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The DCLDuo Podcast is a Disney Cruise Line focused podcast, with occasional detours into general cruising and Disney topics. We are also fans of the Disney Parks, Adventures by Disney, Run Disney and Disney Vacation Club. We love talking to DCL and Disney fans, as well as experts, insiders, authors, bloggers, vloggers, travel agents and cruise lovers! Follow us and our guests on our journeys, and listen-in as we chat about cruising, Disney Cruise Line, and all of our other fabulous Disney adventures!!

The DCLDuo Podcast is a Disney Cruise Line focused podcast, with occasional detours into general cruising and Disney topics. We are also fans of the Disney Parks, Adventures by Disney, Run Disney and Disney Vacation Club. We love talking to DCL and Disney fans, as well as experts, insiders, authors, bloggers, vloggers, travel agents and cruise lovers! Follow us and our guests on our journeys, and listen-in as we chat about cruising, Disney Cruise Line, and all of our other fabulous Disney adventures!!

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The DCLDuo Podcast is a Disney Cruise Line focused podcast, with occasional detours into general cruising and Disney topics. We are also fans of the Disney Parks, Adventures by Disney, Run Disney and Disney Vacation Club. We love talking to DCL and Disney fans, as well as experts, insiders, authors, bloggers, vloggers, travel agents and cruise lovers! Follow us and our guests on our journeys, and listen-in as we chat about cruising, Disney Cruise Line, and all of our other fabulous Disney adventures!!

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@dclduo

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English


Episodes

Ep. 264 - Sailing in a Storm: Gayle and Kara's Uncharted Adventure Aboard the Wish During Hurricane Ian

11/26/2022
We're chatting with Gayle and Kara about what is was like to sail on the Disney Wish during Hurricane Ian. Their first sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line's newest ship went from a four-night cruise to a six-night cruise as Hurricane Ian disrupted ship traffic in and out of Port Canaveral. Curious about what was happening onboard the Wish, and what Gayle and Kara thought of DCL's newest ship? We chatted about all the onboard communications and accommodations, as well as getting their thoughts...

Duration:01:09:38

Ep. 263 - Bonus - A Fantastic First: Julie Shares Her Family's First Experience on Disney Cruise Line

11/20/2022
We're chatting with Julie on our bonus show this week, all about her family's first time cruising aboard Disney Cruise Line, on a fabulous 7-night Easter Caribbean sailing on the Disney Fantasy. Come hear her thoghts on sailing DCL for the first time, as a long-time parks goer. We always love hearing from first-time cruisers!! If you are looking to book your next Disney Cruise, have been thinking about sailing concierge, have been eying an Adventures by Disney Trip, or are interested in...

Duration:00:41:31

Ep. 262 - Dillo-ing Expectations: The Dillo's Diz Take Their First Disney Cruise

11/16/2022
We're chatting with Jen and Frank, the dynamic brother/sister duo behind the Theme Park Thursday Dillo's Diz podcast, who recently returned from their first Disney Cruise Line adventure; a 7-night sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy. Jen and Frank are Disney fanatics, and we could not wait to get their take on DCL! We covered it all - the ship, the food, the shows, and Castaway Cay! You will love their take on Disney Cruise Line. You can also find Jen and Frank as dillosdiz.com. If you are...

Duration:01:04:24

Ep. 261 - Year of Wishes: A First Time Cruiser's Perspective on the Disney Wish

11/11/2022
We're chatting with Claire, a Disney Cruise Line, Year of Wishes winner, who took her family on a fabulous cruise aboard the Disney Wish, DCL's newest ship. This was not just Claire's first time on Disney Cruise Line, it was her first cruise. So we were excited to get her perspective on the Wish, having never cruised before with Disney or any other line. We're chatting activities, pool deck, food, Castaway Cay and so much more! Claire also has active vlog where you can connect with her and...

Duration:00:52:14

Ep. 260 - Bonus - The Dish on the Wish: Getting Len Testa's Thoughts on the Disney Wish

11/9/2022
We've got one of our favorite guests on this week's bonus show, the incomparable Len Testa! Len is the founder of Touring Plans, the best way to optimize your day at a Disney theme park to reduce wait time and enjoy more rides. He's also the co-author of the Unofficial Guides, including the guides for Disney World and Disney Cruise Line (which is also co-authored by one of our favorite guests, Erin Foster). Len is also the co-host of the Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill. Touring Plans...

Duration:00:48:04

Ep. 259 - A Fairytale Podcast: An ABD River Cruise with the Fairytale Wonders Blog

11/4/2022
We're chatting with Josh and Brittany from the Fairytale Wonders Blog all about their amazing Danube river cruise with Adventures by Disney. Josh and Brittany are big DCL fan, so we couldn't wait to hear their impresssion of river cruising with ABD. Since they also had a chance to do a preview cruise on the Wish, we had to ask them impressions of Disney Cruise Line's newest ship. Round it out with Rapid Fire, and we had so much chatting with Josh and Brittany this week. You can connect with...

Duration:01:00:40

Ep. 258 - Bonus - Expedition Cruising with ABD: Adventures by Disney Heads to the Adriatic

11/1/2022
We're chatting with Karen, owner of My Path Unwinding Travel (our show sponsor), all about some new expedition cruising adventures being offered by Adventures by Disney, including a new ABD cruise in the Adriatic. Want to learn more about expedition cruising, ABD, and all the fabulous places you can visit on an ABD expedition sailing, this is the episode for you. We're also answering a listener question from our voicemail line about shows in the rotational dining restaurants. All that and...

Duration:00:44:22

Ep. 257 - Cruising Through the Ages: Multigenerational Cruising on Disney Cruise Line

10/28/2022
We're welcoming back Mike and Connie, along with their daughter LeeAnn, to talk about LeeAnn's experiences growing-up on Disney Cruise Line, and the family's experience with multigenerational cruising on DCL now that LeeAnn is a parent herself. From favorite memories, to tips and tricks for sailing with the grandkids, we couldn't wait to hear all about this family's experience onboad Disney Cruise Line over the years. LeeAnn is a travel specialist withe Mouse Bound Vacations and can be found...

Duration:00:52:40

Ep. 256 - Bonus - Here's to Nani: Sailing as a Solo Mom on Disney Cruise Line

10/25/2022
We're chatting with Sharon all about her experience sailing as a single parent on Disney Cruise Line with her 7 year old daughter Cassidy. Sharon has been on two Disney cruises and had some great tips to share for other parents who are saling solo with their kiddos, including ways to meet other solo parents who might like to buddy up for the sailing. We also have a very special round of rapid fire with Cassidy! All that and more on this week's bonus show. If you are looking to book your...

Duration:00:52:27

Ep. 255 - Kids These Days: Tips for Sailing with Little Kids on Disney Cruise Line

10/21/2022
Chelsea, a travel specialist with our show sponsor, My Path Unwinding Travel, is share her tips and tricks for sailing with little kids aboard Disney Cruise Line. She's got real world experience sailing wiht a 1 year old and 3 year old on DCL. We talk planning, packing, dining, onboard activities and so much more. Sailing with little kids can be so much fun for you and your kids. Come hear how Chelsea and her family make it work for them! If you are looking to book your next Disney Cruise,...

Duration:00:53:49

Ep. 254 - Bonus - Your Best Friend's Suite: Comparing the Concierge Experience Across the Disney Fleet

10/19/2022
On this week's bonus show we're chatting with Gunes, a luxury travel specialist with our show sponsor, My Path Unwinding Travel, all about the similarities and differences in the Disney Cruise Line concierge experience across the DCL fleet. From pre-cruise perks, to onboard amenties, lounges and staterooms come hear about the best of what DCL has to offer out of the concierge experience. If you've been thinking about trying concierge sailing you'll also get Gunes's ranking of the experience...

Duration:00:41:22

Ep. 253 - A Fantasy Come True: A Family's First Time on Disney Cruise Line

10/14/2022
On this week's episode we are chatting with Cynethia, a first time Disney cruiser, about her family's recent Western Caribbean DCL cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy. Cynethia and her family have sailed on other cruise lines, but this was their first Disney Cruise Line sailing. Come hear whether DCL met Cynethia's expectations, and impressed her family. From shore excursions, to Castaway Cay, to food, to shows, we're covering it all and so much more! If you are looking to book your next...

Duration:01:01:05

Ep. 252 - Bonus - Kids Will be Kids: Reviewing the Wish from a Kids Perspective

10/12/2022
We wanted to get the point-of-view of two seasoned Disney Cruise Line veterans, Clara and Lawson, all about their thoughts on the Disney Wish. These two fantastic kiddos have sailed several times on the Dream and had a lot of thoughts on their experience from onboard the Wish. They even kept notes along the way of the things they wanted to be sure to share! So, if you want to the kids perspective on DCL and the Wish, we've got your covered. From food, to pools, to the Hyperspace lounge, and...

Duration:00:34:42

Ep. 251 - Practically Perfect in Every Way: Nanny Land to the Rescue

10/7/2022
We are talking to Shannon, owner of Nanny Land, a company that connects you with highly-qualified and trained nannies for your next Disney adventure. Nanny Land can supply with you a nanny for your next Disney Cruise Line adventure, or Disney parks or resorts stay, including Aulani and the international parks. Come hear how affordable and helpful a nanny might be on your next Disney vacation to give you a night off, let you sleep-in, or just provide an extra pair of helping hands in the...

Duration:01:02:22

Ep. 250 - Bonus - So Much Magic: Sailing for 145 Days Straight on the Disney Magic

10/4/2022
This week we're chatting with Alan who boarded the Disney Magic for it's transatlantic crossing to Europe, and stayed onboard for the entire European season, including the Magic's westbound translantic sailing to return to the U.S. Why did Alan decide to take this amazing cruise adventure? What did Alan do for 145 days onboard? Did he get bored? What were his favorites after spending so much time on the Magic? All that, and so much more, on this week's bonus episode. If you are looking to...

Duration:00:29:35

Ep. 249 - An ABD and DCL Knockout Combo: A Barcelona Short Escape and Back-to-Back Mediterranean Cruises

9/29/2022
We are chatting with Kelly all about her family's recent Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line combo vacation. Kelly and her family started with an ABD Barcelone short escape, before departing on back-to-back DCL Mediterranean cruises aboard the Disney Magic. In the realm of amazing vacations, this one has to be at the top of anyone's list! We chat about the ABD experience, the amazing port stops on Kelly's cruise, food, activities, shows and so much more. Come join our conversation...

Duration:00:49:18

Ep. 248 - Bonus - London Calling: Listener Questions and Our London Trip Report

9/28/2022
On this week's bonus show we're answering listener voicemails, and talking about our pre- and post-trip stays in London surrounding our recent Disney Cruise Line sailing aboard the Magic to Norway. We share our experiences on where to stay, where to eat, where to shop, and what it was like in London after the Queen's death during our DCL Norway cruise. We're also answering listener questions about Disney's newest ship, the Disney Treasure; and about how we'd spend an extra day in Orlando...

Duration:01:04:31

Ep. 247 - Big Summer Blowout: Our Norwegian Cruise Adventure - Part 2 (with Special Guests)

9/20/2022
On Part 2 of our Disney Cruise Line Norwegian fjords trip report we're not just wrapping up our own tript report, we're also enlisting the help of some friends. From a roundtable of highs and lows at brunch in the Palo room aboard the Magic, to some thoughts from a cruising vlogger about his first ever DCL sailing, we couldn't resist some fresh takes and new perspectives about this fabulous trip. We've still got a lot of ground to cover, so you won't want to miss this episode!! Special...

Duration:01:05:36

Ep. 246 - Hoo Hoo: Our Norwegian Cruise Adventure - Part 1

9/18/2022
We had so much great content to share about our recent DCL Norwegian fjords cruise, we had to break it up into two parts. So, here's Part 1 of our Disney Cruise Line Norway cruise adventure. From the White Cliff's of Dover to the the stunning ports of Alesund, Nordfjordeid, Eidfjord and Stavanger, we're bringing shore excurions, fabulous sites, and our impressions of the Disney Magic. What an amazing voyage. We can't wait sot share it all!! If you are looking to book your next Disney...

Duration:00:47:22

Ep. 245 - Bonus - "I Got to Wear the Head": A SoCal Disney Adventure

9/15/2022
We are so excited to chat with our new friend Chris all about his recent Southern California Adventures by Diseny trip with his son. They had an amazing time catching the Thor: Love and Thunder premier, touring the Walt Disney Studios, Jim Henson Studios, Disney Imagineering, and, of course, Disneyland!! From special access, to beind the scenes tours, this sounds like one amazing trip. Come hear all about it!! You can connect with Chris, a travel specialist with Dreams Unlimited Travel, at...

Duration:00:49:30