Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Mar 12, 2009
    Kim Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We can't decide....7 day cruise or the land/sea vacation? Our kids will be 9 yrs and 6 yrs when we go in the fall '09. We were just at the World in Nov. 08. Any help appreciated!!

    This is a wonderful dilemma!

    The 7 day cruise offers a week’s worth of entertainment, ports of call, shows, shore excursions, etc. It is an exciting way to explore the world. Watch the sea go by while reading a book, go to a Wine Tasting, attend an art auction and meet familiar Disney characters.  The options are endless.

    My son has sailed at the same ages as your children. He loved the Oceaneer Club at age 6 and on our most recent cruise at age 9 was fond of the Oceaneer Lab. I’ll never forget his excitement over making Flubber and meeting Captain Hook.

    If you have never taken a cruise, then the land/sea vacation will introduce your family to the Disney Cruise Line while also enjoying a return to the familiar magic of WDW. Our family continues to return to WDW is because it is a time-tested vacation. It’s withstood all of my son’s growth spurts. At first, he was fond of the Hundred Acre Woods characters and riding Dumbo. There was a stage where he had to see the Power Rangers. And now, he’s all about Star Wars and some of the roller coasters and Space Mountain. WDW is ever-changing. We were just there in January and already there are new attractions that my family has yet to experience!

    The cruise stands the test of time too offering different activities for each age level, especially with ports of call to explore!

    The most important decision is what kind of vacation does your family dream of taking this year. The cruise gives Mom and Dad time to explore their own interests while the kids are occupied with Youth Activities. It also gives parents a chance to show their children new places and the longer that you are onboard, the more opportunities to explore fascinating islands. The 3 or 4 night cruises are a great way to get your feet wet, enjoy Castaway Cay and explore Nassau, but the 7 day cruises will take you to more exotic places.

    Either way, you’ll have a memorable trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

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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