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

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Disney Cruise ship

Updated for 2018!

Have you been dreaming about taking a Disney cruise? 

These six tips could give you a little push to book your cruise sooner than you actually thought!

Disney Cruise Line bedroom

1. Book Early for the Best Rooms

The best stateroom categories are available when you book early. The Disney Cruise Line has the least amount of inside staterooms of all the cruise lines, so if you want to stay on budget with your stateroom preference, you’ll need to book early or they’ll be gone.

Now you don’t have to wait until the last minute to plan your vacation.

Disney Cruise Line stateroom

2. Book Early for the Best Prices

Travel agents will tell you 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 you’ll pay. Travel agents do occasionally find a sale, but those are often extremely last-minute. You can start your cruise planning now, because you don’t have to wait for a big sale like you will with other cruise lines.

Disney Cruise Line snorkeling

3. Disney Offers the Best Value for Your Money

All soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water are included in your ticket.

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

All dining options are included, which means you’ll pay no upcharges 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.

Disney Cruise Line dance party

4. Incredible Adult Only Areas

While the kids enjoy their own clubs, it’s time for some adult relaxation in the adult only areas.

  • The Spa
  • Rainforest Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Adult Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Snacks/Bars/Coffee Shops
  • Champagne Brunches
  • Serenity Bay on Castaway Cay
  • Nightclubs

It’s time to let the relaxation begin!

Disney Cruise Line massage

5. Castaway Cay!

No other cruise line offers an amazing perk like Disney’s private island destination Castaway cay. This real-life paradise in the Bahamas 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

Disney Cruise Line adult

6. 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.

Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations, will be glad to set up a schedule of payments before your final balance is due, so you won’t have to worry about everything coming due at once.

Keep in mind that while there is a standard $200 deposit for trips to Disney World, Disney cruise deposits will vary. Mike can help you understand and budget for that as well.

Disney Cruise Line restaurant

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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Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess


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Call Mike at 919-606-6725 or e-mail him at mike@pixievacations.com.