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  • On May 6, 2021
    Susan from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I get on list for test cruise? We have traveled 2 times in the several years and had an Oct 2020 cruise canceled due to Covid. Thank you.

    Ahoy Susan!

    Welcome to planDisney! You and I are both on the “Let’s Cruise Now, Pick Us” team! I am so ready to experience all the magic that is part of setting sail with Captain Mickey. It feels like we are part of a huge group of Guests waving our hands in the air offering to be on these initial voyages when cruising resumes. It’s probably because Disney Cruise Line’s Service, Entertainment, and Activities make them the best at “SEA.”

    So far, Disney Cruise Line has not announced any plans to have volunteers for its initial cruises. It may also be because Captain Mickey has a manageable number of four ships (soon to be FIVE with the Disney Wish) in his fleet and a dedicated following of incredibly loyal Guests. If I was guessing, I would say that Guests who have sailed before probably have a distinct advantage, and maybe the Castaway Club status might factor into who gets this opportunity. I WISH I had some great insider information to share with you, but I’m sure we will know more really soon. If there IS an announcement about Disney Cruise Line seeking volunteer first mates, I suggest that you jump all over that as soon as you see it pop up, probably first on the Disney Parks Blog or on the Disney Cruise Line site. 

    Because Disney already has experience in opening its theme parks and resort hotels to its Guests, I believe that Disney Cruise Line is going to be ahead of the other cruise lines in the industry. They have a major advantage in that they can apply that knowledge to when cruising relaunches. I bet there will be an abundance of cheering and tears as Guests board the ships for the first time back.

    Susan, here’s to a start date for sailing and to being one of the first Guests to chart a course with Captain Mickey. If you need our help again, don’t hesitate to reach out to planDisney-that’s what we're here for! 

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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