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  • On Feb 4, 2024
    Andrea from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does DCL offer any onboard ship credits if you book directly with DCL? Are there option to obtain onboard credits after booking?

    Hi Andrea,

    Welcome to planDisney! 

    You sound like a gal after my own heart. I love to travel and I *really* love to save (so that I can travel more!) That is why I totally understand your desire to find the best pricing on your Disney Cruise Line vacation. Let's get into it.

    No, Andrea. I am sorry to share with you that Disney Cruise Line does not offer an onboard credit for booking directly through the Disney Travel Company. However, there are a few ways to save on your next sailing:

    1. When you pay for your Disney Cruise Line vacation with a Disney Visa Credit Card, you might be eligible for a special financing offer. If you are not yet a Disney Visa Cardmember, there are often statement credit promotions for opening an account. Plus, you can earn Disney Rewards Dollars that you can use on future Disney vacations! Finally, paying with your Disney Visa Credit Card onboard can unlock perks like savings on photography packages, select treatments at Senses Spa & Salon, Port Adventures, and Merchandise. 

    2. While enjoying your next Sailing adventure, make sure to take advantage of the on-board only booking offer for a future cruise with a $250 "Placeholder Reservation." You don't need to plan more than that at the moment because you will convert that Placeholder Reservation into a sailing of your choice once you are home and rested.

    Offers are subject to change, but currently, you can save 10% off the prevailing rate and possibly a reduced deposit on your next unforgettable vacation! It is an incredible offer, and we always take advantage of it. Keep in mind that you must sail again within 24-months, blockout dates do apply, and your Placeholder Reservation discounts cannot be combined with other discount programs. 

    All you need to do is follow the prompts in your Disney Cruise Line Navigator App (you can't miss them!) before disembarking the ship. You will find the $250 deposit listed on your final folio. 

    I hope that helps as you consider ways to stretch your Disney vacation budget, Andrea! Come on back and see us with any other questions. We will "Sea" you later! 

    Adventure is out there,

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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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