Sunday 29 April 2018

Disney Dream Girls 207 - A Guide to the Disney Cruise Line

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 207 for Sunday 29th April 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen via iTunes, Sticher Radio or any podcast catching place!

On todays' Disney Dream Girls, we welcome the lovely Erin Foster to talk about the Disney Cruise Line.

Erin is the co-author to the Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. In addition, she is a charter member of the official Walt Disney Parks Moms Panel and as part of that role she has answered over 10,000 guest questions about Disney travel. She also has contributed to many Disney websites and podcasts and is a brilliant source of Disney information. If you would like to contact Erin direct, why not drop her a tweet @MomsPanelErin
Our first top tip is to buy the book! It is full of information, viewpoints and has years of contributors advice.
On the show, Erin shares some considerations for those wishing to book at trip. The topics we covered included what type of room to book, cruise itineraries, the time of year to travel and what you should bring with you.
A big part of booking a cruise with Disney is their exemplary service. Erin discusses her thoughts on tipping and whether you should take gifts (instead of a tip) with you for your stateroom cast member. As a note, tips can be paid in advance (with the option to tip extra if you choose). However some services, such as bar tenders, will expect a tip and these can not be pre-paid.
Another draw for many people is the food, whether the convenience of room service to buffets or the rotational table service dining - Disney Cruise Line has something to offer all. We also delve into the more upscale (and additional cost) restaurants that tempt many. We include information on how to book Remy and Palo and whether to go for brunch or dinner. Plus, what to do if you can't get a reservation.
Although we didn't get a chance to discuss this element on the podcast, a big draw for many is a visit to Castaway Cay - Disney's private island in the Bahamas. From discussions on previous shows, we know how much those who have cruised with Disney before have enjoy this, such as our good friend Becky Manion.

On Michelle's trip she is planning to 'run' the 5K that is held on the island each morning. This means she will get her first Disney medal! Kat and Lewis (from Dis Down Under) will be joining her and together the trio will talk about it on upcoming podcasts.
We would like to thank our wonderful guest Erin for taking time out of her busy schedule to join us to talk about the Disney Cruise line and we look forward to talking more Disney with her in the very near future.
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