• On Feb 12, 2017
    Suzie from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is there an additional charge for putting the kids in the clubs on board the ship? Also, on shore excursion- is there additional fees for water skiing and other activities on cast away cay?

    Ahoy, Suzie!

    I'm thrilled you'll be heading out to sea for a magical voyage with Disney Cruise Line. I'm a mom of two sailors who adore the youth programming onboard. In fact, it's probably their most favorite thing about cruising with Disney. Kids, ages 3-17, can take advantage of this programming because it is included in your cruise fare! The Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are geared for 3 to 12 year olds while Edge offers a space for tweens 11-14 and all the teens, ages 14-17, can hang in Vibe. The youth counselors are available in each club to make sure everyone is safe and secure. Each day the hours of operation will be listed in your cruise newsletter along with the planned programming. It's important to know the planned programming is not the only option available, so be sure to tell your kids that they are not limited to that one activity. There are a variety of things to do in all the youth spaces! 

    If you have a little one under the age of three, "it's a small world" nursery! is available for a nominal hourly fee. Advanced reservations are highly recommended, as space can be limited. These reservations can be made either online when your booking window opens up or once you are aboard. 

    Are you thinking about some fun ashore when you visit Disney Castaway Cay? Port Adventures are a great way to experience the island, but there is an additional charge for these offerings. If this is your first visit, I recommend the Castaway Getaway Package. This 3-in-1 rental offers snorkel equipment, float or inner-tube and the bicycle rental. There is a lot to see on your first visit, so this package gives you some flexibility with the timing of your activities.

    Have fun planning, Suzie!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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