173 episodes

The DCL Dude Podcast is a show dedicated to all things Disney Cruise Line! We will talk recent DCL news, share travel tips, interview guests, go over the best and worst (ok, mostly best) that DCL has to offer, share trip reports, and hopefully interact with you, the listener!

Follow us on Twitter (@theDCLdude) or like us on Facebook (facebook.com/dcldudepodcast)!

The DCL Dude Podcast Wes Dauer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 229 Ratings

The DCL Dude Podcast is a show dedicated to all things Disney Cruise Line! We will talk recent DCL news, share travel tips, interview guests, go over the best and worst (ok, mostly best) that DCL has to offer, share trip reports, and hopefully interact with you, the listener!

Follow us on Twitter (@theDCLdude) or like us on Facebook (facebook.com/dcldudepodcast)!

    5 Things to Look Forward to in 2024

    5 Things to Look Forward to in 2024

    In this week's episode, I'll get you all caught up on recent news from Disney Cruise Line and also give you my top-5 things to be excited about in 2024. If there's something you're excited about that didn't make my list, please reach out to me to let me know!
    Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. You can also check out my new blog at www.thedcldude.com. If you have any ideas for future episodes, I'd love to hear them!
    Finally, if you're thinking about booking a Disney Cruise, don't go it alone! Send me an email at wes@mickeyworldtravel.com for a FREE quote and find out how to get some onboard credit to spend on your cruise!

    • 27 min
    NYE Trip Recap Part II

    NYE Trip Recap Part II

     
    In this episode, we're recapping part 2 of our recent 5-night Bahamian cruise with two stops at Castaway Cay aboard the Disney Dream, which departed from Port Everglades. Tune in to hear about our two amazing days spent at Castaway Cay and our thoughts on Disney Cruise Line's New Year's Eve celebration at sea!
    Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. You can also check out my new blog at www.thedcldude.com. If you have any ideas for future episodes, I'd love to hear them!
    Finally, if you're thinking about booking a Disney Cruise, don't go it alone! Send me an email at wes@mickeyworldtravel.com for a FREE quote and find out how to get some onboard credit to spend on your cruise!

    • 57 min
    NYE Trip Recap Part I

    NYE Trip Recap Part I

    Happy New Year, everyone! We recently returned from a 5-night Bahamian cruise with two stops at Castaway Cay aboard the Disney Dream, which departed from Port Everglades. The cruise departed on December 28 and returned on January 2, so we got to be onboard for New Year's Eve, which was an amazing way to ring in the new year! We're bringing you Part 1 of our cruise recap today and Part II will follow very shortly. I hope you enjoy!
    Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. You can also check out my new blog at www.thedcldude.com. If you have any ideas for future episodes, I'd love to hear them!
    Finally, if you're thinking about booking a Disney Cruise, don't go it alone! Send me an email at wes@mickeyworldtravel.com for a FREE quote and find out how to get some onboard credit to spend on your cruise!

    • 41 min
    10 Things Not to Worry About

    10 Things Not to Worry About

    I'm joined in this week's episode by Rebecca (@disneycruiselinecommunity on Instagram), who created the Disney Cruise Line Community Facebook group. Rebecca has a lot of DCL experience and we are talking this week about ten things not to worry about as it relates to your Disney cruise! My hope is that this will help take some of the stress and anxiety out of the planning and preparation for your next Disney cruise!
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!
    Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. You can also check out my new blog at www.thedcldude.com. If you have any ideas for future episodes, I'd love to hear them!
    Finally, if you're thinking about booking a Disney Cruise, don't go it alone! Send me an email at wes@mickeyworldtravel.com for a FREE quote and find out how to get some onboard credit to spend on your cruise!

    • 45 min
    Can't-Miss Experiences on a Very Merrytime Cruise

    Can't-Miss Experiences on a Very Merrytime Cruise

    Cast member, Mallory, joins me in this episode to discuss her experiences as a cast member with Disney Cruise Line, and also to give us a summary of the can't-miss experiences on a Very Merrytime cruise. I hope this episode helps bring some holiday cheer to your day!
    Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. You can also check out my new blog at www.thedcldude.com. If you have any ideas for future episodes, I'd love to hear them!
    Finally, if you're thinking about booking a Disney Cruise, don't go it alone! Send me an email at wes@mickeyworldtravel.com for a FREE quote and find out how to get some onboard credit to spend on your cruise!

    • 32 min
    A South Pacific Disney Cruise

    A South Pacific Disney Cruise

    In this week's episode, we're taking another long cruise with Disney Cruise Line - this time to the South Pacific! Listener Tim shares his experience on the inaugural 13-night South Pacific cruise from Honolulu ending in Sydney Australia! Tim gives us the details of the fun activities that were offered onboard and the things that he and his wife, Shereen, did in each of the ports of call. Hope you enjoy!
    Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. You can also check out my new blog at www.thedcldude.com. If you have any ideas for future episodes, I'd love to hear them!
    Finally, if you're thinking about booking a Disney Cruise, don't go it alone! Send me an email at wes@mickeyworldtravel.com for a FREE quote and find out how to get some onboard credit to spend on your cruise!

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Danielle Official ,

Great host & content!

Wes is so likable and informative! He is courteous, kind, and his love of Disney Cruise Line shows! He is knowledgeable and willing to share all his tips! Great to listen to if you have a trip coming up!

FallingLEaves3941 ,

Dude, where’s the cruise?

If I had to pick the top DCL podcasts, this one is definitely up there! Lots of informative episodes for first timers. Lots of fun trip reports. Love when Alyssa joins him from time to time. Highly recommend this podcast for anyone curious about cruising with DCL

Robby Abney ,

DCL DUDE IS AWESOME

So I listened to two Disney podcasts, the DCL dude and the DCL Duo. The fact that Wes had on Brian and Sam from the DCL Duo was absolutely awesome! These are only two DCL podcasts I listen to and to get both of them in one is just icing on the Disney cake! Thanks Wes

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