Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Sep 3, 2009
    Melissa from MD 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 March cruise on the DW. My DS will be almost 3 and too big for a pack n play. What are the twin convertible sofas like? Do they offer bed rails? Also, how early in the day should we plan to arrive at the airport to get transfer to the port?

    Personally, I prefer to fly in the day prior to a cruise. I have experienced too many travel delays (traffic, cancelled flights, late flights, etc.) to trust that my family will get to the ship in time. Instead, we like to fly in the day prior to the cruise and not have to stress about getting to the port in time. Many guests that fly in early stay at or near the airport or near the port. Some travelers stay at WDW for one night.

    If you choose to fly in on the same day, I would get the earliest flight possible. That way, if any travel delays occur, you'll have a better chance of getting to the port before the ship is closed for boarding.

    Without travel delays, the trip from the Orlando International airport to Port Canaveral takes about an hour. If you have purchased ground transfers, a Disney Cruise Line rep will meet you at the airport to direct you to a motorcoach. I would arrive the airport by 1:30 at the absolute latest.

    My son has always slept very well on the twin convertible sofa. And best of all, each evening the Room Steward will convert the sofa into a bed and your tired child will be able to crawl right in! It is a full twin size bed with a comfortable mattress.

    Complimentary bed rails are available from your Stateroom Host upon request.
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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