*** DIS DCL FAQ - New Alphabetical Listing of DCL Information ***

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  1. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS FAQ, WHILE IT TRIES VERY HARD TO BE CURRENT, DOES HAVE SOME OUTDATED INFO. IF ANYONE FINDS UPDATED INFO THEY WANT US TO ADD, PLEASE LET AQUADAME KNOW! :)


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    Acronyms on the DIS - While exploring our discussion forums, you'll come across many abbreviations that you might not understand. These are the commonly used abbreviations you are likely to come across. Acronym listing

    Here are some specific to the DIS Cruise Board:
    SPH - Secret Porthole, a stateroom on the Wonder or Magic that used to be Cat 8 staterooms but due to the partially obstructed view were reclassified as Cat 10 staterooms. These are 5020, 5022, 5024, 5520, 5522 and 5524. There are no steamer trunks for storage in 5020 or 5520 but those have the least obstructed view. The 22 & 24s are connecting rooms. You are paying an inside price and getting a view.

    OBC - Onboard Credit, given by DCL when you rebook onboard or by a TA when you book with them. You can also usually get an OBC by paying for your entire cruise with Disney Visa.

    OBB - Onboard Booking, when you book a cruise while on one of the ships. You will receive a discount and OBC for your booking.

    RNBD - Rockin Bar D, located on the Magic, main nighclub where entertainers perform and also where dining changes and Palo ressies are made the day you board the ship.

    TS/BBB - Topsiders [Magic]/Beach Blanket Buffet [Wonder], buffet dining rooms on deck 9 aft serving breakfast and lunch, dinner is served with a menu on nights other than the first and last night of each cruise.

    CC - Castaway Cay, Disney's private island AND Castaway Club, Disney's return cruiser benefit program


    Adult Only Activities - Activities


    Alaska Info - ALASKA PLANNING THREAD


    Alaska Excursion Reviews - ALASKA EXCURSION REVIEW THREAD


    Alcohol Policy (effective 9.30.2015):
    Effective for cruises embarking on or after September 30, 2015, each Guest 21 years and older may bring two bottles of unopened wine or champagne (no larger than 750ml) or six beers (no larger than 12oz) onboard in carry-on luggage at the beginning of the voyage and at each port-of-call. All wine/champagne and beer brought onboard must be packed in the Guest’s carry-on luggage. Any alcohol packed in checked luggage will be removed and stored until the completion of the cruise. Guests are not allowed to bring liquors or spirits (including powdered alcohol) onboard.


    Auto Beverage Gratuity - https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faq/onboard-services/gratuities/


    Baby On Board - https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/guest-services/traveling-with-little-ones/


    Back to Back Cruises - What happens on B2B cruises


    Beer Mug [refillable] – Purchase their refillable 22oz mug for $16.95 and enjoy refills for the price of a 16oz pour. Don’t want to wash or carry the mug around the ship? Trade it in to the bartender for a “token” card that you can fit in your wallet or lanyard instead.


    Booking for 2017 - Castaway Club Gold and Platinum members were able to book sailings on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy through May 2017 and late April 2017 for the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder on October 7th, 2015. Silver Castaway Club members and first time cruisers were able to book on October 8th, 2015. The rest of the year’s sailings have yet to be announced, rumor is they may be available later in March or early April.


    Booking History - These are threads that track the opening day booking activity and prices for past years.

    *2016 Opening Day Pricing (for reference only):
    Jan/April - http://www.disboards.com/threads/op...uary-april-magic-wonder-dream-fantasy.3345436
    April/Sept - http://www.disboards.com/threads/op...l-aug-sept-magic-wonder-dream-fantasy.3393366
    Sept/Dec - http://www.disboards.com/threads/op...-sept-dec-magic-wonder-dream-fantasy.3411411/

    *2017 Opening Day Pricing (for reference only)
    Jan/May - http://www.disboards.com/threads/op...1-jan-may-magic-wonder-dream-fantasy.3453623/


    Boxes Sent the Ship Ahead of Cruise - PLEASE follow these instructions carefully! http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruise-new/cr-plan.htm#shippingaboxtoship


    Boxes to Send Home after Cruise – The previous recommended business has closed; this place is close to the terminal and seems to offer the main options (USPS, Fedex, UPS, DHL). Reviews or further recommendations appreciated! J http://ashippingdepot.com/home/1419106


    Cakes - Found under ‘Celebrations Packages’ here: http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/gifts-and-amenities/


    Cancellation Policy - DCL Policy


    Castaway Cay (Info/Map) – https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ports/castaway-cay/


    Castaway Cay 5K info thread - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2912977


    Castaway Cay Cabanas info thread - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2336376
    Pricing as of 12.18.2014:
    Family beach: $549 ($590.18 w/VAT)
    Serenity Bay: $399 ($428.93 w/VAT)
    Cabana #21: $ 899 ($966.43 w/VAT)
    Price includes up to 6 guests on the Family Beach and up to 4 guests on Serenity Bay, additional $50 per person (plus VAT) up to a Maximum of 10 guests. Cabana #21 on Family Beach price is for up to 10 people with a $50 per person additional up to a maximum of 16.


    Castaway Cay History - BLACKBEARD DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE


    Castaway Club - Once you have cruised on DCL you are a member of their Castaway Club: List of CC benefits by tier
    According to DCL: "Silver, Gold or Platinum benefits are determined by the highest membership level Guest in a stateroom. Only one Guest in a stateroom party needs to be a Castaway Club Member for the entire stateroom party to be eligible for the associated benefits*. However, benefits do not extend beyond the immediate stateroom party, so benefits associated with Guests traveling in other staterooms will be determined by the highest membership level Guest in each stateroom."

    *Please note that lanyards are given by member status, not by stateroom:
    First time cruisers are not given a lanyard - after you disembark your 1st cruise you are silver.
    Silver lanyards (1-4 cruises) are grey/silver - after you disembark your 5th cruise you are gold.
    Gold lanyards (5-9 cruises) are bold yellow - after you disembark your 10th cruise you are platinum.
    Platinum lanyards are black (10+ cruises).


    Changing a Name on a Reservation - Terms and Conditions
    “Changes to the vacation commencement date or changes of Guest names will be considered cancellations. For cancellations, amounts paid, minus cancellation fees and other amounts owed, will be promptly refunded.”


    Character Breakfast - Character breakfasts are now a ticketed event on 7 night and longer cruises. Tickets are distributed beginning on embarkation day (location in the Navigator). It lasts about an hour. Characters (with handlers) will come to the tables during the meal for photos/autographs, but not for a long time, it's really quick. Have your camera/autograph book at the ready for when they show up!
    Most breakfasts have the Disney Jr. characters along with Mickey. Occasionally, the breakfast is the Fab 5 (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and either Chip or Dale - sometimes both). If the entry in the Navigator specifies "Disney Jr." then that's who's going to be there.


    Character Calls - If you have a cruise booked you can have a Disney character call your child – sign into your reservation on the DCL site and click on the “View Details” option. It will be at the bottom of the window on the left.


    Checking In at the Port - Check In


    Christmas Decorations Onboard - DCL decorates the ships starting the second week of November. Castaway Cay is decorated the day after Thanksgiving. Seasonal Activity Listing


    Crew Member Address - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2908195 (you will find info in the first post)


    Cruise Music - CRUISE MUSIC FOR PLAYLISTS


    Cruise Ship Etiquette - CRUISE SHIP ETIQUETTE THREAD


    Cruise Ships in Port - What other ships will be in port when you are


    Cruise Tips and Planning - Cruise Tips and Planning Thread


    Custom Regulations - Customs


    DCL Contact Information - DCL Email, address and phone


    DCL Ground Transfers - Official DCL Site
    Cruises departing from Port Canaveral:
    Ground transportation can be arranged from either a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral for $35.00 per person each way (kids 2 and under are free).


    DCL Merchandise - Left the ship and forgot to buy something? Something broke or was lost? Sometimes you can get DCL merchandise from the WDW Merchandise number. It helps to have a good description of the item. Call 407-363-6200 or email at wdw.mail.order@disneyworld.com


    DCL Travel Insurance - Policy Handbook


    Deck Plans - http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruise-new/cr-deckplans.htm


    Deposits – Deposits are 20% of cruise fare less taxes and fees. When rebooking onboard the deposit amount is 10%.

    Reduced Deposit Special – “Enjoy the perfect family vacation—and take half off your required deposit when you book a Disney cruise of 7 nights or longer that’s scheduled to set sail between August and December 2016.” Must book by March 27th, 2016.


    Dine and Play - Information


    Dining Rotations - You will not know your dining rotation until you check in at the Port. It will be noted on your KTTW card. These are examples of rotations that were used on recent cruises to give you some idea of the possibilities.
    Currently there are two seatings for dinner, 5:45 and 8:15.

    7 day Eastern Cruises on Disney Magic [please PM a cruise mod if this is incorrect]
    LAPLAPL 5:45 and 8:15
    APLAPLA 5:45 and 8:15
    PLAPLAP 5:45 and 8:15

    Typical Eastern Special Theme Schedule - per recent navigators [please PM a cruise mod if this is incorrect]
    Saturday - Rotation Menu [AP show for APL rotation] - Welcome Aboard Show
    Sunday - Golden Mickeys Menu [Formal Night] - Golden Mickeys Show
    Monday - Rotation Menu [AP show for PLA rotation] - Twice Charmed
    Tuesday - Pirate Menu - Movie night in the WD Theater
    Wednesday - Rotation Menu [AP show for LAP rotation] - Variety Show with entertainer
    Thursday - Captain's Gala Menu [Semiformal Night] - Disney Dreams
    Friday - Till We Meet Again Menu - Farewell Show

    7 day Western Cruises on Disney Magic [rotation confirmed for 8/22/09 cruise - please PM a cruise mod if this is incorrect]
    LAPPLAP 5:45 and 8:15
    APLLAPL 5:45 and 8:15
    PLAAPLA 5:45 and 8:15

    Typical Western Special Theme Schedule - per recent navigators [please PM a cruise mod if this is incorrect]
    Saturday - Rotation Menu [AP show for APL rotation] - Welcome Aboard Show
    Sunday - Rotation Menu [AP show for LAP rotation] - Variety Show with entertainer
    Monday - Golden Mickeys Menu [Formal Night] - Golden Mickeys Show
    Tuesday - Rotation Menu [AP show for PLA rotation] - Twice Charmed
    Wednesday - Pirate Menu - Movie night in the WD Theater
    Thursday - Captain's Gala Menu [Semiformal Night] - Disney Dreams
    Friday - Till We Meet Again Menu - Farewell Show


    4 day cruise on Disney Wonder [please PM a cruise mod if this is incorrect]
    TAAP 5:45 and 8:15
    APPT 5:45 and 8:15
    PTTA 5:45 and 8:15


    Sunday - Rotation Menu - Golden Mickeys Show
    Monday - Rotation Menu - Dress Up Night - Toy Story [retiring during 2016 dry dock]
    Tuesday - Pirate Menu - Movie night in the WD Theater
    Wednesday - Rotation Menu - Disney Dreams


    3 day cruise on Disney Wonder [please PM a cruise mod if this is incorrect]
    TAP 5:45 and 8:15
    APT 5:45 and 8:15
    PTA 5:45 and 8:15

    Thursday - Rotation Menu - Golden Mickeys Show
    Friday - Rotation Menu - Toy Story - Pirate Deck Party
    Saturday - Rotation Menu - Dress Up Night - Disney Dreams


    Directions to Port Canaveral -

    Disney Cruise Line
    9150 Charles M Rowland Drive
    Port Canaveral, FL 32920

    From the Orlando International Airport, the port is just a short drive along Florida's Beachline Expressway (S.R. 528) to reach the cruise terminals, restaurants, parks, beach and other places of business and recreation.

    Port Canaveral is even closer to Melbourne International Airport. From the airport follow signs to eastbound U.S. 192, cross the Indian River and turn north on SR A1A. Drive along the coast until you reach Port Canaveral. Or take, U.S. 192, westbound to Interstate 95 and drive north to the Beeline Expressway's east exit.

    From the Daytona Beach International Airport, go east to Interstate 95, then drive south to the Beeline Expressway's east exit.

    Once you arrive at the port, finding the cruise terminals is easy. Signs along the highway clearly chart your course. Cruise Terminals 5 and 9/10 are located on the north side of the port and can be reached via SR 401. Cruise Terminals 2, 3 and 4 are on the south side near Jetty Park. Just turn left off SR 528 into Port Canaveral, then make a right turn onto George King Boulevard and follow the signs.

    Parking at the Port


    Disability Assistance Offered - Guests with disabilities information
    (407) 566-3500 - DCL number specifically for those with special assistance onboard


    Discounts - Current discounts being offered by DCL
    INFO ON LAST MINUTE RESTRICTED DISCOUNTS


    Discount Codes - will be under special offers on the DCL website when/if they are offered.
    MTO - Military discount
    KFO - Kids sail free offer
    FLR - Florida resident discount
    CAN - Canadian resident discount


    Docking Schedules - St. Thomas


    Door Demensions - 27" wide, 6 1/2' high, 3" deep


    Door Signs - How to make a door sign Part I, Door Signs Part II
    Please note that Disney only allows door signs that are put on with magnetic backing. Adhesive backings are not allowed.


    Dress Code - Main Dining Rooms, Palo


    Drink Prices – Need updated menu, please PM AquaDame if you can help!


    Dry Cleaning and Pressing Price List - as of 9.29.2017

    Laundry list DCL.jpg


    Dry Dock Updates -
    Next Dry Dock for the Wonder – TBD (Rumored Sept 9th-Nov 10th, 2016)
    Next Dry Dock for the Magic - TBD (last was Sept 2015 Cadiz, Spain)
    Next Dry Dock for the Dream – TBD (last was Oct 2015 Freeport Bahamas)
    Next Dry Dock for the Fantasy – TBD 2017, possibly April/May


    Emergency Contact Number for Ships - Friends and family can contact you on board by calling (888) 322-8732; they must know your stateroom number and which ship you are on. The cost is $7 per minute and CC information must be entered before the call will be connected.


    Excursion Reviews for each Port - Check out the information for each port including pictures, shopping guides and a list of the excursons offered there through DCL with the age limits and costs. You can also check out reviews for each port to find out what fellow DISers enjoyed doing both with DCL and on their own.


    Castaway Cay Information and Excursions, Castaway Cay Excursion Reviews


    3 & 4 Night Bahama cruises:

    Nassau Information and Excursions, Nassau Excursion Reviews


    7 Night Western cruises:

    http://www.trolleytours.com/key-west/

    Key West Information and Excursions, Key West Excursion Reviews

    Grand Cayman Information and Excursions, Grand Cayman Excursion Reviews

    Cozumel Information and Excursions, Cozumel Excursion Reviews


    7 Night Eastern cruises:

    St. Thomas Information and Excursions, St. Thomas Excursion Reviews,

    St. Maarten Information and Excursions, St. Maarten Excursion Reviews


    Special Ports for 2009:

    St. Croix Excursion Information, St. Croix Excursion Reviews

    Tortola Excursion Information, Tortola Excursion Reviews


    2010 TA, Med & Baltic Cruises:

    London FAQ Thread

    Thread with links to 2007 TA & Med cruise info, navigators, excursion information, trip reports, and general information


    2016 Panama Canal WB Repo Cruise:

    Miami, Florida

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Cartagena, Colombia

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    San Diego, California


    2016 Panama Canal EB Repo Cruise:

    San Diego, California

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Cartagena, Columbia

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Port Canaveral, Florida


    2016 Alaskan Cruises:

    Vancouver Helpful Information Thread


    2011 TA & Med Cruises:

    London FAQ Thread

    Thread with links to 2007 TA & Med cruise info, navigators, excursion information, trip reports, and general information



    First Time Cruiser Information http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-cruise-line/first-time.htm

    This link was posted by WebmasterJohn and has tons of great info for anyone looking to book their first cruise and even for those that have cruised in the past.


    Fish Extenders - FE 101 Basics, FE Info, Directions to make a no-sew FE


    Fitness Center - Fitness classes and services offered (no prices)


    Food Pictures - DCL Food Porn Thread


    Gift Baskets – DCL discontinued outside vendors 12/2014; in room gifts can be ordered via the DCL site. http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/in-room-gifts-and-shopping/


    Gratuities – DCL will automagically add their recommended gratuities to your on board account, but you may alter the amount any time prior to disembarking at guest services. Tips of 15% will be automatically added to all bar, beverage, wine and deck service tabs, and there is an 18% tip added to all spa services as well. https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faq/onboard-services/gratuities/


    GTY - a GTY cabin is a guarantee that you will be booked into at least the category you paid for, possibly put in a higher category, but never a lower category. DCL puts categories in GTY status when they sell a certain percentage of cabins in that category. Think of it as similar to what the airlines do when they oversell seats on a plane, except with a GTY on DCL you WILL BE ON THE CRUISE. You will not be bumped. DCL can keep selling cabins in a category and put them in GTY status as they know a certain percentage of people will cancel and thus they can either upgrade people or keep them in the same category and assign them a cabin number. Cabin number assignments usually happen about 45-30 days before your cruise but can happen anytime. Being on GTY status does not mean you get a horrible cabin or in a less desirable location. It is simply a tool DCL uses to keep selling cabins in a category knowing they may be moving people around as their inventory demands. DCL does not give you the option of either a GTY or cabin assignment. If a cabin is available to be assigned when you book you will be assigned a cabin. You may pick what cabin you want as long as it is available in that category when you book.


    Guarantee vs. IGT, OGT, VGT - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2914256


    Hidden Mickeys on DCL - http://www.hiddenmickeyguy.com/catalog/disney-cruise-line


    Hotels - For information regarding hotels and things to do in the Port Canaveral area please see Shirley's Helpful Thread below.


    Insurance Thread - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2654664


    Internet Access, WiFi and Cell Phones Onboard - Technology Info


    Kid Clubs -
    Nursery (6mo - 3): Childcare is available at the nursery onboard for $9/hr for the first child and $8/hr for any additional children in your family. You may cancel up to 4 hours prior to your reservation without penalty, any closer and you will forfeit half the cost of care. Reservations are required.

    Disney Wonder - Flounder's Reef

    Disney Magic, Dream & Fantasy - It's A Small World
    More info - Tips For Cruising with a Baby

    Oceaneer Club (3-12):
    On the Disney Wonder
    On the Disney Magic, Dream & Fantasy

    Oceaneer Lab (3-12):
    On the Disney Wonder
    On the Disney Magic, Dream & Fantasy

    Edge (11-14):
    On the Disney Wonder
    On the Disney Magic, Dream & Fantasy

    Vibe (14-17):
    On the Disney Wonder
    On the Disney Magic, Dream & Fantasy

    Chill Spa (13-17):
    On the Disney Magic, Dream & Fantasy - there is no Chill Spa on the Wonder.

    Arr-cade (everyone):
    On the Disney Dream & Fantasy

    Children with disabilities:
    Children with special needs are welcome, simply give the Oceaneer Club or Lab advance notice so that they can schedule an extra counselor if necessary. There are also some counselors who know sign language to assist children who are hearing impaired. With Cast Members from over 50 countries around the world, many foreign language needs can also be addressed.

    Laundry Rooms - DCL has installed swipe payment readers in their laundry rooms, so you do not need to have cash on hand. The cost per load is now $2 for a washer and $2 for a dryer, and they are ~45 minute cycles. They have vending machines with Tide powder, Clorox and Downey dryer sheets.

    On the Dream: Upon review of my photos once I returned home I discovered that the picture of the sign in the laundry room revealed that there were self serve laundry rooms on:

    deck 2 (opposite 2002),
    deck 5 (opposite 5192),
    deck 6 (opposite 6508),
    deck 7 (opposite 7014),
    deck 8 (opposite 8150),
    deck 9 (opposite 9500) and
    deck 10 (opposite 10572).

    Each location has at least 4 washers and 2 dryers, 1 iron and ironing board and a folding table and seating bench. At least one location (deck 6) has 8 washer, 4 dryers and 2 irons/ironing boards.




    Lost and Found - 407-566-3734, the email address is DCL.Lost.and.Found@disney.com
     
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  2. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    MCO Information - Links to rental car info, flight info and hotel info at and near the Orlando Airport
    Rental car info at MCO
    Hyatt Hotel at (in) MCO
    Map of airlines, terminals, baggage claim, etc.

    Medical Form - DCL Medical Form download

    Menus - Kids Menu scans, Palo Menu, Alcoholic Beverage Menu

    MAGIC MENUS from DCL site as of 2/27/2010
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/magic/dining/animators-palate/
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/magic/dining/lumieres/
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/magic/dining/parrot-cay/
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/magic/dining/palo/
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/magic/dining/room-service/

    WONDER MENUS from DCL site as of 2/27/2010
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/wonder/dining/animators-palate/
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/wonder/dining/tritons/
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/wonder/dining/parrot-cay/
    http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/wonder/dining/room-service/

    Meeting Rooms - Available on Wonder only

    Mexican Riviera Thread - ALL THINGS MEXICAN RIVIERA THREAD

    Mexican Riviera Thread - Menus, Navigator's, etc. - MENUS, NAVIGATOR'S, PORT INFO AND MUCH MORE!

    Minor Authorization Form - If you are traveling with a child of whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, please complete and notarize this form. Bring the notarized form with you to the port terminal.
    DCL download

    Movies - You can call 888-325-2500, choose the reservations option, then ask what movies will be showing the week you cruise.

    Nametag Blanks for Cabin Doors DCL Nametag Blanks

    Navigators Link to various Navigators

    Dream 3 night cruise 11/17-11/20/11 Navigators courtesy of KevieKev05 DREAM 3 NIGHT NAVIGATORS 11/17-11/20/2011

    Dream 4 night cruise 11/13-11/17/11 Navigators
    DREAM 4 NIGHT NAVIGATORS 11/13-11/17/11

    You can help future cruisers by bringing home and scanning a set of navigators from your cruise. Contact one of the moderators for details.

    New York Cruises Info - NEW YORK CRUISES INFO THREAD

    NYC 2012 Port Schedule - see what ships will be in port with the Magic
    NYC 2012 PORT SCHEDULE

    Onboard Airline Check-In - DCL Check-In Information, Form from DCL if you need to pay the airline for overweight or extra bags, DCL complete air transportation information

    When you register for Onboard Airline Check-In, you are entitled to:
    Receive your boarding passes and check your luggage for your return flight before you disembark the ship
    Skip luggage claim at the port terminal
    Bypass the airline check-in counter at the airport
    Here's how it works: Reserve air or ground transportation through Disney Cruise Line® and sign up for Onboard Airline Check-In when you check in for your cruise at the port or a Walt Disney World® Resort Hospitality Desk. On the day prior to disembarkation, your airline boarding passes and valet luggage tags will magically be delivered to your stateroom, along with a letter answering common questions you may have. Attach the tags to your luggage and leave your bags outside your stateroom the evening prior to disembarkation. Disney Cruise Line® will collect and deliver your luggage to your airline. When you arrive at Orlando International Airport, proceed to security with your boarding passes already in hand and continue on to your scheduled departure gate. It's that simple!

    Available to Guests flying out of Orlando International Airport on domestic flights (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) on AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, United/Ted Airlines and US Airways it's the perfect ending to a magical cruise vacation! Pre-registration is required and scheduled flights must be after 11:25 a.m. on the day your cruise ends. Guests are limited to two bags per person and each piece must not exceed 50 lbs. Additionally, some Guests may be selected to check in at the airport and unable to use this service.

    For Onboard Airline Check In section

    per DCL today 01/03/2015

    Participating airlines now are

    Alaska Airlines
    American Airlines
    Delta
    JetBlue
    United - no Ted
    U S Airways

    Onboard Booking Discounts -

    When booking onboard, you are allowed to book 2 reservations per household that will receive the 10% discount, 10% deposit and onboard credit. They must be for the same future sail date.

    Disney Cruise Line will allow you to book more than the 2 reservations for future sailings but they will not have the deposit reduction or 10% Discount. They will have an onboard credit.

    Onboard credit for cruises of less than 7 nights = $100
    Onboard credit for cruises of 7 nights and longer = $200


    ***New rules for Onboard Bookings

    Effective 03/04/2012

    When booking onboard, you are allowed to book 2 reservations per household that will receive the 10% discount, 50% deposit reduction and onboard credit (based on Castaway Club level). They must be for the same sail date. You will not be allowed to book these for someone not on the sailing and that is not in your household.

    Disney Cruise Line will allow you to book more then the 2 reservations for future sailings but they will not have the 50% deposit reduction or 10% Discount. They will have an onboard credit (based on Castaway Club level). There is nothing stating these have to be in the same household so this basically replaces the Friends & Family certificate without giving additional 30 days after sailing to book.

    Effective 3/03/2012

    The Friends & Family certificates are no longer available.


    Packing ListPost of List

    Parking - Parking at the Port

    3-night cruise - $60

    4-night cruise - $75

    5-night cruise - $90

    7-night cruise - $120



    Passports - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Closed loop cruises do NOT require a passport or passport card, Detailed post by USPS Passport Agent :)
    ** If you are traveling on a closed loop cruise without a passport and have a medical emergency that requires you to leave the ship and ultimately fly home, this will be done through Emergency Repatriation. **

    Photos Onboard (also see Shutters)PHOTO PRICING THREAD AS OF 7/6/11

    Picture of the Day DCL PICTURE OF THE DAY THREAD

    Pools - Pool Info
    Mickey Slide age and height limits
    The splash area is very slippery. DISers have suggested that swim shoes are needed for the little ones. :)

    Port Canaveral Information Thread http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1520273

    Port Canaveral Webcam - NEW HD PORT WEBCAM

    Postcards from Mickey - Postcards

    Pre and Post Cruise Hotel Packages Info http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/c...-disney-world-resort-cruise/#wdwresortoptions

    Pricing Thread (2012) - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2594595


    Prohibited Items on DCL - What is not allowed onboard
    UPDATED 7/6/11: PROHIBITED ITEMS ONBOARD

    REAS - Package information, DCL site info

    Rental Car Info/Location Codes:
    RENTAL CAR INFO - SEE POST 11

    Reshopping a Cruise Onboard - INFO ON HOW TO RESHOP A CRUIE ONBOARD SEE POST #15


    Reservation Hold Time Change Effective 04/02/12
    Effective 4/2/12, when making a new reservation you will be allowed a 1 day hold on suites and concierge (previously 3) and a 3 day hold on all other categories (previously 5). This is for all ships.
    Deposit amounts remain the same.
    (info supplied by WebmasterKelsie)

    Room Service Menu - MENU
    ROOM SERVICE MENU AT DCL SITE

    Search Function - Search 101

    Sea Lice - Everything you ever wanted to know about it and some you didn't.

    Shirley's Helpful Thread - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1520273 - Information about the Port Canaveral Area[/URL]

    Shopping Onboard - Shopping

    Shutters - Photos packages onboard are now based on "photo credits" for the different size pictures you want to purchase. Photo sizes are 6x8 or 8x10.

    10 Photo Credits: $89
    20 Photo Credits: $149
    30 Photo Credits: $199

    You can also purchase photo CD's (priced according to length of cruise)

    3, 4 and 5 day cruises the CD is $299
    7 day or longer the CD is $399

    Any purchaser of a CD can purchase any prints or credit package at 1/2 off the advertised price (both Magic and Wonder). , http://support.mycruisephotos.com/support/home, Prepurchase Photo Package here, New Photo CD Info & Discussion
    Contact Info if you forgot to pick up your pics from Shutters or left behind onboard. Email gnusser@imageservices.com (Greg Nusser)
    PHONE:
    Operations/Customer Service
    Image Photo Services, Inc.
    P- 786-871-5743 Direct line
    CURRENT PRICING THREAD AS OF 7/6/11

    Signature Guidelines - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1610277

    Smoking Policy on DCL Ships -
    Question: Where can I smoke on board?
    Answer: Because we support the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act, smoking is prohibited in all interior spaces throughout our ships. However, as we wish to provide a cruise experience that satisfies everyone, Guests are permitted to smoke on private verandahs and the starboard-side, open-air decks. We periodically review our policy to ensure continued Guest satisfaction. Please note that, due to differences in size and the availability of some services while out at sea, our policies sometimes differ slightly from the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Mickey Pool area including the starboard-side of the deck.

    Spa Information - The Vista Spa including list of services offered and prices and hair salon prices, Luxury Villa Suites, Spa and Fitness Center info from Wonder 2/8/09 cruise, Spa Villa Alone Time Review

    Special Itinerary Thread - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2342856

    Stateroom Door Decorations Policy - PLEASE READ RE USING ADHESIVES

    Stateroom Gifts http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/planning-center/gifts-and-amenities/
    ORDER FORM http://dcl1.wdpromedia.com/media/dcl_v0400/Site/PlanningCenter/GiftsAndAmenities/GiftsOrderForm.pdf

    Stateroom Pictures - Stateroom Guide, Virtual Stateroom Tour

    Stateroom Reports - Room Reports

    Steamer Trunk - Storage Cabinet resembling "steamer trunks" from the glory days of cruising. Some cabins have single ones and some have double ones. Here are pics of a single steamer trunk:
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    The Wonder & Magic's steamer trunks have been replaced by cabinets with two drawers and a double shelf unit. Here's a picture of the single one:
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    Strollers for Rent - $200.00 security deposit charged to your room account until stroller is returned to Guest Services. Picture of Stroller

    Television Channel Guide - Stateroom Television Listing

    Terminal Changes in PC - Updates

    Tipping - Cruise Tipping Calculator

    Tips for Planning Your Cruise -DIS Board Tips[/URL], DCL Planning Guide and Cruise Tips and Planning Thread

    Town Car Service - Town Cars

    Track the Ships - Disney Magic, Disney Wonder
    Alternate Site

    Travel Agent - Dreams Unlimited

    Travel Insurance through DCL - Vacation Protection Plan Booklet

    Tux Rentals - Cruise Line Formal Website This is offered on the Magic only.

    Vancouver Info - VANCOUVER INFO THREAD

    Viewing the Ships - INFO ON VIEWING THE SHIPS WITHOUT CRUISING THREAD

    Wave Phones - INFO ON WAVE PHONES THREAD

    WDW Merchandise Phone Number and Email: Sometimes you can order DCL merchandise through this number. Describe the item and they will be able to tell you if it is something that can be ordered. Try calling them if you have something to return to DCL. They should be able to tell how to handle it.

    877-560-6477 (toll Free) or 407-363-6200
    Fax: 407-352-6369
    Email: wdw.mail.order@disneyworld.com

    Wine Package List - Prepurchase Wine Package here. List of all wines and prices included in the package Pick the port you will be sailing from and scroll down the amenities list until you find the wine packages.
     
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