I am happy to announce the dates for Podcast Cruise 3.0!!!!! 06/24 - 06/29/2012 - 5-Night Disney Dream Sailing (2 Stops at Castaway Cay). It's too early to give this cruise it's own Discussion Board yet (we'll wait until PCC 2.0 is over first) but I wanted to get you some information on this sailing. First - this will be the first of two podcast cruises in 2012. We are having one early in the summer to try to accommodate those families with kids as well as our 'educators' who could not travel with us in the past. The second cruise will be announced once DCL releases the rest of the 2012 sail dates. We hope to sail again in early December. Second - those of you booked on Podcast Cruise 2.0 that want to go on Podcast Cruise 3.0 please wait until you get on the ship and then rebook at that time. You will be eligible for any onboard booking perks that Disney Cruise Line offers as well as the shipboard credit from Dreams Unlimited Travel. We will be providing rebooking forms on PCC 2.0 to help you rebook this cruise while onboard. Third - if you are not booked on Podcast Cruise 2.0 and want to cruise with us on Podcast Cruise 3.0 please use our online booking calculator and booking engine located here https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/cruise/podcast-cruise-pricing-3.cfm - we have secured space and pricing on this cruise through Disney Cruise Line's groups department. A small deposit now will secure your space on this sailing ($200 per person regardless of category). We will send you a balance due reminder well before the balance due date and if you need to cancel for any reason you can do so without penalty if cancelled before the balance due date. Suites have a non-refundable deposit as per DCL policy. Obviously it is way too early too talk about any special plans for this cruise but you know we will do our best to make it a special and memorable experience for everyone. UPDATE: 02/07/2012 We are extremely excited to announce that Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily will be on PCC 3.0!! Kevin and Jody are two artists who have created the nostalgic and classic Disney parks merchandise for both Disneyland’s 55th Anniversary and Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary. They will give a talk about creating the merchandise as well as provide a question and answer session. We are working with Disney Cruise Line merchandise to carry some of their items for sale in the gift shops but in case they don’t, make sure you bring something for them to sign. Details and times will be provided closer to the sail date. This cruise is currently all booked but if you email Tracey at TraceyH@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com she will put you on the waitlist – we may see some cancellations as the final payment date approaches so space may become available. UPDATE: 03/29/2012 (Also sent to all cruisers via email) Our Cruise is less than 3 months away!!!!! I hope you’re getting as excited as I am. We are working on the specifics of what we will be doing onboard and as those details are finalized we will do our best to keep you informed and up-too-date. I am pleased to announce we are ready to start booking pre & post-cruise nights at the Walt Disney World Swan as well as Transfers to and from the cruise. We also have our system in place for you to sign up for your Podcast Cruise 3.0 event credentials. You can book up to 3 pre and/or post-cruise stays at the Walt Disney World Swan in a Standard Room for $115/night plus tax (normal resort fees will be applied at check out). One night’s deposit plus tax is required for each reservation booked and balance due at check-in. We will not be able to accommodate full payment prior to check-in. You will have up to 5 days prior to your check-in date to cancel for a full refund, otherwise your one night’s deposit plus tax will be non-refundable. Private DIS/Dreams Transfers are being offered for $50 per person roundtrip or $35 per person one-way. Buses will stop at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel or the Walt Disney World Swan. You will be able to tell us what resort you would like transportation to/from during the sign-up process. Transportation is non-refundable. Details of when the buses will be at each resort will be released much closer to sailing and sent to those who sign-up for transfers via email. I know you probably have a lot of other questions and I think many will be answered as you step through the process. You can start here – http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/PCC30/PCC30_start.cfm Thanks and see you on Podcast Cruise 3.0!!!! UPDATE: 04/21/2012 (Also sent to all cruisers via email) Silent Auction on PCC 3.0 to benefit Give Kids the World!!! Kathy Werling and Teresa Echols will be hosting a silent auction during Podcast Cruise 3.0. All proceeds will go to Give Kids the World. Dreams Unlimited Travel as well as the members of the podcast team will be donating items. If you have an item you would like to donate for the auction please contact Kathy at KathyW@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com and/or Teresa at TEchols@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com and they will be happy to work with you on making sure the items are displayed. We are still working on the final schedule of all of the events for Podcast Cruise 3.0 and we will make sure everyone knows when/where the items will be on display for the silent auction as well as when final bidding will take place. If you intend to bid on any item please make sure you bring cash or a check with you on the cruise as Give Kids the World cannot accept your Key to the World Card as payment Again, details of this and all scheduled events will be released later. For now we are just looking for folks who might want to bring items for the auction to contact Kathy or Teresa. UPDATE: 04/30/2012 (Also sent to all cruisers via email) Here is our ‘official’ schedule of events for Podcast Cruise 3.0. We invite you to attend as many or as few of these as events as you like. It’s your cruise and we want you to enjoy it. Please make sure you stop by our Hospitality Room (Fantasy Conference Room – Deck 5 midship) between 1 & 3 PM on embarkation day to pick up your credentials, which are required to attend all of our events. Those using DIS/Dreams transfers will receive your credentials in the mail prior to your cruise. This schedule of events will also appear on your credentials for easy reference. Podcast Cruise 3.0 Schedule of Events June 24, 2012: Port Canaveral/Embarkation 1PM - 3PM Registration/credential distribution - Fantasy Conference Room Deck 5 Mid Ship Come by to pick up your credentials as well as your gift bag full of goodies. 4:15PM - ?? DIS Meet & Greet / Family Dance Party with the Martin Family - Next to main stage on Deck 11 Midship. Right After Muster Drill. Hosted by Corey, Julie, Ferris and Finley Martin join other DISers as we party and dance our away into Podcast Cruise 3.0!!! June 25, 2012: Castaway Cay 8:30AM Two Chicks Walk with Kathy and Teresa - Castaway Cay (meet at Post Office) Kathy Werling and Teresa Echols invite you to join them in a stroll around Castaway Cay full of fun and surprises. 2PM - 4PM Ask Dreams - with Tracey Heinrichs - D-Lounge. Deck 4 Aft Join Tracey Heinrichs and other members of the Dreams Unlimited Travel Team in a casual Q&A. 5PM - 7PM Hospitality Room Open. Silent Auction Items Viewing and Bidding - Fantasy Conference Room, Deck 5 Mid Ship Stop by to say 'Hi' and check out the Silent Auction Items. All proceeds benefit Give Kids the World. 9:30PM - ??? DIStrict Meet - hosted by Corey and Julie - Evolution Lounge. Deck 4 Aft Corey and Julie Martin invite you to meet and mingle in the District. You never know who else might show up. June 26, 2012: Nassau 9AM - 11AM Adventures By Disney Chat with Kevin and John - Evolution Lounge. Deck 4 Aft Kevin Klose and John Magi host a live ABD chat where we will be joined by a current Adventures by Disney Travel Guide. 2PM - 4PM History of the DIS with Pete and Walter - Evolution Lounge. Deck 4 Aft Pete Werner presents a never-before-seen multi-media presentation on the history of the DIS website followed by a question and answer session. 5PM - 7PM Hospitality Room Open. Silent Auction Items Viewing and Bidding - Evolution Lounge. Deck 4 Aft Another chance to stop in and bid on our Silent Auction Items. All proceeds benefit Give Kids the World June 27, 2012: Day at Sea 9AM - 11AM Collective Memories: The Art of Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily - Walt Disney Theatre: Deck 3 Forward Artists and former Disney Imagineers Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily give a multi-media presentation. 2PM - 4PM Hospitality Room Open. LAST CHANCE: Silent Auction Items Bidding - Fantasy Conference Room Deck 5 Mid Ship LAST chance to stop in and bid on our Silent Auction Items. All proceeds benefit Give Kids the World 9:30PM - ?? Photowalk with Kathy - Guest Services Desk, Deck 4 Mid Ship Join Kathy Werling on this incredible opportunity to take pictures of the Disney Dream at night. June 28, 2012: Castaway Cay 9AM - Noon Live Podcast Recording - Buena Vista Theatre: Deck 4 Forward Join us for a live taping of a podcast where you never know what will happen!!! Noon - ???? Group Photo - Lobby/Atrium near Statue A Podcast Cruise Tradition!!! 2PM - 4PM Hospitality Room Open - Fantasy Conference Room Deck 5 Mid Ship Stop in to visit and ask any last minute questions you might have (debarkation, rebooking your next cruise, etc). June 29, 2012: Port Canaveral/Debarkation For those using DIS/Dreams transportation after the cruise, members of the team will be outside of the terminal to assist you in getting to your next destination. UPDATE: 06/07/2012 (Also sent to all cruisers via email) DIS/Dreams Transfers closing out 6/10/2012. Sign-up here http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/PCC30/PCC30_start.cfm UPDATE: 06/13/2012 (Also sent to all cruisers via email) We have a time/place for the group photo. It will be right after the Live Podcast Recording (Noon) on June 28, 2012 (2nd Castaway Cay Day). Meet us in the lobby/atrium next to the stairs/statue. UPDATE: 06/19/2012 (Also sent to all cruisers via email) We have been informed by Disney Cruise Line that they will NOT be able to secure Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily merchandise for sale on our cruise. The only item they currently have in stock and available on the ship is a Dumbo Giclee priced at $600. If you want to have something else signed by Kevin and Jody please make sure you bring it with you. I apologize for the inconvenience. We have been working with DCL for months to get more items on the ship but they just don’t seem to be able to make that happen.