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The DCLDuo Podcast is a Disney Cruise Line focused podcast, with occasional detours into general cruising and Disney topics. We're 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 and travel agents! 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're 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 and travel agents! 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're 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 and travel agents! 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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English


Episodes

Ep. 160 - A Wish Comes True!! Claire had questions, we had answers.

11/18/2021
On this week's show we are excited to talk to Claire, who recently won Disney's Year of Wishes contest and will be taking her first Disney cruise aboard a pre-maiden voyage sailing the Disney Wish. Claire had questions as a first-time cruiser on Disney Cruise Line, so we thought it would be fun to bring her on and answer her questions in "real-time" and share our answers out with the community. We even throw in some DCL 201, 301 and 401 tips for all of our experienced cruisers out there. If...

Duration:01:01:37

Ep. 159 - Bonus - Getting the Royal Treatment on Disney Cruise Line

11/16/2021
On this week's bonus episode, we're catching up with Kristin, owner at Tink's Magical Vacations, all about her recent experience sailing in the Walt Disney suite aboard the Disney Dream. The Royal Suites onboard DCL are some of the most decadent experiences you can have. Come hear all about the perks of sailing at the high-end of luxury on a Disney cruise. If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be sure to support our...

Duration:00:26:49

Ep. 158 - Emma Cruises Disney Cruise Line

11/11/2021
On this week's show we are catching-up with one of our favorite bloggers and vloggers, Emma, the creator behind Emma Cruises (fka Cruising Isn't Just for Old People). Emma helps hundreds of thousands cruisers each year with cruise tips and reviews, and we were excited to have her on to hear more about her review of her very first experience with Disney Cruise Line aboard the Disney Magic for a UK staycation. Emma offers a very balanced perspective, and her views on who she would recommend...

Duration:01:00:22

Ep. 157 - Bonus - Point-Counterpoint: Paper Navigator v. Disney Cruise Line App

11/10/2021
In our third installment of our newest show segment, Point-Counterpoint, you're in for a barn burnder. Sam and I are debating, which is better, the paper navigator or the Disney Cruise Line App. I'm prepared to take a beating on this one! But come hear our arguments on both sides and decide for yourself. The verdict is yours, on Point-Counterpoint! If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be sure to support our show and...

Duration:00:16:37

Ep. 156 - Bonus - The Magic is Back!!

11/8/2021
On this week's bonus episode we're catching-up with listener, friend-of-the-show and avid Disney cruiser, Ed, all about his recent sailing aboard the Disney Magic out of Miami, her first revnue sailing out of the U.S. since Disney Cruise Line was forced to cease sailing. Come hear what's different about the Magic from the other ships currently operating, and Ed's thoughts on the Magic and DCL generally. All this and more on the DCL Duo Podcast! You can follow Ed and his travels on Twitter,...

Duration:00:33:58

Ep. 155 - A Couple's Fantasy Comes True on an 8-Night Double Dip

11/5/2021
This week we're excited to welcome back Willy and Rebecca to our show to share their amazing experience from their recent 8-night sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy. They had so much and were so excited to share their experience that we couldn't wait to get this episode out to all of you! We talk about the overall DCL experience, food (lots of food), activities, and, of course, Castaway Cay. Willy and Rebecca also won Match Your Mate!! They had so much to share, including how they managed to...

Duration:00:59:55

Ep. 154 - Bonus - Top 8 Must-Dos on a Longer Disney Cruise

11/3/2021
On this week's bonus show we're catching with Gayle, a listener and Magic Maker at Off to Neverland Travel. Gayle recently returned from a fabulous 8-night cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy, and wanted to share her Top 8 things to do on a longer Disney cruise. From specific activities to dining experiences and relaxation tips - come here Gayle's fabulous and truly thoughtful list of things to do to make your extended sailing even more magical. If you're looking to plan your next fabulous...

Duration:00:28:27

Ep. 153 - The College Program and Cast Member Life with Rebecca

10/29/2021
On this week's show we're talking with our friend Rebecca all about her experience with the Disney College program and her wisdom as a Disney cast member today. We loved get a little behind the scenes peek at cast member life and loved Rebecca's advice to make your day at Disney even more magical. All this and more on this week's episode. If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be sure to support our show and reach out to...

Duration:00:56:41

Ep. 152 - Bonus - A First Time Cruiser Learns All About Crew Life Aboard the Disney Dream

10/27/2021
Josh is back, and he's here to share some of the truly fascinating information he learned about crew life while he was on his first Disney cruise aboard the Disney Dream. Josh loves meeting people and talking to them about what they do, so he inquired across a whole manner of issues from the crew he was able to interact with on his first trip aboard Disney Cruise Line. Of course, these are just anecdotes and the information here may not be 100% accurate. But a peek behind the magic is always...

Duration:00:35:52

Ep. 151 - The Duo Takes a Wonder-ful Cruise

10/22/2021
On this week's show, Sam and I are sharing our trip-report from our recent Disney Cruise Line cruise; a 3-night Halloween on the High Seas cruise out of San Diego aboard the Disney Wonder. We cover our thoughts on food, activities, the spa, kids clubs, shows, Palo and more! You can also learn more about the embarkation and disembarkation process in San Diego under Disney's current protocols. All that and more on this week's show! If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise,...

Duration:00:52:18

Ep. 150 - Bonus - Prognosticating by the Pool with Steve Kriese

10/20/2021
On this week's bonus show, I'm catching up with our good friend, Steve Kriest, host of The DCL Podcast, for a little Disney Cruise Line podcaster prognostication on what's next for Disney Cruise Line. Will the Wonder get a new home port - and where? How much longer will the Magic Class ships sail? What's going on with Lighthouse Point? All this and more on this week's bonus episode, recorded aboard the fabulous Disney Wonder!! If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise,...

Duration:00:17:48

Ep. 149 - A First Time Cruiser Pits Royal Caribbean Head-to-Head with Disney Cruise Line

10/15/2021
On this week's show we're catching up with Josh who took his first cruise a few weeks ago - and boy did he go big! Josh put together a back-to-back sailing aboard Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Line, pitting the two against each other for a comparison across staterooms, food, and activities. And, let's not forget the biggest battle of all - Coco Cay versus Castaway Cay!! All that and more on one of this weeks show! Oh, and tons of laughs throughout!! If you're looking to plan your next...

Duration:01:01:29

Ep. 148 - Early 2023 Itinerary Releases with Our Friends at Touring Plans

10/14/2021
We're catching-up with our friends over at Touring Plans travel to chat all about Disney Cruise Line's early 2023 itinerary releases. Some new and exciting cruises await, and we wonder what the heck is going on with the Wonder! All that and more on this special bonus episode. If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be sure to support our show and reach out to the fabulous folks over at Touring Plans Travel, our show...

Duration:00:17:47

Ep. 147 - Bonus - The Duo is Planning for Wonderful Cruise from San Diego

10/13/2021
On our bonus show this week, we're talking about how we're thinking about and planning for our upcoming 3-night cruise aboard the Disney Wonder out of San Diego for Sam's birthday. It's our first time back aboard a classic ship in a long time, but we are so excited to see how sailing out of San Diego goes under the new protocols. We chat capacity and expectations for this short cruise, as well as some planning tips if you're coming into San Diego early for a cruise. All that and more on this...

Duration:00:23:02

Ep. 146 - A Magical First Time Aboard and a Back-to-Back UK Staycation

10/9/2021
On this week's show we're catching-up with listener Anthony, all about his family's first time aboard Disney Cruise Line, on a U.K. staycation sailing aboard the Disney Magic. And what an adventure it was as Anthony booked a back-to-back sailing from London's Tilbury cruise terminal. Anthony shares some of his favorite things from the cruise from dining, shows and more! If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be sure to...

Duration:00:53:46

Ep. 145 - Bonus - Point-Counterpoint: Should you Dine at Palo on a 3- or 4-Night Cruise?

10/7/2021
Point-Counterpoint is a new regular installment of the DCLDuo podcast where we debate topics given to us by our Patreons, and our Patreons decide who won the argument. On this installment, Sam and I chat about whether it makes sense to eat dinner at Palo on a 3- or 4-night cruise. Would you forego a rotational dining restaurant for Palo? Here our best arguments on both sides. If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be...

Duration:00:09:22

Ep. 144 - Bonus - A Reluctant Cruiser Returns to Disney Cruise Line

10/7/2021
This week we're catching with our good friend Steve from Tampa, who is also a regular contributor to The DCL Podcast. Was so excited to catch-up with Steve to chat about his recent and last-minute decision to book a 3-night cruise on the Disney Dream. Steve's been a little reluctant to get back out there sailing, and I wanted to hear what finally tipped him over the edge. Steve's also taking some first timers on this cruise with him, and I wanted to hear how he was approaching setting...

Duration:00:31:53

Ep. 143 - A "Back-to-Back" Sailing Aboard the Disney Fantasy

9/30/2021
On this week's show we are catching up with Carol to hear more about her family's recent "back-to-back" sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy. The Fantasy is currently doing 4-night sailings, with a three night break between sailings. So Carol and her family had to navigate changing testing and port protocols, as well as get COVID tests for the kids in between sailings. Carol shares her reactions to being back onboard the Fantasy for its first revenue sailing, and the differences she experienced...

Duration:00:55:25

Ep. 142 - Bonus - Our Top 5 Tips for Sailing Disney Cruise Line Right Now

9/28/2021
On this week's bonus show we're sharing our top 5 tips for sailing on Disney Cruise Line right now, as the Fantasy, Dream and Wonder resume sailings in the US under reduced capacity and new protocols. Come benefit from our experience on two sailings since the ships have started back-up, with a third sailing next month. Hear our keys to success to make your next Disney Cruise Line sailing magical and fun! If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really...

Duration:00:22:01

Ep. 141 - Taking Our Friend Chad from the MyDVC Points Podcast on His First Disney Cruise

9/24/2021
Brian recently got the chance to take Chad Pennycuff, host of the MyDVC Point Podcast, on his very first Disney Cruise. A four night cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy with two stops at Castaway Cay. Come hear Chad's thoughts on the experience, from boarding, to the stateroom, food, activities and his impressions of Castaway Cay; Chad offers his honest thoughts on the experience. It's always great to introduce someone new to our favorite cruise line, and Brian had a blast helping Chad navigate...

Duration:00:58:55