• On Jul 9, 2016
    Sarah from TX 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.

    We're going on a cruise with our 1 year old daughter, and I was wondering what to do with our car seat. Should we carry it onto the ship or leave it with DCL staff to have it brought aboard with our luggage?

    Welcome aboard, Sarah! Are you so excited to experience the magic of a Disney cruise with your daughter? There are so many fabulous activities onboard for families!

    When we brought our kids' car seats or booster seats with us, we always found that the easiest thing was to check them in with our luggage at the port. We didn't want to have to carry those seats around the ship until our stateroom was ready that first day. As long as you put one of the provided Disney Cruise Line luggage tags on your car seat, it will arrive with your luggage right in your stateroom later on in the day. Since you won't be needing it onboard, allow Disney to take care of that for you! 

    The same can be said for when you disembark. Since you'll be asked to leave your luggage outside of your stateroom the night before debarkation (except, of course, for your day bags you'll need the next morning), you can also tag your car seat and leave that out as well. Once you arrive back in port, simply head off the ship into the cruise terminal to luggage pick up and look for your luggage tag section, which is indicated by a specific Disney character on your debarkation tags. There, you'll find your luggage and car seat, and you'll be ready to head home.

    Don't forget to check out It's A Small World Nursery. You may want to schedule a few time slots there for your daughter to play with the amazing counselors while you and your husband sneak off for some adult time onboard. Nursery time can be booked during online check-in, which begins for first time cruisers at 75 days prior to sailing.

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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