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  • On Mar 1, 2022
    Allison from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter will have her birthday while on board the Disney wish next year. When booking, do I use the age she is on embarkation day or the age she will be turning ?

    Hello there, Allison, and welcome back to planDisney! I'm so happy you thought to cruise our way with your question as you prepare for a voyage on the Disney Wish

    The Disney Wish will begin its inaugural sailing season this summer and I cannot wait to step on board the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. From everything I have seen or read about the Wish, it looks like this ship will be a complete masterpiece. I'm putting in my vote for you as "Mother of the Year" because I can't imagine a better place to celebrate a birthday! What a wonderful and memorable birthday it will be! 

    When booking, you should use the age that your daughter will be on the day your cruise embarks. If your daughter will be turning an age that would allow her to access a specific area of the ship, for example, a youth club, speak to the Crew Members in those spaces onboard about her age. On a recent sailing, my son was about to turn 11 and the Crew Members at the Edge (a tween space designed for 11-14-year-olds) already had his name on a list as a child who could enter the club if I signed a form giving my permission. 

    When booking your cruise, you can indicate that you will be celebrating a special occasion during your sailing. The Crew Members love to celebrate alongside you too! You may also be interested in browsing the Onboard Gifts page via the Disney Cruise Line website or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App. From there, you can order a special birthday cake or even birthday decorations to add a little extra magic to your stateroom. 

    I hope that your family has a memorable voyage with the Disney Cruise Line and that a birthday spent with Captain Minnie is like no other. Please sail back to planDisney if you have any more questions. It's a pleasure to help.

    Magical memories await!

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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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