• On Jun 11, 2018
    Friend 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.

    I am interested in a Disney cruise for the summer of 2020 for 9 guests, including two children and one toddler. When is the right time to book a cruise for this time?

    Hi, Friend!

    I am so glad you found the Disney Parks Moms Panel while planning your FIRST Disney Cruise Line vacation!  I love that you are thinking ahead while preparing for what will be an incredible vacation!  We love cruising with Disney Cruise Line because so much is already included with your reservation fare – including food, soft drinks, non-stop activities, incredible entertainment and more!  Plus, who wouldn't love sailing with Captain Mickey?!?!

    Currently, Disney Cruise Line has released itineraries through the end of 2019, and dates are not specifically set for further releases.  Typically they are released four times a year and approximately 14 – 18 months ahead of a sail date.  Nothing is guaranteed, but I recommend keeping your eye on the Disney Cruise Line website for information on the newest itinerary release beginning around February or so of next year.  Disney Cruise Line is always adding new and exciting ports of call to their already extensive list of itineraries so you will have some wonderful options to choose from when the time comes!

    Once the itineraries are released, I recommend booking as soon as possible as the summer sailings are very popular and it’s assumed that the best prices are booked early on!  In order to book a Disney Cruise you only need to put down a deposit with the final payment being due closer to your sail date, so locking in your date and price is advantageous!  Plus you can then start that countdown clock and the real planning starts!

    Please come back with any other questions you have as you continue researching and once you get your reservation booked!  I can guarantee it will be a magical vacation that you will never forget!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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