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  • On Dec 6, 2023
    C from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am considering pulling the trigger on a cruise on the Disney Dream in March '24 (last-minute planner here!). Only aft rooms are available. Never having been on a cruise, can I project whether my 3-year old will get sick?

    Welcome aboard planDisney, C!

    We are so glad you sailed by with your questions. Once upon a time, before my first Disney Cruise Line vacation, I was a reluctant cruiser and had a hard time saying yes. Then magically, after my first sailing (aboard the Disney Dream!), I was hooked! So, I'm excited for you to take your first cruise with your family.

    Now, seasickness varies from person to person, so there is no way to know for sure if your little one will experience it or not. If your child is prone to carsickness or other types of motion sickness, you could speak with your pediatrician about appropriate steps to take to prevent it aboard the ship. In my experience, a little prevention goes a long way. As an adult, I usually carry over-the-counter medications for motion sickness and I like to have ginger chews with me, just in case. You can also ask for green apples and ginger ale, both can be helpful for motion sickness, at dining locations and through Room Service. If you have any medical issues, you can stop by the Health Center on deck 1.

    I find that you may feel more motion (if any) in the aft of the ship, but you get used to it quickly. I have stayed in aft staterooms before and have not had any issues. And to be honest, some of the very best nights of sleep I've ever had were in aft staterooms in part due to the gentle motion of the ship. 

    Speaking of illness prevention, be sure to wash your and your little one's hands often with soap and water or use the wipes provided outside each dining venue to help everyone stay healthy while onboard. I encourage you to practice washing your hands while singing your favorite Disney song for 20 seconds so that you and your child will be in ship shape for your cruise!

    I hope this helps you with your decision, C. If you have other questions or need tips for cruising with your little sailor, stop by again and let us know!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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