• On Jan 7, 2017
    Laverne from NY 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.

    What do you do when you get on the boat?

    Ahoy, Laverne!

    Embarkation Day is always so exciting because it's finally time for the magic to begin aboard your Disney Cruise. And the great news is that you can do as much or as little as you like because it's YOUR vacation. To get a good idea of what is scheduled, I suggest browsing the cruise newsletter that you'll receive when you check-in at the cruise terminal. It will be a great resource for your first day and will also include cruise highlights for the entire sailing.

    As soon as my family boards, we always enjoy lunch at Cabanas, some pool time until our stateroom is ready (around 1:30 p.m.) and then set out to explore the ship. If you have never cruised before, I recommend the Walking Ship Tour where the knowledgeable cruise staff will guide you along the way. You may also want to visit the youth spaces-the Oceaneer Club, Oceaneer Lab, Edge and Vibe. They are open to all who want to check them out even if you don't have kids! Senses Spa and Fitness Center also offers an Open House, and there is often a Spa Raffle. The only thing that is a "must do" on the first afternoon is the Mandatory Lifeboat Drill, which is typically around 4:00 p.m.

    After the drill, there is a high-energy sail-away party with your favorite Disney Pals and cruise staff. Whatever you choose to do, I'm sure it will be wonderful, Laverne. The options are endless on a cruise vacation.

    Thank you for stopping by to "sea" us, and please let us know if we can assist you further with your plans.

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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