DCL Duo Podcast: A Disney Cruise Line Fan Podcast

Brian & Sam

The DCLDuo Podcast is a Disney Cruise Line focused podcast. We're DCL super fans who love cruising. We love talking about our own Disney Cruise Line Adventures, comparing DCL to other cruise lines, and talking about other Disney adventures, like Adventures by Disney. We love talking to Disney Cruise Line 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!! read less

Ep. 319 - The Royal Treatment: Brian and Nathan Review Their First RCCL Cruise
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Ep. 319 - The Royal Treatment: Brian and Nathan Review Their First RCCL Cruise
Brian and Nathan are back from their first sailing ever on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines - a three-night sailing on the RCCL Independence of the Seas. We couldn't wait to share their experience with you - from booking, boarding, stateroom, food, entertainment, the Casino and, of course, Perfect Day at Coco Cay, Brian and Nathan are sharing it all. Will they sail RCCL again? Do we need to rebrand our show? Come listen to this supersized episode to find out! If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DCLDuo. You can also join our
Ep. 318 - Bonus- Fit for a King: A Preview of What We Could Expect on Royal Caribbean
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Ep. 318 - Bonus- Fit for a King: A Preview of What We Could Expect on Royal Caribbean
On this week's bonus show, Chris is giving us a preview of what Brian can expect on his upcoming Royal Caribbean cruise aboard the Independence of the Seas, and how that experience will compare to sailing on Disney Cruise Line (DCL). Chris shares his thoughts on the booking and boarding processes, items you can pre-book on a Royal Caribbean cruise, staterooms on the Independence of the Seas, RCCL's entertainment and dining offering, and what's offered on Perfect Day at Coco Cay. All that and more on this episode of the DCL Duo Podcast. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity.d 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking.  The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and
Ep. 317 - It's Different: Two Experienced DCL Cruisers Review the Disney Wish
May 27 2023
Ep. 317 - It's Different: Two Experienced DCL Cruisers Review the Disney Wish
We're catching up with our friends Ashley and Kaley to hear from two seasoned Disney Cruise Line fans (and avid cruisers) about their first experience abooard the Disney Wish. How did the Wish stack-up against the other DCL ships that Ashley and Kaley have sailed? What did they think of the food, onboard entertainment, adult spaces, kids club, shows and more? Come listen to find out! Kaley is also a travel specialist with our fabulous show sponsor, My Path Unwinding Travel.  If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show!  If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram
Ep. 316 - Bonus - Bring on the Fun Ships: A Carnival vs Disney Cruise Line Throw Down
May 25 2023
Ep. 316 - Bonus - Bring on the Fun Ships: A Carnival vs Disney Cruise Line Throw Down
Jonathan is back, to tell us all about his 7-night sailing aboard the Carnival Panorama, and how it compared to his many experiences aboard Disney Cruise Line. We're comparing the whole experience including food, shows, activities, and so much more. Did Carnival outshine Disney? Might a Carnival cruise be the right one for you? Or, does DCL win the day? Come listen to find out! You can connect with Jonathan on TikTok, or listen to his podcast - Captain's Logs and Lightsabers. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook,
Ep. 315 - Reluctant Cruiser Turned DCL Fan: Missy and Jason Share their First Disney Cruise Experience
May 20 2023
Ep. 315 - Reluctant Cruiser Turned DCL Fan: Missy and Jason Share their First Disney Cruise Experience
Missy and Jason are joining us this week to share their family's first Disney Cruise Line experience, a three-night sailing aboard the Disney Dream. Jason was reluctant to try a cruise, and a Disney cruise in particular, but after sailing on the Dream, did he come away a convert? We talk about the experience from end-to-end, including how Missy snagged her family a Castaway Cay cabana, and what Missy and Jason thought about the fan favorite Palo Brunch. We also learned what Missy and Jason's kids (who were early teens or over 18) thought about their experience onboard. All that and more on this week's show! If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking.   The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook,
Ep. 314 - Bonus - Slight of Hand: The Magic Gets an Upgrade, Maybe?
May 17 2023
Ep. 314 - Bonus - Slight of Hand: The Magic Gets an Upgrade, Maybe?
We're chatting with Jennifer all about the latest updates to the Magic post her recent dry dock. Jennifer was on the first sailing post dry dock and helped us unpack all the updates including the new "Soul Cat Lounge" that replaced the Promenade Lounge; the new Encanto meet and greet; the upgrades to Concierge rooms and the lounge onboard; and other minor upgrades throughout the ship. We also here some of the problems that arose from the upgrades - leaks, A/C outage and more (yikes!). All that and more on this week's bonus show. You can connect with Jennifer (a travel planner with About the Memories Travel) on Instagram and YouTube. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn,
Ep. 313 - It's a Kind of Magic: DCL Stage Performer and Magician Siegfried Tieber
May 12 2023
Ep. 313 - It's a Kind of Magic: DCL Stage Performer and Magician Siegfried Tieber
We are joined this week by a very special guest - Siegfried Tieber. Siegfried is a close-up magician who has performed for (and fooled) the likes of Penn & Teller. He's also a DCL stage performer, bringing his show to the high-seas to entertain adults and families on all four of Disney's original ships. Siegfried shares his journey to magic, the highs and lows of his career, and what it's like to be a stage performer on Disney Cruise Line. He also even took some time to share a card trick with us that you can see on our YouTube channel or Facebook Group. We had so much fun chatting with Siegfried and hope we can see his show again soon on Disney Cruise Line. If you'd like to connect with Siegfried and see more of his amazing magic, head over to website or follow him on Instagram. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn,
Ep. 312 - Bonus - Check Engine Light: The Wish Breaks Down in Nassau
May 10 2023
Ep. 312 - Bonus - Check Engine Light: The Wish Breaks Down in Nassau
The Disney Wish recently experienced a "techincal issue" that delayed her arrival in Nassau and caused her to overnight in Nassau for repairs. A planned stop at Castaway Cay was also cut from the itinerary, although Disney Cruise Line cited weather as the cause, despite a late departure out Nassau the same day she was due at Castaway on the three-nigh Bahamian itinerary. Guests onboard were offered a $100 onboard credit per stateroom, and a 20% Future Cruise Credit (FCC). There's been some disagreement online about whether that compensation was reasonable, especially for folks who might not be able to sail DCL again before the FCC expires in two years. We're chatting with Nick, who was onboard the sailing, to hear what happened and get his reactions on how Disney handled the situation. We're also giving our own thoughts on what DCL could have done better.  All that and more on this week's bonus episode. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn,
Ep. 311 - Dream, Dream, Dream - A Family's First Disney Cruise
May 5 2023
Ep. 311 - Dream, Dream, Dream - A Family's First Disney Cruise
We're chatting with Courtney, all the way from the Great White North, about her family's first experience with Disney Cruise Line aboard the Disney Dream. Courtney shares how she decided to book a DCL cruise, and how she got her reluctant husband onboard with the idea. This cruise was also a surprise for their two kids, so we couldn't wait to hear what the whole family thought about the experience. From the ship, to the shows, the ports, Castaway Cay, and, of course, the food - we're covering it all!! If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle.  Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DCL
Ep. 310 - Bonus - But Where's the Balcony?: Sailing in the Tower Suite on the Disney Wish
May 3 2023
Ep. 310 - Bonus - But Where's the Balcony?: Sailing in the Tower Suite on the Disney Wish
"Chris in the Concierge Lounge" is back to share his family's recent stay in the Tower Suite on the Disney Wish. Chris has sailed in all of the Royal suites on the original four ships, and in a two-story royal suite in the Wish.  We wanted to hear hows his experience in those suites stacked up to the most luxurious acommodation Disney Cruise Line offers. Did DCL get it right? How does it compare to Chris' experience in the Iconic Suite on Celebrity? Is DCL's concierge offering losing its luster? All that and more on this week's bonus episode. If you'd like to follow along with Chris' travels you can find him on Twitter. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Fac
Ep. 309 - Jingle All the Way: A Verry Merrytime Sailing on the Fantasy
Apr 28 2023
Ep. 309 - Jingle All the Way: A Verry Merrytime Sailing on the Fantasy
We're chatting with Scott all about his family's Verry Merrytime cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy. Scott's a big Disney and Disney Cruise Line fan, and we wanted to hear all his thoughts on the Verry Merrytime experience aboard DCL. Did it live up to expectations? We also wanted to get Scott's take on the planning, onboard activties, ports and excursions for his weeklong cruise on the Disney Fantasy. All that and more on this week's show! If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DCLDuo. You can also join our
Ep. 308 - Bonus - Question in the Back?: Q&A from a First Time Cruiser
Apr 26 2023
Ep. 308 - Bonus - Question in the Back?: Q&A from a First Time Cruiser
We get questions all the time from listeners wanting to know what they should expect their first time on Disney Cruise Line.  This week we are responding to several questions that came in from a listeners as a bit of DCL 101.  From the process before you step onboard, to some of our tips and tricks to make the most of your DCL cruise - Chris had questions and we had answers. If you have questions, send them our way! We love to share our responses with the whole DCL Duo community.  If you have tips that we missed - share those too! If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and
Ep. 307 - Smooth Sailing: Our Spring Break Sailing on the Wish (Part 2)
Apr 24 2023
Ep. 307 - Smooth Sailing: Our Spring Break Sailing on the Wish (Part 2)
We're wrapping up our coverage of our Spring Break sailing with Disney Cruise Line aboard the Disney Wish with Part 2 of our back-to-back sailing trip report. The weather improved greatly on the secod half of our cruise, and we coudn't wait to soak up the sun and relax. But, we also managed to try out a few new things onboard, including the Uncharted Adventures finale! We also got a chance to try out DisneyBand+ as a part of a special test deployment on our sailing. We were also joined by some special friends who wanted to share their experience onboard, and even one surprise guest! All that and more on this week's episode of the DCL Duo Podcast. If you'd like to learn more about DisneyBand+ we are maintaining the Definitive Guide to DisneyBand+ with FAQs you can check out on our website. If you want to get notified as that guide is updated, or when other breaking DCL news occurs, you can subscribe to our Substack newsletter. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google,
Ep. 306 - Tossing and Turning: Our Spring Break Sailing on the Wish (Part 1)
Apr 20 2023
Ep. 306 - Tossing and Turning: Our Spring Break Sailing on the Wish (Part 1)
We're sharing our impressions on the Disney Wish, from our first sailing on the Wish since it's Maiden Voyage, last August. We checked-in on activities and offerings we experienced last August to see how they have changed and evolved, and also took some time to do some new things onboard that weren't available on the Maiden Voyage like Olaf's Royal Picnic, the private dinining room at Enchant√©, and a tour of the Tower Suite courtesy of our friend Chris. We've also got some special guests (and friends) joining us to share their feedback. How has Disney Cruise Line evolved the Wish experience as come to the end of her innaugural season? Come find out! All that and more on this week's episode of the DCL Duo Podcast.  If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show!  If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on
Ep. 305 - Bonus - Using Your Imagination: Talking with Former Disney Cruise Line Imagineer Theron Skees
Apr 12 2023
Ep. 305 - Bonus - Using Your Imagination: Talking with Former Disney Cruise Line Imagineer Theron Skees
We're chatting with former Disney Imagineer Theron Skees this week. Theron was the portfolio manager for Disney Cruise Line for five years, overseeing design updates to the existing fleet and Castaway Cay, as well as managing the design of DCL's newest ship, the Wish, and it's newest island destination, Lighthouse Point. We couldn't wait to hear Theron's thoughts on the existing fleet, the design of the Wish, Disney Cruise Line's purchase of the Global Dream, and what it's like designing DCL's famous island destinations. All that and more on this week's episode! If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and
Ep. 304 - Partying Like It's 1999: It's New Year's Eve on Disney Cruise Line
Apr 7 2023
Ep. 304 - Partying Like It's 1999: It's New Year's Eve on Disney Cruise Line
We're gonna party like it's 1999 on this week's show, because we're chatting with Robby and Jillian all about their adults-only New Year's sailing on Disney Cruise Line (DCL) out of Galveston. Robby and Jillian are former Disney cast members, new (and expecting parents) and so much fun to talk to! We had a blast chatting about their Disney backgrounds, their impressions of Galveston, and all the fun they got up to onboard their Disney Cruise.  Of course, we also got their Disney favorites in Rapid Fire.  All that and so much more on this episode of the DCL Duo Podcast. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking.  The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook,
Ep. 303 - Bonus - Holland America Throws Down: HAL v. Disney Cruise Line
Apr 4 2023
Ep. 303 - Bonus - Holland America Throws Down: HAL v. Disney Cruise Line
In this episode, we're joined by Sarah Holland, a travel agent with Magical Moments Vacation. Sarah shares her experience on her first Disney cruise aboard the Disney Wish and compares it to her many experiences sailing Holland America Line (HAL). Sarah enjoyed her time on the Disney Wish, and says she'd sail Disney Cruise Line (DCL) again, but also highlights a few spots where HAL outperforms DCL. We're chatting onboard experience, service, food, entertainment, and the overall atmosphere of the ship. She also shares her thoughts on why you might want to consider HAL over DCL in some situations. Overall, Sarah speaks very highly of her experience on the Disney Wish and says she'll sail Disney Cruise Line again! You can connect with Sarah on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn,
Ep. 301 - Bonus - The Path Unwinding: A National Geographic Safari in Tanzania
Mar 29 2023
Ep. 301 - Bonus - The Path Unwinding: A National Geographic Safari in Tanzania
Karen, the owner of our show sponsor, My Path Unwinding Travel, join us this week to tell us all about her amazing National Geographic adventure expedition to Tanzania. We talk packing, logistics, accommodations, sights, activties, animals, and, of course food. Karen breaks down the difference between a National Geographic expedition and an Adventures by Disney trip, and helps us understand who might want to take a NatGeo expedition.  We're also playing listener voicemails - and talking about our inaugural podcast cruise in Summer 2024.  All that and more on this week's episode!! If you want to join the DCL Duo Inaugural Podcast Crusie aboard the Disney Magic for her three-night sailing on June 19, 2024 from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassua and Lighthouse Point, you can head over our to our booking page at My Path Unwinding Travel to secure your room today!! Rooms are going fast and some categories are already sold out.  So, book today to ensure you can join us for all the fun in Summer 2024!!  We've got so many exciting things planned, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking.  The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and
Ep. 300 - Core Memories: The Joy of Cruising Again with Paul Thornton
Mar 25 2023
Ep. 300 - Core Memories: The Joy of Cruising Again with Paul Thornton
It's episode 300, and we're excited to be joined by one of our favorite guests, author Paul Thornton, to talk all about his new book They Joy of Cruising Again, available now as an ebook from Amazon, and coming soon in paperback.  We're catching up with Paul all about his third and final book in the Joy of Cruising series - a three-book paen that details the stories of some truly amazing cruiser personalties (including the DCL Duo!). We also wanted to hear all about Paul's newest endeavour - The Joy of Cruising Podcast.  We were so excited to be featured in Paul's latest book where we talk all about our show and our love of Disney Cruise Line, and even more excited to be on Paul's podcast very soon. All that and more on this episode of the DCL Duo Podcast. If you'd like to purchase Paul's book, you can find it now on Amazon as an ebook, or you can get the paperback directly from Paul's publisher now, where you can get free shipping by using the code: joyofcruisingpodcast. It will also be available as a paperback later this summer on Amazon.  You can find The Joy of Cruising Podcast at its website, on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can connect with Paul on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 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 what other kinds of vacations might be available, then head over to My Path Unwinding Travel so Karen and her team of expert travel professionals can help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family.  Karen and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and welcoming and we are so excited to have them as a sponsor of your show! They can also help you book the Inagural DCL Duo Podcast Cruise, sailing on the Disney Magic for three-nights from Port Everglades on June 19, 2024, including a stop at Lighthouse Point. If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets (via our affiliate link), a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Would you like a little downtime for date night or just some time to reconnect as adults on your next Disney vacation? Be sure to check out Nanny Land!! They've got tons of options from babysitting services, in-park nannies, and even nannies who will come with you on your next DCL vacation.  They cover all of the Disney parks and resorts, world-wide, and are probably much more affordable than you might imagine.  Use our affiliate Crown Code: KING85 to get a discount on your next Nanny Land booking. The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast.  If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher,