Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Apr 13, 2009
    Bonnie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    On the cruise are the onboard activities closed when the boat is docked?

    While the ship is in port, the onboard stores will be closed during daytime hours. This is due to U.S. Customs regulations.

    All other venues are open as scheduled. Restaurants, Vista Spa and fitness center, pools and other services will be operating as usual. In fact, we find the best time to take our son to the Mickey Pool is right after breakfast on days in port.

    The Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab will operate normally with the exception of the day at Castaway Cay. While programs will still be offered, children will check-in at various locations on Castaway Cay such as Scuttle's Cove or Monstro Point.

    Movies will be shown in the Buena Vista Theatre.

    However, planned activities such as ship tours, wine tastings, seminars, etc. will be more limited.

    Still, if you decide to stay aboard the ship, your family will find plenty to do and there‘s nothing like relaxing on deck looking out at a scenic island view. Consulting the Personal Navigator (entertainment guide) from my last cruise, there were many activities offered during our time in St. Croix. For example, some of the planned activities were a trivia contest, character greetings, Wii Bowling, family crafts, Pirate Line Dancing, Origami and a fitness class.

    Whether you spend your day onboard and/or ashore, your family is sure to discover a day of magic and wonder.
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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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