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What is and Isn’t Included On A Disney Cruise?

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What is and Isn’t Included on Disney Cruises

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.

Related: Disney Wonder Cruise Multigenerational Travel: Magic, Memories, and Family-Friendly Fun With Grandmother, Daughter and Granddaughter!

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:

  • Alcohol
  • 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

Additional Considerations

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.

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What is and Isn't Included On A Disney Cruise?

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15 Comments

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    This is great information. Whether you’re cruising with Disney or another cruise line, it’s important to know what is and isn’t included in your package.

  2. Rachel Ferrucci says

    I haven’t done a Disney cruise so this is great info to know. I’m hoping to do it next year with the grandkids.

  3. Maureen says

    I had no idea what was and was not included in a Disney cruise, glad you shared this for anyone planning this sort of trip. They will be much more prepared for the trip and have less surprise costs involved in their Disney cruise.

  4. Kelly Hutchinson says

    This was so helpful, and interesting! I never knew what was and was not included on these cruises. Good to see more is included than not!

  5. Meagan says

    A Disney cruise is on our bucket list. It’s good to hear that so much is covered in the initial cost.

  6. Pam says

    Thanks for letting us know what’s included and what isn’t included on a Disney cruise. This will be helpful for a lot of people.

  7. Chavonne Harvey says

    A Disney Cruise looks and sounds magnificent! Like being in a dream, I’d be so overwhelmed with excitement and joy. I appreciate this post in letting us know what’s including and what’s not included, that’s definitely something to keep in mind.

  8. Erin F says

    I have never been on a cruise but after hearing that ALL your meals are included, I might just have to consider it! I can only imagine how fun it is to get away out in the middle of the ocean for a week or two!

  9. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    Knowing all of the details of what’s included and what’s not is helpful. Many people might be nervous about spending for Palo, for example, but they don’t realize it’s literally only a few dollars and well worth the experience.

  10. Jocelyn at Hip Mama's Place says

    It’s awesome to know what’s included in the packages, this is a pretty cool guide especially for those who are interested. I’d love to take the family on a Disney cruise! Soon, hopefully!

  11. Myrah Duque says

    Sailing on a Disney cruise was one of my favorite adventures. My cousin is planning on going on one, will share this post with her.

  12. Crystal says

    This is on our 2018 travel bucket list. We love all things Disney, and it’s time to hang out with Mickey on the open sea. This helps plan our saving!

  13. Amy Desrosiers says

    My neighbor is on a cruise right now. She is i the Bahamas as I type. I have been considering a Disney cruise with my family too.

  14. Our Family World says

    This is a really helpful post. It is best not to assume that everything will be covered in the initial cost. Doing your research and asking questions will be for our best interest. Thanks for making it easy for us by listing what’s included and what’s not so we can be prepared for additional costs.

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