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Top 45 Disney Cruise Line tips and secrets

Disney cruises are among the most popular kind of cruise vacations out there, and I have some easy tips for maximizing every minute and every dollar of your cruise.

These tricks can be used on pretty much every Disney Cruise Line ship, and should give you an advantage over most others sailing with you.

Some of these tips are things the cruise line doesn't tell you, while others are tried-and-true strategies that cruise pros have known for years.

Check them out, and be sure to share your own tips in the comments below!

When will Disney Cruise Line resume cruises?

There has been plenty of chatter recently with various cruise lines starting back up, but the question remains of when might Disney Cruise Line start cruising again?

Just like most other major cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line states all of its cruises are suspended through February 28, 2021.

Dates cruises could restart

If there are no more cancellations, the schedule has Disney restarting cruises on these dates:

5 things that are worth spending extra for on a Disney Cruise (and 5 things that aren't)

What splurges are worth paying extra for on your Disney cruise and which ones should you skip?

Disney offers lots to do onboard that is included with your cruise fare, such as soft drinks, entertainment, character meets and more.  But there are also lots of extras that will cost more if you elect to buy them.

Here is a list of five things that are totally worth the money, and five things you should skip.

Disney Cruise Line cancels cruises through January 31, 2021

Update, 12/7/2020: Disney Cruise Line has now canceled all departures through February 28, 2021. Potential restart dates for each ship are: Disney Fantasy, March 6; Disney Dream, March 2; Disney Magic, March 2; Disney Wonder, March 13.


Disney Cruise Line announced that it has cancelled all of its cruises through the end of January 2021.

All scheduled cruises through January 31, 2021 are now cancelled on Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Cruise Line extends ability to cancel a cruise without penalty

Disney Cruise Line announced on Friday it would extend its Cruise Date Flexibility Offer, which allows cruisers to cancel or change their cruise without a fee.

The Cruise Date Flexibility Offer is now valid on all existing and new reservations made by December 31, 2020 and applies to all cruises on or before May 31, 2021.

Under the policy, guests can change their sail date up to 15 days before their cruise is set to depart without a change fee.

After changing the cruise date under the CDFO, you cannot change it back to the original sail date.

Disney announces 2022 cruises, including new ship itineraries

Disney Cruise Line released their 2022 cruises, which include sailings to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico, departing from coast-to-coast homeports including New Orleans, Galveston, Texas, San Diego, Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Bookings will become open to the public on Oct. 22, 2020.

New ship: Disney Wish

Disney's next new cruise ship, the Disney Wish, will have her maiden voyage in summer 2022.

Disney Cruise Cancellation Policy: Can I Get a Refund If I Cancel My Sailing?

Update, 12/7/2020: On October 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed its no-sail order to expire and issued a conditional sailing framework, to which all ships must adhere in order to resume cruising. Since that time, Disney Cruise Line has pushed back its restart date through February 28, 2021.

All about Disney Cruise Line's newest cruise ships

In 2019, Disney Cruise Line announced it would add three new cruise ships to its fleet.

Here is a look at everything we know about Disney's next generation of cruise ships and what they will offer guests.

What is the name of the new Disney cruise ship?

New DCL ships

We only know the name of one of the three new ships will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

Disney Cruise Line cancels cruises through early December 2020

Disney Cruise Line announced on Tuesday that it has cancelled cruises in late November and early December 2020.

Sailings are cancelled on board the Disney Fantasy through December 6; the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder through December 11; and the Disney Magic through December 12.

In a communication to guests on affected sailings, the cruise line said the decision was based on a need to continue working on new health protocols, as well as ambiguity from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on if there could be an extension of the No Sail order.

New Disney cruise ship delayed

The next Disney Cruise line ship looks like it will be delayed.

DisneyCruiseLineBlog shared an excerpt from Walt Disney Company Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Christine McCarthy, confirming the cruise line's next new cruise ship will not be delivered on time.

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