Tips and Tricks to Save on Your Next Disney Cruise
If you are like me, you are craving a nice and relaxing vacation after the past several months. If one of your top dream vacations is a Disney Cruise, I am here to give you all the tips and tricks on how to save on your next one!
Look for Guaranteed Staterooms
From time to time, Disney Cruise Line will offer discounted or guaranteed staterooms. These are rooms that have been deeply discounted closer to the actual sail date of the cruise.
However, there is a catch! While you will be able to choose a inside stateroom, oceanview stateroom, or stateroom with verandah; you will not be able to choose the location of your room. It would be assigned by Disney Cruise Line on your embarkation day or a few days before.
Another caveat to guaranteed staterooms is that they have to be paid in full at the time of booking and are non-refundable. There are a few other restrictions but there are the biggest ones. However, if you are 100% sure you are going to go, are looking for more of a “last minute escape,” and do not care the location of your room, they really are a good deal!
To read more about guaranteed staterooms, please CLICK HERE.
Pick an Off-Peak Time to Sail
First off, let’s talk about the times of the year that are notorious for being the most expensive: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. In addition, prices in the Summer also creep up.
If Summer is the only time that works for your calendar to sail because of school, look at the very beginning of the Summer or very end. So, look at it as a end of the school year celebration or way to kick off a new school year!
In addition, these times of the year are on average a bit less expensive than others:
- January – After New Years Week
- Early February
- Early November
- Early December
Discounts for Select Groups
It is fairly common for Disney Cruise Line to offer discounts for military members and Florida residents. There are similar to the guaranteed staterooms and are only usually released about 50 days before a sail date. Valid proof is required to be sent in at the time of booking.
In addition, Disney Vacation Club Members might see a discount available from time to time.
Generally, Disney Cruise Line does not offer broad or general discounts that you might see from Walt Disney World. However, the past few Winters, Disney has offered reduced deposits on select itineraries.
If you are a planner and want to make sure you get a spot on the dream cruise of your choice while getting the best rate, the best piece of advice I can give to save on your next Disney Cruise is to book early!
Disney Cruise Line’s prices are the least expensive when they are first available for booking. As the ship fills up, the prices go up.
If you are looking to sail Fall 2021, you are in luck! Bookings are available beginning this week. So, don’t delay and book today!
Book your Cruise with a Travel Planner Who Offers Onboard Credits
My other best piece of advice on how to save on your next Disney Cruise, is to book with a Travel Planner who specializes in Disney like myself. When you book your Disney cruise with me, you will not pay anything additional for my services and my rates are EXACTLY the same as booking directly with Disney. In addition, I exclusively offer competitive onboard credits. Fill out the form below for a free, no-obligation quote.
Let’s start planning your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Fill out the form below or send an email to Holly@MickeyTravels.com for a FREE, no-obligation quote to book your Disney vacation. As an agent with MickeyTravels (a Platinum Earmarked Agency), I will be on hand to help you with everything from finding your perfect package and I offer rate monitoring to ensure you are receiving the best rate available by Disney and competitive onboard credits. I work with all Disney Destinations and destinations outside of Disney. Best of all, my services are absolutely FREE. Get in touch via email at Holly@MickeyTravels.com or calling 954.401.9577. Also, make sure to CLICK HERE to follow along with my Facebook page for all things Disney and giveaways!
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