• On Jul 31, 2019
    Cynthia from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it better to book a Disney Cruise with a AAA travel agent or directly with the Disney Vacation Planning Team? Also, can you book shore excursions/spa treatments with having only the deposit paid or does the entire trip have to be paid in full?

    Ahoy Cynthia!

    Welcome back aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I'm so excited to hEAR you are planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation!  I love passing the time until we are onboard again by planning our next adventure.  I hope you enjoy plotting the course to your high seas adventure as well!

    Booking your magical getaway with a travel agent or directly with Disney Cruise Line is truly a personal preference.  When you make your reservation with a Disney Vacation Planning Specialist, you can work directly with Disney Cruise Line to make your payments or changes to your cruise.  If you choose to use a travel agent, you must work through them to make payments or changes.  

    If you prefer to have someone to manage your vacation plans for you and help you navigate cruising with Captain Mickey, a travel agent may be very helpful for you.  If you like to handle the planning yourself, I would recommend you work directly with Disney Cruise Line.

    When your advance booking window opens, after your cruise is paid in full, you will be able to begin making reservations for Port Adventures, treatments in Senses Spa and Salon and all other onboard activities.  This is when the fun really begins and your vacation comes into focus!

    Sail back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have additional questions as you plan your magical getaway.  Among the many planning tools available to you, we are here to help spread a little pixie dust as well!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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