Disney Cruise Tips – Booking a Cruise
When i first considered a Disney Cruise I was hesitant. I once did a Carnival Cruise, and while it was nice, it wasn’t something I was really into. A Disney Cruise is more expensive than other cruise lines, but I figured they may do it better. I went searching for Disney Cruise Tips and found many. Once I booked the cruise I was still hesitant, but then all the research i did, and even with the Disney Cruise Tips, everything pointed towards it being worth it. Doing a Disney Cruise was something that I enjoyed and my family loved. We found that it was well worth the money with everything that you get, especially with those Disney Cruise Tips. It is definitely worth doing, and once you do you will count the days until you go again. With the right Disney Cruise Tips you can save money when you book your cruise. The Disney Cruise Tips can also help you to learn more about what your going to spend a lot of money on.
When I look back on the cruise I really don’t know what was better, the food or the service. The staff was amazing, and treated us very well, and the food was amazing. Thinking about going on a Disney Cruise? Let me give you a few Disney Cruise Tips for booking your cruise. Hopefully these Disney Cruise Tips will help you save money as well as get an idea of what your buying.
Disney Cruise Tips
- On Board Credits – book with a travel agent. The price will be the same if you book direct with Disney, but you will get an additional credit from them. For my cruise this helped us pay the tips. The downside is they deal with Disney directly and you cant. I have heard people have problems, so I would use a reputable travel agent. I use Dreams Unlimited for all my cruises.
- Book early – the best prices on Disney cruises tend to be when the rates are just released. I haven’t seen prices go down after release unless there is a promotion, but stranger things have happened.
- Arrive a Day Early – we stayed at the Hyatt at the Orlando airport. Arriving a day early gives you some insurance from bad weather while getting you on the ship earlier. We were in the first boarding group as we got there so early. This lets you sit for lunch early instead of waiting. This is an important one of my Disney Cruise Tips as its better o be early than to miss the boat.
- Inside Staterooms – while these are generally priced lower, most of my time wasn’t spent in the room, and it still seemed spacious compared to other cruise lines. Plus there is a virtual porthole(on the Magic & the Fantasy) that shows the view outside the ship and Disney characters randomly appear. If this isn’t for you, there are many other style rooms to choose from.
- Seating time – late or early? I like early as I have small kids. Generally you will go from dinner to a show. It all comes down to where you want to eat. By the time the show ended I had a sleeping kid I took to the room and put to bed.
Doing a Disney Cruise is definitely a must for Disney fans and those with kids. It may be more expensive than other lines, but the service you get makes it worth every penny, just make sure you do consider all of these Disney Cruise Tips. I know I count my time on the boat, and my son who was four at the time of sailing still dreams about his time on the boat. We feel like it was an amazing experience, and hopefully these Disney Cruise Tips will help you to book your cruise and save when you do so.
I will plan a review of my experience on the Disney Dream. You can also read more about the excursions and the destinations with the Passporter guide. With the Disney Cruise Tips and a good book, you can have an amazing trip.
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Authors Jennifer and Dave Marx, who are also authors of the best-selling, award-winning PassPorter's Walt Disney World and PassPorter's Disneyland and Southern California Attractions, originally intended to produce a short supplement for Disney World-bound readers going on a Disney cruise. As they got deeper into the project the manuscript grew and grewso many useful tips and details were discovered, and readers continued to ask questions they wanted answered in the book. The 2011 edition of the guidebook offers an unprecedented level of detail in a travel guidebook, including in-depth coverage of the line’s brand-new cruise ship, the Disney Dream, and its new permanent West Coast presence in the Mexican Riviera and Alaska. No detail is too smallfrom dining room menus to detailed deck plans, daily activities to shore excursions and extensive port-of-call coverageit’s all included. The in-depth information is accompanied by over 90 original photographs and more than 20 maps, chart, and worksheets. The guide has everything first-time and veteran cruisers need to know about booking and enjoying a cruise with Mickey... and maybe a little extra, too!
PassPorter’s Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Call 2011 comes in two formats: paperback ($19.95, ISBN: 978-1-58771-097-1) and deluxe ($45.95, ISBN: 978-1-58771-098-8). The deluxe edition is looseleaf, with a deluxe padded ring binder and 14 innovative organizer pockets, like those in PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook. The pockets allow readers to write their vacation itineraries on the front of each pocket before they go, store their cruise documents, birth certificates, and passports to have on hand when they arrive, keep maps, brochures, passes, and receipts inside the pocket while they’re there, and record their memories and expenses on the back to review when they return home! Printed front-and-back with fill-in-the-blank sections for itineraries, To-Do lists, notes, expenses, meals, photos taken, and cherished memories, PassPockets make organized travel a snap!
Cruisers can design magical cruise vacations with this take-along travel guide and planner for the Disney Cruise Line. All aspects of the Disney Cruise Line are described in deep detail, complete with maps, diagrams, charts, and photos. Comprehensive information for planning, traveling, stateroom selection, dining, playing, and shore excursion selection/port of call touring is included, along with an entire section devoted to making magic onboard. Features include: Original photos of the cruise line and ports of call, coverage of recent changes and Disney's planned new cruiseliners, tips for first-time cruisers, the latest word on U.S. passport requirements, money-saving ideas and programs, details on Florida's Disney Cruise Line Terminal, four pages of packing tips and lists, floor plans of each stateroom category, recommended staterooms (and rooms to avoid), menus for all restaurants plus special dinner menus and room service, kids’ dining, tips for your first day aboard, activities for all ages, Internet Cafe guide, overlooked attractions, eight pages of information, maps, shore excursion descriptions and reviews for each port of call (including the 2011 Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera, and Alaskan ports), childcare, staying healthy, Disney characters, glossary of terms, planning calendars for 2011/2012 important phone numbers, Web site index, and input from eight peer reviewers! So when the romance and excitement of the high seas calls, pick up a PassPorter and book passage on the adventure of a lifetime!
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