A few months ago we discussed what different budgets would get you at different Walt Disney World resorts, so we thought it might be fun to talk about what your budget would buy you on Disney Cruise Line! Keep in mind there are so many options on Disney Cruise Line that we can find a cruise for any budget. But this is a good start! For comparison sake all cruises are for 2 adults, 2 children (age 7 and 9) and all take place in January 2017.
3 night bahamian cruise departing from Port Canaveral, FL
Ship: Disney Dream
Stateroom Deluxe family ocean view with verandah
246 sq. ft. including verandah Deck: 8 and 9
Itinerary: Port Canaveral – Nassau – Castaway Cay- Port Canaveral
4 night Bahamian cruise from Miami, FL
Stateroom: oceanview stateroom
214 sq. ft. Deck: 1 , 2 small porthole windows
Itinerary: Miami – Key West – Nassau – Castaway Cay – Miami
In this scenario I’d absolutely choose Option #2! One night more on a Disney ship, plus the opportunity to visit Key West would make staying in an Oceanview Stateroom worth it. While the extra room on the balcony would be nice, the extra time is priceless. The three night is still a great choice for someone who wants to get a taste of the Disney Cruise Line experience but isn’t ready for a longer cruise.
3 night Bahamian cruise from Port Canaveral, FL
Ship: Disney Dream
Stateroom: Concierge stateroom with verandah
304 sq. ft. including verandah, Deck: 11 and 12
Itinerary: Port Canaveral – Nassau – Castaway Cay – Port Canaveral
7 night Bahamian from Galveston, TX
Ship: Disney Wonder
Stateroom: inside stateroom
184 sq. ft., Deck:5 and 6
Itinerary: Galveston – At Sea – Key West – Castaway – Nassau – at sea – at sea – Galveston
This is a tough one! Every DCL passenger is treated like a king or queen, but the concierge staterooms are truly a special experience. If you want to go all out, pick that one. Option number two is appealing again because you’re able to spend more time on the ship. I think option #2 (and a longer vacation) will win for me this time!