Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On May 8, 2014
    Natasha from NL 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.

    Hi there, my boyfriend, his son and I are going on the disney magic on dec 14th. I am wondering what sort of things we can do in the ports. We have never been on a cruise before and were also wondering how common sea sickness might be?

    Hi Natasha!
    I'm happy to hear you've chosen Disney Cruise Line for your very first cruise. Disney caters to first-time cruisers, taking care of most of your needs before you even know you have them! You'll feel like VIPs from start to finish.

    Disney Cruise Line offers lots of awesome Port Adventures at each of the ports you'll visit. You can find detailed descriptions of Port Adventures here, and can search by age and type of activity you're looking for (Active, Family, Splashtacular, Sightseeing, etc.) My family really enjoyed the Fury Catamaran Sail, Snorkel and Beach Party in Cozumel on our last cruise. Once you've decided on the adventure that's right for you, simply visit the Planning Center on the Disney Cruise Line website to make your reservations.

    Sea sickness can be a little tricky. Some guests, though usually not prone to motion sickness, can feel a little "green around the gills" on a cruise ship. The good news is, Disney ships are built to keep the rocking and rolling to a minimum. (Except for in the dance clubs - the rocking and rolling is in full force!) You'll tend to feel less movement in staterooms on lower decks, and toward the middle of the ship. A view of the horizon can help a lot when adjusting to the motion. I take a small dose of non-drowsy Dramamine each day when I cruise. I don't get extremely sick, but have felt a bit queasy from time to time. (And I can flip upside down and sideways on the craziest of roller coasters with no problem!) If you're in need of motion sickness medication once onboard, the medical center supplies it free of charge in a container outside the door.

    I hope this helps answer your questions. Happy planning! - Diane W.
thumbnail image for Diane

Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.