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  • On Apr 4, 2015
    Hilary from GA Asked

    hi moms, Thinking about a cruise next February and have some flexibility. Do you know if Disney Cruise Line ever has rooms for 5 available under the last minute restricted stateroom category? Or are those rooms just for parties of 2-3?

    Ahoy, Hilary!

    While a last minute restricted rate is usually a great deal, it does not typically apply for a family of five who all want to be in one room. However, if you are flexible, you might be able to still get an amazing deal on a Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    For example, right now there is a sailing at the end of May that has a VGT (Verandah Guarantee) rate. If I price the cruise out on the website with the entire family in the same room, the rate does not come in at the VGT. If you split the family into two rooms, you would actually save around $1400 over the one room price. The only issue is that Disney Cruise Line will not be able to guarantee that your rooms will be near each other.

    There is another sailing at the beginning of May that has an IGT (Inside Guarantee) rate. A family of five would save over $3000 by splitting into two rooms. Again,  you are not guaranteed to get rooms near each other, but that is a huge savings!

    So, my advice is to play with the Disney Cruise Line website. Plug in your family in different configurations until you find the rate that you are happy with. Maybe there are grandparents who would like to cruise with you and then you could book one child in their room at a Guarantee rate.

    I hope this helps with your cruise planning. Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! I hope to see you again real soon!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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