Early 2019 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries for early 2019! Schedules are out through April-early May 2019.  Summer 2019 schedules will be released in 2018.

The new itineraries open for booking by Platinum Castaway Club members on October 30, 2017.  On October 31, they open to Gold members, then November 1 for Silver Castaway Club.  On Thursday, November 2 the new itineraries open to the public.

Booking early gives you the best stateroom availability and locks in your cruise price.  This can be especially helpful if you need or want connecting staterooms.  We offer onboard credit for most Disney Cruise vacations.  Request your no-obligation cruise quote today!

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The Dream will sail 3-Night and 4-Night Bahamian cruises out of Port Canaveral, Florida.  These cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.  These are great for first time cruisers, adding in conjunction with a Walt Disney World vacation, and for a short getaway to relax and recharge.

The Fantasy continues to sail alternating 7-Night Western Caribbean and 7-Night Eastern Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida.  All of these Fantasy cruises include a stop in Castaway Cay. These cruises balance days at sea with ports of call to offer you the best of action and relaxation.

The Magic spends the winter and spring sailing Bahamian and Caribbean cruises out of Miami.  These are nice options if you’ve done Bahamians on the Dream and want something a little different, but still need a short cruise.

The Wonder ends its Galveston season with a relocation cruise from to San Juan on January 9, 2019.  The Wonder spends a few weeks in San Juan sailing 3 Southern Caribbean cruises, all with unique itineraries.

The Wonder then relocates from San Juan to Port Canaveral on February 3, 2019.  The Wonder sails a few short Bahamian cruises out of Port Canaveral before taking an early Westbound Panama Canal relocation cruise to San Diego.

While in San Diego, the Wonder sails a variety of short Baja and longer Mexican Riviera cruises March to early May.

I’m excited to try a Southern Caribbean cruise!  What news in this release has you excited?

Trial Allows Dogs in Rooms at 4 Walt Disney World Hotels

In your news today, Walt Disney World will now allow dogs to stay in 4 select hotels on property.  This trial opportunity is currently available for hotel stays October 15, 2017 to October 15, 2018.  The four hotels included are Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness.

There is a nightly charge of $50 at the value, moderate and cabin options.  The charge is $75 per night at the deluxe option.  Two dogs per room are permitted.  Rooms will have easy access to green space, which likely means first floor rooms at the hotels.  Rooms with dogs receive Pluto’s Welcome Kit with special items for your furry friends.

Among the requirements for this trial are that dogs must be well behaved, on a lease in public spaces and up to date on vaccinations.  Special door hangers indicating dogs are in the room are required and housekeeping will only occur upon request with the owner of the pets present.

Read below for more information about this four legged friendly trial.

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New 2018 Walt Disney World Discounts

The first offers for 2018 Walt Disney World vacations are now available!  There are two main offers, plus variations on those offers.  See the end of this post for more details.

The best offer is the Play, Stay, Dine offer, which is among the best discounts offered on Walt Disney World packages.  This offer covers January, February, and early March 2018.  This offer applies to packages that include your hotel, tickets, and a dining plan.

The other offer now available is Gift of Magic room discount.  This is a good discount that covers various dates from January through April 2018.

Winter is one of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World.  The weather can vary a lot, but I love having a sunnier and warmer destination vacation to look forward to when it’s cold and snowy at home!  These discounts cover the 2nd Festival of the Arts in Epcot, plus the beginning of Flower & Garden Festival in Epcot.

If you’re planning a spring break trip to Florida, now is the time to start looking at packages so you can have your pick of more hotel and room options!  Request your free Walt Disney World quote today!

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