Guest Katie Miller from Mouse World Travel shares her tips for solo cruise travel and talks about her recent stay at Coronado Springs Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida.
Katie is an experienced cruiser with Disney Cruise Line and is getting ready to go on her 9th cruise.
Solo Travel Tips
Most cruise lines charge a single supplement charge for solo travelers, which means you will pay the cost of 2 people in the room even though there is only one person traveling.
To save some money on your cruise, look for cruises that travel on the off-season. Off-season is late January and early February. Also in the Fall when children are in school.
Look for a ‘Guarantee’ rate when you are looking to book close to the time travel. You may be able to save some money.
Connect with fellow travelers on your cruise via Internet communities. Facebook is a great place to find a group.
If you are traveling with friends you can link components of your reservation so you can share travel experiences, like dining and shore excursions.
You can eat at Cabanas for dinner to have a more relaxed meal if you don’t feel like going to the dining rotation scheduled for the evening.
Spa offers day or cruise long passes for the Rainforest Room. You can buy a one person pass or a 2 person pass and the 2nd person does not need to be a family member in your cabin. It can be a friend.
Take advantage of all the fun activities on-board.
Napkin folding is great.
Mixology classes are a great value since you can get several alcoholic drinks that you make during the lesson.
There are also a variety of tastings; wine, whiskey, rum, etc.
Disney Cruise Line has an app that can use the ship’s Wi-Fi free of charge to keep up with the planned activities on the ship.
Major sporting events will be broadcast on the ships. The Super Bowl was projected on the Funnel screen that is set up on deck.
Look at room category 5E since they have a great balcony that is very roomy.
Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island and is gorgeous.
Safety considerations for solo travel is to stay smart. Don’t advertise that you are alone. Don’t do anything on vacation that you won’t do at home.
Katie’s last cruise she spent 5 nights pre-cruise at Coronado Springs Resort in a business class room. She loved it. The business class room has perks of being close to the main lobby and a business lounge with breakfast and snacks throughout the day. This class of rooms are available here since Coronado Springs is a convention hotel.