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  • On Aug 25, 2015
    Andy from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello Moms! I have never been on a cruise and I am a solo traveler. If I book a solo cruise and then a friend decides they can join, can I add them without paying anything more? Thank you!

    Welcome Aboard, Andy!

    I would absolutely travel aboard a Disney Cruise ship as a solo traveler! If there is a possibility that you will find a friend who would like to travel with you, I would recommend that you book your cruise with two names on the reservation. The reason being, you can always change the name on the reservation or cancel the second person. It is more difficult to add a person to ANY reservation, as the reservations are based on lifeboat capacity and you might find that all lifeboats in your stateroom's category are full, making it impossible to add a person to your stateroom.

    You are correct in that if you did book a solo cruise and then decided to add a friend up to three days prior to sailing, there would be no additional charge, since the single occupancy rate is 200% of the single cruise fare.

    As a solo or even a pair traveling, you will probably be seated with others in the main dining rooms. This has actually been quite enjoyable for me on my many cruises, since I love to meet new people. Some of the people we have met on our cruise travels have become our best friends!

    I hope you have a wonderful FIRST cruise aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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