& Factors That Affect Pricing
Seeking the world’s most magical ocean escapes?
Dreaming of a Disney vacation with all-inclusive costs ranging from reasonable to royal treatment?
Then heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to sea you’ll go – with nine pricing factors to establish your Disney cruise cost.
Let’s start with reality talk: any cruise is a splurge.
Seeing what’s included in a Disney cruise specifically, and breaking down pricing components, shows these magnificent adventures are worth it.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, basic drinks (including soda, which other cruise lines charge extra for), world-class onboard entertainment, games, character meet ‘n greets, free 24-hour room service (a unique feature on Disney cruises), Disney’s famously high standards for exquisitely detailed experiences – and more.
For a bit of the pleasure of the parks without traveling back to your hotel nightly, a maritime expedition might perfectly fit upcoming special occasions with your family or sweetheart.
The baseline Disney cruise cost is around $180 – $600, per person, per day.
Then variables account for your personal $$$ total:
- Length of cruise (2-14 days)
- Number (and age) of people (including wheelchair accessible at all price points)
- Stateroom type (10 varieties)
- Destination (20+ global areas)
- Time of year (offerings year-round)
- Specific ship (5 – more coming soon)
- Additional Port Adventures (virtually unlimited possibilities)
- Travel to and from your cruise
- Souvenirs & services (for added awesomeness)
Do the number of factors feel overwhelming?
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Disney Cruise Cost Example:
A 5-day cruise from Miami to the Bahamas (including days at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay) for 2 adults and 2 kids in an ocean view room totals around: $4,102.
Barely over $200/person/day- Including taxes, fees, and port expenses.
Or prices can go up to $58k if you opt for the longest trip + most expensive rooms and destinations.
Other cruises may look cheaper, but they’re sometimes hiding extra expenses to be added at the end, or they may just offer less than Disney cruise ships.
Length Of The Disney Cruise
The longer the cruise, the lower the price per day.
A 3-4 day cruise may be cheaper overall, but more days with the same itinerary is a better per-day deal.
People In Your Group
Unlike hotels, you aren’t charged per room on a Disney cruise, it’s per person.
Two people in the group will be charged adult pricing (which is the cost quoted on the Disney Cruise Line site), even with only one adult-aged person in the party. The rest are charged according to age.
Solo travelers get a small discount but pricing is close to that of two adult guests sharing a cabin.
Disney Cabin Types
Simple, unsurprising math on this one: bigger room or better view = more moolah.
- Inside room (no ocean view)
- Oceanview (um… hopefully self-explanatory; there’s a porthole window)
- Verandah (oceanview + a big balcony to relax on)
- Concierge (the creme de la creme in varying sizes; sells out quickly)
Although destinations impact overall cost, none are consistently cheaper or more expensive.
Disney cruise ships leave from ports worldwide, so check with your favorite Ear To There Travel Vacationeer for a free, personalized quote for your specific Disney cruise cost.
Current destinations include:
- British Isles
- Eastern Caribbean
- Southern Caribbean
- Western Caribbean
- Northern Europe
- Mexican Riviera
- New Zealand & Australia
- Norwegian Fjords
- Pacific Coast
- Panama Canal
- South Pacific
- Specialty-themed voyages to thrilling global destinations
Time Of Year
Holidays and school breaks can be more expensive.
But Disney also offers specialty cruises for Halloween on the High Seas or a Christmas Very Merrytime cruise.
Plus specially-themed Pixar Day at Sea or Marvel Day at Sea, – done as only Disney can.
Disney Cruise Fleet
Which ship you choose doesn’t always impact cost, but newer or updated ships are sometimes more expensive.
Current Disney ships are spectacularly named:
- Disney Magic (smallest/oldest)
- Disney Wonder
- Disney Dream
- Disney Fantasy
- Disney Wish (newest)
Port Adventures & Shore Excursions
Not all extra adventures cost extra dough.
If your travels take you through Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island), all meals are included plus free towels, umbrellas, and lounge chairs to enjoy the stunning beaches.
Upgrades like snorkel, bike or boat rentals, or private cabanas available for additional costs.
Anywhere cruises land offer nearly limitless local activities.
In true Disney fashion, if you can dream it, you can probably do it.
Even if you don’t leave the ship while cruising, you could plus up your party time with extra vacationing before or afterward. With Adventures by Disney Escapes, you can add extra pixie dust magic with bonus on-land travel.
Think Barcelona, London, Copenhagen, Rome…
Travel To Travel
Also, consider whether you’ll drive or fly to and from starting and ending ports.
Will you need a hotel pre or post-Disney cruise?
What transfer transportation is needed?
If it’s a bit of a haul to get to your port in San Diego or Florida, consider having a Disney Land & Sea Adventure!
Visit Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Florida before or after sailing.
Souvenirs & Ship Services
Disney cruises offer countless opportunities.
For a bit more greenback action you can get:
- Wi-fi (pay-as-you-go or pre-purchase data packages)
- Special food & drink
- Cocktails, wine packages, specialty coffee (regular coffee/sodas are free)
- Specialty dining in adults-only restaurants
- Extra activities
- Special kids programs
- Photo packages
- End of trip Gratuity
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