walls covered with whimsical pop art murals and colorful graffiti, as well as a traditional French Morris column plastered with Disney-inspired travel posters.
The décor will feature an electric retro twist, with vibrant neon signs and funky pop art throughout, accentuated by a larger-than-life, brightly painted Mickey Mouse statue. Combine all of that with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, and every angle in Vibe will offer a selfie-worthy backdrop for the trendiest teens on the high seas.
For the first time on a Disney ship, the Disney Wish will feature a third retreat for tweens and teens: The Hideaway. This hip new hangout will offer older kids and young adults another place to relax, sip a smoothie, listen to music and more in a posh setting complete with a dance floor and DJ booth – perfect for karaoke contests and dance competitions.
The Hideaway will be adorned in a vibrant color palette, retro-inspired design details, a stylized “Hiya, pal” mural and disco ball lights. Adjacent to Vibe, this flexible venue can be opened to the teen club, closed off for tween activities and even reserved especially for guests ages 18 to 20.
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