Wi-Fi & the Navigator

Even on vacation, we want to be connected sometimes and Disney Cruise Line makes that easy with Wi-Fi available throughout the ship. But keep in mind that it’s not free for the entire trip. Before you get on board, be sure to download the DCL Navigator app for your smartphone. It doesn’t do much prior…

5 Tips to Reaching Your Travel Goals for 2019

2019 is here and with it comes the blank slate that allows us to start fresh!  Many common resolutions made this week are to improve health, spend more time with family, save money and travel more.  Unfortunately, so many of those resolutions get forgotten by the Spring. Here are some tips to ensure that 2019…

Best Buffet On the Ocean

The buffet on all four Disney Cruise Line ships is called Cabanas. It’s simply the best buffet on the ocean. Some would call that a fact, some would call that my opinion. It is definitely fact in my book, but then again I’m an expert on my opinion. Sail away on Disney Cruise Line and…

A Theater On Board? Nope…Two Of Them!

On a Disney Cruise there is always something happening. Activities, entertainment, character meet-and-greets, plenty of food and beverages, deck parties, tours, spa appointments, relaxation, and usually plenty of sun up on the deck. It’s hard to do it all! This blog is about the indoor entertainment in not just one, but TWO on-board theaters that…

Adult Beverages on Board DCL

While a Disney Cruise certainly caters to the kids and kids-at-heart on board, adult beverages are available throughout the ship at bars, clubs, restaurants and even in your stateroom! Unlike many other cruise lines, Disney allows you to bring a small amount of your own alcohol on board. You are allowed to bring either two…

Dining Plan or No Dining Plan. That is the Question

And if the answer is yes, that brings the next question; which one? Walt Disney World has three dining plans to choose from:   Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan (per person, per night) Cost: Approximately $50/adult $21/child Two (2) Quick-Service Meals (an entree and beverage or one complete meal combo) Two (2) Snacks One (1)…

Exploring Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay (pronounced key) is a destination you will want to visit. This is the Disney’s private island located in the Bahamas.  You will want to set your alarm and wake up early on the island day.  This beautiful island with clear blue water and clean white sand is exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.  It is immaculate….

Got Bread?

Mmmmm. Bread.  Sourdough bread.   If there is anything better, my boys don’t know about it.  When they saw the “free samples” sign on the Boudin Bakery Tour in California Adventure at Disneyland Park, they were in. And in again.  And in again.  Eventually we just purchased this beauty of a loaf for them –…

Trip Report: Sorrento, Italy- A Must-See on the Coast of Amalfi

You know that place that you dream of escaping to? It’s the one that you fantasize about when you are commuting to work. It’s the place your mind goes to when you are up at midnight with a class project that you were just informed about at supper. You with me? Well, I found it….

Minnie Van Service Begins

We knew it was coming and here it is! The Minnie Van Service (cute right?!) is starting their “test phase” at Disney’s BoardWalk, Beach Club and Yacht Club  Resorts with the operating hours of 6:30am-12:30am. The 6 passenger vans which are actually 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier mid sized SUVs and are driven by a cast…