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  • On Mar 17, 2015
    Krystin from NJ 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.

    Hello! I've never planned a cruise with Disney before, only Disney World, and know that there are certain times that there are some great promotions! Is this the same for the cruise line as well? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Krystin!

    I'm excited to hear you're thinking about planning your first Disney Cruise vacation! If you love Walt Disney World Resort, you're sure to love sailing with Captain Mickey and his crew. The customer service you're accustomed to in the parks is even more personalized and over-the-top awesome on the Disney ships. You'll be treated like a VIP from the moment you step onboard the ship!

    From time to time Disney Cruise Line will run special promotions, offering onboard credits or a reduced deposit amount. The best time to look for these promotions is in the off-season. You'll find the lowest prices anytime that schools are in session! Disney periodically offers Florida resident discounts, as well as discounts for Military and Canadians.

    Booking your cruise early, soon after the sail dates are announced, is a great money saver, as rates tend to increase closer to the sail date. I also recommend using an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner - they are great at knowing when you can get the best rates, and sometimes offer onboard credits as an incentive.

    The best way to save on a future cruise (which of course you'll want to book once you've experienced the magic of a Disney Cruise!), is to visit the Future Cruise Desk and rebook while you're onboard. You'll pay a reduced deposit, get an onboard credit, and also save a percentage of the cruise fare!

    I encourage you to keep an eye on the "Special Offers" page on the official Disney Cruise Line website. You might just find a practically perfect offer for your family!

    I hope this helps with your planning. Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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