Disney Cruise Money Saving Tips {Don’t Cruise Until You’ve Read These Tips!}

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Walt Disney had a magical vision.  His vision was not only transformed into the most popular amusement parks in the world but that magic is now traveling across oceans.  A Disney Cruise Line vacation offers more than just your favorite characters – from Broadway style musicals and relaxation by the pool to unlimited gourmet cuisine and family-friendly activities around the clock.

Disney Cruise Money Saving Tips:

1. Discounts and Special Offers –

When planning your next Disney Cruise vacation always check their special offers page online before booking.  Disney provides discounts for residents that live in Florida and U.S. Military rates year round.  Annually they will offer kids cruise free aboard some of their ships, usually in the spring or fall. In addition if you are able to sail during the off seasons you will save tremendously compared to sailing during the peak summer months or over a holiday.  We sailed for HALF the cost in February vs Christmas vacation.

2. Transportation to Port –

Compare prices for your transportation options.  Many local hotels provide a park and cruise option included in their one night stay.  If you arrive in Florida the day before your cruise you can park the rental car and ride the shuttle to the port.  There are also local transfer services available.  Depending on the number of people in your party, will determine which option is less expensive for you.  Disney’s airport shuttle is not the only option.

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15 Disney Cruise Secrets

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Disney vacation cruises are amazing – magical even!  We sailed on the Disney Fantasy and learned tons of Disney cruise secrets that I hope will help you be prepared for your Disney Cruise.

Some of these Disney cruise secrets will save you money and some will save you time.  All will help make your first cruise even more magical!

Disney Cruise Secrets:

1.  FREE Soda – Okay, this really isn’t a secret but you may not realize that you can get free soda on a Disney Cruise.  No more paying for soda cards!

Soda is free from one of the soda machines found on the pool deck and during dinner.  If your itinerary includes Castaway Cay, you can also get free soda on the island.  You can’t get free soda from the bars or from room service.  Silly, I know.

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2.  Pack Your Own Princess and Pirate Costumes – Kids will want to dress up during the Pirates IN the Caribbean night.  Bring your own pirate or Caribbean inspired costume for more pirate fun and to save money – you don’t want to be tempted to buy a costume on board for big bucks!

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Disney Cruise Rooms – Deluxe Stateroom on Disney Fantasy

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Disney Cruise Rooms are our favorite staterooms out of the 3 cruise lines we’ve sailed.  Why?  They are designed with families in mind!  From the separate water closet and shower to bunk beds and more, Disney has considered the lifestyle of families in their stateroom designs.

You’ll find several different category designations including: interior staterooms with magical portholes, ocean view staterooms, verandah staterooms, even a 1781 sq. ft suite!  You can choose the stateroom that best fits your families needs and budget.

My family stayed in a Deluxe Stateroom with a Verandah on the Disney Fantasy.  The Deluxe Stateroom includes a queen-size bed with plenty of storage underneath, convertible sofa, wall pull-down bed, split bath and private verandah.

I have these crazy notion that I must be able to abandon ship (strange, I know), so I can’t stay in an interior room.  PLUS the verandah’s are amazing for relaxing in the early morning or evening as your glide over the water.

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The deluxe stateroom has a queen-sized bed, couch, armchair, desk, TV, and an iPod docking station. When it’s time to turn in for the night, a pull-down top bunk will be allow the kids to sleep alone.  One of my kids favorite features of the Disney cruise rooms is not having to share a bed.

Another Disney stateroom perk is the celestial sky hidden in the ceiling of the upper berth pull-down bed-this is perfect for those kids so excited from the day’s adventures that they can’t fall asleep!

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The separate water closet with sink and mirror is a unique and family-friendly feature aboard Disney cruise lines.  One family member can be brushing their teeth and another can be taking a shower – no more fighting over the bathroom!

There is a round tub in the full bathroom with rain shower, sprayers galore, and a handheld shower head that is perfect for washing little ones.  You also have a bonus bench seat!

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I just had to include a couple of the cute towel (and blanket) animals that were waiting for us each night when we returned from dinner.  You’ll also get a tasty chocolate square with your towel animal for a sweet treat at night. :)  A perfect way to end the day!

We found that Disney cruise rooms accomadated our families needs with plenty of storage options, super comfortable beds, a privacy curtain, refrigerator,  and amble closet space.  Enjoy relaxing with your family in your magical stateroom on the high seas!

Like reading about Disney Cruise Rooms? See more Pictures of Disney Cruise and learn more about Disney Vacation Cruises in my previous posts.

What do you think about Disney Cruise Rooms?

Pictures of Disney Cruise – Our Disney Fantasy Cruise Pictures

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If you’re planning to cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy, you can take a peek at our family photos.  We took a ton of pictures during our Disney cruise and hopefully these will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Pictures of Disney Cruise:

Pictures of the massive ship –  The Disney Fantasy is the 4th Disney cruise ship added to the line and has 14 decks, can accommodate 4,000 passengers and is decorated to give the feel of a 1930’s vessel.  It’s stunning!

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Disney Vacation Cruises – Our Favorite Family Vacation!

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Disney Vacation Cruises are the optimal vacation choice for families.   Four stunning ships, beautiful destinations around the world, spacious staterooms…. all create memories your family will always treasure.

Disney Vacation Cruises offer countless activities for both adults and children including: 3 pools, countless lounges, deck parties, character appearances, new release movies, food galore, and so much more!    You simply get on board and embark on a magical family vacation – no fast pass required!

Why We Love Disney Vacation Cruises:

Disney Vacation Cruises are unlike any other cruise line we’ve sailed. The magic of Disney is present from the moment you step into the Disney terminal.  Even the employees working outside of the terminal seemed to enjoy their jobs!  Parking the car, checking luggage, and passing through security into the terminal in Port Canaveral is a breeze and a surprisingly stress free experience.

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