When cruising aboard Disney Cruise Line ships, it can take a couple of cruises before you learn some of the fun things that take place on board.

For the most part, the DCL Navigator app contains everything you need to know about all the happenings that will take place during your particular cruise. But, there is one thing that is not listed anywhere and, in my opinion, it’s not to be missed – The Good Morning Show.


Every morning of your cruise, if you tune into channel one on your stateroom TV, you’ll find the Cruise Director along with the Entertainment Manager talking about that day’s events. Sometimes they talk about specific first-run movies that are playing in the theatre or any classes such as “Anyone Can Cook” that are being held. If the ship is in port that day, they will remind you of the “all aboard” time.

Along with any official business that might be discussed, there is no shortage of super cheesy dad jokes. Oftentimes, the jokes are Disney-related. Here’s one we heard on our most recent cruise; Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon? Because she’ll let it go. Ha ha ha…

The entire show is set on repeat until 12:00 noon each day, so if you tune into it in the middle, don’t worry; it’ll start back up from the beginning right after it ends. More often than not, I’ll leave it playing in the background while I get ready for my day.

As a side note, I have heard quite a bit of speculation as to whether or not this show is filmed each morning or if it’s repeated cruise after cruise. Sometimes it seems like it could be a repeat on certain days, but other times, there is more specific information leading me to believe that it’s filmed daily.

Another thing I want to mention is that during my last cruise, the chat feature was not working for the majority of the voyage even though it appeared to be at first. I didn’t find out until almost the end of the cruise, when I finally visited Guest Services to inquire, that they were aware that the live chat feature in the DCL app was not working. The app would let you select to talk to a cast member in Dining, Port Adventures, or Guest Services, and would display you as number one in line, but nothing else would happen for hours. I was a bit surprised that The Good Morning Show wasn’t somehow utilized for communicating this information to guests onboard, as it’s a great feature when it’s working properly.

Do you watch The Good Morning Show?

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