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  • On Feb 8, 2015
    Tracy from NJ 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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    My daughter would like to go on a Disney Cruise to celebrate her Sweet 16. She wants to go to Castaway Cay so we are down to either the Eastern or Western Caribbean 7 night cruise in July. Could you recommend which one would be more fun for a teen?

    Ahoy, Tracy!

    Celebrating a milestone birthday aboard a Disney Cruise ship will be amazing! Our family has cruised both the Eastern and the Western Caribbean Itineraries, and had a fabulous time on both.

    If your daughter is anything like my girls, the opportunity to get into the water and interact with the sea life is at the top of the list. For that reason, my daughters prefer the Western Caribbean Itinerary that includes a stop in Grand Cayman. Our favorite port adventure there was the "Island Tour and Snorkeling with Stingrays". We had the chance to go to the Cayman Islands Turtle Farm and then board a catamaran to the Stingray Sandbar to "play" with the stingrays.

    In Cozumel, Mexico, we wanted to see dolphins, so we did the "Dolphin Push, Pull and Swim" port adventure. We were face to face with graceful dolphins and had some very cool interactions.

    When we sailed the Eastern Caribbean, we went to Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas and were able to touch and hold some sea creatures. We also went into a semi-submarine and were taken on an underwater tour and saw some marine life.

    In St. Maarten, we got on the Golden Eagle Catamaran and sailed to a lagoon to snorkel and then anchored near a local beach and enjoyed more snorkeling and playing in the sand.  

    You really can't go wrong with either itinerary.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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