What could be more fun than setting sail on a Disney Cruise? With more than a dozen destinations around the globe, there’s a Disney Cruise for everyone. Before you book, you’ll want to make sure you get the best cruise for your budget. Here are some fantastic tips for how to save money on your Disney Cruise.
1. Book Early
Booking 12-18 months in advance can literally save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. As ships fill up, prices increase, so booking before the boat nears capacity will keep your costs down. There are often huge financial incentives to re-booking while onboard. Booking with a travel agent can help you get the best deal. Disney may give the agents some shipboard credits to throw your way!
2. Wait Until the Last Minute
This tip is a little riskier, but if cruise liners are under-booked, you may be able to snag a discount by waiting until two weeks before departing time. If you live close to a port and don’t need to worry about airline tickets, this may be a great way for you to save on your trip!
3. Go in the Off-season
If you have some flexibility with vacation times, Fall months are usually the most affordable and least crowded on Disney Cruise Lines. Your travel agent will be able to give you the best times to book your cruise for certain ships and destinations.
4. Ask for an Inside Cabin
You just sleep in your room anyway, so why not save a bit of money by booking an inside room? On many of the ships, inside rooms have magic portholes with Disney characters floating by to keep them travelers from feeling closed in. There are also rooms that have restricted views that can save you a considerable amount as well.
5. Eat What You Paid For
Most of your meals and snacks are endless and covered except meals at some of the upscale restaurants on the ship. Drink all the soda and iced tea you’d like from the self-service drink stations, and enjoy the endless supply of ice cream. Eat some local cuisine at the port stops and feel free to enjoy a meal at the restaurants that have an up-charge, but for the most part, enjoy the provided meals and snacks. They’re great, and you’ll be happy with the savings!
6. Bring Your Own Adult Beverages
Guests who are 21 and older (or with parental consent when the legal drinking age is 18+ in certain countries) may bring up to two bottles of wine (750 mL or less) or six beers (12 ounces or less) on board at the beginning of the voyage and at each port of call. There is a corking fee to consume the wine in the dining room.
These six simple tips for how to save money on your Disney Cruise will help your trip be stress-free before departure and on-board. Enjoy and save your money to book again!