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Disney Cruise: What to Expect

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Are you ready for your next Disney Cruise? We have all the information you need! From itinerary and cost, to what else is included in your vacation package! A Disney Cruise is a vacation in itself! The cruise ships are massive, and have amazing activities for everyone. Whether you’re into dining, entertainment, kids clubs, shows or anything else in between, there’s something on board that will appeal to you. I’ll break down what you can expect during your time at sea with the most magical vacation ever!

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My family has been on a few Disney Cruise’s now, and let me tell you, we are hooked! It might be THE BEST VACATION EVER!

If you have been thinking about going on a Disney Cruise, I am here to tell you that you NEED to go! In this article I will tell you everything you should expect when booking a Disney Cruise.

Deck 11 on the Disney Dream cruise ship.

What to Expect When You Book a Disney Cruise

Did you know Get Away Today offers cruise deals? They partner with a variety of cruise lines, Disney included!

If you’ve ever wondered how much a Disney cruise costs or what it includes, then you’ve come to the right spot.

The Disney Dream cruise ship at Castaway Cay.

With the inside scoop from Get Away Today, I have all the details on the cost of a Disney cruise, sample itineraries and suggestions for how to prepare.

How to Choose a Disney Cruise

When you contact Get Away Today’s cruise specialists, you can get free quotes for the Disney cruise of your choice. It’s perfect for helping you create the cruise of your dreams.

Disney Cruise Welcome Flag

What To Expect When You Book a Disney Cruise – Cost

The cost of a Disney cruise varies depending on the itinerary length and location you choose. With a number of options, including Alaska, the Bahamas, the Mediterranean and Mexico, it’s easy to find the right fit for your family cruise.

When you book a cruise with Get Away Today, you can find 3-night cruise itineraries starting as low as $720 per person. 5- to 7-night sailings to destinations such as Baja, Mexico or the Eastern Caribbean start under $1,400 per person.

Halloween decorations on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship.

Quoted pricing includes onboard activities such as dining, room service, kids’ club use (ages 3 – 17), movies, fireworks at sea, Disney Character encounters, live shows and use of onboard pools and waterslides.

A big perk for many guests are the unlimited soft drinks including soda, tea, juice and lemonade. You can also get as many ice cream cones as you want!

Unlimited Ice Cream Station on the Disney Dream.

Depending on the size of your family, you may find that booking adjoining rooms is a better deal than booking a larger stateroom. A Get Away Today cruise expert can walk you through your options to ensure you get the best price.

Additionally, if a better fare pops up after you book Get Away Today will honor the lower price and credit you.

Mickey Water Slide on the Disney Dream.

What To Expect When You Book a Disney Cruise – Itineraries

One of the best parts of a cruise is that it is multiple vacations in one. You only have to unpack your things one time, but you get to experience more than one destination and a multitude of activities. Check out the activity schedule for our last cruise here!

The travel experts at Get Away Today always recommend taking the longest vacation that you possibly can, and Disney Cruise Line offer itineraries ranging from 3 to 7 nights so you can find something to work with your schedule.

Kids menu from Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise.
Pirate Dinner on the Disney Dream

Here’s a look at upcoming 2020 itineraries available with Disney Cruise Line when you book with Get Away Today:

  • 7-night Alaska cruises
  • 3 to 7-night Caribbean and Bahamas cruises (select sailings include a stop at Disney’s private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay)
  • 5 to 7-night Mexican cruises
  • 7-night Western Mediterranean
  • 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruises
  • 7-night British Isles cruises
  • 5-night Bermuda cruises
A family dressed up for Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise.
Pirate Night

Be sure to ask a cruise specialist which itineraries include themed experiences such as Star Wars Day at Sea, Marvel Day at Sea or Pirate Night.

Holiday cruises offer opportunities to dress up in costume, trick or treat, enjoy a Thanksgiving feast or Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Halloween decorations on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship.
Halloween on the High Seas

What To Expect When You Book a Disney Cruise – Onboard Activities

As mentioned above, there is a lot of magic onboard a Disney cruise ship. Currently, Disney has four delightfully themed ships with another joining the fleet in June 2022.

While each has some of its own unique elements, all offer unforgettable activities. Here’s a sampling at what you can expect on a Disney cruise.

A child and a picture of Donald Duck from a Disney Cruise animation class.
Disney Character Animation Class

Disney Wonder

  • Broadway-caliber shows: Frozen, A Musical Spectacular
  • Disney movies in 3D
  • Fireworks at sea
  • Kids Clubs (ages 3 – 17)
  • Themed pools
  • Gourmet dining, buffets, casual dining and complimentary room service Tiana’s Place, Animator’s Palate, Triton’s
  • Marvel Super Hero Academy
  • Wide World of Sports Deck
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Senses Spa & Salon
  • Staterooms Concierge, Inside, Oceanview and Veranda
Decorated door on a Disney Cruise.
Disney Cruise Magnetic Door Decorations

Disney Magic

  • Broadway-caliber shows
    • Tangled: The Musical
  • Disney movies
  • Fireworks at Sea
  • Kids Clubs (ages 3 – 17)
  • Themed pools
  • Gourmet dining, buffets, casual dining and complimentary room service
    • Animator’s Palate, Rapunzel’s Royal Table Restaurant
  • Marvel Day at Sea
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Staterooms
    • Concierge, Inside, Oceanview and Veranda
Queen bed and sitting area of Disney Dream stateroom 8614.
Deluxe Family Verandah

Disney Dream

  • Disney musicals
    • Beauty and the Beast
  • Disney movies
  • Themed pools
    • Aqua Duck Waterslide
  • Gourmet dining, buffets, casual dining and complimentary room service
    • Remy
  • Kids Clubs (ages 3 – 17)
    • Star Wars: Millennium Falcon experience
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Staterooms
    • Concierge, Inside, Oceanview and Veranda
Elevator on the Disney Dream cruise ship.

Disney Fantasy

  • Live Disney entertainment
    • Disney’s Aladdin Musical Spectacular
  • Disney movies
  • Themed pools
    • Aqua Duck waterslide
  • Gourmet dining, buffets, casual dining and complimentary room service
    • Remy, Sweet On You, Royal Court Restaurant
  • Kids Clubs (ages 3 – 17)
  • Star Wars Day at Sea
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Staterooms
    • Concierge, Inside, Oceanview and Veranda
Dining room of Animator's Palate.
Animator’s Palate Restaurant on the Disney Fantasy

What To Expect When You Book a Disney Cruise – Offshore Excursions

Mount Rushmore on Disney's Castaway Cay.

You can add to your Disney cruise experience with family-friendly or adults-only offshore excursions. And with New York departures on the East Coast, you can even sail to Walt Disney World Resort and make it part of your itinerary!

Watch our Disney Dream Cruise:

YouTube thumbnail image for Day 1 on the Disney Dream.

Offshore activities with Disney Cruise Line may include the following, depending on your choice of sailing:

  • Castaway Cay – Disney’s private island in the Bahamas
  • Ancient ruins tours
  • Local shopping and dining
  • Water play: swimming, surfing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and more
  • Sight-seeing, with or without a guide
  • Cooking classes
  • Horseback riding
  • Zip lining
  • Aquarium or zoo visits
Castaway Cay and the Disney Dream cruise ship.

Book Now and Save on a Disney Cruise

Did you know Get Away Today has flexible payment plans for cruises? This makes it easier than ever before to budget for your dream vacation.

Take a look at all cruise packages at www.getawaytoday.com or call a cruise specialist directly at 877-510-2929. Be sure to mention Mommy Mouse Clubhouse when you book!

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