• On Jan 29, 2023
    Leah from Bay of Plenty Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm looking to book a Disney cruise a few years into the future. How soon before the cruise date are they made available for booking? What is the best way to book for a large group as early as possible? Thanks!

    Leah, I’m happy you sailed by with your question! 

    Are you dreaming of a Disney Cruise in the distant future? I am, too! I’m always so excited for new itineraries to be released. While it appears that only Captain Minnie knows the exact date for the release of new schedules, they are usually announced three times a year. In the past, this has been in the spring, summer, and late fall. As you can see, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when we’ll hear the news. 

    The Disney Parks Blog and the Disney Cruise Line website will be the first to report on the new itineraries and the early booking dates. Castaway Club Members receive early access to book their cruises, followed by first-time cruisers a few days later. I encourage you to book early to receive the best price and your choice of stateroom location. 

    For a large group, it is sometimes easier to work with an experienced travel planner. You can contact Disney Cruise Line or someone local. They will be able to help your group secure staterooms next to each other and link your reservations for dinner, so you are all seated together. A travel planner helps remove the stress of planning your vacation so you can concentrate on all the fun instead!

    Whether your compass points you on a cruise close to home or you wish to sail to far-off places looking for adventure, I know you’ll have a fantastic time with your family, no matter your destination. The Disney Cruise Line website has a free e-Brochure you can download and read all about the five ships and where they are currently sailing. This will give you some ideas for when it’s time to book your Disney Cruise.

    If we can be of any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask! We are always delighted to help families plan the vacation of their dreams. 

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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