Planning Disney Cruise Vacation Part 3 – Final Payment and more
Time flies when you are having fun planning Disney Cruise vacations. Before you know it final payment is due. Although that may be the least favorite part of a Disney cruise it opens the door for even more fun, making reservations and online check – in.
Final payment is due 75 days before departure. It can be very simple if you have a travel agency like Magical Memory Planners taking care of you. There are several options when it come to making final payment. If you don’t want to pay it all at once you can start making payments anytime after you make deposit. You may also consider using your Disney Rewards Dollars from your Disney Visa. If that is the case be sure to request your Disney Rewards card about a month or two before final payment is due.
After final payment is done you can take care of some reservations for your Disney cruise. Log in to the planning center at Disney Cruise Line. Once you are in your reservation it will look like this:
You will be able to go into “My Cruise Activities” to book your port adventures, adult dining such as Palo and Remy, spa appointments, and make reservations in the nursery. If you REALLY want to do something on a particular day or time then you will want to go on here to do this. This option is available 90 days before departure for guests who have cruised with Disney Cruise Line before but they still won’t have access until after final payment is made. Some choose to pay their final payment early so they can enjoy that earlier access.
On line Check-in
You can fill out all your forms in advance so that your embarkation is much faster and easier for your whole family. Be sure to have your passports and flight information available. After the forms are complete you will have to print them, sign them, and of course bring them with you. You won’t want these packed in your luggage either.
You can check in online after final payment is made and at least 4 days prior to your sail date. If you don’t complete everything in one session, you can save your information and come back later to finish.
Your kids will be so excited to participate in the amazing children’s programs aboard the Disney ships but they will need to be registered. You can do this on board but why not get it all done ahead of time? Once your final payment is made you can take care of this as well. The kids clubs include:
It’s a Small World Nursery
This daycare for kids, ages 3 months to 3 years, has the beloved theme from the park attraction, designed with an acclimation zone, play area and nap room.
Disney’s Oceaneer Club
This is the ideal place for children, 3 to 12 years of age, to immerse themselves in the imaginative worlds that Disney is known for, while performing on stage, playing games and enjoying a wide variety of supervised activities.
This loft-style lounge for tweens, ages 11 to 14, sports a digital-media theme, including a lit dance floor, notebooks with social media app and 18 TV screens.
This coffeehouse-themed hangout—complete with dance floor and snack bar—provides teens ages 14 to 17 a haven for enjoying movies, video games and new friends.
You have been planning Disney cruise vacation and now its almost time to set sail. Come back to read Planning Disney Cruise Vacation part 4 – Getting ready to sail for the last minute details before you embark.