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  • On Dec 10, 2023
    Jessica from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to do a Disney cruise towards the last 4 months of 2025. What are the lowest price times to go? When does the cruise dates come out for them.

    Hey there Jessica, it's great to welcome fellow Canadians on board as you prepare to set sail on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line!

    If there's anything we've learned about cruising over the past few years, it's that nothing can ever really be certain or guaranteed - but having lived and worked on board for over a decade I'm happy to help out any Canucks in need with some seaworthy strategies that might help you decide on the voyage that fits your budget, and the way that you want to cruise with Disney:

    • Generally speaking, you have a greater chance of experiencing higher pricing around major holidays, especially at the end of the year with the number of folks who don't mind possibly spending twice as much on a voyage heading to and from the same destinations on the same ship just for the chance to ring in the New Year on the open seas. You can take a look at some of these trends yourself when you simulate some cruise dates for the upcoming last four years of 2024, just to get an idea of the voyages and Ports of Call that may have lower pricing.
    You may be surprised to hear that despite being one of the planDisney experts, I prefer to use a travel agent to book our cruises for a lot of the ease and perks that we receive without needing to pay anything extra for this service; this could be a great resource to help you keep track of any particular pricing that you're aiming for. Personally, I like to aim for dates when there is a lower likelihood for school-aged children in the United States to be on their breaks and you can imagine that the proximity to Walt Disney World Resort makes sailing out of Port Canaveral more popular and less likely to see lower pricing. Since you'll need to travel down from Ontario either way, I also recommend looking at longer Fall itineraries out of ports like Galveston or Fort Lauderdale where you could end up with a cruise that it twice as long at the same price, if you don't necessarily mind sailing on a ship that isn't the Disney Wish. 

    That said, the upcoming release of the Disney Treasure at the end of next year may very well shift the way that seafaring folks choose to cruise, so at this point there's really no telling for sure what the end of 2025 may look like! In the meantime, keep your eyes to the horizon and come back again to planDisney for more nautical knowledge as soon as the new dates are released!

    Here's to charting your course well ahead of your upcoming journeys!
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