Military Discounts on Disney Cruises

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This page tells you every detail about getting a military or veteran discount on a Disney cruise.

We’re such experts at it. (We’ve been hyper-focused on military discounts on cruises for over 20 years!)

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Are there Military Discounts on Disney Cruises departing in 2022 and 2023?

Disney announces these last minute. And right now, there are many dates in April, and May 2022 on which you can get a special, low military rate. And just a few in June and July 2022.

Disney’s military discounts are always and only on sailings that are just a few months out.

So there are no military discounts from Disney now for 2023 Disney cruises.

Already, most Disney cruises for SUMMER 2022 are already sold out!

We book ALL Disney cruises at a discount – below Disney’s lowest rates!

PLUS every day we look for new military discounts on Disney, so you don’t have to . . .

So, while we offer a military discount on every Disney cruise,

Disney offers their military discount on a few specific ships and sail dates, and they only give their discount to ACTIVE or RETIRED military members.

And they only give it to the cabin with the military member.

Our military and veteran discounts apply to all Disney cruises and all service members with a DD214 and their spouses and anyone traveling with them.

So, if you can go on one of the cruises Disney is discounting, you’ll get BOTH DISCOUNTS (ours and Disney’s), for a whopping DOUBLE DISCOUNT ON YOUR DISNEY CRUISE.

Where can you find a list of Disney cruises with military discounts? Right here!

It’s not easy to find Disney cruises with military discounts because they are only offered on a few sailings and only a select number of categories with a limited number of cabins.

Once those cabins are filled, the military discount is no longer offered.

So every day we go into Disney’s system and see if any new cruise dates have been added, and which ones have been taken away.  Then we update this page accordingly.

You can book them online, or Contact Us for assistance.

Click on each specific sailing to see the discounted rate. It’s not shown on the first set of prices you see.

Cruises from Miamitoday through November, 2022.

Cruises from Port Canaveral August through November– wow, these are sky-high prices!! Much higher than Miami.

Cruises from Galveston, November 2022 through February 2023!!

Cruises from San Diego and San Juan, October and November

Cruises from Vancouver to ALASKA, departing June through September.

Cruises from Copenhagen and Dover in July and August

European cruise departing from Barcelona! July

Need help getting all your discounts applied?  That’s what we’re here for!   Ask us to book for you.

If you have more than 4 or 5 people, you will need two cabins.  Book one cabin at a time.  Or, contact us for assistance.

NOTE: As of June 15, 2022, Disney’s health policy is this:

Currently, Disney Cruise Line continues to require all vaccine-eligible Guests (based on US eligibility requirements of age 5 and older) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the time of sailing.

Fully vaccinated Guests on sailings departing US and Canadian ports must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 2 days before setting sail to be exempt from embarkation testing at the terminal. 

Guests ages 4 and under, who are not vaccine-eligible because of age, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by a parent or guardian) taken no more than 3 days before their sail date.

Children ages 4 and under will also be required to complete a test at the terminal prior to embarkation (paid for by Disney Cruise Line).

ALL GUESTS MOST UPLOAD proof of vaccination or negative test on the Safe Passage website by Inspire Diagnostics.

Guests Recently Recovered from COVID-19: In some cases, people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If Guests have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within 11 to 90 days of their sail date, they may qualify to be considered as “90-Day-Recovered.”

With the appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, Guests considered “90-Day-Recovered” are not required to participate in COVID-19 testing during the Pre-Sail, Embarkation or Disembarkation phases of their voyage. 

Face Coverings

Face coverings are not required for Guests outdoors while on board the ship and at designated locations on our private island, Disney Castaway Cay.

Face coverings are optional in most indoor locations throughout the ship.

Guests under 5 years of age who are currently ineligible to be vaccinated will be required to wear face coverings in Youth Activity spaces and in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique; and, while not required, we continue to strongly recommend these Guests wear a face covering in all other indoor locations.

Face coverings are required on motorcoach transportation and in the Disney Cruise Line Terminal and may be required in ports of call based on local government requirements.

If none of those specific cruises will work for you – click on the links below to see ALL FUTURE Disney Cruise Deals.

Search All Disney Cruises and Enjoy the Magic of Discounted Military Rates

The links above will open a cruise search form that already has the “MILITARY” option selected – so all prices shown will reflect Disney’s and our military discount.

From there, you can modify any of the search terms, such as destination, dates you’d like to cruise, departure port, cruise line and more, and the prices on those new results shown will still reflect any military rate offered by Disney.

How do you book a Disney cruise and get your Military Discount applied?

You may book directly here on our site, 

as our system is configured to pull in Disney’s lowest rate,

AND our discount to calculate the best possible price for you.

As long as you have the ‘military’ box checked on our booking page,

if there is a special low rate offered for the military,

it will be displayed to you and you can book your cruise on our site at that low rate.

However, after you have booked, Disney will require you to provide evidence of your active or retired military status. 

After you have booked, you’ll get an email from us explaining how to do that.

Here’s the layout for a cabin for 5. See the three bunkeds over there, and the curtain that can be drawn between the adult bed and the kid area. 🙂

Please note: if you have a family of 5 and are trying to book a Disney cruise…

Disney cruise ships only have a few cabins for five, and those are usually not included as one of the cabin types available to book at the discounted military rate.

Disney will also only give their discount to the one cabin with the military member and their children if they are under age 18 and there is not one single cabin that can accommodate the entire family.

Remember, even if no military discount is offered by Disney, we will apply our military discount to all cabins in your group, even if you have multiple cabins with friends and family.

Disney cruise military and veteran discount Dreamin Castaway
Disney Cruise off the coast of Castaway Cay

All About the Disney Cruise Military and Veteran Discount

Disney often offers substantial military discounts on sailings with sail dates less than three months away.  But their military discounts appear or go away daily, based on availability.

But even if Disney is not offering a military discount of their own, any military personnel, Veteran or dependent who books a Disney cruise with Military Cruise Deals qualifies for our discount.

Who qualifies for Disney’s military discount?

Special Military rates are available to all retired and active U.S. Military personnel (or spouse), including U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Department of Defense personnel.

Active and retired members (or spouse) of the U.S. military must provide valid identification at the time of check-in.

This offer is limited to a maximum of 1 stateroom per military member (or spouse), per sailing.

A U.S. Military service member (or spouse) is required to sail to take advantage of this offer.

Activated members (or spouse) of the U.S. National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve must also show active duty orders (must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify).

Disney cruise military and veteran discount Cast Away Cay
Castaway Cay is Disney’s own private island and a destination of almost every Caribbean Disney Cruise.

Does Disney have European cruise sailings in 2022? Yes!

Disney will have one ship in Europe next year,  the Disney Magic, doing Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and Rome. 

Click here to check our discounted rates on those cruises!

And Northern European cruises from Dover and Copenhagen, going to the Fjords in Norway and Ireland! 

Click here to see all upcoming Disney cruises in Northern Europe.

Does Disney offer Alaskan cruises in 2022?

YES for 2022. Probably for 2023 – but those are not scheduled just yet.

Here is a link to all Disney Alaska cruises in 2022.

They are all departing from Vancouver, Canada, and are all 7-day cruises on the Disney Wonder.

Disney cruise military and veteran discount Ship Cozumel
Cruising to the port in Cozumel aboard a Disney Cruise Liner.

What does Disney require for Proof of Eligibility to qualify for their military discount?

Proof of Military ID is required to take advantage of Disney’s Military Discounts. Your eligibility must be verified at the time of boarding. Verification documents include one of the following:

    • Copy of Enlistment Papers and a Photo ID
    • Photocopy of Military ID
    • Copy of Military Retirement Papers or current LES. DD-214 is not acceptable because discharged veterans do not qualify for the military rate.

Can you get a military discount on group cruises on Disney?

We absolutely provide our military discount to every cabin in your Disney cruise group, yes!

Before doing anything with Disney please know that the whole group must be booked on a single form of payment. (line of credit, cheque, and CC accepted). The person responsible for paying is also responsible to fill any cabins that are booked, so you have to really want this Disney group!

Disney groups are comprised of at least 8 cabins. One benefit for groups is that each group with at least 16 full-paying guests receives 1 tour conductor credit (this results in 1 person getting a free cruise fare) and a 1-hour cocktail reception.

The deposit varies by group and is due within one week of booking for all cabins in the group on the one form of payment. There is then a second due date about 180 days out where ⅓ of the balance is due, and payment in full due about 60 days out. There is some variance in group contracts with Disney and the payment schedule to go by is the one on the contract.

If you’d like to book a Disney group you will need to contact us to set it up. We can be reached at [email protected] or by calling (866) 964-5482.

All About Disney Cruise Lines

Disney is such a special cruise line. Who else has Mickey, Minnie and Goofy available to hang out with your kids while on their cruise? And only Disney offers a kid-themed cruise that doubles as a luxury vacation for adults. We offer the best Disney cruise military and veteran discounts anywhere on the internet!

Here are some of the reasons Conde Nast readers voted Disney #1 in the large ship category:

    • endless amounts of activities and entertainment for kids of every age
    • one-of-a-kind rotational dining through three amazing restaurants with servers traveling with you makes every mealtime as fun as they can be
    • special entertainment including Broadway shows with all the Disney characters and the one and only fireworks show at sea!

Disney Dream

The Dream is one of Disney’s newest ships. Built in 2011, it is over 1000 feet long and holds 4000 passengers. This Disney ship smartly offers enough adult-only areas for adults to get a kid-free reprieve when needed: two adults-only restaurants and one adults-only lounge and one adults-only pool!

The Dream offers 3 day and 4-day cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay from Port Canaveral – perfect for the family who only has time for a short trip!

All upcoming sailings on the Dream

Disney Fantasy

Built in 2012, the Fantasy is Disney’s newest ship of all and shares many of the same features as the Dream. The Concierge Royal suite and Concierge 1-bedroom suite have TWO BATHROOMS to make cabin sharing with your family as easy as possible! Many rooms sleep up to five, so most families can fit into one cabin. Like the Dream, the Fantasy has many adult-only areas. The Disney Fantasy departs out of Port Canaveral, Florida, alternating 7-night cruises to the Western Caribbean or the Eastern Caribbean.

All upcoming sailings on the Fantasy

Disney Kids!

Disney is the go-to for cruising families. They have many cabins for 5, beautiful shows, and meet-and-greets with classic characters!

For all children between the ages of 3 and 17, Disney Cruises entertainment staff is available at the Youth Clubs and Teen/Preteen Lounges every day from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Children’s entertainment is free and is organized into three distinct categories:

Teen:14-17 years old,

Preteen: 12-14 years old,

and Oceaneer: 3-12 years old.

Babysitting is available for toddlers and babies from 9:00 am- 11:00 pm at Flounder’s Reef Nursery. The cost is $9 per hour for the first child and $8 per hour for the second child.

Babysitting needs to be reserved 75 days in advance for new guests.

Click here to login and go to “My Reservations,” to reserve babysitting, or you can reserve it on embarkation day on a first come first serve basis.

For more information on Cruising with kids click here.

How can you save you money even AFTER your cruise is booked and paid for?

Imagine if your travel agent called you and said, “I’ve been keeping an eye on your cruise. This morning the cruise line lowered the price of your cabin category by $200 per person, and I was able to refare it to that new lower rate. So, I just wanted to let you know that your balance due is now $400 less! That’s all. Have a nice day.”

Or, “I checked on your cruise status today and there was a free-upgrade offer available, so I can get you moved up from deck 6 to deck 10 if you’d like?” Or an ocean view cabin up to a balcony for free! Things like this happen often and we are happy to help look for opportunities like that for you!

We make phone calls like that on a regular basis because even after our clients’ book with us, we STILL are on the lookout for ways they can get more and pay less.

Between the time you book your cruise and your cruise sails, we monitor the cruise line’s rate, and if we notice that it becomes less than what you paid, we contact the cruise line and request that they refare your cruise to the new lower rate, upgrade you to a higher category, or provide an onboard credit for the difference. If you notice before we do, call us!

We’re here to help you!

Want more information on cruising with kids?  Click here!

Want to see how much your options are on less-expensive Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Norwegian?  

Want help finding something specific?  Contact us for assistance.

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Looking for a more affordable option than Disney?

We’ve got you covered! You, of course, won’t get the Disney-themed magic, but you will find that other cruise lines have gone above and beyond in entertainment for the whole family!

Think maybe your kids will miss out?

Click here to view our kids page and find out why more affordable options are still great! You can trust us, this is not a compromise, you’ll pay less and have a way better budget to spend on fun while you travel!!!

Who has the best kids program?

We recommend Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, and MSC! They all have amazing kids programs that will keep everyone entertained throughout your cruise.

Still not sure how to begin?

Contact us for assistance or go to our New to cruising page!