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  • On Aug 7, 2023
    Donna from Burscough Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    In the UK, booking my 3rd Disney cruise & dont know if to book myself or use a US agent with $300 onboard credit, booking it in US dollars makes me slightly nervous and I cannot decide whether worrying about exchange rates is worth the $300

    Ahoy Donna - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for swimming by with your question for our team of panelists. We love to help Guests just like you plan your very own, very magical, Disney Cruise Line adventures!

    Wow, your third Disney Cruise Line sailing - Captain Mickey and his crew must be doing a great job! Be sure to check out the special new UK sailings on the Disney Dream!

    Donna, I think you are being completely reasonable - this is a tough decision. My recommendation would be to get more information from the travel professional so that you understand when the currency exchange occurs. If, for example, you were to pay in full at the time of booking and the currency exchange takes place at that time, you have an easy comparison to make. That is, you can see what the exchange rate is that day and see if it's a good value to book through that channel. If, instead, the currency exchange takes place sometime in the future, I too would be a bit nervous if the exchange rate fluctuated greatly. Of course, it could always move in a direction that's in your favor!

    You may also want to contact a travel professional in your home country to see if they have any Special Offers or insight to provide you with. Though it can be time-consuming to sort through everything, there are different types of Special Offers all the time. I want to make sure you have a good clear picture of all of your options before you commit!

    Donna, I hope this information helps your planning efforts – stop by any time with additional questions! Oh, and before I forget, make sure to check out all the magical excitement surrounding Disney Cruise Line’s Silver Anniversary at Sea!

    Bon voyage!
    Ryan J.
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