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  • On Dec 12, 2023
    Shelley from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I just got back from a WDW vacation, can I book a Disney cruise and get the rebooking discount? Is a person that was with me eligible for the rebooking discount since the reservation was in my name?

    Hi Shelley,  

    I’m so happy to hear that your recent Walt Disney World Resort vacation was so wonderful that you’re thinking through how to enjoy even MORE Disney vacations in your near future! I agree that the many comforts, familiarity, and personalized service that’s distinctly Disney make it difficult to plan other vacations. As a frequent Guest to both the Walt Disney World Resort and onboard Disney Cruise Line, I’m happy to share the distinctions between their returning Guest programs.

    As you may have seen, there is a current “bounceback” offer when you reserve your next Disney Resorts Collection hotel stay within seven days of checking out. Unfortunately, Disney Cruise Line and the Walt Disney World Resort are two different brands, and these benefits are not shared between them. While you’ll experience the familiar Disney touches, impeccable service, Broadway-caliber entertainment, and extravagant meals onboard, you cannot apply the Walt Disney World bounceback offer to a new stateroom reservation. Disney Cruise Line has a popular “placeholder” booking benefit where you can secure a future cruise within two years of the current sailing and receive special discounts and a reduced deposit when you make this reservation while on a cruise. Unfortunately, that offer also does not apply to a Walt Disney World Resort stay. Once you sail with Disney Cruise Line, you become a member of the Castaway Club, signifying your repeat-cruiser status and you’ll receive a variety of benefits that only continue to grow as your total sailings increase over time. 

    While this isn’t the news you were asking for, I hope this has you dreaming of a future Disney vacation on either land or sea. Combining these visits into one vacation is another way to truly escape and see everything Disney has to offer in their incredible vacation experiences. A visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with a sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida or Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a streamlined way to enjoy both of these very special vacations.

    Please let us know what other questions you have as you continue to chart a course for adventure and plan your next Disney escape. Our planDisney team answers questions about Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, and the Disneyland Resort every day so we’d be happy to help you make the most of this special experience.  

    Wishing you magical vacation planning, 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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