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  • On Jun 3, 2022
    Rana from TX 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 have booked our cruise sailing on Disney Magic in August. We have payed the fees in full and although bookings have become available yesterday we are not able to book breakfast with princesses online. This is a MUST for our 2 little girls. Please HELP!

    Ahoy there, Rana, and welcome aboard planDisney! I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble requesting an audience with the princesses on your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation! The good news is that the Disney Magic is filled with opportunities to meet your favorite characters! 

    I sailed on over to check with the crew members about the scheduled Character Dining experiences on the Disney Magic this summer and as far as I was able to confirm, select itineraries seven nights and longer with a minimum of two days at sea typically have character breakfasts scheduled. However, it doesn't appear that any of the character breakfasts are scheduled to be attended by the princesses, as that honor is reserved for Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto for cruises leaving from non-US ports! 

    So I'm sorry to say I don't believe breakfast with their fellow princesses is in the cards for the princesses in your crew...but...what's this? 


    By appointment of her royal highnesses, their princes, and all Disney Royalty, we are pleased to announce the return of the Royal Gathering to the ships of the Disney Cruise Line fleet! Beginning in mid-July, we will once again be appearing as the princesses' schedules allow! We are so honored that Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with our esteemed highnesses! Please look for additional information in the coming weeks!

    WOW! What luck, Rana! I know it's not breakfast, but the return of what used to be known as the "Princess Gathering" is a close second in my book! 

    Now, in the words of the Genie, "there are a few provisos, a few quid pro quos..." that you'll want to remember. First, the Royal Gathering is a ticketed event, so there will be a limited number of slots available - but the good news is that they are at no cost while they last! Second, reservations to attend this gathering will not open aligned with the Castaway Club booking windows, but rather 30 days before your sailing. I'd suggest you set an alarm to book your attendance at the same time your carriage turns into a pumpkin at midnight! 

    Finally, if you're unable to secure tickets for this engagement, I would check availability for the Royal Court Royal Tea as another opportunity to meet your daughters' favorites! 

    Well Rana, I certainly hope that we've been able to chart a few options to ensure your sailing is a resounding success! Thank you so much for your question, and if there are any others that surface as your embarkation date approaches, please drop me another line here at planDisney! 

    Until then, may your anchor be tight and your compass true! 


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Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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