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Thinking about a cruise to celebrate my in-laws 40th anniversary. There would be 9 adults, 5 cousins ages 4-10, plus 1 baby. Could we all sit together at meals? Any tips for finding deals? (cost is main issue) We need to travel around school schedules.
- Asked by Rebecca from NY on 6/28/2011
A Disney cruise is an excellent choice for a family reunion/anniversary
celebration! If you have cruised before, you know that the best "deals"
come the farther out you plan your vacation. Therefore, whether you
contact your local travel agent or Disney Cruise Line directly, you'll
receive your best cruise fares the sooner you book.
In addition to lower cruise fares, you can also get added incentives
from travel agents or your local AAA office when you book a certain
number of staterooms for a group -- you can get group events added on or
perhaps shipboard credits. Of course, the most popular times to cruise
are usually when American schools are on breaks. Therefore, you'll see
cruise fares increase during these times. A travel agent or a Disney
Cruise Line travel specialist at (800) 951-3532 is going to be your best
source of information as well as DisneyCruise.com.
It is possible for your entire group to be seated together at dinner in
the main restaurants. Obviously, quick-service meals by the pool or at
the buffets are on a first-come, first-served basis, and you probably
won't eat all those meals together anyway. Make sure that your group is
identified at dinner by linking your reservations, and then, you might
want to double-check with Guest Services once you arrive on board to
make sure that your tables are together. Best wishes on planning this
wonderful adventure for you family -- it sounds like a fabulous trip!
Let me know if I can answer more questions for you as you proceed with
your planning. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!