The special offers from Disney Cruise Line continue to be very scarce. There is a new offer for for the Disney Magic’s Eastbound Transatlantic for U.S. Military Personnel along with a late February Disney Fantasy cruise for Florida residents. These rates are available to book today through Sunday, February 7, 2016, while inventory lasts.
Half Off Deposit Offer
DCL’s big foray into wave season seems to be a not really a deal promotion. Disney Cruise Line is offering guests 50% off the upfront deposit for sailings 7-nights or longer that do not require final payment at time of booking. The sailings must embark between August and December 2016. The reason I am calling this a not really a deal promotion is that the remainder of the required deposit and your remaining balance will be due at final payment. Basically, this wave season promotion is just offsetting half of your required deposit. DCL is NOT giving you any money off of the sailing. This “offer” will be good til March 27, 2016. Finally, this offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
Ok, ok. I realize not having to pay the full deposit up front is helpful, but compared to recent offers from Royal Caribbean this is underwhelming.
Special Offers for U.S. Military Personnel
Special Rates for U.S. Military Personnel (MTO) are limited to 50 staterooms per category and sailing. Pricing varies, the lowest priced category per person per night listed below. New sailings added this week are in bold. These special rates are limited to a maximum of one stateroom per military member, per sailing.
14-Night Transatlantic Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral • At Sea • At Sea • Boston • At Sea • Sydney, Nova Scotia • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Dublin • Liverpool • At Sea
- Sunday May 15, 2016 (4A @ $170.00)
Military rates are available to all retired and active U.S. Military personnel (or their 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 time of check-in. This offer is limited to a maximum of one 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 (active duty papers must be dated as of January 1st of the previous year to qualify). *Active duty or retired military personnel and 100% permanently disabled veterans do not have to travel as long as their spouse has a valid military ID.
Special Offers for Florida Resident
Special Rates for Florida Residents (FLR) are limited to 50 staterooms per category and sailing. Pricing varies, the lowest priced category per person per night listed below. New sailings added this week are in bold.
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral • At Sea • At Sea • Tortola • St. Thomas (St. John) • At Sea • Castaway Cay
- Saturday February 27, 2016 (11C @ $190.00)
To take advantage of the Florida resident rate, at least one adult on the reservation must provide proof of Florida residency within 48 hours of booking. Proof of residency must be valid at the time of sailing, and includes the following: Florida Driver’s License, Florida Identification Card. In addition, a monthly mortgage/rent statement, Florida vehicle registration or title, homeowners insurance policy or bill, automotive insurance policy or bill, Florida utility bill (power/phone/cable/water), mail from a financial institution(checking/savings/investment), mail from a government agency(Federal, State, County, or City) with Guest’s name and address. Disney Cruise Line will not accept a Florida voter’s registration card, property deed, timeshare memberships as proof of residency. Failure to submit complete identification will result in a cancellation, with applicable cancellation fees. Proper form of verification must be sent via email to DCL.Resort.and.Travel.Operations.Specialist@Disney.com or via fax at (407) 566-7739.
Keep in mind if you are receiving DCL’s new website there is a new method of searching, once on DCL’s site click on special offers, click either Military or Florida resident if available. If for some reason you still see the old site you can view the Florida Resident or US Military discounted fares by entering either promo code FLR or MTO. If you are not sure how to search for a cruise on the old site using these special rate codes check out this video tutorial. Please note, the offers listed are not to be taken as official quotes. Prices and availability can change at any time without notice. More importantly, the deals listed above are a snapshot in time based on DCL’s online cruise search tool.