Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jun 19, 2015
    Michel from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going to book a Disney Cruise in the Caribbean in June or July of 2016. We are booking from Port Canaveral for a 7 day cruise. We just need help deciding which is better between the Eastern Caribbean or Western Caribbean?

    Welcome Aboard, Michel!

    Since I am a firm believer that you can't go wrong with ANY Disney Cruise, our family prefers a Western Caribbean sailing.

    On a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean sailing, passengers usually enjoy three days at sea, along with a stop at two EC islands and a day at Disney Cruise Line's private island, Castaway Cay. Our family has taken EC sailings twice and enjoyed them tremendously. We took a catamaran ride and snorkeled in St. Maarten, and it was just lovely.

    But, when given a choice, we will usually choose a 7-Night Western Caribbean sailing that has a stop at my favorite port of George Town, Grand Cayman. Our family has participated in the "Island Tour and Snorkeling with Stingrays" Port Adventure multiple times and we have LOVED it every time! We have also swam with dolphins and visited Mayan ruins in Cozumel. A typical WC sailing will include two days at sea, in addition to stops at three islands plus Castaway Cay.

    Depending on what you are looking to do, choosing between the two itineraries can really come down to what Port Adventures interest your family. I think ANY day on a Disney Cruise is better than a day on land, so really you can't go wrong either way. Perhaps take a look at the ideal dates to help narrow it down.

    I hope this helps you a little with choosing your cruise. Please come back and visit us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more cruise questions once you book!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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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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