• On Jan 12, 2018
    Brenda from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be going on an Eastern Cruise in June for my daughter's birthday. She will be turning 15 and requested a Disney Cruise instead of a Quinceñera. Could you please give me any ideas of how we could celebrate this while onboard?

    Ahoy, Brenda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your daughter is going to have the most magical 15th birthday ever! I'm so excited that she requested a high-seas adventure with Captain Mickey to celebrate her big day. Setting sail aboard Disney Cruise Line is always a special occasion, but when you add a birthday celebration at sea, it takes it to an entirely new level!

    The first thing I recommend is sailing to the Gifts & Amenities page on the Disney Cruise Line website and checking out all the in-room celebratory decorations and treats you can have "magically" set up upon your arrival! Two of my favorite birthday-themed surprises to order are the "Mickey Celebration Cake" and "Birthday Wishes" decorations. When your daughter walks into the stateroom for the first time, she'll be so surprised to see it decorated just for her!

    If you haven't done so already, give the agents at Disney Cruise Line a call to include a note on your reservation that your daughter will be celebrating her birthday onboard. Your Server and Assistant Server will see this note and choose a night in your voyage to celebrate her birthday during dessert in the Main Dining Restaurant!

    Another idea that would make your daughter's birthday cruise unforgettable is to reserve a private cabana on Castaway Cay. These private cabanas are a hot commodity and there's no question why! Your family will have their own island hideaway for the day while the ship is docked at Disney's private island. If you plan on reserving one, definitely do so as soon as your advance booking window opens. Oh! She might enjoy a spa service in the Chill Spa, too!

    Brenda, I hope I was able to give you some fun ideas to make your daughter's birthday cruise extra special! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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