What kind of Disney Cruise can you take for $2,000? $3,000?

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.


$2000-$2500 Budget

Option #1:

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


Option #2:

4 night Bahamian cruise from Miami, FL

Ship:Disney Magic

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.


$3500-4000 Budget

Option #1

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


Option #2:

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!

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