Disney Cruise Line Tips and Tricks

What do you get when you mix the fun, magic and hospitality that we love from Disney with the adventure of traveling and seeing the world? If you add it all up you get ... Disney Cruise Line! DCL and I have a solid seven-year relationship going at this point, and I don’t think I’ll be breaking up with them anytime soon. I am a Gold Castaway Club Member, so that means I have been on five cruises in my lifetime. I've been to places like the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Alaska! Here are a few tips and tricks that I have picked up to make your Disney Cruise Line vacation more enjoyable!

Just like the Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida, Disney Cruise Line also has a mobile app that you can download to your smartphone or device! The DCL app has a countdown until your cruise, tells you how to connect when you get on board, and has so many cool features while you are on the ship, like menus and the full schedule of events! Another thing to utilize before you get on board is the Disney Cruise Line website. You can plan things like port adventures, dining reservations, onboard activities, and ticketed events. Sometimes you can even sign up to hang out with your favorite Princesses or Frozen Pals with little to no line!

Another cool thing about DCL is that you can plan vacations to different places around the world. This means you get the Disney experience on the ship and explore cultures around the globe. I personally loved going to Alaska during the summer of 2016, and I recommend it to everyone I talk to DCL about!

The last thing I want to mention is the age-specific areas onboard the ship. There are five different programs for kids on the ship, ranging from the nursery, Oceaneers Club, Edge, Vibe, and the 18-20 Society. These spaces are a great place for kids to make friends, hang out with them on the ship, and for parents to escape to the Adult Only areas! The Adult Only bars, nightclubs, and lounging spaces are great for guests 18 years and older who want to escape to lounge in the sun, read a book, grab some coffee from the Cove Cafe, or unwind in a uniquely-themed nightclub area. There’s so much to do that you’ll never be bored!  

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