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When to book
Most cruise fares start low and begin to rise as the ship fills up. It’s possible to save 10–20% by booking a year in advance. Conversely, if your travel schedule is very flexible, savings of up to 25% off are possible when you book a cruise within two weeks of its sailing date. These deals are especially good if you live within a day’s drive of the departure port, because you can avoid the last-minute price hikes on airline tickets.
Our Fare Tracker tracks the daily price of every cruise on every ship for every stateroom category. See whether you'll save money by booking now or waiting. The Fare Tracker will also show how Disney priced the same cruise last year.
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Which ship to cruise on
Features found on each of the 4 ships include pools, water-play areas, fitness centers, movies theaters, sports/recreational areas, shopping, and arcades. Some ships offer amenities not found on others. The Dream and Fantasy, for example, have the following features not found on the Magic or Wonder: AquaDuck waterslide, a spa exclusively for teens, dedicated Champagne bars, Midship Detective Agency interactive game, miniature-golf course, and more.
Selecting an itinerary
Beaches or glaciers? Venice or the Baltics? We'll help you decide which itinerary is best for you. Disney offers over 60 separate itineraries ranging from 2-night weekend getaways to 15-night voyages between two oceans using the Panama Canal. We'll help you select the right one for you with our Disney Cruise Line Planning page. We also have specific advice on the best itineraries for first-time cruisers, and combining your Cruise with a Disney World Vacation.
What to do on the ship
We have information on each ship's children's clubs and activities, restaurant and bar reviews, family activities, how to meet characters, on-board seminars, and shopping. We'll even tell you which theater shows to skip for more time at Senses Spa.
We also go over the cruise's theme nights and seasonal entertainment. Such as Pirates in the Caribbean night, Halloween cruises in fall, and the Thanksgiving and winter holidays.
What to do off the ship
Complete coverage of Castaway Cay, Disney's private island, including reviews, what to pack for your day, food and bar reviews, and more. We cover every Port Adventure activity. Whether it's gondola rides in Venice, Italy or ziplining in Skagway, Alaska, we'll tell you what's a must do and what to avoid.
Preparing for a Disney Cruise
We'll walk you through everything you need to know before you leave, including packing tips, passport and ID requirements, advice for families with special needs or dietary restrictions, guides to tipping and gratuities, transportation and parking tips for each port, where to spend the night before your cruise, the check-in and boarding process, the daily Personal Navigator hand-out, and how to prepare for coming home.
If this is your first-ever cruise, or your first Disney cruise, we've got all the information you need to have a better trip. We're part of the team that writes the best-selling Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and we've been covering Disney for more than 25 years.
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Start here to find out the differences among the 4 ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet: the Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy.
Beaches or glaciers? Venice or the Baltics? We'll help you decide which itinerary is best for you.
Disney Cruise Line has demand-based pricing, which means fares fluctuate from the time they are announced until the ship actually sets sail. We can tell you whether the itinerary you want is a "Book It Now" or a "Wait A Bit."
We talk you through the booking process all the way to boarding, cruising, and returning home through Customs. This is the place to find out how to plan your first day onboard and how to properly pack on your last night.
Ports and Port Adventures
Which excursions are worth the money and which leave you saying, "That's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back?" How can you save money by making your own tour of the port? We'll tell you the history of every port Disney Cruise Line visits and what to see, eat, and buy while you're there.
Disney is at heart an entertainment company and has a reputation for "Broadway-style" productions onboard. We'll tell you which shows to catch and which ones' showtimes are great times to visit the spa or ride the AquaDuck. We also review the many onboard activities, including kids' clubs, here.
From fast food to fine dining, Disney Cruise Line has something for everyone. We review the restaurants, fast food venues, bars, and lounges onboard.
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