• On Oct 6, 2017
    Elin from CA 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.

    our cruise is coming up and we are celebrating both my kids birthdays and christmas. any suggestions on how to make it extra special, w/o too much extra in costs? Also can you tell me about the gift shops items and pricing. i want to let them pick a gift..

    Ahoy, Elin!

    It's so great "sea"-ing another question from you! Before you know it, you and your pirate crew will be dancing and singing with Captain Mickey and his friends during the Sail-Away Celebration on deck! My family and I are currently packing for our upcoming high-seas adventure on Disney Cruise Line and are bursting with excitement!

    While celebrating both Christmas and your kids' birthdays, you will make so many unforgettable memories with your family during your cruise. One way to make your kids' birthdays extra special is to call the agents at Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 and make a note on your reservation that you will be celebrating their birthdays. Your Server and Assistant Server will see this note and coordinate with you an evening of your voyage for a special birthday dessert in one of the Main Dining restaurants! Another way to make their cruise magical is to stop by the Gifts & Amenities page on the Disney Cruise Line website and order the "Birthday Theme Cabin Decoration" to "magically" appear set up inside your stateroom upon your arrival! Your birthday buccaneers will be so surprised and excited from the moment they walk in!

    You're asking about one of my favorite things to do onboard: shop! I recommend sailing into Sea Treasures and Mickey's Mainsail to find a huge selection of treasures for your kids to choose from. You will find a wide range of prices, too! You can find everything from key chains, pens, T-shirts, Disney Character plush toys, princess dresses and more!

    Elin, I hope I was able to help you navigate through planning your upcoming Disney Cruise! Please don't hesitate to come back and visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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