Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On May 15, 2011
    Annetria from TX 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.

    Another question...we have a Dream Cruise planned for 2012. This will be our first. I heard that you can book a new cruise while onboard and save some $. Could you please explain this to me? What do I need to know to be prepared? Thank you.

    Hi, Annetria!

    Questions are why I'm here -- I'm happy to help you!  Congratulations on your cruise aboard the Disney Dream next year. She is a spectacular ship, and I'm excited that you have plans to sail with Disney Cruise Line (DCL).

    More than likely, you will be presented with an opportunity to book a future DCL cruise while still aboard, and generally speaking, you can save as much as 10 percent off the quoted fare. Many repeat DCL guests take advantage of this offer, and sometimes, there is an additional shipboard credit offered as an added incentive. Therefore, it is wise to book early in the course of your current cruise to avoid a crowd or a line.

    The DCL Cast Member can explain all the details, but you will want to know the full names and birthdays of your traveling party and the ship/destination. Most changes without penalty can be made depending on your sail dates, but the more details you can provide, the better.

    Here are a few more things to know:

    • There is a future bookings desk on the ship. Check your daily Personal Navigator for times and location.
    • A deposit is usually required at the time of booking.
    • More than likely, you can later change the dates of the future cruise and still keep the onboard booking discount and onboard credit.
    • You can transfer your onboard reservation to a travel agency and keep the onboard booking discount and onboard credit. However, you usually can't combine travel agency offers and discounts with onboard reservations discounts/credits.
    • You can book as many staterooms for future cruises as you have people in your party. If you have a family of 5 on the cruise, you can book up to 5 staterooms for future cruises -- for family reunion cruise or a great deal for friends.

    I hope this helps you plan. 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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