How Much Does a Disney Cruise Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 9, 2018

A Disney cruise, owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, is specifically designed to create a complete Disney-themed experience for the entire family all aboard one ship.  While on these ships, guests are accommodated in spacious rooms and have access to many amenities such as state-of-the-art entertainment facilities, a Disney-themed ambiance, a sumptuous dining experience, personalized service and so much more.

As of today, Disney current has four ships in its fleet:  the Dream, Fantasy, Magic and Wonder.

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How much does a Disney cruise cost?

Like most cruises, the cost is going to depend on where you want to go, the room that you want while on the ship, the time of year and the length of the cruise.  The cost of a Disney cruise can vary anywhere from as little as $600 to as much as $10,000 per person.

For example, a seven-night cruise to Alaska and the Pacific Coast costs around $900 to $2,800 per person in a double occupancy cabin without a veranda.  For a suite room with an adjoining deck, the cost usually starts from $1,700 up to $10,000 per person.

On the other hand, Bahamian cruises offer a number of packages and a varied number of cruise nights.  Its three-night cruise may cost between $450 and $1,100 without a veranda or from $600 to $6,000 with a veranda.

A three-night Disney cruise to the same area costs around $600 to $1,500 for an inner cabin or from $750 to $8,000 for a room with deck.

Moreover, the Disney 8-night cruise package costs between $1,200 and $3,000 for an inner room and between $2,000 and $11,000 for a suite with a veranda.

The cost of a seven-night adventure with the Caribbean cruises starts from $750 and can cost upwards to $10,000.  The Mexican Riviera offers the same duration of the trip at a cost that starts from $600 to as much as $11,000.

The Canada and New England five-night cruise package can cost around $700 to $7,500.

This Fox News article took a look at the cruise line to see if was worth the investment.  During their search, they had found a seven-day cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral, Florida was $1,232.

On PriceLine.com, for example, we played around with a few scenarios and came up with the following estimates:

DestinationPrice Range per Person (interior to suite)
2 Night Baja with Halloween on the High Seas (Disney Wonder)$600 to $1,500
3 Night Bahamas (Disney Dream)$700 to $1,400
3 Night Bahamas (Disney Wonder)$775 to $1,725
3 Night Baja (Disney Wonder)$800 to $1,200
4 Night Bahamas (Disney Dream)$875 to $1,800
4 Night Bahamas (Disney Magic)$850 to $2,500
4 Night Bahamas (Disney Magic)$825 to $2,400
4 Night Baja (Disney Wonder)$900 to $2,300
4 Night Canadian Coast (Disney Magic)$900 to $3,000
4 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound (Disney Wonder)$850 to $2,200
4 Night Western Caribbean (Disney Wonder)$850 to $2,200
5 Night Bahamas (Disney Magic)$1,100 to $3,300
5 Night Bermuda (Disney Magic)$1,200 to $3,500
5 Night California Coast Northbound (Disney Wonder)$1,200 to $3,600
5 Night Canada & New England (Disney Magic)$1,200 to $4,400
5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Disney Magic)$850 to $3,000
5 Night Western Caribbean (Disney Wonder)$875 to $2,300
6 Night Western Caribbean (Disney Wonder)$1,000 to $3,200
7 Night Alaska (Disney Wonder)$1,600 to $7,200
7 Night Bahamas (Disney Wonder)$1,500 to $3,900
7 Night British Isles (Disney Magic)$1,900 to $7,700
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Disney Fantasy)$1,500 to $3,500
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Disney Wonder)$1,600 to $3,000
7 Night Norwegian Fjords (Disney Magic)$2,100 to $8,000
7 Night Southern Caribbean (Disney Wonder)$1,300 to $2,800
7 Night Western Europe Northbound (Disney Magic)$2,000 to $10,000
8 Night Bahamas with Marvel Day at Sea (Disney Magic)$1,900 to $5,500
11 Night Westbound Transatlantic (Disney Magic)$1,600 to $3,400

NOTE:  Even though this price says “per person,” the prices will drop if you were to add your children younger than 17.  For example, if you were to add a child who’s younger than two, then you may pay 50 percent of a child’s rate.

Disney cruise overview

Depending on the ship, there will be four room options:  the interior room, oceanview room, a room with a balcony or a suite.

The above cruise packages are inclusive of a 24-hour room service, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, Disney based theatrical productions and a fireworks show.

What are the extra costs?

Alcoholic beverages are an extra cost to think about.  Alcoholic beverages can be purchased through room service, the formal dining area, or from any of the nightclubs or lounges.

If you have babies, you may want to think about group babysitting, a price that is not included in the package.  Most ships also provide baby diapers and other baby needs at separate prices.  While this is an extra charge, it may be worth it for the convenience.  Otherwise, you will have to pack all of these items.

You will be expected to tip the members of the crew who assist you throughout the cruise.  This tip, depending on how you pay, can be included in the initial quote.

Onshore activities, such as local tours, car rental, and snorkeling, are priced separately.  If you were to purchase directly from the cruise line, then you can expect excursions to be anywhere from $100 to $300 per person, depending on the activity you want to take advantage of.

Adults may spend extra to take advantage of the adult-exclusive restaurants and spas that are offered away from children.

Phone and Internet usage can be an additional charge and will be charged per megabyte/gigabyte used.

Transportation and lodging when heading to the port to take off will not be part of the costs.  This can include hotel stays, car rentals, airline fares, etc.

How can I save money?

If you are military personnel or one of your family members is serving in the military, you can enjoy some discount on the cruise packages.  Take a look at the official Disney Cruise Line to see the current promotions they are holding.

Check for special cruise promotions or onboard credits.  Many third-party websites will have a lot of deals that you can sort through.

Disney is just one of the many cruise lines you can book, and in fact, it tends to be one of the priciest.  Royal Caribbean and Carnival, for example, can be up to 60 percent less than a Disney cruise going to the same destination.

Consider a combination deal.  In some cases, you can book a few days at a Disney resort on land and the cruise at the same time to save a few hundred dollars.

If you qualify, the Disney Visa credit card can offer discounts and even more credits when used on board.

As with any cruise, try to time it right.  Usually, when kids are in school, the costs will be a lot less than when they are on vacation.  Play around with the quotes online, and if you’re flexible, this is a great way to save a great deal of money.  WDW Info recommends traveling during the hurricane season; however, if you were to do so, just remember the itinerary could change because of the weather.

Book early.  The sooner you know you want to take a cruise, the quicker you should take action.  Since cruise liners will price their room by tiers, the earlier you book, the lower the costs are known to be.


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