Hope you are all doing well, and those of you with Platinum and Gold Castaway Club status I hope you have been able to secure your preferred stateroom on one of the Summer 2023 sailings announced last week.
Not much new to report, but I did want to take this opportunity to let you know I’ve completed the validation process checking each of the summer 2023 sailings on Disney Cruise Line’s website to insure the port orders are accurate on our site. There were some modifications to the original announcement article. Most of the updates were breaking the sailings out into more specific itineraries based on the port order and in some cases for new itineraries, moving a sea day. Below are the new itinerary maps that have been added, 30 in total.
Thanks for your patience these last couple days as I worked through the new sailings. Reminder, Silver Castaway Club members will be able to book on Thursday May 5th following by open bookings next Monday, May 9th.
Scott, your commitment to keeping everyone informed and making it easily accessible is incredible. Thank you for your efforts! It is very appreciated 👍😊
Chris, thank you.
Scott is there any notes regarding which cruises and date will have the Special US Military rates?
Traditionally, special rates are offered much closer to the sail date. Currently, there are special offers for sailings into September 2022.
Scott: brutally long, unreasonable hold times [4.5 hours and counting) and I have no choice but to hold since I was displaced from an original Wish June itinerary. Disney really needs to give us the autonomy on their website to re-apply old deposits to new cruise reservations as well as apply any applicable discounts in lieu of the uber-long phone hold times.
Thank you for the updates! Cruised on many other lines, but we have yet to cruise with Disney. Hopefully sooner rather than later!
I don’t see the 8-night on the Magic in early May 2023.
Thanks! The 8-night Souther Caribbean Cruise itinerary map has been added.
Thank you for all the great updates! I was wondering if I could ask some advice… I received one of those 50% discounts from the Wish cancellations. I had planned to use to book 2 rooms on one of the new 2023 cruises today but I get the error can only book 1 room on advance booking… Do you think if I were to book one room and then update the reservation on Monday to two they’d still apply the 50% to the second room? I don’t know if you’ve used the 50% off promo before, or if you know anyone who has… I believe I saw a comment either here or FB where someone was able to book 2 rooms with it, but I’m worried if I don’t book at the same time I’ll mess it up. Any advice is greatly appreciated 🙂
Tory, I am not exactly sure about the ‘fine print’ for the Wish 50% discounts. Given the situation, it is in your best interest to call in to see what they are able to do for you versus attempting to book online. I understand this is not ideal given the long hold times, but the website does not alway offer all available options, especially in unique situations.
Thanks Scott. I’ll try to give them a ring here this morning. So far every time I called I this morning it had the busy signal. 🙁 Unfortunately a couple weeks ago I had to call and cancel a cruise and spent 8.5 hours on hold before I got to speak to someone. I really hope DCL adds some more self service functionality to their website in future, it wouldn’t help in this situation but I’m sure would alleviate the call lines. 🙂 Thanks again!
With Platinum/Gold and Silver getting early booking days, Disney must know that a good proportion of those people will have a future Booking placeholder. They really need to add that functionality to their website rather than having people waiting hours (!) on hold. Crazy!
Hi Scott, just a note about the 9/9 Bermuda cruise on the Fantasy. The last day isn’t a day at sea – it’s showing as Nassau now.
Holly, Thank you! This was not a change after the fact, I just missed it. The itinerary and map have been updated for the September 9th cruise.
Hi Scott! Thank you for your hard work on this. I was looking for the 4 night Bahamas cruise on the Wish from Port Canaveral. I booked and my itinerary says we go from Port Canaveral to Nassau, then Castaway Cay. I didn’t see a picture of that version. Or did I miss it? Thanks again!
There are a number of different 4-night sailings. What is the sail date?
August 28, 2023
I just verified the port order for the 8/28/2023 sailings on DCL’s site and it matches what I have here.
I can’t believe I missed it! Thanks!