Booking Disney Cruises in 2015: What You Need to Know

Written by: Amanda Bailey on February 09, 2015

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Whether you’re vacationing with kids, or looking for a grown-up getaway at sea, Disney’s four ships provide plenty of enchantment for vacationers of any age. These tips and options to consider before embarking will ensure you and your family have a completely magical voyage.

Pay Less Now if You Book Before Feb. 15th
Disney Cruise Line rarely — if ever — offers flash fares, so to snag the best deal on the state room of your choice, book as far in advance as possible. If you book any 2015 sailing before February 15, you’ll only be required to pay 50% of the deposit at the time of booking. Ask your local travel agent for more details on receiving this limited-time offer.

Choose Your Dinner Time Wisely
As tempting as the 6 pm seating time sounds, dining early often means cutting short your shore time. Dining at 8:15 pm gives you more flexibility at port and a bit more time to relax before dinner, even if you are sailing with kids. And if you do opt for the later seating time, take advantage of Disney’s Dine and Play program. The kids will get their meals first and will then whisked away by the Oceaneers Club counselors, freeing up mom and dad for a relaxing dinner before hitting up the lounge or the comedy club.

Don’t Forget Your Eyepatch
Pirate Night is a kind of a big deal, and while the onboard shops offer plenty of swashbucklin’ gear, you’ll save money by bringing your own. Other not-so-obvious necessities to stash in your carry-on: a large refillable cup to make the most of the deck’s free drink fountains, and plenty of bottled water. Stay hydrated, my friends!

Going By Sea AND by Land?
If you plan to cruise and visit the theme parks via Disney’s Land and Sea packages, consider the pros and cons of doing one before the other. It might be more convenient to cruise before heading to Disney World. However, ending your vacation with a few leisurely days at sea might be just the thing to recoup from non-stop treks through the parks.

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