DCL UK Residents Only Sailing Summer 2021 Update Advance Bookings For Castaway Club From April 14

BadPinkTink

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UPDATE SATURDAY 10 APRIL
New port information pages for London Tilbury, Southampton, Liverpool and Newcastle added , more info in post 211 of this thread

When you arrive at the terminal, you will need to complete a Lateral Flow Rapid COVID test. Once you and your party have tested negative, you will be able to embark. The test will be conducted before entering the terminal.

Youth Activities
Wristbands will be distributed at the check-in area to Guests who have pre-registered for Youth Activities as part of My Online Check-In. Guests can also register their children on board at Youth Activities.

Arrival Time
You should arrive at the time chosen in My Online Check-in. If you arrive early, you will not be able to enter the cruise terminal until your designated time.

All Aboard at London Tilbury, Newcastle and Liverpool is 6.30pm
All Aboard at Southampton is 5.15pm

UPDATE FRIDAY 9 APRIL
New Disney Magic at Sea Itineraries and Departure Dates

This summer, set sail on a unique Disney staycation at sea aboard 2-, 3- and limited 4-night cruises from the UK. Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, memorable Disney experience.

Advance Booking for Castaway Club Members

If you’re currently a Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club member, take advantage of the opportunity to book our new UK staycation sailings before they go on sale to the general public on 19th April 2021. Book by phone during a designated window.

When to Book
  • 14th April 2021: Platinum Members (By Phone Only)
  • 15th April 2021: Platinum and Gold Members (By Phone Only)
  • 16th April 2021: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members (By Phone Only)
  • 19th April 2021: All Guests (By Phone and Online)
How to Book
  • By Phone: Call 0800 171 2317 starting at 9:00 AM (BST) to book—or contact your travel agent.
Advance Booking for Select Disney Guests
If you’re currently a Disney Vacation Club Member, an Adventures by Disney Insider or a Golden Oak Club Member, you’re invited to enjoy the exclusive opportunity to book our new cruises before they go on sale to the general public on 19th April 2021.

When to Book
  • 14th April 2021: Golden Oak Club Members (By Phone Only starting at 9:00 AM BST)
  • 16th April 2021: Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventures by Disney Insiders (By Phone Only starting at 9:00 AM BST)
How to Book
  • Golden Oak Club Members: contact Golden Oak Club Member Services
  • Disney Vacation Club Members: to book with Reservation Points, call Member Services at 0800 783 2893; to make a cash-only booking, call Disney Cruise Line at (866) 325-6348 —or contact your travel agent
  • Adventures by Disney Insiders: Call (888) 272-0644 —or contact your travel agent
London Tilbury, England
Situated on the north shore of the River Thames, Tilbury (aka ‘the quay to the capital’) is less than 30 miles away from the iconic sights and sounds of London. Depart on 2- and 3-night cruises on selected dates from 11th June – 25th June.

2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from London Tilbury:
14th June, 16th June, 21st June, 23rd June

Day 1: Departure from Tilbury (London), England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Return to Tilbury (London), England

3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from London Tilbury:
11th June, 18th June, 25th June

Day 1: Departure from Tilbury (London), England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Return to Tilbury (London), England

Newcastle, England
From its engineering marvels to its scenic gardens, Newcastle is one of England's greatest cultural centers, and easy to reach from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Depart on 2- and 3-night cruises on selected dates from 29th June – 9th July.

2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Newcastle:
5th July, 7th July, 9th July

Day 1: Departure from Newcastle, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Return to Newcastle, England

3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Newcastle:
29th June, 2nd July

Day 1: Departure from Newcastle, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Return to Newcastle, England

Liverpool, England
With convenient transportation links, Liverpool is known for its historic sites, celebrated architecture, fabulous food and rock and roll! Depart on 2-, 3- and limited 4-night cruises on selected dates from 13th July – 30th July.

2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Liverpool:
13th July, 18th July

Day 1: Departure from Liverpool, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Return to Liverpool, England

3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Liverpool:
15th July, 20th July, 27th July, 30th July

Day 1: Departure from Liverpool, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Return to Liverpool, England

4-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Liverpool:
23rd July

Day 1: Departure from Liverpool, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Return to Liverpool, England

Southampton, England
One of England’s major ports, Southampton has been called Britain’s “Gateway to the World” and offers everything from a fascinating history to modern art. Depart on 2-, 3- and limited 4-night cruises on selected dates from 4th August to 1st September.

2-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Southampton:
4th August, 16th August, 18th August, 30th August, 1st September

Day 1: Departure from Southampton, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Return to Southampton, England

3-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Southampton:
6th August, 13th August, 20th August, 27th August

Day 1: Departure from Southampton, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Return to Southampton, England

4-Night Disney Magic at Sea UK Staycation Sailing from Southampton:
9th August, 23rd August

Day 1: Departure from Southampton, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Return to Southampton, England

UPDATE THURSDAY 8 APRIL

Official Instagram account for UK Residents Summer 2021 Cruises Disney Magic At Sea Instagram

UPDATE FRIDAY 26 MARCH 12pm UK TIME DISNEY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE SUMMER 2021 UK SAILINGS

New! UK Staycations with Disney Magic at Sea

This Summer, Set Sail on a Unique Staycation at Sea Aboard 2-, 3- and Limited 4-Night Cruises from the UK

Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience. Close to home and at sea—be immersed in Disney storytelling, thanks to an amazing collection of onboard entertainment, dining and recreation for the entire family, with all the care you’d expect from Disney. Check back soon for more details!

A UNIQUE DISNEY HOLIDAY AT SEA

Discover a brand-new, close-to-home sailing experience awash with imaginative kids’ activities, fun family entertainment and exclusive adult recreation—it’s a staycation you’ll never forget!

Special Moments with Disney Characters
Spend quality time with beloved Disney characters. Snap photos of mighty Marvel heroes or Captain Mickey, behold a royal promenade with Disney Princesses, and greet Toy Story friends.

Health & Safety Is A Top Priority
We’re implementing multiple layers of health and safety measures considering the guidance from the UK government, health authorities and medical experts.

Navigating Together: Our Commitment to Health & Safety
Our approach brings together 5 elements that help us promote health and safety for all Guests and Crew Members.

Health & Wellness
Our approach emphasizes a combination of health and safety measures. This includes COVID-19 testing, health screenings, face coverings, reduced Guest capacity and physical distancing.

Cleaning & Disinfecting
Disney Cruise Line is operating at elevated cleaning and sanitation levels, with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces.

Innovative Technology
We’re harnessing the power of the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to promote health and safety.

Crew Member Training
Safety starts with our Crew, so we’ve adopted a number of new policies and practices.

Working Together
We’re giving Guests the resources they need to navigate our new policies and do their part.

THURSDAY 25 MARCH
Disney Cruise Line Announce UK Residents Only Summer 2021 Sailings
(the page was taken down a few hours later)

Disney Magic at Sea comes to the UK

This summer, the lands of your dreams are all on their way to the UK. Introducing Disney Magic at Sea, 2-, 3- and 4-night staycation sailings into pure Disney story telling. Your days and nights at sea will be dedicated to an amazing collection of Characters, entertainment and magical dining all tailored to our times and presented with Disney care.

Going on sale this April for UK sailings starting in June!

Departing from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton on select dates.

More Info to follow
 
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BadPinkTink

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That's a clever way to get some sailings in outside the U.S./port restrictions. I'd do that if I was a UK resident. I wonder what the pricing will be?
Ive been hearing rumours of this for a while, but it looks like this UK travel agent made it public before Disney. I'm guessing Disney will announce next week, once the summer 2022 opening week crazyness dies down. Its a great way for Disney to test out all the new procedures and changes. Going by what I'm seeing for the other cruiselines who have announced UK only sailings, the demand is huge, as there is a big push by The UK Government for staycations and they are really discouraging international / European holidays.
 

ScrapHappy

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Interesting - the page the link above goes to was taken down and so was a post on a popular DCL blog...
 

AquaDame

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If it was pulled I cant decide if we should leave this open..? I edited the title for now.
 

AquaDame

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thanks, I wasnt sure what way to edit the title :)
If you click on the 3 dots to the upper right of your first post where it says #1 do you have the option there? It is where I see it, but that *may* be a mod only thing. I know as the OP you can edit it, I'm just not sure exactly where it would be either. ^^;
 

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  • insureman

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    Ive been hearing rumours of this for a while, but it looks like this UK travel agent made it public before Disney. I'm guessing Disney will announce next week, once the summer 2022 opening week crazyness dies down. Its a great way for Disney to test out all the new procedures and changes. Going by what I'm seeing for the other cruiselines who have announced UK only sailings, the demand is huge, as there is a big push by The UK Government for staycations and they are really discouraging international / European holidays.
    Yup. Looks like the TA jumped the gun on that. Sounds like cruises to nowhere and that sounds good to me. They could do the same here in the US, vaccinated people only on a cruise to Castaway Cay and back or leave Port Canaveral and just sail around. I'm up for that. :)
     

    AquaDame

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    Yup. Looks like the TA jumped the gun on that. Sounds like cruises to nowhere and that sounds good to me. They could do the same here in the US, vaccinated people only on a cruise to Castaway Cay and back or leave Port Canaveral and just sail around. I'm up for that. :)
    Castaway Cay would only work if the Bahamian government gave them the OK.
     
  • BadPinkTink

    Republic of Ireland is not part of UK
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    Friday March 26 12pm UK time Disney have a new page on DCL website announcing the new UK sailings,


    New! UK Staycations with Disney Magic at Sea

    This Summer, Set Sail on a Unique Staycation at Sea Aboard 2-, 3- and Limited 4-Night Cruises from the UK

    Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience. Close to home and at sea—be immersed in Disney storytelling, thanks to an amazing collection of onboard entertainment, dining and recreation for the entire family, with all the care you’d expect from Disney. Check back soon for more details!

    A UNIQUE DISNEY HOLIDAY AT SEA
    Discover a brand-new, close-to-home sailing experience awash with imaginative kids’ activities, fun family entertainment and exclusive adult recreation—it’s a staycation you’ll never forget!

    Special Moments with Disney Characters
    Spend quality time with beloved Disney characters. Snap photos of mighty Marvel heroes or Captain Mickey, behold a royal promenade with Disney Princesses, and greet Toy Story friends.

    Health & Safety Is A Top Priority
    We’re implementing multiple layers of health and safety measures considering the guidance from the UK government, health authorities and medical experts.

    Navigating Together: Our Commitment to Health & Safety
    Our approach brings together 5 elements that help us promote health and safety for all Guests and Crew Members.

    Health & Wellness
    Our approach emphasizes a combination of health and safety measures. This includes COVID-19 testing, health screenings, face coverings, reduced Guest capacity and physical distancing.

    Cleaning & Disinfecting
    Disney Cruise Line is operating at elevated cleaning and sanitation levels, with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces.

    Innovative Technology
    We’re harnessing the power of the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to promote health and safety.

    Crew Member Training
    Safety starts with our Crew, so we’ve adopted a number of new policies and practices.

    Working Together
    We’re giving Guests the resources they need to navigate our new policies and do their part.

    Please check our website regularly as we look forward to sharing additional details in the future.
     

    lanejudy

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    Interesting! It would seem a vaccination requirement is conspicuously missing from that information. Are vaccines required by other lines doing UK-resident-only cruises? I thought so, but admittedly I've only half paid attention.
     

    DCSWO

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    My guess is they will price it pretty close to normal rates. Time will tell.
     

    BadPinkTink

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    Interesting! It would seem a vaccination requirement is conspicuously missing from that information. Are vaccines required by other lines doing UK-resident-only cruises? I thought so, but admittedly I've only half paid attention.
    The wording is interesting.

    P & O, Princess and Cunard are requiring vaccinations. The UK at this moment does not have any plans for vaccinating under 18's so Disney can not require under 18's to have a vaccine. If Disney want the family market for these cruises, then they will have to require a negative PCR test for under 18's. It will depend on what their research tells, them, if they feel they will get the capacity they want with vaccinated over 18's or if they want the family market.
     
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    StuartMcK

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    The wording is interesting.

    P & O, Princess and Cunard are requiring vaccinations. The UK at this moment does not have any plans for vaccinating under 18's so Disney can not require under 18's to have a vaccine. If Disney want the family market for these cruises, then they will have to require a negative PCR test for under 18's. It will depend on what their research tells, them, if they feel they will get the capacity they want with vaccinated over 18's or if they want the family market.
    To be honest, I’d enjoy an ‘adults only’ sailing on the Magic - as long as they let into the club & lab. On the last WBTA we did they had adult sessions in the kids clubs & it was a real highlight.


    Not sure our son would like being left at home though while mum & dad go on the trip.
     

    lanejudy

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    It will depend on what their research tells, them, if they feel they will get the capacity they want with vaccinated over 18's or if they want the family market.
    Yes, this is exactly the predicament DCL faces with the crux of their market being families. I guess I thought the UK requirement for cruising included vaccine-only, but maybe not. AFAIK nobody can vaccinate under 16s anywhere, so I was curious how DCL would manage families as cruising resumes. I hope it works for them!
     





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