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  • On May 17, 2024
    Mac from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We're going on our very first Disney Cruise soon! Can we use our stateroom credit to pay for treats at Sweet On You? What about Dinner & Brunch at Palo and Remy? And sodas at the bar or room service/food items that cost extra? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Mac! Welcome to planDisney and welcome aboard Disney Cruise Line. Captains Mickey and Minnie are excited, too, to see you on their ship!

    There is so much included in a Disney Cruise vacation, like sodas in the restaurants and beverage stations (Deck 11 on the Disney Fantasy), table service dining, first-run movies and Broadway-style shows. You can purchase extras like beautiful and tasty desserts at Sweet on You. At Cove Cafe and Vista Cafe, goodies like pastries and rice crispy bars are included, but barista-created coffees are extra. Adult treats, like alcoholic beverages, dining at Remy and Palo, and treatments at Senses Spa & Salon, are also extra. 

    Your cruise includes Room Service, available 24 hours a day. Typically, there is a charge for canned sodas and packaged snacks, like candy bars. You can order burgers, fruit and cheese plates, chicken wings, cookies and cake - all included in your fare. While not required, it is customary to tip the server.

    If you head to the movies at the Buena Vista Theater or a show at the Walt Disney Theater, you can purchase popcorn, canned soda and candy. You are also welcome to bring a soda from the beverage stations or even bring a glass of wine with you. 

    Everything is charged to your onboard account. This includes Port Adventures, onboard activities that have a cost (like spa treatments, Palo and Remy), and purchases made in shops. At Sweet on You or Cove Cafe, as examples, the Cast Member will ask for your Key to the World Card or DisneyBand+.  You can view your charges on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App. Your account to pay for these will include any onboard credits and a credit card you add as part of the pre-arrival online check-in 30 days before your cruise. 

    I would recommend getting a DisneyBand+. You can also use a MagicBand+ if you have one from a recent Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort vacation. If you choose to use your Key the World Card instead, you might want to purchase a lanyard with a plastic case to hold your card. It goes everywhere with you on the cruise.

    Also, look into the offer for discounts on future cruises. You can only lock in this deal while you are on the ship.

    Please come back to planDisney with any other questions. You have a friend in us!

    Bon Voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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