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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!)
Are there Military Discounts on Disney Cruises departing in 2023 – YES.
In 2024? No. Disney announces these last minute.
Disney’s military discounts are usually only on sailings that are just a few months out.
There are a few dates in late January and many all the way through May, with military discounts on them!!
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.
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 add 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.
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 the 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.
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, 100% permanently disabled (DAVPRM) veterans are eligible for Disney’s Armed Forces Salute. They must have a Retired ID card with the code: DAVPRM printed on it.
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).
Does Disney have European cruise sailings in 2023? Yes!
Disney will have one ship in Europe next year, the Disney Dream, doing Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises from Copenhagen, Southampton Barcelona, and Rome.
Does Disney offer Alaskan cruises in 2023?
YES for 2023
They are all departing from Vancouver, Canada, and are all 7-day cruises on the Disney Wonder.
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 it can be
- special entertainment including Broadway shows with all the Disney characters and the one and only fireworks show at sea!
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!
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.
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!
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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!!!