Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jun 6, 2011
    Jessica from LA 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.

    Our cruise is the Dream in Sept so it is all paid up. Now we are planning our budget for what we will need on the trip. What do we need to pay for besides alcoholic drinks? Could you give me an estimate? Thanks so much!

    Hi Jessica! Your family will absolutely love sailing on the spectacular Disney Dream! Since you've already paid your cruise fare in full, you've covered most of your onboard expenses. However, there are a few exceptions for which you might want to budget additional money. These are noted below:


    1. Alcoholic beverages, smoothies, specialty coffee drinks, and a few food room service items
    2. Dining at either Remy or Palo (be sure to make reservations in advance)
    3. Any treatments at the Senses Spa & Salon (pricing varies according to treatments)
    4. Port Adventures and Shore Excursions which may be reserved and paid for prior to cruising
    5. Babysitting services at It's A Small World Nursery 
    6. Pre-packaged snacks at the Buena Vista Theatre and the Walt Disney Theatre
    7. Expenses incurred at the Arr-cade
    8. Gratuities & Tips
    9. Hair Braiding
    10. Souvenirs


    In the past I've personally budgeted anywhere between $500 to $1000 to cover the above expenses. However it will mostly depend on the activities your family will wish to experience during the cruise. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Have a magical sailing with Disney Cruise Line! Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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