Mom And Son Nemos Reef
  • On Feb 21, 2023
    Ashley from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I allowed to bring for a pool float for a 9 month old baby for the ship and Castaway Cay?

    Hi Ashley,

    So happy to "sea" you here at planDisney. It sounds like you are in planning mode for a cruise with your little guppy. I just love sailing with my crew because as you'll soon discover, Disney Cruise Line is an incredible choice for a magical family vacation at any age!

    While floats, pool noodles and rafts are on the list of prohibited items I just checked with a Cast Member to see if there were any exceptions for infants. They advised that only Coast Guard personal flotation devices (PFD), swim vests, water wings, and bathing suits with sewn-in floatation devices are permitted in the ship's pools and on Castaway Cay.

    I also want to mention that Disney Cruise Line adheres to U.S. Public Health guidelines that only permit potty-trained children in pools aboard their ships. Although your diapered little one won't be able to take a swim on the pool deck, they can splash to their heart's content in specially designed onboard areas. Nemo's Reef is a shaded splash and play area designed for guests under age 3 on Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream. Nephews’ Splash Zone on Disney Magic, Dory's Reef on Disney Wonder, and Toy Story Splash Zone on Disney Wish also feature bubblers and spouts to entertain the youngest cruisers. Keep in mind that swim diapers are required in each of these locations. 
    Disney Cruise Line is truly in a class of its own when it comes to making little ones feel right at home. Whether you need a diaper pail, a Pack-n-Play, or even a high-chair during dinner, you'll be in good hands. Be sure to submit your request for a crib or other specific baby items via the Special Request form found under "My Reservations" when you log on to the site. If you're looking for a little adult time you can also reserve care for your tot at “it’s a small world” nursery!  in advance online, or on a first-come, first-served basis once onboard.

    I hope this helps Ashley! Sail back and see us again with any additional planning questions. We'd be happy to get you ready for any upcoming adventures!

    Anchors Aweigh,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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