What is the most affordable month to cruise on Disney?

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Like ALL cruise lines, the most affordable time to cruise is September through early December, not counting the Thanksgiving week.

Historically, the most military discounted rates on Disney are offered in cruises in October.

And those military discounted rates come on top of the already lowered October rates – making October definitely the best month to get a deal on Disney.

For example, the per person price on a Disney cruise is easily around $1500 per person.

And the military discounted rate will be $800 per person, which is a savings of $700 per person, or $1400 for the cabin. WOW, that’s huge.

Then, you get our military discount on top of that, so the total of your Double Discount makes your Disney cruise way way more affordable than poor Civilians will have to pay. 🙂

Does Disney offer Discounts on Military Appreciation Months?

As you surely know, May is National Military Appreciation Month and Veterans Day comes around in November.

However, Disney’s Military Discounts are not in any way timed to coincide with those times.

The secret to how those dates are selected: It’s when they have sailings that are super unsold, so they need to fill cabins. That’s it.

Sometimes that happens in May and November sailings. But Disney NEVER offers Military-specific deals to celebrate Military Appreciation Month and Veterans Day.

Other times Disney cruises are most likely to have Disney’s military discounted rates:

  • Mid to late January.
  • Early February.
  • Non-Springbreak weeks in March and April.
  • September
  • Early November
  • Early December.

How can you tell which Disney cruises are offering a military discount?

There’s a secret place on Disney’s website where they publish them, and we watch that carefully, and post new dates to our Disney Military Discounts page when they pop up!