Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Mar 17, 2011
    Peggy from SC 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.

    We are planning our First DISNEY cruise in June 2012. Very excited. My question is, is there a difference in booking yourself online or phone or using a travel agent? I know a good bit about the other cruise lines, but not Disney. Thanks

    Hi, Peggy!

    Congratulations on your preliminary plans to sail with Disney Cruise Line (DCL) next summer! To me, the biggest difference in sailing with Disney is that each member of your family is taken into consideration in order to make your vacation an amazing experience together and individually.

    I have only booked my DCL vacations through Disney, but I've had several friends and family who have made reservations through travel agents with much success.  For any cruise as a general rule, you know that the farther out you book, the better deal you'll get. However, sometimes third-party providers can offer deals and discounts based on what is available in their "inventory" or through special promotions. You can shop around on line and take a look at some reputable travel agents suggested through trusted guide sites like, and Or, you can inquire about the Disney travel agent nearest you.

    I hope that helps you. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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