Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Apr 9, 2011
    Debra 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.

    I JUST booked my very first cruise for June 2012 on the Disney Magic out of New York!! I know nothing about cruising and lots about Disney World. What is the most important information to know ahead of time?

    Hi, Debra!

    Congratulations on booking your very first cruise aboard the Disney Magic next year! You have made a great choice by sailing with Disney Cruise Line, and you'll wonder why you haven't cruised with Disney before!

    Like you, I was well versed in a Disney Parks vacation before our family took our first DCL cruise four years ago, and although there are some similarities in terms of doing your research and a little planning, a cruise actually requires less of you as the family vacation planner.

    If you haven't already, make sure you order the free planning DVD and take a look at the videos on line. Become familiar with the ship and the entertainment, dining and recreations options.  You may want to make a spa appointment or an adult dining reservation at Palo.  Plus, if you have children traveling with you, you'll want to make nursery reservations for little ones and register big kids for the other kids' clubs.  Once your fare is paid in full, you can do all this and book port adventures, too.

    I hope that points you in the right direction. Between now and then, come back and ask more questions -- it's fun to plan and anticipate your trip together. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!


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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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