Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2023

Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2023


The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line is a no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide that describes the best of Disney’s ships and itineraries—with tips and tricks to save you time and money.

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Save time and money with in-depth reviews, ratings, and details from the trusted source for a successful Disney Cruise Line vacation.

Planning a Disney Cruise Line (DCL) trip is a big deal. It’s too important to be left to chance, so put the best-selling independent guidebook to the DCL in your hands and take control of your vacation. Make every minute and every dollar count with this no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to the best (and worst) of Disney’s ships and itineraries.

The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2023 explains how the DCL works and how to use that knowledge to stay ahead of the crowd. Authors Erin Foster, Len Testa, and Ritchey Halphen know that you want your vacation to be anything but average, so they employ an expert team of researchers to find the secrets, the shortcuts, and the bargains that are sure to make your vacation exceptional! Find out what’s available in every category, ranked from best to worst, and get detailed plans to make the most of your time on and off your cruise ship. Choose the right stateroom, eat at the best restaurants, find top-notch children’s activities, and experience all the can’t-miss excursions—including those offered at Castaway Cay, one of the best vacation islands in the Caribbean. The guide also provides full coverage of the Disney-run European river cruises and includes itinerary and port guides.

Stay in the know on the latest updates and changes on the DCL. Here’s what’s NEW in the 2023 book:

  • Take in advice for first-time cruisers: money-saving strategies, packing tips and other pre-trip preparation, preferred ships and itineraries, and how to hit the deck running your first day onboard
  • Utilize suggestions for deciding whether a Disney cruise or a Walt Disney World vacation is the better choice for your family
  • Find out the scoop on different stateroom types and how to choose the best room for your needs
  • Get updates on COVID-era booking, boarding, and onboard procedures
  • Read detailed descriptions of DCL’s ports of call around the world
  • Learn about Castaway Cay, DCL’s private Bahamian island
  • Get complete coverage and unbiased opinions about the newest ship, the Wish
  • Uncover news about the development of DCL’s sixth and seventh ships and Disney’s second private island
  • Enjoy discussion of Adventures by Disney river cruises and how they compare with DCL cruises

Make the right choices to give your family a vacation they’ll never forget. The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2023 is your key to planning a perfect stay. Whether you’re putting together your annual trip or preparing for your first visit, this book gives you the insider scoop on staterooms, dining, children’s activities, shopping, entertainment, and more.

Additional information

Dimensions 5.13 × 8 in

Erin Foster


Len Testa, Ritchey Halphen



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Publication Date

December 6, 2022


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1 review for Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2023

  1. patrick

    I love the unofficial guide and have purchased many in the past. Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Some year after year. They were head and shoulder above other and worth every penny without a doubt. The unofficial guide to Disney Cruise Line suffers in comparison. Theme park has an overwhelming selections in food, entertainment and accommodations, so I at least, needed the help in choosing. But a cruise appears inherently limited. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of items in which one needs to choose. So the information, while good, isn’t as insightful as the other Unofficial Guides.

    Majority of the information is practical in nature.

    • Natalie Blankenship

      Hi Patrick,
      Thanks for the feedback and thanks for continuing to support the Unofficial Guide series. We will pass the notes to the authors and editors for consideration for the next edition.

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