female enjoying a coctail
  • On Feb 8, 2023
    Sasha 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.

    Hi! We are taking a cruise in March and I have a question about purchasing drinks at the ship bars. Can we pay for drinks at that time? Or does everything have to be charged to the room?

    Welcome to planDisney, Sasha and thanks for sailing on over with your question! 

    Sasha, how exciting that your Magical cruise is getting so close! I hope your excitement is building and you're ready to salute Captain Mickey (or Minnie)! That first day stepping aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship is so Magical. And... Sasha, the first thing my family does is head for snacks and drinks, so let's talk about purchases made at the pool bars, lounges and nightclubs

    All purchases made aboard the ship, including beverages, will be charged to your stateroom. I found that the most convenient part about this was that I only ever needed to have my Key to the World card (room key) with me. Now, it might be helpful for you to know that you can continuously pay on your account. Depending on the length of your cruise, the debit or credit card on file will be charged at the following intervals (please reminder, prices are subject to change):

    For a cruise lasting 2-5 nights, your card will be charged when your spending hits $300.
    For a cruise lasting 6-9 nights, your card will be charged when your spending hits $500.
    For a cruise lasting 10 nights or more, your card will be charged when your spending hits $700.
    *Otherwise, your card will be charged at the end of your trip.

    However, you can visit the Guest Services Desk and pay on your account with cash, a different credit card, or my family's favorite: a Disney Gift Card. This may help if you're traveling with friends or family and each taking turns to pay for drinks. You can always charge a few specialty cocktails by the pool and then head down to Guest Services later in the day to put some cash on your account. 

    Sasha, I hope this helps as you're thinking ahead and looking toward March. Wishing you a truly Magical voyage. If you have any other questions, make sure to come on back to planDisney where we all are happy to serve. 

thumbnail image for Lauren

Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

Learn More About Lauren

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Disney Cruise Line First Timer Tips | planDisney Podcast – Season 2 Episode 1

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.