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  • On Jun 17, 2011
    Rebecca from NV 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 looking at planning our first Disney Cruise for April 2012 and was wondering what is the best direction to take? Is it easier booking online or through a travel agent as I have not done either before. Thanks so much!

    Hi, Rebecca!

    Congratulations on considering a Disney Cruise vacation for you and your family -- you're going to wonder why you've never sailed with Disney before now!

    It's super easy to book either way -- it really depends on your preferences.  If you like the personal touch and want to ask lots of questions, you can either call Disney Cruise Line (DCL) at (800) 951-3532, consult your local travel agent or contact a Disney vacation specialist online.  My hometown favorite -- to answer all my endless questions-- is my local AAA office.

    If you would prefer to do your research online, I encourage you to exhaust the website -- checking out all the pages, downloading the e-brochure, ordering the FREE DVD and watching all the videos.  Then, when you're informed and ready, head over to the Find a Cruise Page and start entering your information. You'll receive a quote and the opportunity to start booking your vacation.  It's really that simple!

    For me, I actually do a combination of approaches.  I like to obtain an online quote and talk to a booking agent at Disney, and then, I compare that information to what I receive from my local AAA travel agent.  Sometimes I get better deals from Disney directly, and sometimes I get a better offer from my local agent.  You just have to roll up your sleeves and do your homework. I hope that helps!

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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