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Travel Guide Updates for PassPorter’s Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line – Third Edition
(third edition, released May 2005)

These updates were current as of 1/13/2006. Visit http://www.passporter.com/customs/bookupdates.htm again for the most recent list of book updates. 

Reminder: These updates do not include every new thing on the Disney Cruise Line as that would require an entirely new book to explain (and, yes, we will have a fourth edition in March/April 2006)! Instead, this chart only lists the pages in PassPorter’s Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line – Third Edition that would be out-of-date or incorrect without this information.

Date

Page 

Update Description

12/4/2005

35

Two new 10- and 11-night South Caribbean itineraries are available for September 2006. New ports include Barbados and St. Kitts. The 10-night cruise sails on September 7 and the 11-night cruise sails on September 17. See http://www.disneycruise.com for itinerary details. This itinerary and its ports will be included in our fourth edition.

12/4/2005

100

Rotation dining now has staggered dining times based on your rotation. Rather than having all guests on the ship start early and late seating at the same time, times are now staggered to 5:45 pm, 6:00 pm, or 6:15 pm for early seating and 8:00 pm, 8:15 pm, and 8:30 pm for late seating. You will be informed of your seating time when you board, and it will remain the same throughout your cruise. These staggered times reduce crowding in certain areas and allow ease of movement through the ship prior to and following dinner.

1/13/2006

109

Palo reservations can now be made online up to 75 days before embarkation (90 days for Castaway Club members and 105 days for Concierge guests). Your cruise must be paid in full in order to reserve online. Note that limited Palo reservations are available online. Register and make reservations at http://www.disneycruise.com .

1/13/2006

133

Kids have a new hang out at the Ocean Quest activity area on deck 2 (the former conference rooms) on the Disney Magic. The new area has a scaled-down replica of the ship’s bridge, complete with LCD “windows” with live video feeds, a real captain’s chair, and a simulator game. The area also offers computer and video games, plasma screen TVs, and arts and crafts. More information and photos on this new area will be in our fourth edition book.

 

Oceaneer Club and Lab reservations can now be made online up to 75 days before embarkation (90 days for Castaway Club members and 105 days for Concierge guests). Your cruise must be paid in full in order to reserve online. Register and make reservations at http://www.disneycruise.com .

1/13/2006

140

On the Disney Magic, a jumbo movie screen has been added to the forward funnel stack above the Goofy Pool. The screen is 24’ x 14’ and will display movies, TV shows, sporting events, and assist in making the deck parties even more exciting.

1/13/2006

144

The Vista Spa on the Disney Magic has been expanded. There are now three new “spa villas” and an indoor spa treatment suite with a private outdoor verandah and personal hot tub, open air shower, and chaise lounge. The fitness center added 1,700 sq. feet, doubling in size and allowing more space for exercise equipment, creating an area for spinning classes and, creating private spaces for Pilates instruction and beauty/fitness consultations. More details and photos on the Vista Spa expansion will be in our fourth edition book. The spa on the Disney Wonder remains as it is described in our third edition for the time being.

 

Vista Spa reservations can now be made online up to 75 days before embarkation (90 days for Castaway Club members and 105 days for Concierge guests). Your cruise must be paid in full in order to reserve online. Register and make reservations at http://www.disneycruise.com .

1/13/2006

153

Shore excursion reservations can now be made online up to 75 days before embarkation (90 days for Castaway Club members and 105 days for Concierge guests). Your cruise must be paid in full in order to reserve online. Register and make reservations at http://www.disneycruise.com .

9/15/2005

270

Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure shore excursion is now available on Castaway Cay. We had the good fortune to be a part of the preview of this excursion and we absolutely love it – and we think you will, too! The experience lasts about one hour and costs $35/ages 10+ and $29 for kids ages 5-9. Kids under 5 are not permitted, and kids 16 and under must be with an adult. A detailed review will appear in our fourth edition.

1/13/2006

278

Children under 3 are welcome to play in Oceaneer Club when accompanied by a parent. Just ask at the counter and you and your child will be provided with a guest nametag to wear during your visit. You can visit at anytime the Club is open. This is an excellent opportunity for cooped-up toddlers to burn off some energy on the play equipment.

1/13/2006

279

Flounder’s Reef Nursery reservations can now be made online up to 75 days before embarkation (90 days for Castaway Club members and 105 days for Concierge guests). Your cruise must be paid in full in order to reserve online. Register and make reservations at http://www.disneycruise.com .