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Can Staterooms Be Upgraded on a Disney Cruise

Can Staterooms Be Upgraded on a Disney Cruise? This is one of the most frequently asked questions for people taking a Disney Cruise.

This is because not everyone is sure of the differences in Disney Cruise staterooms.

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When you book, you might be looking for the most affordable, which is an interior room. Later down the line, you might decide you’d rather be able to see the ocean.

Or, you could initially book a Guaranteed Stateroom and not know exactly what type of room you will be given until you get on the ship.

It is possible at that time to upgrade a stateroom if there is availability.

You would be surprised at all the reasons why someone would want to request a stateroom upgrade on a Disney Cruise.

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How Can Staterooms Be Upgraded on a Disney Cruise?

If you are able to upgrade your Disney Cruise stateroom, you can do so on your own. If you are using a Travel Agent, you will have to have them access your account and do it for you.

As long as you have access, you can just sign in to the My Cruise Reservations page.

Then navigate to your reservation information and select “View Details.”

Once there, you can upgrade or modify your category, type or location on the ship as long as there is availability.

Getting an upgrade on a Guaranteed Stateroom on a Disney Cruise

If you have never heard of a Guaranteed Rate stateroom on a Disney Cruise, it is when you don’t choose your stateroom, but instead select just the stateroom category.

This means that you won’t know your exact stateroom until closer to your cruise date or when you arrive to the cruise port.

You only choose the category so you are guaranteed a room in that category or a better category.

One of the benefits of guaranteed staterooms is that you pay a bit less because you are willing to be flexible.

This can work to your favor if the ship isn’t fully booked.

We’ve actually gotten a better room pixie-dusted to us because they had better staterooms that weren’t booked!

This doesn’t always happen, but certainly is a possibility.

Now, if you are certain that you don’t want to keep the guaranteed stateroom given to you, you can always request another stateroom.

I must include that Disney Cruise Guaranteed Staterooms are some of the most difficult switches to be made.

If availability exists for your desired category upgrade, Disney Cruise Line will work with you but you will be required to pay the difference at the current rate.

Have you ever been magically upgraded on a Disney Cruise?


Thursday 15th of October 2020

We did the guaranteed room on carnival for an inside room and were upgraded to a portal room which was bigger, had a couch and we loved it! Can those guaranteed rooms really pay off? Sometimes, sometimes not. You do take a risk but why not? The lowest you can go is what you paid for!

Jan Worthen

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

I would love to be able to have an upgrade on our cruised in 2015 with our family. It will be our first cruise and what a great experience this will be.


Friday 25th of October 2013

It is possible. Most of it has to do with how full the ship is. Keep your fingers crossed and it just might happen!

Classic NYer

Saturday 11th of August 2012

Wow! I've never sailed on a Disney cruise before, but the free upgrade sounds like a decent incentive, haha!

Happy Sharefest!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles

Saturday 11th of August 2012

Wow, that's amazing! We've cruised several times, but never on Disney, and have never been given an upgrade! I guess we need to check out Disney!

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