Family Fun in the Water
  • On Feb 17, 2021
    Nellie from IN Asked

    We are due with our baby on 4/7/21! We're planning our Cruise for 2022. We're trying to find the time to book, but we can't give an accurate birthdate since he is not born yet. Can we book now and add him later to the reservation after birth?

    Hi Nellie!

    Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your little one! While right now you may be focused on nesting and preparing for the bambino’s arrival, I’m so excited to hear you have a sailing booked for 2022. And even better, you will have a new baby with you. I say there is nothing better than traveling with your kids while they are young because that trains them from a young age to go with the flow and see different parts of the world.

    Yes, you can absolutely go ahead and make your cruise reservation, and a Vacation Planning Specialist can add a placeholder for your child to the booking. Once your bundle of joy has made an entrance into the world, you will need to update your reservation to include your child’s name and information. As you probably know already, for most cruises, Guests have to be at least 6 months old on the day of sailing. (If yours is a Transatlantic, Panama Canal or Hawaii cruise, your child would have to be at least one year old to sail.)

    While onboard, be sure to take advantage of the "it's a small world" nursery. Nursery time requires an additional fee and spots do fill quickly, so be sure to make your reservations as soon as your Advance Booking Window opens. While your child is enjoying games, movies, and playtime, you can enjoy some grown-up time. 

    Think you have to haul all the baby stuff from home? Think again! Let me tell you, Disney Cruise Line makes traveling with little ones a piece of cake! Complimentary diaper disposal units, bottle warmers, bottle sterilizers, cribs, and playpens are available upon request from your stateroom host/hostess or through Guest Services. Given that these items are in limited supply, I would request them as soon as you board the ship at Guest Services (Deck 3, Midship).

    Here's a tip: Don’t miss taking a photo of your cutie in one of the portholes...it makes for a great place to chart your child’s growth as you continue cruising with Disney Cruise Line through the years. See, I’m just presuming you will be on many more sailings with Captain Mickey after this one!

    Drop us a message in a bottle if you think of any other questions. All of us here at planDisney are happy to help. Wishing you a joyful experience as you introduce your little one to the magic of Disney cruising! 

    Sherry
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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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