What is and Isn’t Included On A Disney Cruise?
Just like a traditional Disney vacation, a Disney cruise is a magical and exciting experience. It offers you and your entire family an opportunity to relax, unwind and have fun.
However, before you embark on this magical adventure, it is a good idea to get to know what is and what isn’t included in the price you pay. While there are some all-inclusive cruises, in most cases there are going to be features and other factors you must pay extra for. Learn more here.
What’s Always Included?
When you book a Disney Cruise, you can count on the following things to be included in the initial price you pay:
- All your meals from your embarkation lunch to the departure breakfast. There is also no additional charge for additional desserts or appetizers or even room service. (some exceptions apply)
- Fun on Deck: This will include all the splash play areas, water slides, pools, hot tubs, ping-pong, shuffleboard, basketball and miniature golf.
- Fitness Center: Even though you have to pay extra for spa treatments, you can use the fitness center for no additional fee.
- Water, iced tea, coffee, and soda. At the drink station, you can refill your bottle or cup as much as you would like.
- Castaway Cay: You can disembark and enjoy the exciting areas. However, there are a few things here you will have to pay extra for.
- Kids Clubs: All of the kids’ club facilities, besides It’s a Small World Nursery” are included in your initial cruise cost.
- Onboard Entertainment: Event the poolside movies, deck parties, and Broadway style shows are included.
What’s Not Included?
Keep in mind, while you can stay busy with the activities that are included in your initial cruise payment, there may be a few things you want to splurge for. Some of the things that you will have to pay extra for on a Disney Cruise include:
- Pre-packaged items from room service, which includes bottled water.
- The Arr-cade
- Sports stimulator
- Spa treatments
- Dining at Palo or Remy
- Some of the activities at Castaway Cay
If you are thinking about going on a cruise, you need to make sure you plan for a few extras in your budget. This would include souvenirs, an excursion or two and tips. While the tip will be added to your drink orders on the ship, at the end of the cruise you will also be expected to provide tips for your dinner servers and stateroom hosts. This can be done automatically if you request it.
Now that you know the associated costs, you will be able to plan accordingly for your Disney Cruise. When you are informed you will know what to expect and avoid unexpected costs.