Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship is going to be its most Magical and Majestic yet. I am hoping I am fortunate to sail her with my family in early 2023. She is currently being built in the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. She will set sail for the first time Summer of 2022.
The Wish will be Disney’s 5th ship in its fleet and the first ship to have an actual attraction at sea! The AquaMouse will take the water-coaster to a new level!
In addition to many other innovations, this ship will have The Star Wars:Hyper Space Lounge. A perfectly themed lounge that will be open to families during the day but strictly adults in the evenings.
The Oceaneer Lab will be home to the Marvel Super Hero Academy. It will also have Rapunzel’s Art Studio and an Imagineering Lab! I have always wanted to know what it was like to be an imagineer and it is awesome that kids today will get a chance to find out.
Want to get “Out There” and see this amazing ship and its destinations? Know that “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” and I would love to help you reserve and plan this amazing dream vacation. There are several dates to keep track of for payments, reservations, possible price drops, excursions…etc and often, many calls to make. Let me handle all the stress for you while you and your family get excited for your trip! You receive all my knowledge & complimentary planning services when you reserve your cruise through me – the same price as booking through Disney but with the added value!
Here is when you will be able to reserve:
May 17 – Platinum Castaway Club Members
May 24 – Gold Castaway Club Members
May 25 – DVC Members & Adventures by Disney Insiders
May 26 – Silver Castaway Club Members
May 27 – General Public
If you are interested in learning more about the ship & its destinations or would like to discuss pricing and reservations, contact me today! The sooner we get started, the better prepared we will be when these reservations open up!
Who is ready to walk through the most friendly “ear”port in the world?! Disney Cruise Line just announced their sailings for the summer of 2022. They are returning to some old favorite as well as spreading magic to some new places.
The Disney Magic will be sailing to several different places. They will start with the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean. They will then sail to northern Europe to visit places like the Baltic, British Isles (look for Hans in those Southern ones!), Iceland, and the Norwegian Fjords. Do you think you will spot some famous Frozen Sisters?!
New ports of call:
Nynashamn, Sweden, near Stockholm
The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska in 2022. Guests can take in amazing views of glaciers, mountains, local wildlife, and more. These 7 night itineraries will depart from Vancouver and stop at Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.
New in 2022, Disney Cruise Line will call Miami a home port. All sailings out of Miami will visit the famous and beautiful Castaway Cay.
Out of Port Canaveral, the Fantasy will sail several different Caribbean itineraries that range from 5-9 nights. All of these sailings will also stop at Castaway Cay.
The Disney Wish
The Disney Wish is still set to make its debut as the 5th ship in the Disney Cruise Fleet in the Summer of 2022. As soon as I have further details, I will be sure to share them here.
Pre & Post Cruise Disney Enchantment
If your cruise itinerary just isn’t long enough for you, why not add on some extra magic? Guests sailing out of Port Canaveral & Miami are conveniently situated right near Walt Disney World before and after their sailing. Why not add on a few extra days of excitement? I like to call this the Surf & Turf option!
If you are sailing out of other ports, check out an Adventure by Disney Escape. These are amazing VIP experiences where you will see some of these beautiful destinations around the world in a way that you will never forget. For more information on Adventures by Disney, visit my Adventures by Disney page or contact me today!
Now the important part! – When to Reserve
Disney Cruise Line is not like most other lines where the closer you get to the cruise, the lower the price will go. They book every room every sailing fairly early on. That is why, the best time to purchase and the way to save the most is to book as soon as it is released. As the rooms book up, the prices may increase. Here is when you can reserve!
For my Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and/or Adventures by Disney Adventure Insiders:
Platinum Castaway Club Members & Golden Oak – March 22, 2021
Gold Castaway Club Members – March 23, 2021
Silver Castaway Club Members, Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventures by Disney Adventure Insiders – March 24, 2021
Reservations open to the rest of the public on March 25, 2021
Let’s start talking about your Disney Cruise dreams today and let me help you turn them into Magical Memories that will last a lifetime! When you reserve with me, I can make all the early morning and late night calls and sit on all the long holds while you go about your life. I keep track of all the important dates along the way so you do not have to. I am also constantly monitoring for price changes, excursion information, and more. Not to mention, I absolutely love Disney Cruise Line and I will plan your trip with the attention to detail as I would my own. If I can’t sail all the time, why not see the joy through planning others!
Plus, all Disney Cruise Line vacations reserved through me will receive The Minnie Box! Full of information and small gifts of excitement to make getting ready for your trip that much more special.
Thanks to a very busy October with the gift card giveaway I ran, I have been crazy busy dedicating my time to new and current guests and unable to update my blog as much as I like. I wanted to do a little recap of all the things I would have posted about.
Disney Villain After Hours
The Disney Villains are returning to the Magic Kingdom in 2020 for more Evil Evenings at After Hours. This Extra-Ticket event is a fantastic time in Magic Kingdom. Lines are short, entertainment is fabulous, merchandise & food is themed after your favorite villains and you never know who you may run into! Treats such as popcorn & soda are all-you-care-to-eat at this event as well so you will not go hungry!
Hades & Meg will be leading a stage show that will showcase some other Disney greats. Hades & Meg! Where else do you get to see these guys?!? So exciting. With this After Hours ticket, you can enter the park as early as 7 pm – this means you can catch the fireworks before heading off to enjoy attractions and Villainous fun! The events will take place select evenings from February 7th – July 10. This is a great add-on to any vacation package. You can get SO much done in the time you have because of the lower crowds.
If you are traveling during this time and would like to discuss adding it to your vacation package, contact me today!
After Hours dates for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom have been released for next year. Here are the dates that are currently available –
January 23, 27 & 31
February 3, 10, 17 & 24
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
April 5, 13, 20 & 27
May 5, 11, 18 & 25
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
April 1, 7, 14 & 22
May 2, 9, 16, 19 & 26
This event also allows guests into the parks at 7pm, has lower wait times, and provides complimentary ice cram novelties, popcorn and select beverages.
runDisney Race Calendar
Dates have been released into 2021 for your favorite Disney Races. Below you will find Disney’s graphic with dates including when they go on sale.
These race entries can be added to a Disney vacation Package. If you are interested in an upcoming race, contact me and we can discuss putting this together with a resort stay & ticket package.
Disney Wonder Update
The Disney Wonder has added new spaces for guests to enjoy and they look fantastic. The French Quarter Lounge is a new space for families to enjoy. This lounge brings your favorite Bayou Princess to life and has several nods to “The Princess and The Frog”. If you are looking for an “adult only” area, cafe cove is the newest spot added to the ship. In addition, Disney’s Teen guests will enjoy a club exclusively to them at Vibe. Here is a short video that discusses these wonderful new enhancements:
In Holiday New, Disney World & Disneyland both came out with some great announcements:
Disney World – Magic Kingdom
Mickey’s very Merry Christmas Party is a truly magical event that begins in just a few short days. This year, a new Fireworks show will debut! “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmas Fireworks” will have you swept up in Holiday magic with an amazing projection show set to some of your favorite holiday classics. This is a great way to get into the Christmas Spirit!
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will take place select nights in November and December. Let me know if you would like to add this event to your vacation!
In just a few short days, the Festival of Holidays will begin at Disney California Adventure. This festival celebrates the holidays by sharing the festive culture of Southern California. There will be dance parties, a Holiday Foods Marketplace, Live Music, and so much more. This runs through January 6. I will be visiting this weekend and will be sure to report back!
Lunar New Year and Food & Wine Festival – Returning in 2020
This year from January 7 – February 9, come celebrate the Year of the Mouse with beautiful decor, delicious cultural cuisine, multicultural performances, and a crowd favorite; “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”.
February 28 – April 21, Guests can experience Food & Wine Festival at California Adventure. Live entertainment, culinary seminars and delicious bites & sips await you at this annual festival. Kid’s can get in on the fun with a “hands-on” cooking experience with chef Goofy!
If you are planning a trip to Disneyland, these dates are a great time to travel there. One of the many festivals or experiences can just add that much more magic to any vacation!
October Gift Card Giveaway
Drum roll Please!!! Miss Kristen Mayle, you have won a gift card for your vacation in 2020. Thank you for trusting me to reserve your trip and help you plan!!
That is all for today! I will be traveling to Disneyland this weekend with the Agency I work for and look forward to sharing all that I learn and see with you!
Starting in early 2021, Disney Cruise Line will begin using New Orleans as a home port for several cruises. This makes for a great opportunity – the home port is a destination of it’s own. You can tack on a few days before or after a Disney Cruise to explore the home of Tiana & Prince Naveen!
The Disney Wonder will sail to the Western Caribbean, Bahamas, 14 night Panama Canal, and also a new port in Mexico where you can explore Mayan Ruins. The Wonder will also sail out of Galveston in 2021. From this home port you can sail to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Key West (a favorite of mine!), Castaway Cay, & Nassau.
If you are looking for a more Tropical Itinerary, look no further than the Disney Magic, Fantasy, and Dream. In early 2021, they will sail to the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean. The home port for the Magic will be Miami while the Fantasy and the Dream will leave out of Port Canaveral.
Which home port you sail out of can definitely enhance your trip. If you have never been to Miami and it is a place you hope to visit, sail an itinerary on the Magic and add a day or so before or after your trip. Of course, nothing beats sailing out of Port Canaveral and adding a few days at Disney World onto the front or back end of a cruise. I like to call that our “Surf & Turf” trips. They are my favorite – the best of both “worlds”.
Castaway Club Members can book these itineraries as early as September 30th for Platinum, October 1 for Platinum & Gold, and October 2 for Platinum, Gold, and Silver. They go on sale to the general public on October 3rd.
If you are interested in more information regarding one of these itineraries or to reserve, I would be happy to give you a no-obligation quote. My planning services are free of charge. I save guests time and frustrations by handling all their reservations, phone calls, and deadlines. I focus solely on Disney Cruises and do not book any other cruise line so I am very well versed in all things that need to be accomplished during you planning phase. I look forward to hearing from you!
Disney just made a huge improvement to their Disney Cruise Line Navigator App!
Now you can utilize the app before you board the ship! There are now new elements to the app, including the fun countdown above, that are both helpful and can get the whole family excited for their trip.
New additions include:
Manage several different parts of your reservation including modifying staterooms, making payments, and viewing deck plans
Check-in right on the app
Activities section where you can see activities both on the ship and at your ports of call
Additional Options section where you can look at your ground transportation, flight information, protection plans, and more
To learn more about the Navigator App – head over here. I consider it a “must-have” on the Disney Cruises.
I have super useful information that can really enhance your trip when it comes to checking in, protection plans, ground transportation & more! Contact me about reserving a cruise and let me help you get the most out of your stay. If you’re already booked, we may be able to transfer your reservation over to me. Plus all qualifying trips receive our Minnie Box delivered to your door before you travel! Our gift to you that is tailored specifically to your party & your trip.
You can now order gifts to the room for Disney Cruises through DisneyCruise.com
It is super simple and it will be so much faster and more accurate that faxing in your orders. Anything you would like would need to be ordered at least 3 days prior to sailing. Cakes need to be ordered 7 days prior to sailing. Follow these easy steps:
Go to DisneyCruise.com
Click “Already Booked” Drop Down Menu
On the Menu under “Before You Go” is Onboard Gifts
Enter your Cruise Information and you will be directed to a great menu of gifting options
Items for purchase include:
Disney Cruise Line Merchandise
Sweets & Treats
Beverages (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic)
Gift Packages…and more!
Take advantage of this great service and surprise your littles or loved ones on your next cruise! I am happy to help you add this to your next Sailing! Contact me today for a no-obligation quote. When you reserve through me, my services are free of charge and you receive fantastic customer service along with all my knowledge of Disney Cruises and their itineraries. Plus, I will meet all the deadlines and do all the paperwork so you can sit back and enjoy the fun parts of planning! All qualifying reservations will receive our Minnie Box! A special gift to you filled with magic and surprises, individually tailored to each family! See Ya Real Soon!
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is delivering a whole new look to Princesses aboard Disney Cruises. Now, on all four Disney ships, the Boutique is offering a complete Rapunzel Makeover!
This new makeover is quite elaborate. The dress has beautiful details with lace and lattice. Their Fairy Godmother will complete the look with crystal tiara, a Rapunzel Sun Pendant Necklace, and a gold-plated sterling silver bracelet with Swarovski crystals. Princesses can then add the traditional sash, nail polish, makeup, and a fancy hair style. With a bit of Pixie Dust and a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, the Rapunzel Makeover is complete!
This experience also comes with a white robe with princess embroidery, a satin hanger, and a garment bag. This will protect your dress when you travel home. It is a beautiful experience for your beautiful princess.
Ready to reserve your Disney Cruise? Itineraries are now released for well into 2020. Contact me for a no-obligation quote! My services are free of charge and they can save you time and money. Plus, all qualifying reservations will receive our Minnie Box- A special gift tailored to your family delivered to your door in time for departure!
The Disney Wonder and Disney Magic are hosting a new Deck Party!! The new Sail-A-Wave goodbye party is the perfect way to officially kick off the start to your cruise and countdown till sail-away.
Guests can dance, sing, and play along with Mickey, Minne, Donald, Goofy & Pluto and the Disney Cruise Line Castmembers on the upper decks of each ship. Want to be a part of the Magic? Guests can dress as their favorite Disney Character or in their best sail-away themed clothes and strut their stuff down the runWave. For those that like to plan in advance, you can order Disney Parks Mickey Mitts on-line to wear and wave as you party and sail off.
The new magical stage-show starts on February 22nd sailings. Interested in getting a Disney Cruise quote and being a part of this Sail-A-Wave? Email me and let’s turn your Dreams into Memories!