If this is your first Disney Cruise Line adventure, then the best advice we could give you is to book through a travel agency that specializes in Disney vacations. We prefer this route over going it alone and booking a vacation package directly through Disney.
There are a few reasons why booking with a Disney travel agent is the way to go.
For starters, their services are entirely free to you, the client. Yes, it’s true! Disney pays these agents a small commission to help you…but at no time do you pay anything extra.
Secondly, a travel planner who specializes in Disney vacations will be able to answer your questions and give you helpful advice. After all, it’s their job to do so. They will (or should) know the pros and cons of Disney Cruise Line vacations based on their own first-hand experience. Your Disney Travel agent will give you the lowdown on the different ships, activities, dining options, destinations, etc.
Lastly, a Disney travel agent will book all of your reservations for you. They take care of all the details so that you don’t have to. Relax and feel secure in knowing that everything is taken care of and will be done correctly.
See our Disney Travel Planners page to find an agency that can help you book your Disney Cruise Line vacation package.
Look for a Disney travel agency that will offer you something called “onboard credit.”
Onboard credit is a common industry practice whereby a travel agency will give its clients a bonus reward for booking through their respective agency. Your onboard credit is essentially free money that is linked to your stateroom account to be used to pay for practically anything on the ship or at Castaway Cay.
Some of the ways to spend onboard credit include meals, drinks, merchandise, spa treatments, activities on the ship, shore excursions, gratuity, and more.
Ask your Disney travel agent about onboard credit before you book your Disney Cruise line vacation package. If they don’t offer it, then move on to another agency that does! It’s certainly a great perk and you want to take full advantage of it when it’s offered.
For more information on this wonderful Disney cruise promotion, please see our Disney Cruise Onboard Credit page, or check out The Vacationeer’s Onboard Credit promotion.