MY DISNEY CRUISE VACATION BUDGET AND EXPENSES

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

Excursions, souvenirs, food, and tips can quickly add up when you’re on a Disney Vacation. But if you plan and budget carefully it doesn’t have to break the bank.

See how I budgeted our money for our recent Disney Cruise Vacation.

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

Our 7 day vacation included a 3 Day Bahamian Disney Cruise,  a day at Kennedy Space Station, a day at Magic Kingdom, and a final day of rest at the hotel.

The actual cost of the 3 Day Bahamian Disney Cruise was $2,800  for my family of 4.  We booked the Concierge Deluxe Stateroom. We confirmed our cruise with a deposit almost a year in advance. We had ample time to make small payments and save for additional expenses.

There are many things that are included on the cruise but there are several additional expenses you need to be prepared to pay.  I did a lot of research before we set off for vacation.  It was important to have a solid budget in order to enjoy our trip.  When you budget you are less likely to be worried over spending too much.

We also purchased a few things in advance like our Kennedy Space Center tickets.  We saved a few dollars by purchasing it at home online.

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

This is our 7 Day itinerary for a 3 Day Bahamian Cruise on the Disney Dream:

Day 1 Arrive in Kennedy Space Center

Day 2 Board Disney Cruise

Day 3 Disney Cruise

Day 4 Disney Cruise

Day 5 Depart Disney Cruise and Arrive Disney World

Day 6 Extra Day at the B Hotel

Day 7 Depart for Home

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

1. Excursions and Activities:  Budget $650  Actual $673

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Vacation

2. Parking and Rental Fees: Budget $200 Actual $198

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

3. Hotel Accommodations:  Budget $350 Actual $399 

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

*We stayed an extra night at the hotel.  Included 1 night room service and valet parking fee.

4. Gifts & Souvenirs: Budget $100 Actual $136

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget & Expenses

5. Dining & Snacks: Budget $350 Actual $326My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

6. Tips and Gratuities: Budget $150 Actual $214

My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses

7. 1 Day Park Tickets to Magic Kingdom: Budget $400 Actual $450* *Purchased second arm band and Memory Maker.

8.  Blow (Unexpected Expenses): Budget $500 Actual $196

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12 thoughts on “My Disney Cruise Vacation Budget and Expenses”

  1. One tip for saving a bit (so hard with a Disney cruise, I know!): Stay at a Cocoa Beach or Space Coast beach hotel that offers a 40% discount on cruise parking. If you parked elsewhere (since your fee was only $10, I’d love to know where!!!)

    1. Hi Karen! Yes we parked at one of the cruise port parking lots. By calling in advance we discovered that they offered corporate discounts for my husbands company. It was great deal! We also chose Fairfield at Titusville because of the proximity to Kennedy Space Center, guest reviews, and free hot breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You only spent $20 at Palo? U didn’t tip the server?

    Just trying to understand why you pay for concierge on a 3 night, seems like a HUGE waste for a budget minded vacation.

    1. Hi there, tips are done a the end of the cruise. You can do the expected amount and additional if you choose. I’ve experienced DCL with Concierge service and without. To me it’s well worth the extra money.

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