Mom And Daughter Hammock
  • On Sep 23, 2012
    Kristi Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We want to do a 7+ day with our 3 and 7 year old boys.We have 2 options for our dates: Fantasy East. Caribbean or Magic West. Carib. We want Aqua Duck slide on Fantasy, but think the dolphin swim excursions look best on western ports. What do you suggest?

    Ahoy Kristi!
    Welcome back to the Moms Panel! With four amazing ships in the Disney fleet, the options for cruising Disney are fantastic!  No matter which ship or itinerary you chose, your family is going to have an absolutely magical week on the high seas with Mickey, Minnie and the whole gang!
    Here are a few things to consider when making your decision about which ship.  The AquaDuck is a lot of fun, but your three year old might not be quite tall enough to enjoy the water coaster.  The height requirement is 42 inches. On both the Magic & Fantasy, the Mickey slide provides hours of fun and is for Guests 38 inches to 64 inches. 
    The Tortola Dolphin Encounter is an option on the Eastern itinerary which would work for your family because it is for ages three and up.  (Many times the dolphin swim experiences are for older children.)  On the Western itinerary, you do have several options to choose from which your older son can participate.  Your three year old can stay onboard in the Oceaneer Club and Lab while you go ashore if all three of you want to experience a dolphin swim experience. 
    I really think you will have an incredible vacation on either vessel.  You can always book your next cruise during your sailing and you will receive a discounted cruise fare, reduced deposit amount, and a shipboard credit for your future sailing!  Just check the Future Cruise Sales Desk for more information!
    Good luck with your decision, Kristi!  Please let me know if I can help you further! 
    Have a magical day!
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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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