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What I wish I knew before going on a Disney Cruise

Before you go on your first Disney cruise, there is quite a lot of good tips and helpful information out there to ensure you have a great cruise.

In order to avoid some common first-time cruise mistakes, here are some of the critical things I wish I knew before I went on my first Disney cruise.

Get an early check-in time

Captain Mickey and Minnie Mouse

What you should book before your Disney Cruise

If you want to avoid disappointment of an activity or offering being unavailable because it is sold out, here are some important thinks to prebook prior to your Disney Cruise.

With the growing power of the internet, and more and more cruisers knowing the "tricks of the trade", certain activities can be unavailable if you wait to reserve them on the ship.

Disney Cruise Line has a ton of activities to choose from, so here are the ones you really want to book in advance to avoid missing out on.

How much is a Disney Cruise?

A Disney Cruise sounds like the best of both worlds: the amazing library of the Walt Disney Company combined with a cruise ship vacation.  However, you might be wondering "How much does a Disney Cruise costs"?

Before you buy matching Mickey ears to wear onboard, here is an overview of how much a Disney Cruise costs.

Prices vary, but it's not cheap

the AquaDuck water coaster

What is the cheapest month to take a Disney cruise?

Disney Cruise Line is a very popular choice for families that want to combine a family cruise vacation with their love for all things Mickey, but it is not a cheap vacation.

If you are trying to find the least expensive time to take the family on a Disney Cruise, there are some good times of the year to lock in the lowest fares you will find.

Sail off-peak

Disney cruise ship waterslide

Is a Disney Cruise worth the extra money?

Disney Cruise Line is known for fabulous entertainment, well-themed ships, and an expensive price tag.

While Disney cruises offer family vacations similar to other mass-market cruise lines, Disney's cruise costs tend to be significantly higher than other contemporary cruise lines. Then again, Disney Cruise Line fans will tell the Disney cruise product is a higher quality product.

If your family is considering booking a Disney cruise, here what you should consider to figure if Disney cruises are worth the extra cost.

Top 10 Disney Cruise facts you didn't know

If you have ever sailed on Disney Cruise Line, then you probably have been impressed by the large size of the ships, and hundreds of dedicated cast members who work onboard to deliver a fantastic cruise vacation.

But what you might not know is all of the impressive facts, statistics and tidbits that are part of making Mickey's cruise line operate on a daily basis.

Here's a look at the most impressive Disney Cruise Line facts you might (or might not have) known!

Disney Cruise Line suspends more 2020 European sailings

Disney Cruise Line announced on Monday due to COVID-19, the cruise line has extended the suspension of Disney Magic up to and including the October 2, 2020 sailing.

Disney Cruise Line cancels 2020 Alaska cruises

Disney Cruise Line announced today that due to the Canadian government extending its ban of cruise ships until October 31, sailings on the Disney Wonder that were scheduled to depart between Aug. 3 and Sept. 14, 2020 are cancelled.

Impacted sailings include:

Disney Cruise Line cancels more sailings through April 28 due to COVID-19

Disney Cruise Line is suspending all new departures through April 28, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was made on Monday morning that the cruise line made the decision in line with direction from health experts and government officials.

Guests currently booked on affected sailings will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing within 15 months of their original sail date or a full refund. These Guests and travel agents will receive an email from DCL outlining details and next steps.

Disney Cruise Line evaluating impact of Canada cruise port closure due to Coronavirus

Disney Cruise Line is in the process of figuring out the next steps for its Alaska cruise season due to the recent closure of Canadian cruise ports through July 1 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Disney Cruise Line posted an update on its website indicating that the Disney Wonder's sailings are directly impacted by this change, since she was scheduled to be homeported from Vancouver beginning April 29.

In the meantime, Disney is currently evaluating various options and have not made changes to any itineraries. 

Here is the full statement from Disney:

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