Disney Dream : A Cheapskate Princess Guide

A Disney Cruise is such a unique vacation and a must do for any Disney fan. The beauty of a cruise is that you can unpack once and see multiple destinations. This vacation allows you to pay one price for your resort, entertainment, and food. Also, Disney Cruise Line offers free soda. This is almost unheard of on a cruise. A Disney Cruise is also a fun way to have Disney (and the characters!), but at a more relaxed pace. Also, if your family can’t decide between a Disney vacation and a beach vacation then a Disney Cruise gives you both!

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Top 5 Reasons Why YOU Want to Take a Disney Cruise!

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By Erin Johnson

The feel of a comfortable chair, the sight of the ocean in front of you, the breeze off the water blowing your hair, or your comfortable floppy hat just so. Walking into a dining room, the smell of the dinner you are about to enjoy overwhelms you, and the final piece of the best of kind of vacation…the taste of the food.

A Disney Cruise is not just a casual trip for you and your family. It is not just a place where you can definitely relax.

It is a vacation where every part of you, even your senses, are on the most magical trip you are ever going to take.

There are so many reasons why your next Disney vacation should be on one of the many Disney Cruise Ships, but here are the top five from your Princess Travel Experts.

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Cheapskate Guide Top 5 Reasons to Take a Disney Cruise:

#5 Mom & Dad Get to Relax!

Disney vacations are perfect for making family memories. But Mom and Dad need a chance to relax too! On a Disney Cruise, you will have plenty of activities and events that you can experience together with the whole family. But, as a bonus, the children’s programs and kid, tween and teen clubs are unparalleled in quality. Safe and secure, the kids’ clubs are the perfect way for your kids to have some great energy-releasing activities, while Mom and Dad take in the sun or a dip in the pool. The ability for the whole family to relax AND also get quality family time on board is the first reason you should be looking into setting sail on one of the four Disney Cruise Ships.

#4 Best Food on the Planet

The best cruise food you can devour… One of the first things people tell me when I am booking their first Disney cruise is that they are worried about the food. They’ve cruised on other cruise lines and didn’t have a positive experience. Is the food on Disney cruise ship really THAT good? In a word? YES! You will eat like a royal family. The cuisine is a highlight for everyone in your group, even the pickiest of little eaters. Plus, you get the bonus of the friendly and kind wait staff that stays with you for your entire voyage. They get to know your children’s likes and dislikes and help make meal time extra special for the smallest family member to the parents and grandparents traveling together.

*Do you have food allergies, or sensitivities? Do not worry. You are very well accommodated on a Disney cruise ship, and your travel agent helps make sure the cruise line knows everything they need to about your needs before you ever set sail.

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#3. Excursions, Entertainment, Experiences, OH MY!

Disney-level quality is something we all know about. This quality is carried over into offering the best excursions for your family. You are getting Disney quality at locations and ports around the world. Wherever you are heading on your cruise, the crew of your Disney ship is getting you there safely and serving you while you debark and embark the ship to make sure you experience these once in a lifetime moments.

The entertainment offered on board a Disney cruise is Broadway quality. I am going to say that again, BROADWAY quality entertainment. Brought to you. On your cruise. The convenience and quality of experiencing this level of entertainment is worth its weight in cost right there.

Character experiences are a definite plus on a Disney Cruise. Your kids will LOVE these experiences almost as much as seeing characters in the parks, because Mickey Mouse is sailing WITH you. All of this is happening just steps from your Disney quality stateroom!

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#2. Quality and Cleanliness

So many people tell me they would like to try a Disney Cruise, but they are afraid of going on any cruise because of the possibility of getting sick or sharing germs in such a confined space. Disney is the industry gold standard for keeping their ships clean, maintained, and when it comes to traveling with children, this is the only cruise line I choose for my family to travel on.


#1 Castaway Cay

I don’t know about you, but every so often a private island of my own slips into my dreams. Now, I’m pretty sure I am never going to own a tropical island all for myself, but Disney’s Castaway Cay is the best close second possible. Castaway Cay is Disney’s own piece of paradise in the Bahamas. It has its own dock (so easy access on and off the boat) and many different areas for adventure or just relaxing on the beach. The clear blue water, snorkeling, miles and miles of private shoreline give you the best backdrop for a gorgeous, relaxing day. There is an adult only beach, as well as children areas, so there is something for everyone.

Exciting News!  Disney just released the Disney Cruise itineraries for 2017, and they include TWO days at this beautiful private island.

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Do you think you are ready to cruise? The best place to start is to email me, Erin Johnson at erin@destinationsinflorida.com, call me at 214-697-7732, or click here to request a price online for your next family vacation.

Erin Johnson

Disney travel agentErin is a Disney College of Knowledge Graduate and a Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure Specialist.  She has also recently become a Florida Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist.  She can book and plan your vacation to anywhere.

As an avid scrapbooker and parent, Erin makes sure all her clients know memories are her priority.  Erin’s passion is helping everyone have a once-in-a-lifetime magical vacation, which include excellent customer service, attention to detail, celebrating milestones and bringing families together.

Whether it is a honeymoon, a family’s first visit to Walt Disney World, or an extended family coming together from all across the country, Erin specializes in making sure everyone gets the most magic out of their vacation! Email erin@destinationsinflorida.com, call 214-697-7732, or click here to request a price online for your next family vacation.

A Disney Cruise: Book It Now and Pay It Off Later!

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Have you been thinking about taking a cruise after the crazy winter we just shivered through? Haven’t we all! Disney’s Cheapskate Princess has teamed up with Destinations in Florida to get you the best travel deals combined with excellent customer service. We asked Erin, who makes travel arrangements for our Cheapskate Princess fans, to give us some information about a Disney Cruise.

You probably didn’t need too much encouragement to want to cruise with Mickey Mouse, given the Disney Cruise sells itself, but these six reasons might just give you a little push to book your cruise sooner than you planned.

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1.Book Early for the Best Rooms

The best stateroom categories are available when you book early. Did you know that the Disney Cruise Line has the LEAST amount of inside staterooms? If you want to stay on budget with your stateroom preference, you need to book early, or they will be gone. So now you don’t have to wait until the last-minute to plan your vacation.

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2. Book Early for the Best Prices

Travel agents know the Disney Cruise Line doesn’t offer crazy low-price sales like other cruise lines do. In fact the closer you get to a cruise date, the more it costs. Travel agents do occasionally find a sale, but those are often very last-minute. You can start your cruise planning now, because you don’t have to wait like with other cruise lines.

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3. Disney Offers the Best Value for Your Money

All soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water are included.

Kids clubs are included for all ages, with teens and tweens enjoying their own clubs.

All dining options are included, which means you pay no upcharge for filets and lobster.

First run movies, fireworks and the Pirate Party are all included at no additional charge.

24 hour room service, themed deck parties and more are all included in the cost of a Disney Cruise.

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4. The Adult Only Areas Are Incredible

While the kids enjoy their clubs, it’s time for some adult relaxation. The Spa, Rainforest Room, Fitness Center, Adult Pool, Restaurants, Snacks/Bars/Coffee Shops, Champagne Brunches, Serenity Bay on Castaway Cay, and Nightclubs offer activities just for adults. Let the relaxation begin!

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5. Castaway Cay!

If you have done any research on Disney Cruises, then you know that no other cruise line offers an amazing perk like Disney’s private island destination. A real life paradise in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay offers the following fabulous cruise perks.

  • Two family beaches
  • One adult only beach with a bar and a restaurant
  • FREE Kid’s Clubs
  • Private Cabanas are available for full day rentals
  • Private Massages on the adult’s only beach

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6. Delayed Payment Plans

It’s no secret that with Disney, you pay for what you get, and all these fabulous Disney cruises amenities don’t come cheap. Many of us may need some time to save up the money for a cruise. With Destinations in Florida, simply put down your deposit now, and you don’t have to pay it off until NEXT YEAR for a mid-late 2015 cruise.

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Can you envision your chair on the deck? Your seat in the dining room? Your toes dipped in the Mickey-shaped pool?

It can be within your reach with just a little planning and a payment plan!


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Erin Johnson, our Cheapskate Princess Travel Agent

Erin Johnson, our Cheapskate Princess Travel Agent

Use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from Erin, our Disney Vacation Planner with Destinations in Florida travel.  She offers promotions like Disney Trading Pin sets, autograph books, and free Mickey Mouse ear hats for kids under age 17.  We know our readers love free…

Give Erin a call at 214-697-7732, or send an e-mail to erin @ destinationsinflorida.com. 

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Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you picking out your stateroom.