activities on board; Grandma and Girl
  • On Jan 7, 2024
    Danielle from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello my daughter will be turning 10 a week after our cruise (Wonder) and our son is 12. Will we be able to sign a waiver for her to stay with our son at the Edge? Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney, Danielle! The Disney Wonder is an amazing ship with some of the most incredible destinations. My teens keep asking to go back on this one as our cruise to Alaska is one of their favorite vacations ever.

    I can certainly understand you wanting your kids to be able to hang out together for the youth activities. Depending on the number of youth ages 11-13, Edge may allow 10-year-olds to register with their parent's consent. The cutoff for this is the child's birthday. They have to be 10. I know one week is so close, but for the safety of the youth onboard, they follow the guidelines strictly.

    I know this is not the answer you were hoping for, but it does not mean your youth do not have opportunities to spend time together on the cruise. When I was in this same situation (my kids are close to three years apart too), we had rules for them on the ship: They could go off together, as long as they did not go in the water, and they let us know where they were. No pools and no slides, but they could play shuffleboard and ping pong; go to the movies; or just enjoy exploring the ship on their own. They had to stay together and use the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App chat function to let us know where they were. When my youngest was 9 years old, it was a level of responsibility he could handle, especially with his brother at his side. The question I asked them each time we reunited was "How many trips to Eye Scream Treats were there?" It was - and is - one of their favorite destinations onboard. 

    The same strict adherence to birthdays does not apply to celebrations. Make sure you note her birthday on your cruise reservation, which you can do online or in the app under "Special Requests."  It is not too early to start celebrating your princess and her big jump to double digits!

    Happy cruising! If you have any other questions, please come back to planDisney.

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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