DCL 101 | The Ultimate List of Disney Cruise Tips and Tricks!

Disney Cruise Line

Pronunciation
/ˈdɪzni  kruːz  laɪn/

Noun
1.) A magical sea voyage, especially taken for the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful award winning vacation.
2.) A fantasy often appearing on a Disney fan's bucket list, right under "spend the night in the Cinderella Castle Suite."
3.) A dream come true.


An exhaustive list of FAQs, tips and tricks for budgeting, planning and pixie dusting your first Disney Cruising vacation!
A helping hand before you set sail on your first cruise!


If you've decided to pull a fairy godmother and Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Boo this fantasy into being, let's start you off with a few helpful hints:

http://magicalfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2014/03/ten-things-to-know-before-your-first.htmlWhat I wished I knew before my first cruise:
Top Ten Things to Know Before Your First Disney Cruise
Top 10 More Things to Know Before Your 1st Disney Cruise
Another 10 Things to Know Before Your 1st Disney Cruise

Embarkation Day 101
Everything that happens between hopping a shuttle to the cruise terminal and dinner the first evening.

Debarkation
Three different ways to exit your cruise, from the speed demon to dragging your feet. Which style suits your family best?

How to Skip Lines
How to spend more time lounging and less time waiting in line while still enjoying all of the big attractions, shows and character meets on the Disney Cruise Line.

http://magicalfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2014/03/disney-cruise-line-101-what-not-to-wear.htmlWhat Not to Wear
Taking the mystery out of Disney's dress code. Surprise! Although Disney Cruise Line is pretty relaxed and very family friendly, but you might still need to pack a jacket and tie for certain special dining opportunities.


Hidden Pixie Dust
Find freebies and fun included extras that the average cruiser will entirely overlook. From room service Mickey Bars to messages hidden in plain sight, a little knowledge can add extra magic to your voyage!

Fish Extender 101
Everything  you need to know a bout FEs, how to sign up, where to get one and whether you should sign up. These are not a Disney sponsored activity, but they sure can add a little unexpected magic to your vacation!


Stateroom Upgrades
Everything you need to know about pixie dust and how to get upgrades on the Disney Cruise Line. Hint: you'll want to set aside some space in your budget.

Reservation Changes
How to modify your stateroom category, your room selection and even your itinerary from the comfort of your own home.

Anatomy of a Key To The World Card
Ever wonder what all of the numbers on your Key to the World Card mean? Wonder no more!

Allergies At Sea (An Exhaustive List)
Discussion of tips and tricks for a food allergy free cruise with lots of details about how children's allergies are handled in the main dining room and in the kid's clubs.

Budget Talk:
Disney Cruise Line on a Dime
The best times of year to book, the best times to travel and how to get the biggest bang for your buck when booking.

Top 7 Ways NOT to Save Money on a Cruise
A couple things that look good on paper but really cost you in the end and a few areas where splurging is worthwhile.

All Inclusive* -Beyond the Asterisk: What's Included. What's Not.
Figuring out the budget of your dream vacation without any unpleasant surprises.

Is Disney Cruise Line "Worth It"?
A numbers and spreadsheets breakdown comparing a Walt Disney World resort vacation and it's cost with a Disney Cruise Line Vacation.


Insider tips and tricks to help you plan your perfect Disney Cruise Line vacation!
Every little thing I wish I knew before my first cruise!
If you have any further questions, feel free to comment on any post or ask me on the Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere Facebook page!

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