Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Oct 6, 2014
    Eryn from CA 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 will have just turned 3 when we board our Caribbean cruise. Does the kids club for her age group have a nap room? What about the childcare area at Castaway? She takes daily naps, but won't fall asleep unless it is dark and no distractions.

    Ahoy, fellow Californian Eryn!

    So glad to hear the you and your family will be heading out east to join in on the fun with Captain Mickey very soon. Your little princess will have such a blast on the Disney Cruise ship... I must warn you that she may find it a bit challenging to actually take a nap. But when jetlag hits - and it will... the youth counselors will surely accommodate her. When my son was little, he literally would nap at the Oceanneer Club/Lab twice each day. They have mats perfect for napping and a quick snooze - a power nap - is all that was needed, and he was back to all the fun and adventure. I would encourage you to speak to the youth counselors whenever you drop her off at the clubs... just to let them know that she may be napping at a certain time.

    If you think she may need an extra quiet place, then you might want to reserve time slots at the Nursery. She is just turning 3 years old, she might actually prefer the Nursery since it is quieter and a bit more mellow compared to the hoopla (though extremely fun) going on at the Oceaneer Lab and Club. There is an additional $9 per hour charge for the Nursery, and you'll also need to book time in advance. On embarkation day, the youth clubs will have open house for most of the afternoon, so that you and your daughter can check out all the clubs and play. This will be a good time to scope out the different themed spaces and also get introduced to the youth counselors.

    Your family will enjoy spending quality beach time fun at Castaway Cay. Building sand castles on the beach and running around will surely burn some energy. And you're only 10 minutes away from the ship. Enjoy your cruise!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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