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Preparing for Your Cruise – Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to bring cash, credit cards or foreign currency with me on my cruise?

During the time you are on the ship, you will not need cash or a credit card—all incidentals, purchases and services will be charged to your stateroom folio. In port, you may wish to carry cash or a credit card to buy snacks and souvenirs.

Before Your Vacation
To help ensure you won't have any issues using your card, please remember to contact your credit or debit card company to let them know you will be traveling out of your home country.

Onboard the Ship
All shipboard transactions are handled in a convenient, cash-free way in U.S. dollars. Purchases and services, including beverages, merchandise, photography, gratuities, and spa, salon, medical and laundry services, will be charged to your stateroom folio.

When you arrive at the Disney Cruise Line terminal for check-in, you may present any of these credit cards to use for charging incidentals:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Disney Visa Credit Card
  • American Express
  • Discover Credit Card
  • Diners Club International
  • Japanese Credit Bureau

All charges must be settled before you leave the ship. You may use the credit card on file, pay with cash, American Express-issued Travelers Cheques denominated in USD (United States Dollars) and Disney Dollars.

In Ports of Call
In the Bahamas and the Caribbean, U.S. dollars and major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. For European and Mediterranean cruises, USD Federal Reserve notes (US paper currency) or American Express Travelers Cheques in USD are the preferable choice in our ports for foreign currency exchange in euros or local currency. Major credit cards (Mastercard preferably, VISA) with embedded chips are accepted by most merchants in our port of calls.

  • For assistance with your Disney Cruise, please call (800) 951-3532.
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern time; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time.
    Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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