• On Jul 19, 2017
    Kerry from NC 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.

    Booking first Disney Cruise in August 2018. What's more ideal for kids ages 5, 8, and 10: Caribbean or Alaska? Worried Alaska site seeing would bore them, and weather could be too cold for swimming, but it sounds beautiful to us adults! Advice?

    Hi Kerry!

    Thanks for sailing back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm thrilled to hear you're getting ready to book your first Disney Cruise! You're going to be amazed at all the Disney magic found on each deck, each day of your cruise! The Personal Navigator newsletter and the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app will have a schedule of each day's activities so you and your family won't miss a moment of fun!

    We've sailed to Alaska aboard the Disney Wonder twice. The kids in our party went bananas sailing down the Tracy Arm fjord and seeing the Sawyer Glaciers up close from the ship. Even if there's a chill in the air, the pools are heated so the kiddos (and adults) can swim and play while sailing to "The Last Frontier"! The Port Adventures are very exciting, too! From a Dog Sled Adventure by Helicopter to multiple whale watching excursions, your kiddos will have once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Disney Cruise Line even served hot chocolate on deck! I'll never forget being on deck, snuggling under blankets, while watching whales swimming off in the distance!

    If you're thinking about sailing to a more tropical destination, your kids will love that, too! Choosing to cruise through the Caribbean will be so much fun! Many Caribbean itineraries stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay! This is one of my favorite places on Earth. There are so many things to do and see while visiting the island. I highly recommend snorkeling for the entire family!

    Kerry, your pirate crew is going to have a fantastic time no matter which itinerary you choose! Please come back with any additional questions while you plan your inaugural Disney Cruise! We're here to make your first voyage as smooth-sailing as possible!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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