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  • On Sep 9, 2013
    Daphnes Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello. My daughter has asked me to take her on a Disney Cruise for her Sweet 16. This will probably be a large group trip since we have a large family. I was wondering what we could do to celebrate her birthday, as far as activities and gifts.

    Ahoy Daphnes!
    Your daughter will definitely have a Sweet Sixteen to remember with a sailing on Disney Cruise Line, and celebrating with your large family will make her special day even more magical!  I'm sure she will feel as if she has be sprinkled with pixie dust when your wondrous journey on the high seas is complete! 
    I'd love to share a few ideas for making her birthday celebration both memorable and magical!  First, there are some great gifts that can be ordered online and delivered directly your stateroom.  These Disney Cruise Line exclusive items can be found in the Gifts and Amenities Section along with festive in-room birthday decorations and birthday cakes!  Spend some time looking because I'm sure these magical touches will add to your daughter's special day!  Your crew will want to take advantage of the ship's photographers onboard and have a special family picture made as well as photos of your birthday princess.  You can speak with crew members at Shutters about setting something up.  Your dining servers will recognize your daughter at dinner with a special treat (or birthday cake if you decide to pre-purchase one online) and song, but if you are looking for something more you can contact the special events department at  My final idea is to treat her to the teens only, Chill Spa for some much deserved pampering!  Reservations can be made onboard.
    Also, don't forget to stop by Guest Services upon boarding so your daughter can pick up a birthday button which I hope she will wear so everyone onboard can wish her well!
    I'm about out of room Daphnes so please write back if I can assist you further. 
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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