Disney Cruise

Here are the ten cheapest (per night) cruises you can take with two adults and two children in a concierge stateroom as of December 2, 2017.  The Fantasy makes an appearance at the bottom of this list, but it looks like its during prime hurricane season!  Lots of sailings on the older ships, from Galveston, New York, San Juan, and San Diego!

Cruise Name Number of Days Date Ship Departure Port Concierge Price Concierge Price Per Night
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston to San Juan.
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Disney Cruise

Here are the ten cheapest (per night) cruises you can take with two adults and two children in a verandah stateroom as of December 2, 2017.  There are lots of great sailings here, including three on the Fantasy!

Cruise Name Number of Days Date Ship Departure Port Verandah Price Verandah Price Per Night
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston to San Juan. 5 January 9 2018 Disney Wonder Galveston Texas $2,523.72 $504.74
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston to San Juan.
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Disney Cruise

Here are the ten cheapest (per night) cruises you can take with two adults and two children in an oceanview stateroom as of December 2, 2017.  This list is similar to the inside stateroom prices with lots of sailings out of San Juan.  Some of these are pretty far out, so lots of time for planning.

Cruise Name Number of Days Date Ship Departure Port Oceanview Price Oceanview Price Per Night
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston to San Juan. 5 January 9 2018 Disney Wonder Galveston Texas $2,263.72 $452.74
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan.
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Disney Cruise

Here are the ten cheapest (per night) cruises you can take with two adults and two children in an inside stateroom as of December 2, 2017.  Lots of sailings out of San Juan, with two long cruises as well.  All of these are on the older ships.

Cruise Name Number of Days Date Ship Departure Port Inside Price Inside Price Per Night
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston to San Juan. 5 January 9 2018 Disney Wonder Galveston Texas $2,203.72 $440.74
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan.
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Credit Cards, Flight Cost, Hotel Cost, Travel, Travel Cost

We’re taking a slight detour from the subject of Disney trip planning with this series of posts.  The other half of the Back to the Mouse trip planning duo, Nancy (who is usually the creative force behind our Instagram photos), shares her experiences traveling to Italy last fall.

Florence, Italy has been number one on my travel wishlist ever since I was in college.  I minored in Art History, and one of my all-time favorite classes was focused on Renaissance and Baroque architecture, with overviews of the most significant buildings in Italy.… Read the rest

Travel

During a recent business trip, I found myself with a free day in San Francisco.  What better way to spend a few hours than a visit to the Walt Disney World Family Museum?   The museum is located in the Presidio District of San Francisco. 

The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Walt Disney Family Museum

I picked up a rental car from the airport and headed out towards the museum.  The navigation system gave me a route through the city streets, but it wasn’t too hard to follow.  I had a done a bit of research before the flight to determine that I would need to pay for parking once I arrived at the museum.  What my research didn’t tell me was that the mall in front of the museum would be filled with families enjoying the Presidio Picnic, which is an outdoor event offered on Sunday.  Luckily, just as I arrived, someone pulled out of a parking spot and I was able to park.  You can pay for parking, by the hour or for the whole day, by visiting one of several kiosks nearby.  I opted for the whole day since I didn’t know how long I would be in the museum.… Read the rest

Disney Parks

Due to a leaking pipe in our basement, we were forced to go through a lot of boxes we had stored.  In one of them, we found some papers we had saved from a previous trip to Walt Disney World.  The best item was this gem from Epcot! 

The best part about this next page is the Leave a Legacy ad.  I had really wished we had done this because we could have made it a family tradition to stop by and see it every time we visited the park. 

We definitely miss the days when Innoventions was actually filled a lot of different activities. 

I don’t remember the “old” journey into imagination.… Read the rest

Travel, Travel Cost

Planning | Travel | Animal Kingdom | Epcot | Magic Kingdom | Hollywood Studios | Summary

Our trip that was booked at the last minute (well, a week out) ended without too much drama.  After dropping off the rental car, we found the Southwest counter without any issues and checked in for our flight.  We dropped our bags off and headed to the food court for lunch.  After lunch, we headed through the TSA PreCheck line with no issues.  I noticed the regular security lines were pretty long though.  Then we headed on the mini monorail to our gate.… Read the rest

Disney Parks, Travel

Planning | Travel | Animal Kingdom | Epcot | Magic Kingdom | Hollywood Studios | Summary

The last day of our quick four day trip brought us to Hollywood Studios.  Since our return flight was leaving the Orlando airport at 2 PM, we needed to leave Hollywood Studios around 11:45 AM or so.  I am really paranoid about being early to the airport (late is not an option), so I tend to leave lots of time for emergencies. 

Nobody was too upset that Hollywood Studios would be our short park day, especially since most of the park is under construction.  We have done everything in the park in previous visits, including the Star Wars Launch Bay.  On top of that, we actually couldn’t get any FastPasses for Hollywood Studios for early in the day.… Read the rest

Disney Cruise, Travel, Travel Cost

Here are the ten cheapest (per night) cruises you can take with two adults and two children in a concierge stateroom as of November 2, 2017.  The list has moved around a lot.  Nothing on the new ships but lots of choices near San Juan and Galveston.  There’s even one from San Diego!

Cruise Name Number of Days Date Ship Departure Port Concierge Price Concierge PPD
5-Night Very Merrytime Eastern Caribbean Cruise from New York to San Juan. 5 November 26 2017 Disney Magic New York New York $5,620.52 $1,124.10
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston to San Juan.
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