Are you a Disney Plus subscriber? If so, Disney Cruise Line is running a special deal on cruises that will let your third and fourth guests sail for free with the purchase of two full-fare tickets. In order to get this deal, you’ll have to be a Disney Plus subscriber, and it’s only valid for select cruises.
While we’ve known for a while about all the ways to save by being a Disney Plus member, our Mickey ears perked up when we heard about the potential for cruise savings. Mainly because Disney cruises aren’t cheap! This latest promotion sounds like a great deal for a family of four, so we dug into all the details to see how it stacks up — and if it’s worth subscribing to Disney Plus just to get the discount.
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Current Disney Cruise Deals for 2023:
1. Disney Plus Subscribers Can Get Buy 2 Get 2 Free
For a limited time, Disney is offering Disney Plus members a buy 2 get 2 free deal on Disney Cruise Line fares. This offer is valid on select sailings aboard the Disney Magic, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy from January 2023 through April 2023. The deal only applies to stateroom categories 4A – 11C. You can book up to two staterooms with the offer, but two full-fare guests must be included in each stateroom.
Of course, blackout dates apply to Disney Cruise deals like this one. Here are the future sailings that aren’t eligible for the buy 2 get 2 free deal in 2023:
- Disney Dream
- Feb. 13, 2023
- Feb. 18, 2023
- Feb. 23, 2023
- Feb. 27, 2023
- March 4, 2023
- March 9, 2023
- March 13, 2023
- March 27, 2023
- April 6, 2023
- April 10, 2023
- April 22, 2023
- April 29, 2023
- Disney Fantasy
- Feb. 11, 2023
- Feb. 18, 2023
- Feb. 25, 2023
- March 4, 2023
- March 11, 2023
- March 18, 2023
- March 25, 2023
- April 1, 2023
- April 8, 2023
Related: On the hunt for cheap cruises? Check out how to find cruise deals all year-round.
2. But is this 2023 Disney cruise deal really that great?
If you already plan on booking a cruise, this Disney Cruise Line deal will definitely save you money — sometimes in the thousands. When they first announced this deal on Disney Plus Day — the annual celebration of Disney’s streaming service that happened on Sept. 8, 2022 — the savings honestly weren’t that great. But since that time, Disney has really stepped it up for the Plus Subscribers to make the savings worth it.
As an example, I came across a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise departing from Miami with a Verandah room. With the Disney Plus discount, the cost for the first and second adults was $2,043.72 each, and the third and fourth guests sailed for free. The total cost — including taxes, fees, and port expenses — came out to $4,749.68.
Without the Disney Plus discount, the same cruise would have cost two adults $2,043.72 each and two children $1,128.96 each. The total cost, including taxes, fees, and port expenses, would have been $7,007.60. This means that the Disney Plus discount would save you $2,257.92 in this case.
3. The verdict: Signing up for Disney Plus is worth it to get the cruise discount.
If you’re planning on booking a cruise anyway, signing up for a monthly subscription to Disney Plus (reg. $7.99 per month) is definitely worth it. The savings will pay for your yearly Disney Plus subscription, and then some. We were able to get this deal by being monthly paid Disney Plus members, too.
4. Here’s how to find which cruises are included in their deals.
Here’s how to quickly find which sailings are eligible for Disney Cruise deals:
- Go to the Disney Cruise Line website.
- Select “Show Special Offer Filters” on the right-hand side.
- Choose the Disney Cruise discount offer you’d like to view.
From there, you’ll be able to filter by departure date, destination, embarkation port, and more.
To see the cruise deal for Disney Plus subscribers, you’ll need to sign in using the email associated with your subscription, and then book online. You can also book by calling 800-951-3532.
5. The Disney Cruise military discount can save you up to 8% on select sailings.
Disney Cruise Line offers special military discounts for all retired and active U.S. military personnel and their spouses. You’ll need to show proof of military service to receive your special military rate.
Only select Disney Cruises will qualify for the military discount. To see which cruises currently offer the discount, check the list at the bottom of their Military Rates page. Military discounts on Disney cruises typically become available 30 to 60 days before the ship sets sail. Disney also limits each cruise to only 50 staterooms per discount category for booking.
Here are some of the Disney Cruise military discount deals we found:
*Note: These prices don’t include taxes, fees, or port expenses.
- 3-night Baja Cruise from San Diego in March 2023: $1,254 for two guests in a standard interior stateroom (reg. $1,704)
- 7-night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver with Silver Anniversary at Sea in May 2023: $2,413 for two guests in a standard interior stateroom (reg. $3,505)
- 7-night Easter Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral with Silver Anniversary at Sea in June 2023: $3,309 for two guests in a standard interior stateroom (reg. $4,975)