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  • On Dec 15, 2023
    Josephine from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are cruising next week and heard my son cannot be in the Oceaneer club anymore? He just turned 11 and we booked this cruise because he was excited about the kids club activities, what is going on?

    Hello, Josephine! Thank you for visiting planDisney with your question as you prepare for your upcoming cruise. 

    It's true that Disney Cruise Line just updated the age policy for Disney's Oceaneer Club and Disney's Oceaneer Lab. For cruises departing on or after December 21, 2023, these youth spaces will now be open during secured programming to cruisers aged 3-10. 

    I have to just commiserate with you for a minute. I have an eleven-year-old who is sad about the age policy change that is going into effect. As a mom, I tried my best to comfort her and to remind her that she would still be able to play in Disney's Oceaneer Club and Lab during Open House times the next time we cruise. 

    Your son will be invited to join in the fun at Edge, the hangout for tweens ages 11-14 on the ship. The Crew Members that run the activities in Edge are great at getting the kids to interact and get to know one another. On the first night of the sailing, they typically hold icebreaker activities. I recommend that your son swing by to make some friends.

    Once you are onboard the ship, I encourage you to look over the Daily Activity Schedule within the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app often. All of the activities will be listed, including the Open Houses in the youth spaces that I mentioned. You may even see that there will be a time when the kids in Edge "invade" parts of Disney's Oceaneer Club and your son can do some of the activities he was looking forward to. 

    I'm wishing you and your family a happy sailing and happy holidays!

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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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