• On Mar 3, 2018
    Tamera from CO 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 put a placeholder down on our last cruise. Can it be used on a Merrytime cruise being on the ship Christmas Day? If yes, do you get the onboard credit?

    Ahoy, Tamera!

    Thanks for sailing over to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! If you're sailing aboard a Disney Cruise but unsure as to when the next trip with Captain Mickey will be, booking a placeholder cruise is such a great idea! You receive the current promotions offered at the time of booking without having to specify an itinerary or length of voyage.

    It is my understanding that there are some blackout dates listed where you won't be able to receive the placeholder cruise benefits when booking your future cruise. I always recommend calling the helpful booking agents at Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 for further clarification with these scenarios. Also, policies and dates are always subject to change, so they'll be able to give you the most up-to-date information! The blackout dates are currently:

    Disney Fantasy
    2018: 3/24, 3/31, 11/17, 12/22, 12/29

    Disney Dream
    2018: 3/26, 3/30, 4/2, 6/29, 7/4, 11/19, 12/24, 12/28, 12/31

    Disney Wonder
    2018: 3/25, 3/29, 4/1, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 10/5, 11/16, 12/21, 12/27

    Disney Magic
    2018: 3/28, 4/1, 12/23, 12/28

    Spending the holidays aboard a Disney Cruise is so festive and fun! Even if you choose not to use your placeholder cruise for a Christmas at sea, I highly recommend using it towards booking a Very Merrytime Cruise earlier in the month of December! Nothing is better than celebrating the holiday season aboard Disney Cruise Line, especially when Santa makes a special stop onboard to visit with Guests!

    If you have any other questions while you plan for your upcoming cruise, please come back and visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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