View Full Version : Prepayment of shipboard credit

03-18-2006, 01:39 PM
does anyone know if disney cruise line offers a place to build up a shipboard credit account prior to sailing. It would be nice to add money regularly and have a shipboard credit waiting for you when you arrive. I doubt this can be done, due to cancellations/transfers etc. but It doesnt hurt to ask. thanks.

03-18-2006, 01:43 PM
Actually, i just did it. I called the 800 # and applied the amount that I needed to my account. They actually credit it to your reservation # and then once you get onboard, it will be applied to your account.
If you book through a TA, they will have to do the credit for you. You just authorize the amount and they take care of it for you.

03-18-2006, 02:26 PM
I dont know how long until your cruise, but why not earn a little interest on your $ until your cruise instead of giving it to DCL to hold???.....you can get 4+% on a good money market account ......

Verandah Man
03-18-2006, 02:33 PM
I just did this on Monday, but I didn't have to go through my TA, I called DCL directly at the 800# and the CM I spoke with took care of it for me. All I had to do was give the CM my ressie number, it was all done in less than five minutes.

03-18-2006, 02:35 PM
Andy, when are you cruising?

03-18-2006, 02:40 PM
Can you apply a pre-payment to your onboard account online anywhere or can it only be done by phoning the 1-800 #?

Verandah Man
03-18-2006, 02:51 PM
Andy, when are you cruising?

May 13, 2006 Eastern, special Surprise 70th Birthday Cruise for my mom. :goodvibes

Verandah Man
03-18-2006, 02:53 PM
Can you apply a pre-payment to your onboard account online anywhere or can it only be done by phoning the 1-800 #?

Can not be done online, I think the only way it can be done is by either fax or phone call.

03-18-2006, 03:26 PM
We always do that before we cruise with disney. We estimate our spa, drink, photos, ship souveniers, etc and apply that much money to the account before we cruise, with a bit extra thrown in for good measure.

Somehow we still end up spending more..lol.

03-18-2006, 05:32 PM
i plan to have a pre credit as well, i like te thought of that less as an expense to worry about

03-18-2006, 08:05 PM
Are ya'll charging these credits or using debit card? I'm trying to keep as much of this as possible off the CCard because I can't be trusted.

Verandah Man
03-18-2006, 08:18 PM
I used my debit card for the stateroom credit. I'll also have some Disney Reward Dollars to add later.