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  • On Feb 23, 2015
    Jacq Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! In April, my family and I will be arriving from New Zealand to cruise on the Fantasy around the Carribean. All 13 of us are very excited! As first time cruisers and travelling so far before the cruise, what are your top tips? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Jacq!

    How thrilling that your family is traveling from New Zealand for a voyage on the Disney Fantasy! Below are five things I wish I had known on my first Disney Cruise Line vacation.

     1. Your stateroom door is magnetic, and ALL the doors look the same. Many of your fellow cruisers will decorate their doors. If you can bring something that will help identify your doors, you will be grateful!

     2. You can’t possibly do everything on the ship, and it’s ok. Choose the activities and shows that you really want to attend, and skip the things that are not as appealing. Be sure to try the MidShip Detective Agency, it is not only a great way to learn the layout of the ship, it is a BLAST for all ages!

     3. Room Service is included in the price of your cruise, and it’s awesome! I had no idea that I could order a Mickey Ice Cream Bar at midnight until AFTER I came home from my first cruise. Be sure to have some $1 bills for tipping.

     4. Your servers are amazing, and know EVERYTHING!  Ask and listen to their advice. They know the best views for the fireworks and the hidden treasures onboard.

     5. You will want to take another Disney Cruises after your first. Be sure to book your next one while you are onboard to enjoy a 10% savings plus a stateroom credit on your next cruise! You can always cancel or move it if you change your mind, but you can only benefit from the discount while you are onboard the ship.

    Please realize that my list changes often, but at this time, these are some of the top things I can share to help make your cruise magical.

    I hope your family has a FANTASTic time on the Disney Fantasy!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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