• On Jan 23, 2018
    Billie from PA 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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    Any advice for the 1st time cruisers... myself and my 18 year old niece... sailing on the 18th of February on the Wonder for 7 nights... her graduation gift...

    Hi Billie!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Oh my gosh, you and your niece must be getting ready for your upcoming WONDERful sailing with Captain Mickey! I'm bursting with excitement knowing that this will be both of your inaugural cruises! You will each treasure all the memories made onboard.

    If you haven't booked one already, I recommend taking a look at the Port Adventures offered at each port of call for your voyage. Choosing an excursion through Disney Cruise Line is a wonderful and stress-free way to see the sights and culture of each stop on your cruise. Since your niece is 18, I think it would be really special to book a brunch or dinner at Palo! She would probably enjoy dining with you in this adult-exclusive restaurant. Be sure to "sea" all the evening entertainment onboard, too! Each evening you'll receive a Personal Navigator newsletter that will list the follow day's schedule of activities. Days at sea are the perfect time to enjoy the ship! I highly recommend booking a relaxing massage at Senses Spa & Salon during one of your days at sea.

    You've picked a perfect itinerary for your first voyage because you'll be stopping at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay! This is my favorite port of call! Have you ever snorkeled before? Renting snorkel gear and exploring the exotic wildlife in the ocean before eating a yummy barbecue lunch on the island is so fun. You may even find a hidden Disney surprise under the water, too!

    Billie, I feel like I just skimmed the surface of all the fun that awaits you in just a few weeks! Once you start packing, take a look at the Packing List for Disney Cruises for great ideas of things to bring along with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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