If you’re interested in taking a Disney cruise, you will soon become one of more than half a million traveler’s that choose to take an exciting Disney cruise each year.
Disney Cruise Lines has been one of the worlds top cruise lines for more than a decade. Owned by the Walt Disney Company and headquartered in Port Canaveral, Florida, Disney Cruise Lines ships were the first in the cruise industry to be designed specifically for families, parents, and children.
Disney Cruise Lines’ fleet includes the popular em>Disney Magic and Disney Wonder . The ships’ home is located at the famous Disney Cruise Line Terminal — terminal 8. The $27 million, 70,000-square-foot facility terminal was completed and dedicated on November 17, 1997. Disney Cruise Line Terminal is Port Canaveral’s third ultra-modern mega-ship terminal and it is the exclusive home of Magic and Wonder. Each cruise ship offers a wide variety of accommodations, itineraries, and activities.
Nearly identical in design and space, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder feature spacious staterooms – Disney Magic has 875 staterooms and Disney Wonder has 874 staterooms — Magic, themed dining rooms and unique areas (of each ship) that cater to every age group including: toddlers, young children, tweens, teens, and adults. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a small child or an adult – a Disney cruise has something for everyone.
A Disney cruise offers a wide variety of itineraries that will appeal to travelers ranging from the couple seeking a fun getaway to the family seeking an extended vacation. Disney Wonder makes frequent sailings to Nassau, Bahamas. Passengers have the option to choose from 3-day and 4-day cruises and packages that include either a 3 or 4 day stay at the Walt Disney World Resort prior to voyage. There are currently two special 10-day and 11-day voyages.
Disney Magic offers several itineraries. Cruisers may choose the Eastern Caribbean or Western Caribbean cruise or they may select from special cruises that sail to Disney’s private island paradise called Castaway Cay.
While a Disney cruise offers a wide variety of exciting onboard features and amenities, one of the biggest attractions aboard Disney cruise ships is the Walt Disney Theater. Broadway caliber shows are offered nightly as well as blockbuster Disney movies, variety shows and surprise appearances by some of the most popular Disney characters today. In addition, Disney cruises feature the Buena Vista movie-theater, themed deck parties, shopping galore, ping pong, shuffleboard, lounges, basketball courts, Studio Sea and even Internet service!
Pricing and Reservations
Prices for Disney cruises tend to fluctuate, so it is nearly impossible to predict exactly how much a Disney cruise will cost. One of the most important things to consider first is the time of year as this will affect how much or how little passengers will spend. The busiest time of the year is of course, summer. During the summer months expect to pay more and during spring and fall, expect to find killer deals on Disney Cruise Line.
Disney cruise prices are typically based on 2 adults (shared room). Passengers traveling with a child will still pay the price for two adults. After the initial two-adult price, 3rd and 4th passengers will pay a lower rate. If passengers over the initial two are under 13, the rate may range from $229 – $429 for a 3-day cruise, $329-$529 for a 4-day cruise and $349 – $749 for a 7-day cruise. This price includes land/sea vacations and varies greatly based on season.
If you’re considering booking a cruise on Disney Cruise Lines, it’s best to book as far in advance as possible. Several months in advance is your best bet as the full amount for a Disney cruise is due 90 days prior to sailing. In addition, the further in advance you book, the better the deals and discounts will be.
To book a Disney cruise, visit the Disney Cruise Lines website, contact your local cruise travel agent or visit any of the following discount booking search engines: