Do I get cheaper deal......

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Popsiemama, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Popsiemama

    Popsiemama Earning My Ears

    Jan 8, 2013
    I live in Connecticut and thinking of taking my grands to a disney cruise at the Miami port.

    My question: do you think it's better deal to get a plane ticket + disney cruise through reputable travel agency instead of me buying my own plane ticket and disney cruise to disney site?
  2. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    Generally, it's cheaper to purchase airfare individually, although not always.

    We've never used a TA for our Disney cruises. One cruise, we purchased our own airfare. Another one we purchased our airfare through Disney.

  3. taylor3297

    taylor3297 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2009
    We usually get our own airline tickets. For us it has been cheaper.

    As to the price of the cruise, it is the same price whether you book it yourself with DCL or a TA books it. The advantage of using a TA is that if a deal comes out, the TA will see if the deal will apply to your existing reservation.
  4. Namsupak

    Namsupak DIS Veteran

    Jun 19, 2006
    Disney Airfare is almost always going to be more expensive plus you have basically no choice in the times of the flights, to get a flight a day early is also an extra fee. But the plus side is that they will try everything to get you to the cruise ship, even if your flight is delayed and you miss the embarkation they will get you to the next port to catch the ship. Often we use an aggregator like and even our travel agent recommends booking air separately.

    TAs often add onboard credit also, which can be a significant savings.
  5. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

    Oct 27, 2011
    The cruise fare will be the same whether you book direct with Disney online or phone, or use a TA. Some TAs may offer an onboard credit (OBC) or other incentive to get your business, but DCL doesn't allow TAs to discount fares.

    Airfare is almost always cheaper on your own or through a regular TA. The airfare DCL quotes is usually exhorbitantly high, plus you get no say in the times and they will fly you in day-of-departure, whereas most of us try to arrive a day or 2 earlier as a buffer in case of flight delays or cancellations.

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