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  • On Jun 6, 2023
    Dana from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I plan a cruise for my family and make payments on it

    Ahoy there, Dana! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    How exciting that you're thinking about setting sail with Captain Mickey (or Minnie)! When my family and I took our first Disney Cruise Line vacation we knew it couldn't be our last. We fell in love with every aspect of the ship, the service, the entertainment, and of course, those special Disney touches! 

    Now, Dana, I believe the easiest way to start planning is by browsing the list of destinations and exploring possible itineraries by visiting THIS PAGE. When you click on a destination, like the Bahamas, you'll see all of the options that visit that destination so that you can begin comparing different sailings. Once you have decided on an itinerary, take a look at THIS PAGE that talks about paying for your vacation. When you plan far enough in advance, you can secure your reservation with a deposit of 20% and then pay over time until your final payment is due. 

    When looking at your desired cruise, you'll see date-based pricing and options. When you click on the date you'd like to sail, you'll be prompted to "View Staterooms" and then to confirm your traveling party. You can then select your room and add the cruise to your cart! From there, you'll see the amount due today to secure your trip and be prompted to enter additional information including form of payment.

    Dana, no matter where you decide to sail or what ship becomes your first experience, I'll be wishing on a star that you have an unforgettable vacation. If you have additional questions, please come on back to planDisney. 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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