• On Jan 18, 2018
    Amanda from MI 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.

    Hi, We are boarding the Disney Fantasy 2/24/18! How do I find out which activities are "free" and which have additional fees, both on and off the ship? Also, do you HAVE to book a Port Adventure or are you able to explore the port on your own?

    Hi Amanda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so glad you brought your questions here!  You will have the most wonderful time on your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation and I know you are counting down until you are on your way to your Star Wars Day at Sea!

    Disney Cruise Line vacations are such a great experience because so many things are included with your fare!  Activities that require an additional fee on board include Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, adult only restaurants (Palo and Remy), Spa and Salon treatments, specialty drinks and cocktails and adult beverage seminars and tastings.  If you are traveling with a young child who will utilize the nursery, there is also an hourly fee for that, but the other Youth Clubs are included with your fare.  And of course, any souvenirs you choose to purchase from the onboard gift shops.  If your itinerary includes a stop at Castaway Cay, additional fees there may include Port Adventure activities, specialty drinks and souvenirs from the gift shops on the island.  

    Prior to your trip, you can reserve Character Breakfast tickets, Princess and Character Gathering tickets which are complimentary, but do require a reservation and ticket.  

    Port Adventures are a convenient way to see highlights of the ports you stop at because they not only have the best excursions selected, but also everything is fully organized for you!  But you are free to disembark and explore on your own!  If you do opt to do this, I highly recommend giving yourself PLENTY of time to return to the ship for “All Aboard Time”!       

    I wish you an amazing and memorable vacation!  I hope all of your FANTASies come true!

    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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