Disney Cruise Discounts and Deals

LAST UPDATE: 4/21/14

If you want to learn about possible Disney Cruise discounts you’ve found the right page! Listed below is every known deal, offer, 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 or excursions. Rates are subject to availability.

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Easy Way to Save on Your Disney Cruise

The travel agency we personally recommend here on MouseSavers.com, Small World Vacations, offers an onboard credit of $50-$1,000 when you book your Disney Cruise with them. Your onboard credit, which varies depending on the cost of your cruise, is good toward many onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, 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.

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. These wonderfully capable agents only sell Disney travel and they know it inside and out.

Great Dates/Great Fares

Disney periodically publishes specific sailing dates that offer especially tempting fares. See below for current offers:

Disney Wonder – Book by 4/30/14

Disney Dream – Book by 5/31/14

Disney Fantasy – Book by 5/31/14

Disney Magic – Book by 5/31/14

*Rates in US dollars. Subject to availability and categories may sell out. Other stateroom categories available at varying fares. Other restrictions may apply. Government Taxes and Fees, gratuities and excursions are not included. See Disney Cruise Line Brochure for applicable Terms and Conditions.

  • To get these special fares, please 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, and best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Onboard Credits

Disney’s Visa Card Onboard Credit Offer

Disney’s Visa cardholders can get a $50 onboard credit when you or your travel agent book a Disney Cruise Line vacation with your Disney’s Visa card.

Onboard credit is good toward merchandise, spa treatments, shore excursions, and other onboard activities. Offer must be requested at time of booking, for new bookings only. The onboard credit is 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.

  • To get the Disney’s Visa card onboard credit when booking a cruise, please contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations, charge the cruise to your Disney’s Visa card, and mention booking code DCCSmall World Vacations gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free, and best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Small World Vacations Onboard Credit

The travel agency we personally recommend here on MouseSavers.com, Small World Vacations, offers an onboard credit of $50-$1000 (depending on your total cruise fare) when you book through them. 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.

Last-Minute Restricted Stateroom Discounts from DCL

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 “Restricted Guarantee” room categories are offered on select sailings at the discretion of Disney Cruise Line operations. If offered, the categories are:

These categories may provide a great rate if you are flexible with your stateroom location, but as the name suggests, they are heavily restricted, with a lot of rules.

Important details you need to know:

Restrictions and booking rules are subject to change.

  • 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, please contact Small World Vacations to see if the offer is available for that sailing.

As of 4/21/14, the following cruises had availability in the Restricted Guarantee categories for 2 adults (may also have availability for families of 3 or 4 people):

  • 7- and 9-Night Disney Wonder sailings from Vancouver to Alaska – 5/24/14, 6/2/14
  • New!3- and 4-Night Disney Dream and Disney Magic sailings from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas – 4/27/14, 4/28/14, 5/2/14, 5/8/14, 5/25/14, 6/1/14
  • 5-Night Disney Wonder sailings from San Diego to the California Coast – 5/19/14
  • 5-Night Disney Wonder sailings from Miami to the Caribbean – 4/27/14
  • New!7-Night Disney Fantasy sailings from Port Canaveral to the Caribbean – 5/10/14, 5/17/14, 5/24/14, 5/31/14

Onboard Booking Discount

If you are going on a Disney cruise and think there is ANY chance you may want to go on another Disney cruise in the next 18 months, be sure to book your future cruise while you are still onboard the ship. You will receive a 10% discount and an onboard credit ($100 for 3-6 night cruises and $200 for 7 night or longer cruises)* for the future cruise! Plus, when you book onboard, you pay only a 10% deposit (normally a 20% deposit is required when booking a Disney cruise).

*There is no discount or onboard credit for suites, 1 or 2 night sailings or IGT, OGT and VGT Restricted Guarantee bookings. There is no discount (but you do get the onboard credit) for concierge staterooms.

Please note: there is no 10% discount on the following peak dates:

For 2014:

Disney Fantasy: 4/26/14, 5/31/14, 6/14/14, 6/21/14, 12/20/14, 12/27/14

Disney Dream: 6/29/2014, 7/3/2014, 7/6/2014, 12/22/2014, 12/29/2014

Disney Wonder: 4/23/14, 5/17/14, 5/19/14, 6/30/14, 12/21/14, 12/26/14, 12/30/14

Disney Magic: 7/14/14, 7/26/14, 12/21/14, 12/28/14

For 2015:

Disney Fantasy: 3/28/15, 4/4/15

Disney Dream: 3/30/15, 4/3/15, 4/6/15

Disney Wonder: 3/29/15, 4/3/15

Disney Magic: 3/29/15, 4/5/15

  • You can combine the Disney Cruise Line rebooking discount and onboard credit with Small World’s exclusive onboard credit offer of up to $1,000 if you book your cruise with Small World Vacations and request to work with Small World Vacations again when you rebook onboard! If you are already a client of Small World Vacations, just make sure, in writing, that the Future Bookings Desk on the ship notes Small World Vacations on your new reservation confirmation at the time of booking, and then contact your Small World Vacations agent when you get home.

Some additional details:

Group Incentives

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.

Disney Cruise Discounts for Annual Passholders

No current offers.

Disney Cruise Discounts for Southern California Residents

No current offers.

Disney Cruise Discounts for Florida Residents

Florida residents qualify for special cruise rates:

Book by 4/27/14. Valid for new bookings only. Other stateroom categories may be available at other rates. Rates are per adult, based on double occupancy. Occupancy restrictions may apply. Governmental taxes and fees 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.

Proof of Florida Residency required at check-in for guests utilizing the Florida Resident Rate.

  • To get the special Florida resident rates, please contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations and ask for booking code FLRSmall World Vacations gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free, and best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Disney Cruise Discounts For Military

Members of the US military and their families qualify for special cruise rates:

Book by 4/27/14. Valid for new bookings only. Other stateroom categories may be available at other rates. Rates based  on double occupancy. Occupancy restrictions may apply. Governmental taxes and fees 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.

  • To get the special Military rates, please contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations and ask for booking code MTOSmall World Vacations gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free, and best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Disney Cruise Discounts for Canadian Residents

For a limited time, Canadian residents can enjoy 20% off prevailing rates on the 9-night Alaska sailing aboard the Disney Wonder on May 24 and June 2, 2014, departing from Vancouver, Canada.*

Offer valid only for Categories 4A-11B. The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited.

*Offer excludes suites and categories with restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT). Rates are in US dollars, as quoted on the Disney Cruise Line website. Government Taxes and Fees and Port Adventures not included. This offer applies to new bookings only and is non-transferable. The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or onboard credits (except for the Small World Vacations onboard credit, if you book a qualifying cruise through that agency). Changes to the vacation date or category may result in a loss of the offer. Other Terms and Conditions may apply.

  • To take advantage of this Alaskan Cruise offer, please contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations and ask for booking code CAN. Proof of Canada residency required at time of check-in. Small World Vacations gives you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free, and best of all, it costs you nothing to use them!

Disney Cruise Discounts for UK and Ireland Residents

Now 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!

Travelocity Deals on Disney Cruises

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 Deals on Disney Cruises

Expedia is a possibility for getting good deals on Disney cruises, especially on last-minute (3 months in advance or less) bookings. It appears that Expedia has “blocks” of cabins and sometimes will still have unsold cabins in the less-expensive categories, when Disney is sold out in those categories.

A reader reports that she booked a 3-day Disney cruise through Expedia less than a month in advance and “They were also very helpful in setting up port pickup of my documents and adding my … on-board credit. This is a good alternative for people who cannot take advantage of early booking due to constantly changing work schedules.” Thanks to Monica S for info.