When planning a Disney Cruise it’s smart to know what to budget for, and what not to worry about. I have compiled a list of the complimentary things on board your cruise and what will cost you extra. If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact me at the email below!
What Comes Free:
1. Meals– All your family dining is free aboard a Disney Cruise. Go ahead and order than appetizer and dessert …it’s free! Ordering room service is also free as long as it’s not pre-packaged. For example, the Fruit & Cheese plate is free (great bed time snack!)
2. Deck 11 Activities– the pools, mini golf, water slides, hot tubs, basketball courts, ping-pong, and shuffleboard on deck 11 are always free.
3. Fitness Center– Relax with some early morning yoga, or check out the awesome ocean view treadmills.
4. Beverages– The soda stations are free and available for unlimited refills including soda, coffee, iced tea, and ice water.
5. Castaway Cay– Debarking and exploring the island is part of your cruise. Play and swim at the beaches, run the trails, splash down water slides, drop the kids off at Scuttles Cove childcare center while you work on your tan, and then enjoy the free BBQ lunch.
6. Kids clubs– Oceaneers Lab, Edge and Vibe are all kid and teen clubs that cost nothing to check out.
7. Entertainment– Broadway style shows, Disney movies, Pirate Night and Fireworks are all part of your Disney Cruise fare.
What is NOT Free:
1. Alcohol– Tips are automatically included on your drink charge too. Ask the bartenders or your stateroom host about the new Wine, Tequila, Rum and/or Margarita Tastings they offer.
2. Bottled Water– If you’re not a fan of the free water on board, you will have to pay for bottled.
3. Arcade– Although the kids clubs offer many FREE video games, there is also a pay-per-play arcade on board to check out, but it’s pretty small.
4. Sports Simulators– For about $12 per half hour you can check out the amazing simulators. Kids love these! Try your hand at virtual soccer, baseball, hockey and basketball. Golf costs more.
5. Senses Spa Treatments– Enjoy a massage or facial for an extra cost. I highly recommend Senses, it’s worth every penny. Be sure to make a reservation in advance for any treatments.
6. Dining at Remy or Palo– These signature, adults only restaurants are not included in your cruise fare. You must have a reservation to enjoy these romantic, gourmet restaurants.
7. Castaway Cay Rentals– On-island bike rentals, boat rentals, kayaks, the stingray experience and water bikes are extra.
8. Souvenirs– There are many gift shops to explore on the ships to find the perfect cruise souvenir.
9. Gratuities– Please tip your servers and stateroom hosts. You can do this in advance by selecting a set amount and adding it to your room charges.
I hope this list of freebies and extras will help you plan the perfect cruise and put your mind at ease. There are no hidden charges onboard, and Disney provides you with all the essentials plus more!
I would love to help you plan a Disney Cruise vacation within YOUR budget. They can be very affordable when booked far in advance. I specialize in Disney Cruises and Vacations with children at World of Magic Travel. You can contact me by clicking HERE and sending me a message or an email at Summer@WorldOfMagicTravel.com. Bon Voyage Cruisers!