• On Dec 28, 2018
    Jennifer from ON 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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    Hi Everyone, Going on my first Disney Cruise and had a question about life jackets for swimming. My children are little should I be packing my own or are their life jackets available on ship and allowed to be taken off the ship to the beach?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Wahoo!  You are going on your FIRST Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Your Disney Cruise will be filled with fun, adventure, nonstop activities, incredible entertainment and so much food!

    Disney Cruise Line has life vests available on the pool deck for use while onboard.  And if you happen to be visiting Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, there are life vests available for use there too.  Guests are asked to not remove the life vests from the ship, but if you are scheduled for a Port Adventure excursion and life vests are needed, they will be provided for your use when off the ship.  On previous voyages, we have brought puddle jumpers for our littles because they were more comfortable in those, but looking back, I would have preferred the extra room in my suitcase for souvenEARs!  But, if your littles are more comfortable in their own life vests or puddle jumper, or you will be on a private excursion where you may need them, you may want to bring them with you.  Be advised that if you have any not-yet potty-trained littles, they will not be permitted to use the onboard pools but can certainly enjoy and splash around the onboard splash pad areas.

    If you haven’t yet registered your Mouseketeers for the onboard Youth Clubs, do so before embarkation and if you have any under three who will be visiting the onboard nursery, you will want to make reservations ahead of time.  Use the time away from the littles to explore the adult-exclusive spaces (my favorite being the Quiet Cove pool).

    Wishing you a magical and memorable adventure at sea!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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