Family enjoying activities on board
  • On Apr 14, 2022
    Yolanda from PR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We want a big family vacation on Disney Cruise. some of the passengers are Autistic kids. Part of the group lives in Puerto Rico the other part in Florida. What will be the best cruise option? Will it had activities/ accomodations for autistics kids

    ¡Hola Yolanda! 

    Welcome to planDisney! How thrilling that you are planning a family vacation onboard a Disney Cruise! Being able to enjoy the dining and activities alongside your favorite Disney characters is truly a dream come true. Disney Cruise Line is premiering the fifth addition to its fleet, Disney Wish, this summer. With new and unbelievable dining experiences such as Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Experience and Avengers: Quantum Encounter, Guests are truly immersed in Disney magic from the moment you step aboard.

    Yolanda, the best cruise option is truly the one that works for your family. Being that part of the family lives in Puerto Rico, departure location is key. Disney Cruise Line departs from several ports in Florida which can make your selection far easier. Periodically, DCL cruises out of Puerto Rico as their departure port, so you may want to filter your cruise search to include this if it will make it easier for some of your Guests. As for activities for Guests with Special Needs, Disney Cruise Line offers accommodations to enable all types of cruisers the opportunity to enjoy many activities in a means that is comfortable for them. One of these experiences is Family Movie Fun Time allows Guests to enjoy movies in the Buena Vista Theatre with lights on and the volume set low. Guests can also reserve specific seating in the theater to enable them to leave should the auditory and visual effects be difficult for them. Disney Cruise Line has put out a document concerning Guests with Special Needs that outlines some of the assistance that is provided on the cruise. My suggestion would be to speak to a Disney Cruise Line Special Services Cast Member who will be able to work with you on creating a most magical family Cruise experience.

    I truly hope this helps you plan a wonderful Disney Cruise with your family. Yolanda, please visit us a planDisney en español to ask us any questions about Disney Cruise experiences! We are always happy to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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