When is the cheapest time to cruise on disney.....

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#1
77 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
My husband, my parents and myself went on a disney cruise last December....we were looking to go again the same tome but found it to be about $1000 more that last year. And tips or flukes on a certain time of year?? We are dying to go again. I have been on 6 cruises in the last 2 years and none have compaired to Disney.
We want to go again so back, but at those prices unfortunatly we decided to go on an NCL in December unless of course we can find a comparable sailing. Thanks for any help.
#2
Virginia Beach, VA
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Joined May 2005
The cheapest I've seen is usually fall cruises during the prime of hurricane season (Sept/Oct.) Book as many months ahead as you can and then monitor the prices for drops. People say Disney rarely drops in price but I've caught price drops on every DCL cruise I've booked.
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#3
Fairmont, WV
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Joined May 2008
We're doing the land and sea package for our honeymoon and the ship leaves sept 18, and it turned out that was the cheapest package of the whole year. Fall is definitely the cheapest because of hurricane season and all the kids are back in school at that time.
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#4
3,468 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
The cheapest I have ever seen it was early Dec, last minute. And inside cabins. I personally can't do either of those (claustrophobic and uber-planner!)

The cruise we are doing this coming Sept 27 was quite a bargain. But we booked 14 months out. This hurricane season cruise has gone up over 1K since we booked.

So yes, as was already mentioned, hurricane season far far in advance.
#5
beautiful beaches of nc
39 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by greatdanemom
The cheapest I've seen is usually fall cruises during the prime of hurricane season (Sept/Oct.) Book as many months ahead as you can and then monitor the prices for drops. People say Disney rarely drops in price but I've caught price drops on every DCL cruise I've booked.
hey guys, am i confused or is this saying that if you book your cruise and then they drop the price, are you able to get money back and take the lower priced cruise.

thanks for the help.
#6
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Joined Oct 2006
My Example of booking early is to lock in the lowest price. DCL, unlike most cruise lines, almost always go up as the time gets closer to sail.

But I believe if they do lower the price (very rarely), they will lower the price of the cruise for you.
#7
beautiful beaches of nc
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Joined Oct 2006
thanks for the info. we have booked our next cruise in sept, that wasthe best deal we had found.
thanks again
#9
Florida
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Joined Mar 2008
We've cruised on Disney 25+ times because we're local and we have Disney Vacation Club points, so it's super easy for us. Cheap times for cruising are after Labor Day to a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, after Thanksgiving to the week before Christmas, and about a week after New Year's until around March 10th-ish or so (when Spring break hits).

For warm weather and warm water, we love September but there's always the chance of the stray hurricane making a mess of stuff. January is always wonderful for the low humidity. Makes the shore excursions way more pleasant, but the swimming kinda iffy.

Hope this helps!