The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2024

The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line for 2024 is now available with updated information on what cruisers may need to know in order to plan for an upcoming Disney Cruise. The 2024 edition sails in with updates and new information including a significant expanded coverage on the Disney Wish as well as the Disney Treasure. Additionally, there is information to get you up to speed on DCL’s new home port in South Florida, at Port Everglades.

Unofficial Guide DCL 2024
The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2024 offers insight into how things are with Disney Cruise Line and how to use that knowledge to stay ahead of fellow passengers. Authors Erin Foster and Len Testa know that you want your vacation to be anything but average, so they employ an expert team of researchers to find the secrets, the shortcuts, and the bargains that are sure to make your vacation exceptional! Find out what’s available in every category, ranked from best to worst, and get detailed plans to make the most of your time on and off your cruise ship. Choose the right stateroom, eat at the best restaurants, find top-notch children’s activities, and experience all the can’t-miss excursions – including those offered at Castaway Cay. The guide also provides full coverage of the Disney-run European river cruises and includes itinerary and port guides.

Some of the highlights in the 2024 edition include:

  • Take in advice for first-time cruisers: money-saving strategies, packing tips and other pre-trip preparation, preferred ships and itineraries, and how to hit the deck running your first day onboard
  • Utilize suggestions for deciding whether a Disney cruise or a Walt Disney World vacation is the better choice for your family
  • Find out the scoop on different stateroom types and how to choose the best room for your needs
  • Get updates on post-COVID changes to health and safety protocols
  • Read detailed descriptions of DCL’s ports of call around the world, including the newest home port at Ft. Lauderdale 
  • Learn about Castaway Cay, DCL’s private Bahamian island
  • Uncover news about Disney’s second private island: Lighthouse Point
  • Get expanded coverage and unbiased opinions about DCL’s expanding fleet, including the brand-new Disney Wish and Disney Treasure
  • Enjoy discussion of Adventures by Disney river cruises and how they compare with DCL cruises
  • Find the latest details about DCL’s new itineraries, changes to DCL’s loyalty rewards program, and more

My favorite part of the book are these blurbs by some guy named Scott! Seriously, I am honored once again to share my insights in a few blurbs throughout the 2024 edition.

Unofficial Guide DCL 2024 Scott Port Adventures

The Unofficial Guide is not a brochure for Disney Cruise Line, the guide is set up as a no-nonsense, consumer orientated planning guide based on the authors’ personal cruise experience as fare paying guests. The information and suggestions are what you’d expect to hear from a close friend or family member, not a salesperson.

The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2024 hit bookshelves on December 5th, and is available at your local book stores, as well the usual online retailers such as, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million.

3 Replies to “The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2024”

  1. Brett

    I received my copy last week and started reading it. It really is packed with more than previous books. Looking forward to reading about Lighthouse Point and Ft Lauderdale before our cruise there next year. Great info and tips for DCL passengers, no matter if you have one cruise or 20, there is always something new to learn.

  2. Michael

    I received my copy this week in advance of my first cruise on the Wish. I noted the comment about ordering from restaurants other than the one that you are seated in. How does one “order in advance?”

    1. BartmanLA

      Usually you speak to your server the night before, and request specific dining requests then, this is especially helpful for those with food sensitivities and allergies, it lets the galley know in advance if there’s going be requests for such things. Cross contamination is a big issue with large food preparation facilities and DCL works very hard to prevent these issues. Just talk to your server and they can provide you with the menu for the next evening’s dining and take any orders for the meals then.


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