Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Aug 1, 2012
    Jenelle from CA 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.

    My daughter and I are all ready to set sail the first week of October on our first Disney cruise. What is the probability to upgrade (either by purchase or complimentary) if the ship is well below capacity?

    Ahoy Jenelle!
    I know you and your princess are looking forward to a wondrous voyage for your first cruise experience! Memories make the best gifts so I hope your sailing is filled with magical moments that you will cherish always! 
    Complimentary upgrades are sometimes given to Guests who book a guaranteed (GTY) stateroom.  Disney allows Guests to book guaranteed rooms in a particular category and then chooses the room location for them.  Occasionally, DCL will bump these Guests to another category to open up more rooms.  But, overall it is very hard to predict if a complimentary upgrade is possible.  I always think a sprinkling of pixie dust has a lot to do with an upgrade!
    When you arrive at the port, you can always inquire about purchasing an upgrade if one is available. If there aren't any available, there will be a sign placed on the counter stating the ship is sailing full. 
    Thanks so much for visiting the Moms Panel, Jenelle! If you think of anything else, you know where to find me!
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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