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  • On Oct 5, 2014
    Michelle 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.

    I've booked our cruise for March 2015. How do I best start planning?

    Hooray, Michelle!

    You're booked - reserved - and ready to start planning... Congratulations! You and your family will have a fabulous time onboard the Disney Cruise ship on this magical voyage. Once you have your reservation number, make sure that you check out the Online Planning Center on the Disney Cruise website. Familiarize yourself in navigating through the site, since it will be your booking portal for scheduling any onboard activities as well as any Port Adventures.

    Keep in mind that booking windows vary. If this is your 1st time sailing with Disney, then reservations will open up for you 75 days prior to your sail day. Depending on how many times you've sailed with Disney, booking windows open up differently:  Silver Castaway Club Members can book 90 days out, Gold members at 105 days and Platinum members at 120 days prior to sailing.

    Remember to complete the Online Check-in process and enter all your personal information early... it will ease the check-in process. You can also sign the kids up for the Youth Clubs online. There are a lot of things already included in the base price of your cruise, you can check out the Disney Cruise Line Youtube channel for videos that can offer some ideas too. Lots of fun things for everyone on the Disney Cruise! Outfits to plan for are cruise casual, beach wear and 1 optional dress up - do not forget the pirate gear! You'll be taking lots of photos on board, so take advantage of your magical venue and pack bright & comfortable outfits for the family.

    If you have specific questions on port adventures and other activities onboard, please do come back with any followup questions. We are happy to help with any planning questions you might have.
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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