Couple dining
  • On Jan 21, 2024
    Cathy from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We will be going on a cruise from Texas to Mexico in December. It’s also my husbands 40th birthday - wondering if there was anything special that I could plan for us? Extended family will also be on the trip. Thanks!

    Hello, Cathy! Thank you for reaching out to planDisney with your question. Welcome aboard!

    Choosing Disney Cruise Line for your family vacation is an excellent decision! There's a variety of entertainment options for Guests of all ages. Plus, there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than with Captain Mickey. Let me put on my party hat and cue the confetti because we have a birthday celebration to plan! 

    I recommend noting your celebration on your reservation. Sign in to your Disney account and head to My Reservations. Select Special Requests > Celebrations to mention his birthday. Be sure to stop by Guest Services to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button for him to wear throughout the cruise. The Crew, other Guests, and even his favorite Disney Pals will notice the button and share their best wishes with him. You never know when a little extra pixie dust might come your way!

    Consider exploring the Onboard Gifts available for an extra surprise. From cakes to cupcakes and various gifts, there are plenty of options to choose from. I recommend the Celebrate Today Birthday Décor package, which adds a festive touch to your stateroom and provides a wonderful keepsake. My mother-in-law ordered this package for me. It was fun to enter our stateroom and see it decorated for my birthday. The banners fold up, and you can celebrate every birthday with Captains Mickey and Minnie at home. 

    For a special dining experience, Palo is my top choice, especially for celebrating a milestone birthday. Whether you choose brunch or dinner, the intimate setting with ocean views sets the stage for raising a glass to another wonderful year. I lean towards brunch, which features a delightful selection of pastries, antipasto platters, and a diverse menu with lunch and breakfast items. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!

    To add a relaxing touch to the celebration, a visit to Senses Spa and Salon for a couple's massage is a great idea. After all, even the party planner deserves some pampering! Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with before you embark on your cruise. I hope this is his BEST birthday ever!

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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