Mickey and Minnie Mouse with The Wish
  • On Jan 5, 2023
    Sarah from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Is there a reason a deposit isn’t available for a cruise? The only option available is paying in full price Thank you! Sarah

    Hi Sarah,  

    How exciting to be planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation! To me, there’s nothing quite like it with the outstanding service, beautiful ports of call, incredible food, and great onboard activities and entertainment.

    If you’re only seeing an option to pay in full when booking your cruise, there are two primary possibilities. First, you’re viewing an exciting itinerary that is quickly approaching and the paid in full date has already passed. You may still make that reservation and will likely be able to book Port Adventures and onboard activities immediately after finalizing your reservation.

    You may also be viewing special rates – Inside Category with Restrictions, Oceanview Category with Restrictions, or Verandah Category with Restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT) which must be paid in full at the time of booking. These offer great savings on particular sailings but be sure to understand the details of these restrictions when considering them. My family’s last cruise was reserved this way, on a VGT, and we had a magnificent stateroom selected for us.

    Sarah, the standard deposit on a Disney Cruise is 20 percent but there is a current special offer for half-off deposits, making the required deposit just 10 percent of the total cruise cost for these dates. Please know that the standard cancellation and paid in full policies apply, no matter when you book or which offer you reserve.

    Whether you select a sail date that’s just around the riverbend or far off into the horizon, I know you’ll have an amazing vacation.  

    Please bring us any additional questions you have as you finalize your great adventure.  

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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