• On Aug 17, 2020
    Aleia from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My boyfriend and I are planning to book the October 1rst, 2021 cruise on the Dream. It's his birthday, and while he's been on cruises before, I have not. Any advice you can give me as a first timer? Do they do anything special for birthdays?

    Welcome to planDisney, Aleia!

    I'm so excited that you'll be sailing on the Disney Dream. Between it being your first cruise ever and celebrating your boyfriend’s birthday at sea, it’s sure to be an unforgettable vacation for you both!

    First and foremost, you want to make sure that EVERYONE onboard knows it’s his special day. So contact Disney Cruise Line to have his birthday noted in your reservation. And be sure to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button from Guest Services (Deck 3, Midship) that can be worn the entire vacation. 

    One extra way to make the pixie dust fly is to arrange for your stateroom to be decorated with a birthday package. The “Birthday Wishes Stateroom Decor” one totally adds to the celebratory mood. Plus, being surprised with stateroom decorations is always a photo-worthy moment! Check out all the gift options available at the Onboard Gifts link.  

    If he likes to be pampered, then perhaps a spa treatment or a Rainforest pass at Senses Spa and Salon is in the cards for you both. What says romance and celebration more than a couples massage? If he’s more into food, then I’d suggest making a reservation at Palo for the two of you. It’s adult-exclusive dining (at an extra cost but SO worth it)!

    Having a birthday at sea is SEAsational! And what says “it’s my birthday” more than cake? Cakes and select beverages can be delivered to a stateroom or a dining room on the selected date and time of your choosing. FYI: Cake orders must be placed no later than 7 days before your sail date. For all other gifts, make arrangements at least 3 days before your voyage begins. That gives Captain Mickey and his crew plenty of time to pull off the surprise!

    Speaking of surprises, your rotational dining team will be more than happy to sing "Happy Birthday” and bring a complimentary dessert to your sweetheart. There's nothing quite like seeing a loved one's expression when your servers surround the table and sing their hearts out while delivering a scrumptious dessert illuminated by candles!

    Even though you may be new to cruising, the team at planDisney is here to help you every step of the way! So please cruise back by with more planning questions as you count down the days until your DREAM vacation starts.

    SEA ya real soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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