Disney Cruise Line 101

Disney Cruise Line 101

/ˈdɪzni  kruːz  laɪn/

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 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo this fantasy into being, let’s start you off with a few hundred helpful hints gathered here in Disney Cruise Line 101.

Disney Cruise Line 101: Before You Board

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

Beginner’s Guide to Disney Cruise Line
Step by step walkthrough to book your first cruise. All aboard!

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

Pack the Perfect Carry On Bag
What to pack in your day bag as well as what to stow in your suitcases and what to leave at home!

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

Disney Cruise Line 101: Tips for Smooth Sailing

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

http://www.adventurermom.com/?p=247What 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 (short for Fish Extenders) 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 change your stateroom category, your room number and even your itinerary from the comfort of your own home computer or phone.

Anatomy of a Key To The World Card
Ever wonder what 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 the main dining rooms, quick service locations and the kid’s clubs treatment of food allergies. You might have guessed, but it’s pretty magical!

Disney Cruise Line 101: Budget

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
Budget ideas that look good on paper but cost you in the end (and a few areas where splurging is worthwhile.)

All Inclusive* -Beyond the Asterisk: What’s Included. What’s Not.
Figure out the budget of your dream vacation without any unpleasant surprises. You’ll be surprised how much is already included and what you’re allowed to bring onboard to save Disney Dollars for your souvenirs and umbrella drinks.

Is Disney Cruise Line “Worth It”?
A numbers and spreadsheets breakdown comparing the cost of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation to a Disney Cruise Line Vacation. You might be surprised to see the breakdown.


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!

4 Replies to “Disney Cruise Line 101”

  1. Lori- Just spent a couple of hours reading everything I could find on your site about DCL. What a great job you have done putting things together in one place. I so appreciated your tips and tricks. And you are a great writer – I loved your sense of humor! So thank you for your time and effort, it is greatly appreciated. Sprinkling pixie dust over you in gratitude!

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