• On Mar 31, 2019
    Caitlin from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Are the adults in our family allowed to do an excursion and leave the kids on the boat in childcare? I'll have a 1 year old and then a 5 and 7 year old. With all the different age limits that might be our best recourse. Thank you!

    Hi there, Caitlin!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so glad you sailed by with your question about your Disney Cruise Line vacation!  If you are thinking about excursions, then your Online Check-In and onboard activity booking window must be fast approaching!  It always seems to take forever for that day to arrive, but once it does, your vacation will be here before you know it!

    We have been cruising with Captain Mickey with our boys since they were both under one year old, so I understand the challenge in fining excursions where you all fit within the age restrictions!  You can most definitely leave one – or all three – of your kiddos onboard in the Youth Clubs while the grown ups go explore on land!  The Oceaneer Club and Lab will be open early in the day so that you can check your older two into before meeting onboard for your organized excursion.  They will even serve lunch during lunchtime if you will be gone during lunchtime.  While you do not need to make reservations for them in the Oceaneer Club or Lab, I always alert the Youth Counselors if we will be leaving the ship so that they are aware we will not be reachable via wave phone or through the Navigator app.  Your littlest Mouseketeer will need to go to the “it’s a small world” nursery! onboard and you DO need to make reserve time there.  This can be done online once you book your excursion and I recommend doing so as soon as possible to secure your spot in the nursery.

    Wishing you a magical adventure at sea!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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