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  • On Apr 11, 2022
    Sharon from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the deposit required to make a reservation

    Ahoy there, Sharon! Welcome aboard planDisney! 

    Sounds like someone is getting close to deciding to set sail for adventure on Disney Cruise Line! Oh, I'm so excited for you and your crew, Sharon! With everything that's included on a Disney Cruise Line vacation, there's something for everyone to make magical memories! Where to start? 

    Oh right, you've got to make the reservation first, haha! 

    When it comes to deposits, the amount required to make a reservation depends on the total cost of the particular sailing you choose! When you break it down into percentages, a 20% deposit is what you can expect for most itineraries. Though you should always check the Special Offers page to see if there are any sailings that qualify for a reduced deposit! As of this writing, there aren't, but here's a bonus planDrew-approved tip for you: if you know you'd like to cruise again (and believe me, you DEFINITELY will) you can make an onboard booking for your next cruise for only 10% deposit! 

    I always suggest making a reservation as far out as possible to get the best pricing on whichever itineraries you're considering. Plus, you can turn the months leading up to your cruise into your own personal payment plan by making regular payments all the way up to your Final Payment Due Date! It's a great way to make the final payment less daunting, and keep the planning fun! Before you know it, you'll be sitting topside watching Funnel Vision and getting ready for day after day of fun in the sun! 

    I hope that helps you and your crew take the plunge, Sharon! Thank you so much for your question, and if you have any others as you continue planning for your upcoming vacation, please sail my way again here at planDisney! 

    Fair winds and following seas! 


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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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