DCL Podcast Episodes

066 DCL 101: Cruising with a baby and toddler/tips and tricks on a 4 day cruise aboard the Disney Dream

Joe Cheung from As the Joe Flies and Miles to the Magic, joins Steve and Christy to discuss his families latest 4 day cruise on the Disney Dream   We use Joes cruise to continue our DCL 101 series, where we cover traveling with a baby and toddler.  Joe and Christy offer a lot of good advice on what to bring with, along with how to manage a trip traveling with younger children.  You can follow and reach out to Joe at the following links:

http://www.asthejoeflies.com

http://www.milestothemagic.com

You can reach Steve and Christy via Facebook and Twitter:

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

 

 

065 3 Day Cruise on the Disney Dream with a child with special needs child

Listener Jennifer joins me to discuss her families 3 day cruise on the Disney Dream, and her mother daughter 2 day cruise on the Disney Wonder.  Her 3 day cruise was a test cruise to see how one of her children (a child who has special needs) would handle the cruise, before they took a longer cruise this November.  She offers a lot of good advice for other families who may be thinking about cruising with a child with special needs.  She also finishes out with some great thoughts on how to prepare for a 2 day cruise.  Enjoy everyone.

You can use the links below to contact Steve or Christy:

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

 

064 The Ultimate Halloween trip to Orlando: Universal Studios, WDW, and a 4 Night Halloween on the High Seas Cruise aboard the Dream

Frank from Jacksonville, joins Christy and I to cover his and his wife’s ultimate Halloween trip to Orlando.  They started it off by visiting Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, then they stopped in on Food and Wine quickly at Epcot, went to Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom, and topped it all off with a 4 Day Cruise aboard the Disney Dream which featured Halloween on the High Seas.  Frank has experienced all of these events many times, and he has some great trips for those of you planning to attend either of these next year.  Christy and I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!

You can reach Steve and Christy via Facebook and Twitter via the links below.

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

 

063 Disney Cruise Line News and Updates with Len Testa

Len Testa joins Steve and Christy to discuss his latest cruise on the Disney Magic from New York to Quebec City.  We discuss the different Ports they stopped in, along with his thoughts on Rapunzels Royal Table (the Magic’s newest restaurant).  We then turn our discussion to several of the latest news and updates surrounding Disney Cruise Line and the soon to be released 2019 version of the Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line.

If you would like to get in touch with Steve or Christy, you can reach us via Facebook and Twitter on the links below:

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

 

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

 

 

062 Miles and Points with Joe Cheung

Joe Cheung from Miles to the Magic joins Christy and I to discuss the basics of using Miles and Points to help reduce the cost of your next Disney vacation.  Joe has been using these strategies for many years to reduce the costs of his families vacations.  You can follow him, and learn more about his strategies through his websites and podcasts:

http://milestothemagic.com     (Points and Miles for Disney)

http://asthejoeflies.com    (Using miles and points for family travel)

http://disneydeciphered.com  (general Disney planning podcast)

Also look for him on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast which can be found on Apple Podcasts (iTunes).

If you would like to get in touch with Steve or Christy, contact us via:

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

061 Double Dip to Castaway Cay on the Disney Dream, with follow on VIP tours at WDW and Universal

Listener Chris joins us again for a fun trip report aboard the Disney Dream.  We discuss one of his families favorite sailings, the Double Dip to Castaway Cay.  Following the cruise, he and his family visited Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.  We discuss their experiences on VIP tours at both WDW and Universal. Enjoy everyone.

If you would like to contact Steve or Christy, you can do so via Facebook or Twitter.

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

060 Christy’s Three Day Cruise on the Disney Dream

Join Christy and Steve as we cover her families latest 3 day cruise on the Disney Dream.  This was her first time sailing on a 3 day cruise and she offers up a lot of thoughts, tips, and tricks for sailing on a 3 day cruise out of Port Canaveral.  From where to stay the night before, to how to approach a short cruise, spending time on Castaway Cay, tips for those with food allergies, and finally how to catch an Uber or Lyft ride back to MCO from Port Canaveral.  Thanks to all our listeners for supporting our show.

You can reach Steve or Christy via Facebook or Twitter via the following links:

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

 

059 Traveling Solo on Disney Cruise Line

Listener Brett joins Christy and I to discuss all aspects of sailing solo with Disney Cruise Line.  Brett has traveled with his parents, but he has had experience attending 1820 Society Events, along with many other events put on for solo travelers while onboard the Disney Ships.  Thanks for everyone who listens to and supports our show each week.  If you would like to get in touch with Steve or Christy, you can do so via Facebook and Twitter.

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

 

058 Two sailings on the Disney Fantasy to the Eastern Caribbean

Platinum Castaway Club member Frank, joins us again to discuss their two last minute cruises which they booked on the Fantasy to the Eastern Caribbean.  Even though both cruise itineraries were the same, they were very different experience for Frank and his wife.  We discuss Florida residency rates, parking at Port Canaveral, onboard dining experiences (including Palo and Remy), renting a Cabana at Castaway Cay, and his thoughts on how some of the islands are still slowly recovering from the hurricanes that battered them last year.

If you would like to contact Steve or Christy, you can do so via Facebook or Twitter:

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust

057 DCL 101 – All about the Kids Clubs aboard Disney Cruise Line

In this episode of our DCL 101 series, Christy and I cover all aspects of the different Kids Clubs on board the Disney Cruise Line Ships.  We cover the Nursery, the Oceanear’s Club and Lab, the Edge, and the Vibe.  If you have an experience you would like to share with us, or a question about todays episode, you can reach both Steve and Christy via Facebook and Twitter.

Steve:

http://www.facebook.com/dclpodcast

http://www.twitter.com/dclpodcast

Christy:

http://www.facebook.com/packyourpixiedust

http://www.twitter.com/packyrpixiedust