When it came time to booking and planning our Disney cruise, I found it to be a simple and exciting process! We set a weekend of choice to book and did the research on pricing cabins. The Disney Cruise Line website is really easy to navigate and helpful to finding the perfect cruise match for you and your family.
- First we headed over to the Disney Cruise Line website and entered in our vacation search details: How many guests, how many nights, destination and if we had a preference of port.
- The site then directed us to options based on our search and broken out by price. We selected the port of our choice and viewed our price options based on cabin and dates.
- You’re given 3 choices of staterooms: Inside Staterooms (No porthole), Oceanview Staterooms (Offers a small or large porthole with view) and Verandah Staterooms(Offers Balcony). You can also book a Verandah Stateroom with Concierge service but they can be pretty pricey!
- Your cruise price includes: accommodations, dinning, entertainment and Character experiences. This all-inclusive part won me over especially considering how much food you can eat on a cruise! (Alcohol is not included but you can bring your own wine or beer to your stateroom.)
- Once you’ve chosen your stateroom details you will be asked to put down a deposit. You can either pay for your cruise all at once or chose a payment option. As long as your cruise is paid off by the 2 month mark prior to your cruise you should be fine.
- Disney sends a pamphlet with your cruise details in the mail and how-to book port activities. This was a great resource for us since we are first-time cruisers.
- Disney Cruise Line website offers guests with a planning center which you can access through your DCL account and your reservation. This is where you will find your Cruise itinerary specifically designed by you once you book activities.
I found so many great resources online for Disney Cruise Line besides their website. A lot of bloggers post about their experiences on the DCL and what to do/what to pack and things to do that aren’t as obvious. I want to share them with you guys in case you’re looking at booking a Disney Cruise. Here are some links to blogs I found helpful when it came to booking and planning a Disney Cruise:
- 7 Things to Do Aboard On A Port Day by My Big Fat Happy Life
- 14 Disney Cruise Must-Read Tips by Boogie Wipes
- Top 10 First-Time Disney Cruise Line Tips by Disney Tourist Blog
- Disney Cruise Line Pricing: What’s Included in a Disney Cruise Line Fare? by Travel With Kids
- Disney Cruise Line 101 by Adventurer Mom
Have you ever booked and planned out a Disney Cruise? If so, I would love to hear any advice or tips from you! Feel free to share!