Disney Cruise Discounts and Deals
LAST UPDATE: 7/27/15
If you want to learn about possible Disney Cruise discounts you’ve found the right page! Listed below is every known deal, offer, coupon, onboard credit or discount available for your Disney cruise.
Unless otherwise specified, Disney cruise discounts quoted here are per adult, based on double occupancy, and do not include taxes, fees, port expenses or excursions. Rates are subject to availability.
Other useful Disney Cruise Line information pages:
- For tips and tricks that will help you plan your cruise, visit the Planning Tips & Tricks for Disney Cruises page.
- For advice that will help you save time and get the most out of your cruise once you are onboard, visit the DCL Onboard Advice page.
- For advice that will help you with excursions, tours and activities while in port, visit the Tips & Discounts for Port Excursions page.
- Easy Way to Save on Your Disney Cruise
- Great Dates/Great Fares
- Onboard Credit
- Last-Minute Restricted Stateroom Discounts from DCL
- Onboard Booking Discount
- Group Incentives
- Disney Cruise Discounts for Annual Passholders
- Disney Cruise Discounts for Southern California Residents
- Disney Cruise Discounts for Florida Residents
- Disney Cruise Discounts for Military
- Disney Cruise Discounts for Canadian Residents
- Disney Cruise Discounts for UK and Ireland Residents
- Disney Cruise Discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members
- Costco Rebates
- Travelocity Deals on Disney Cruises
- Expedia Deals on Disney Cruises
In our opinion, you should always book a Disney cruise using a travel agent. The benefits are just too great, both in convenience and price. First off, the best travel agents give you onboard credit, which is effectively FREE money, since the cruise fare isn’t any higher than if you booked through Disney. Furthermore, Disney Cruise Line has lots of confusing options involving tradeoffs that aren’t always clear. Using an experienced travel agent is like getting a FREE expert who knows everything about the Disney Cruise Line and is happy to walk you through the process and offer advice.
The travel agency we personally recommend here on MouseSavers.com, Small World Vacations, has some of the most experienced agents in the industry. The agents who handle cruise bookings for Small World have been on multiple Disney cruises, and know a truly astonishing amount about all four ships, the various Disney ports of call and all the common itineraries (and many uncommon ones). Many of them are Platinum members of Disney’s Castaway Club, meaning that they have personally been on 10 or more Disney cruises! They each have a personal toll-free direct line they give out to their clients, and a direct email address so you can mail them questions or requests any time.
Small World Vacations offers an onboard credit of up to $1,000 when you book a Disney Cruise with them. (Credit depends on your total cruise fare; the minimum fare to get credit is $1000.) Your onboard credit is good toward anything you can charge to your room, such as spa treatments, special dining, shore excursions or even your bar tab! Plus, this onboard credit offer is on top of any other discounts for which you may qualify, such as special promotions and onboard credits from Disney. And perhaps most importantly, the Small World Vacations agents know how to maximize value by making use of tricks like secret porthole rooms, secret verandah rooms, secret connecting rooms, and other clever strategies.
We pretty rarely encounter a deal that qualifies as a “no brainer,” but this is absolutely one, because it’s effectively free money. Small World Vacations’ fares are exactly the same as Disney’s; there are no other hidden markups or extra fees. The onboard credit is a bonus you won’t get booking with Disney.
If you booked a cruise with a total fare of $1000 or more (taxes and fees don’t count) directly with Disney within the last 30 days, have not paid for it in full and did not add airfare, you can transfer it to Small World Vacations and still get half their regular onboard credit. To transfer a cruise booking, email them at VacationInfo@SmallWorldVacations.com and mention that you heard about transferring on MouseSavers.com.
Finally, if you’re going on a Disney cruise soon be sure you take advantage of the onboard booking discount and list Small World Vacations as your preferred travel agent (or transfer the booking to Small World Vacations after your cruise is over), because it’s an essentially risk-free way to get significant discounts from Disney plus onboard credit from Small World Vacations in one fell swoop on a future cruise. If you have any questions about onboard booking, email your questions directly to Small World Vacations at VacationInfo@SmallWorldVacations.com before you leave on your cruise, and mention that you heard about onboard booking on MouseSavers.com.
In our experience, the travel agents at Small World Vacations are great at finding the best fares. They know all the tricks that will save you money, and they know the Disney Cruise Line inside and out. We’re confident that once you work with a really great travel agent, you’ll never want to book a cruise any other way.
- To learn more about the onboard credit offer, visit the Small World Vacations website, where you can see full details and request a price quote for your Disney cruise. Small World Vacations gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free, and FREE onboard credit!
Disney periodically publishes specific sailing dates that offer especially tempting fares. See below for current offers:
Disney Magic – Book by 9/30/15
- February 28, 2016, 4-Night Bahamian Cruise (from Port Canaveral) from $580* per person based on double occupancy, Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom
- March 3, 2016, 3-Night Bahamian Cruise (from Port Canaveral) from $507* per person based on double occupancy, Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Disney Wonder – Book by 8/31/15
- January 4, 2016, 6-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise (from Galveston, TX) from $840* per person based on double occupancy, Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom
- February 26, 2016, 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (from Miami) from $845* per person based on double occupancy, Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
- April 8, 2016, 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (from Miami) from $905* per person based on double occupancy, Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Disney Fantasy – Book by 8/31/15
- December 12, 2015, 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (from Port Canaveral) from $1,701* per person based on double occupancy, Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
- April 30, 2016, 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (from Port Canaveral) from $1,862* per person based on double occupancy, Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Disney Magic – Book by 8/31/15
- January 20, 2016, 4-Night Bahamian Cruise (from Miami) from $676* per person based on double occupancy, Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
- June 29, 2016, 7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise (from Copenhagen, Denmark) from $1,757* per person based on double occupancy, Category 11B Standard Inside Stateroom
Disney Dream – Book by 8/31/15
- November 11, 2016, 3-Night Bahamian Cruise (from Port Canaveral) from $702* per person based on double occupancy, Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
- November 14, 2016, 4-Night Bahamian Cruise (from Port Canaveral) from $936* per person based on double occupancy, Category 5A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Disney Magic – Book by 7/31/15
- November 29, 2015, 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise (from Miami) from $815* per person based on double occupancy, Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Disney Wonder – Book by 7/31/15
- January 17, 2016, 7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise (from San Juan, Puerto Rico) from $1,351* per person based on double occupancy, Category 9C Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
*Rates in US dollars. Subject to availability and categories may sell out. Other stateroom categories available at varying fares. Other restrictions may apply. Taxes, fees, port expenses, gratuities and excursions are not included. See Disney Cruise Line Brochure for applicable Terms and Conditions.
- To get these special fares, contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. Small World Vacations gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free. Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare!
Onboard credit is cash value linked to your stateroom account on the ship, which you can spend by using your room key to pay for pretty much anything on the ship or on Castaway Cay. Onboard credit can be used for merchandise, adult beverages, bottled water, spa treatments, shore excursions, Palo or Remy meals, and other onboard activities, or even applied to gratuities for your servers and stateroom attendant. By combining multiple offers you can potentially get $1200 or more per cruise in onboard credit!
- Small World Vacations Onboard Credit
- Disney’s Visa Card Onboard Credit Offer
- Onboard Booking Credit Offer
The travel agency we personally recommend here on MouseSavers.com, Small World Vacations, offers an onboard credit of up to $1000 when you book through them. (Credit depends on your total cruise fare; the minimum fare to get credit is $1000.) To learn more, visit the Small World Vacations website, where you can see full details about the onboard credit offer and request a quote on your cruise vacation. This offer can be combined with either the Disney Visa or Onboard Booking offers below (but not both). However, see the details about the Onboard Booking offer, below, and the rules for listing a travel agent on an onboard booking and/or transferring a booking after your cruise.
Disney’s Visa cardholders can get $50 onboard beverage credit per stateroom when they pay for a Disney Cruise Line vacation with their Disney’s Visa card. If you book using this offer after January 1, 2015, the onboard credit is only good toward beverages, including alcohol, smoothies, and non-alcoholic drinks served in lounges. (Bookings prior to that date still get unrestricted onboard credit good for any onboard charges.)
Offer must be requested at time of booking, for new bookings only. The onboard credit is $50 per stateroom for each stateroom paid in full with Disney’s Visa card up to a maximum of 2 staterooms. Any unused portions of onboard credit are non-refundable and non-transferable. Not valid in combination with other offers except the Small World Vacations onboard credit offer.
Thanks to Small World Vacations and to Eric P for updated info.
When you book a Disney cruise (even one you don’t necessarily intend to go on) while on board another Disney cruise, you receive $100-$200 onboard credit per stateroom for the future cruise, plus other incentives. However, if you do book a specific cruise, you can change the booking to a different cruise date, ship, sailing, stateroom category, etc., and still keep the onboard credit. Any unused portions of onboard credit are non-refundable and non-transferable. Not valid in combination with other offers (except in certain cases the Small World Vacations onboard credit offer; see below for more details).
Combining the Onboard Booking Credit Offer with the Small World Vacations onboard credit offer may be possible, but there are some restrictions. For you to get the full Small World Vacations onboard credit, Small World Vacations needs to be listed as the travel agent when you book the new cruise. If you booked your current cruise with Small World Vacations, then it’s easy; just make sure the new cruise you book onboard also lists Small World Vacations as your agent. Usually the onboard booking agent will ask you if you want the same travel agent, but if they don’t, you should make a point to ask. As long as Small World Vacations is listed on the booking before you leave the ship, you should get both onboard credit offers. Make sure to contact your Small World Vacations agent after your cruise to let them know you booked onboard.
If you didn’t book your current cruise with Small World Vacations, you may not be able to add them to your booking while you’re onboard. Disney recently changed their policy, so you can no longer request a travel agent while booking onboard unless your current cruise is booked with that same agent. It still doesn’t hurt to ask the future cruise agent to add Small World Vacations to your booking, just in case they change the policy at some point. If Disney won’t let you add Small World Vacations to the booking, you can usually transfer your booking and still get some Small World Vacations onboard credit, albeit a reduced amount. To transfer your cruise booking, it must have a minimum base fare of $1,000, must not have airfare added, must not be paid in full, must be booked directly with Disney (i.e. not with another travel agent) and must be transferred within 30 days of booking. Contact Small World Vacations at VacationInfo@SmallWorldVacations.com immediately after your trip to ask about transferring the booking. They will review your Disney Cruise travel details and let you know if your booking is eligible for transfer and how much onboard credit they can offer.
If you have any other questions or concerns about combining Small World Vacations’ onboard credit offer and Disney’s Onboard Booking Offer, email Small World Vacations at VacationInfo@SmallWorldVacations.com.
Click here to read more about the various benefits of Onboard Booking.
Click here to skip to the chart of current IGT/OGT/VGT discounts!
Disney offers a way to save if you are flexible about your stateroom location and willing to book “last minute,” usually meaning 21-75 days prior to departure. The savings can be very large, but you won’t know your exact stateroom at booking time. Disney will assign you a stateroom of at least the level guaranteed, possibly as late as the embarkation day. Your assigned stateroom could be in a higher category, but will never be in a lower category. If you book two or more Restricted Guarantee staterooms, there is no way to ensure that they are near each other, or even on the same deck.
The “Restricted Guarantee” room categories are offered on select sailings at the discretion of Disney Cruise Line operations. If offered, the categories are:
- Inside Stateroom with Restrictions (category IGT) – Guarantees a category 11C or better stateroom.
- Oceanview Stateroom with Restrictions (category OGT) – Guarantees a category 9D or better stateroom.
- Verandah Stateroom with Restrictions (category VGT) – Guarantees a category 7A or better stateroom.
Important details you need to know:
- You will not be able to select a stateroom number or make special requests as to stateroom location. The stateroom is assigned at the discretion of Disney Cruise Line, generally within a week of cruise departure.
- Applies to new bookings only. Existing reservations cannot be modified to these new categories.
- Full payment is due at time of booking. Booking holds are not permitted.
- Reservation is non-refundable.
- Reservation and applied payment are non-transferable.
- Full legal names and birthdates for all stateroom occupants are required at time of booking.
- Name changes after the reservation number is confirmed will not be permitted.
- Sail date, stateroom category and cruise itinerary changes are not permitted once a reservation number is confirmed.
- Not combinable with any other Disney discount or promotional offers, but it can be combined with the Small World Vacations onboard credit offer.
- The “Verandah Stateroom with Restrictions” (VGT) category allows for a maximum of four stateroom occupants.
- There is typically more availability in the Restricted Guarantee categories if you have only 2 or 3 people per stateroom.
The one change that you can make after booking is that additional guests can be added to a stateroom, subject to space restrictions. There are limits on the total number of guests in each lifeboat section and on the whole ship, so even if your stateroom can fit another person, it might not be possible to add another guest.
Restrictions and booking rules are subject to change.
|Date||Cruise itinerary||IGT Fare||OGT Fare||VGT Fare|
|8/10/2015||4-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Dream – Itinerary A||—||—||$1,280.00/$780.00|
|10/23/2015||14-Night Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise on Disney Wonder – Itinerary A||$1,400.00/$980.00||$1,638.00/$1,050.00||—|
If you are interested in booking one of these restricted stateroom last-minute rates, it is at least 21 days prior to the sailing that interests you, and all of the members of your travelling party are ready to commit, we recommend contacting Small World Vacations to book your stateroom, as their FREE onboard credit offer applies to these special fares (though note that the total cruise fare must be at least $1000 to get their onboard credit). Note that these staterooms often sell out fast, so if you see one you like, snag it quickly. If it is less than 21 days prior to sailing, you will need to contact Disney directly to book the cruise, at (800) 951-3532 or online at DisneyCruise.com.
If you are going on a Disney cruise and think there is any chance you or a friend or relative may want to go on another Disney cruise in the next 24 months, be sure to book a future cruise while you are still onboard the ship.
When book a future cruise while still onboard the ship you get all of the following benefits:
- A 10% discount on the final cruise fare (with some blackout dates; see below).
- Up to $200 onboard credit per stateroom ($100 for 3-6 night cruises, $200 for 7+ night cruises).
- A lower deposit requirement of only 10% on 7+ night cruises (regular deposit requirement is 20%).
- If you booked your current cruise with Small World Vacations and also use them as your agent for the future cruise, you’ll get their full onboard credit in addition to the Disney onboard credit. (Note that if you didn’t book your current cruise with Small World Vacations, the onboard booking agents may not let you add Small World as your agent while onboard. In that case, you would have to transfer your booking to Small World after you get home, and you would be eligible for a smaller onboard credit.)
You can book a placeholder cruise without picking a specific sail date and change or cancel it later with no penalty. The placeholder is not an actual cruise, but it does have a reservation number, and that reservation can be moved to a real cruise once you’ve decided what cruise you want to take. To book a placeholder, you put down a flat $200 per stateroom. When you switch your reservation to a real cruise date you will still retain the onboard credit and other benefits, but you’ll have to pay any increase in deposit. Keep in mind though, that there is an advantage to booking a real cruise as early as possible, in that you lock in the rates for that cruise date and keep them even if they go up in the future. So if you do have a cruise you think you might want to take, it’s a good idea to book that cruise rather than a placeholder.
If you ultimately decide not to take a cruise, Disney will refund 100% of your payment for any placeholder. If you actually booked a cruise and decide not to take it, you get a 100% refund as long as you haven’t passed the penalty date (120-75 days depending on the cruise), and you didn’t book a concierge room or suite. So just book a placeholder to get the discount, and then you’ll have time to get home and consider the various itineraries and your schedule. Later when you decide on what cruise to take, call or email your travel agent and have her change the booking.
You can change almost every aspect of your booking as many times as you need to and still keep all the benefits. The name of one adult in each stateroom must stay the same, but you can change the names of any of the other guests, or increase or reduce the number of guests. You can change the stateroom category. You can change the ship or the sailing as long as you stay within the 24 month window from the initial booking. If you end up changing to a more expensive booking, you’ll need to make up the difference between your original deposit and the new deposit, but you will only need to put down a 10% deposit if the new cruise is 7+ days long. Keep in mind that when you add a guest to a stateroom, they get added at current rates, not at your initial booking rates. It can also happen (rarely) that Disney can’t add any more names to a stateroom because they can only book a certain number of total guests in each lifeboat muster station. So even if that specific room has extra beds, it’s possible that they can’t add more people to that section of the ship. For the lowest final price and most flexibility, it’s a good idea to list as many names on the booking as might possibly go, rather than listing the minimum number and adding more later.
One thing you can’t do is get the discount on a second stateroom if you originally booked only one stateroom with the onboard booking discount. If you think there’s any chance you’ll want two staterooms, book two staterooms while you’re onboard. You can book up to two staterooms per household using this discount (though see below for an extra benefit for booking 3+ rooms), so if you’re on a cruise with two households (you and your parents, for example), you can book up to four staterooms with full discount. You can easily shrink the booking to one stateroom later if you need to. But if you later decide that you want to bring your parents along or another family, or put the kids in their own stateroom, you’ll be glad to have two rooms booked with the discount. You can actually move the two staterooms to two separate cruises later and keep the discount for both, as long as both cruise sailings are within the 24-month window and not on a blackout date. (The splitting of two staterooms onto two cruises and keeping the discount on both is not an advertised benefit, and might stop working at some point; right now it just happens to work that way in practice.)
You get the onboard credit, but not the discount or lower deposit, for any additional rooms beyond the first two. So for example, you could book a whole family reunion on board and get 5 rooms. The first two would get the 10% discount, the lower deposit (if the cruise you’re booking is 7+ days), and the $100-200 per room credit. The 3rd, 4th and 5th rooms would just get the credit. This is an unadvertised special that could go away any time, but if you do want to book more than two rooms be sure to ask if the onboard credit is still available for the extra rooms.
You can get the discount for friends or relatives. Depending on the cruise agent you deal with, you may be required to put at least one adult from your current stateroom on the booking, but you can fill up the rest of the booking with your friends. You’ll need your friends’ full legal names (as written on their passport) and their birth dates. As long as one of your adult friends remains on the booking, they’ll keep the discount, even if you delete yourself from the booking later. If you book two staterooms (one for you and one for your friends) and your or your friends’ plans change you can cancel one stateroom later and the other stateroom will still get the discount and onboard credit.
If you already have a future cruise booked, you can usually “re-shop” your existing booking while on another cruise and get the discount. Note that if the price of the future cruise has gone up more than 10% since you originally booked it, using the onboard booking discount may not actually save you money, because it will be considered a new booking at current price. Be sure to compare the bottom-line price both ways. Also note that you can’t be absolutely sure of getting the same stateroom when you re-shop an existing reservation. What the onboard booking agent or your travel agent will generally do is make you a completely new reservation, then cancel the old reservation or change it to a different stateroom, thus freeing up your original room. Then they’ll grab your old room for the new reservation as fast as possible before someone else does. There’s always a chance that someone else will scoop it up during the time it is available.
*There is no discount, lower deposit, or Disney onboard credit for 1 or 2 night sailings or IGT, OGT and VGT Restricted Guarantee bookings. You get the Disney onboard credit, but not the fare discount and lower deposit, for concierge staterooms and suites. You can get the 10% discount and reduced deposit on a maximum of two staterooms per household, but there is no limit on how many staterooms you can get onboard credit for. Onboard booking incentives CANNOT be combined with any group discounts organized by a travel agency.
Discount Blackout Dates:
Please note: there is no 10% discount when you book the following holiday and peak dates (but you do get the onboard credit and smaller deposit):
Disney Fantasy: 12/19, 12/26
Disney Dream: 11/23, 11/27, 12/24, 12/28, 12/31
Disney Wonder: 10/9, 10/16, 11/20, 12/24, 12/28
Disney Magic: 11/25, 12/23, 12/27, 12/31
Disney Fantasy: 3/19, 3/26, 11/19, 12/24, 12/31
Disney Dream: 3/21, 3/25, 7/1, 11/21, 11/25, 12/22, 12/26, 12/30
Disney Wonder: 3/20, 3/25, 5/15, 11/10, 11/18, 12/23, 12/30
Disney Magic: 3/20, 3/24, 6/5, 7/13, 8/1, 10/2, 10/7, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/20, 12/23, 12/30
- To take advantage of the Onboard Booking offer, follow these simple steps:
- Before your cruise, print this Onboard Booking form. You can just print directly from your browser, or right-click the link and select “Save” to save it on your computer. Then open the file and print it using Adobe Reader.
- Fill out the form before you leave on the cruise. Either find a cruise you think you might want to take, or if you just want to get the discount and decide later which cruise to use it on, just write “placeholder” on the “Sail Dates Requested” line.
- Bring the filled-out form with you on the cruise. If you want to also book a stateroom for a friend or relative, make sure you have their full names and birth dates. At some point early in the cruise, go to the Future Bookings Desk on deck 4 and either hand the filled-out form to the agent, or drop the form in the box if you don’t want to wait. If you drop off the form, they’ll secure a hold on a reservation and leave a printout by your stateroom door. Review the details and if they look good either go back to the desk to place the reservation or call 7-2848 from your stateroom phone. Either way, when the booking is done ask for a printed confirmation of your final reservation.
- If you forget the form, there will be forms available at the future cruise desk, or you can just sit down at the desk when the agent is there and tell them what you want.
- Before you leave the ship, confirm that everything is correct. You should have a printed confirmation. The confirmation should show that your deposit is paid (if not, the booking will be canceled). If this isn’t on your confirmation, go to the Future Bookings Desk or Guest Services and make sure everything is correct. If you are working with a travel agent, verbally confirm that they are listed on the reservation before you leave the ship, as if you have to transfer after the cruise, you may lose some of the travel agency’s onboard credit.
- That’s it! If you booked a “dummy” cruise, you can start the process of finding your actual cruise. If you are using a travel agent, email them to let them know you booked onboard. Once you’ve settled on the cruise you really want to take, change the booking as soon as you can to the new sailing date to lock in the lowest possible fares and get the best choice of staterooms.
Organizing your own group? Disney Specialist travel agents can sometimes offer great incentives for group bookings of 8 staterooms or more. If you are organizing a family reunion cruise or getting a group of friends together for a vacation, you may be able to take advantage of these incentives.
Contact a Disney Specialist travel agency such as Small World Vacations for details on group incentives. Remember, it costs you nothing to use them, and you may get a nice benefit for your group.
No current offers.
No current offers.
As of 7/25/15, the following cruises had availability in the Florida Resident category for up to 3 persons (some may also be available for 4 or 5). Prices given are base fares per person (Guest 1 & 2/Guest 3+). 3rd, 4th and 5th guest fares for children 12 and under will be lower. Taxes, fees and port expenses are not included.
- No current Florida resident discounts available
Other stateroom categories may be available at other rates. Rates are per adult, based on double occupancy. Occupancy restrictions may apply. Taxes, fees, port expenses and excursions are not included. See Disney Cruise Line brochure for details and applicable terms and conditions. Other discounts do not apply. Only one discount may be used at a time. Rates in US dollars.
A copy of a valid proof of Florida residency for at least one adult in each stateroom needs to be transmitted (via fax or email) within 48 hours when booking with the Florida rate, and the same proof will need to be produced at check-in. The other guests in each stateroom do not need to be Florida residents.
- If you are interested in booking one of these special Florida resident rates, it is at least 21 days prior to the sailing that interests you, and all of the members of your travelling party are ready to commit, we recommend contacting Small World Vacations to book your stateroom, as their FREE onboard credit offer applies to these special fares (though note that the total cruise fare must be at least $1000 to get their onboard credit). Be sure to tell them you want to book a Florida Resident fare (booking code FLR). Note that these staterooms often sell out fast, so if you see one you like, snag it quickly. If it is less than 21 days prior to sailing, you will need to contact Disney directly to book the cruise, at (800) 951-3532 or online at DisneyCruise.com.
Members of the US military and their families qualify for special cruise rates.
As of 7/25/15, the following cruises had availability in the Military category for up to 3 persons (some may also be available for 4 or 5). Prices given are base fares per person (Guest 1 & 2/Guest 3+). 3rd, 4th and 5th guest fares for children 12 and under will be lower. Taxes, fees and port expenses are not included.
|Date||Cruise itinerary||Inside Fare||Oceanview Fare||Verandah Fare|
|10/23/2015||14-Night Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise on Disney Wonder – Itinerary A||$1,260.00/$952.00||$1,400.00/$1,050.00||—|
Valid for new bookings only. Other stateroom categories may be available at other rates. Rates based on double occupancy. Occupancy restrictions may apply. Taxes, fees port expenses and excursions are not included. See Disney Cruise Line brochure for details and applicable terms and conditions. Other discounts do not apply. Only one discount may be used at a time. Rates in US dollars.
The following are eligible for the Military rate: active duty or retired military; 100% disabled retired military; reservists for National Guard and Army Reserve with active duty orders (active duty papers must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify).
Military personnel may book one stateroom under the military rates program. A second stateroom may be confirmed, if needed, to accommodate immediate family members only. For example, a family of two adults and four children may confirm two staterooms, based on availability, with the offer. Extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) do not qualify as immediate family members for the second stateroom. Active duty or retired military personnel and 100% permanently disabled veterans do not have to travel as long as their spouse has a valid military ID to show at the port. Reservists must be part of the travel party and must show ID at the port.
- If you are interested in booking one of these special Military rates, it is at least 21 days prior to the sailing that interests you, and all of the members of your travelling party are ready to commit, we recommend contacting Small World Vacations to book your stateroom, as their FREE onboard credit offer applies to these special fares (though note that the total cruise fare must be at least $1000 to get their onboard credit). Be sure to tell them that you want to book a Military rate (booking code MTO). Note that these staterooms often sell out fast, so if you see one you like, snag it quickly. If it is less than 21 days prior to sailing, you will need to contact Disney directly to book the cruise, at (800) 951-3532 or online at DisneyCruise.com.
Canadian residents sometimes qualify for special rates on select sailings on Disney Cruise Line.
- No current discounts available.
There’s a useful site listing the latest Disney Cruise Line deals for UK visitors, plus a Freephone number you can call to learn more and book your cruise!
- Click here to learn more about UK offers for Disney Cruise Line.
No current discounts available.
Costco members can get rebates on Disney cruises, which come in the form of a Costco gift card. However, Costco Travel is not a full-service travel agency: don’t expect much service or information. In our experience, Costco reps are perfectly pleasant, but don’t know much about Disney Cruise Line. They almost certainly have never been on a Disney cruise, and may have never been on a cruise of any kind. If you choose to go this route, be prepared to spend considerable time and energy doing your own research about what your package includes and how everything works. And heaven help you if you need to book something complicated or want to know the pros and cons of different stateroom options. Costco Travel most definitely won’t be able to offer any “insider” tips on what to expect or help you take advantage of special booking tricks or “secret” room upgrades. Effectively you’re just booking the cruise yourself, but through Costco instead of Disney. As a capper, Costco charges $25 for any changes you make to the reservation. That can really eat into your rebate if you need to make changes between when you book and when you sail.
In addition, we find the Costco reps are clueless about Disney’s promotional offers — they really only know about the Costco rebate. You will have to do your own monitoring to see if any specials or price drops come out, and then see if you can get them applied to your booking (for which you’ll have to pay the change fee). A top-notch Disney specialist agency will do this for you automatically, adjusting your reservation to reflect any current offers or discounts, and they won’t charge you to make changes.
Travelocity sometimes has special deals on Disney cruises. They are usually fairly last-minute offers, most typically no more than 6 months in advance.
Travelocity also sometimes advertises “15% off shore excursions” but be aware that those are privately booked excursions through a company called Port Promotions, NOT the official Disney excursions.
Expedia has the same base prices as everyone else, but occasionally they will have their own additional offer, like onboard credit or extra Expedia rewards points. Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully; in some cases there are sharp limits on the extra rewards or credit, or it will only apply to the cruise fare for the first two guests instead of the entire cruise fare.