It is truly humbling to be invited to any event, personal or professional honestly.
But to be included in an exclusive travel industry event after the tumultuous years following Covid, it’s truly hard to describe.
Invitations to Disney Cruise Line’s Wish Enchanted Showcase were VERY limited, travel agencies were invited (from what we have been told) based off of sales with Disney Cruise Line both pre and post pandemic. Selling cruises post pandemic, hasn’t been easy- lots of mandates and protocols, but Castle Dreams Travel has firsthand experience cruising since Covid literally stopped cruises from sailing in 2020 and experiencing those protocols- and we can best advise our clients how cruising has changed and what to expect. We are able to reassure our cruise clients about the safety of sailing and answer many of their questions or concerns from our firsthand experience. Personally, I will have cruised five times since August 2021 before stepping foot on the Disney Wish.
This one will be special, my first-time onboard Disney Cruise Line since August 2019…
Before boarding the Disney Wish, Tricia and I will both arrive the day before, spending the night at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. I have plans to head to Epcot for lunch at the new Connections Cafe, hop over to Animal Kingdom to see the newly reopened Finding Nemo show, then hop over to Disney Springs as they celebrate summer during Flavors of Florida presented by CORKCICLE! through August 14. At 7:30pm I have dinner reservations with Tricia & a few friends back in Epcot to watch Harmonious from La Hacienda de Angel.
The next morning, our bags have to be ready to board a bus by 7am to head to Port Canaveral.
Onboard, we aren’t entirely sure what to expect. We are both Platinum level Castaway Club members (DCL’s highest level) and are excited to see the upgrades- but part of what we have grown to love so much is the familiarity of their fleet- and the Disney Wish is truly unique in every way. Something that will remain- the highest level of customer service and dedication Disney Cruise Line has become known for. Entertainment that exceeds expectation from the shows, character meet and greets, even just stepping onboard is a mini production for every cruiser… just check out the Atrium, your first view when stepping on the Disney Wish:
Less than three weeks after the Enchanted Showcase cruise, I will be helping to escort a group onboard the Disney Wish with Castle Dreams Travel. I am so excited to be able to bring my family, our friends, and so many CDT loyal guests onboard to experience this brand-new ship. We have been preparing since May of 2021, and to be this close is just beyond any excitement I would have anticipated.