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  • On Jul 20, 2022
    Brad 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.

    My family will be on board the Disney Magic in mid-September for its tran-Atlantic sailing back to the US. Is there reason for hope that my young teen daughters will be able to hug and take pictures with their arms around their favorite characters? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Brad! Welcome, and thank you for sailing on over with your question.

    Brad, I so very much feel your pain. My daughter has decided to delay our big family Disney Cruise Line vacation until my grandchildren are able to enjoy the things on a Disney Cruise the way she did when she was small. Of course, that includes being able to hug and interact up close and personal with the characters. 

    As of right now, the onboard character experiences are still being conducted under socially distant conditions. Character greetings are still being held, and I know firsthand that the characters go out of their way to be enthusiastic about meeting the kids, even though they can't get too close. It's a different experience, but still a memorable, magical one.

    The maiden voyage of the Disney Magic was my very first cruise ever, and I hope you fall in love with this ship the way I did. With 7 glorious days at sea on the Transatlantic sailing, you'll have plenty of time to explore the amenities, activities, and onboard fun the Magic has to offer. The Youth Clubs will offer even more fun activities for the girls to enjoy than on your typical cruise, and there should be plenty of time for the grown-ups to have an evening out at Palo or Keys Piano Bar

    But still hope, Brad! Keep an eye on the Know Before You Go information because this information could change before you sail in just a few weeks. I will keep my fingers crossed that it does. 

    I wish you smooth sailing, Brad!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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