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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 or pay with cash, traveler’s checks or 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, it’s easiest to bring traveler's checks to the ports to exchange for euros or local currency.

  • 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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