• On Jul 6, 2017
    Misti from AZ 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.

    Hello! Our family has booked the Merrytime Bahamian Cruise leaving New York. This is our first Disney Cruise. I'm looking for information and all suggestions for making the most of our vacation! We have three kids 6, 8, and 11. Thank you!

    Hi Misti!

    Thanks for sailing to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting! Your Very Merrytime Cruise to the Bahamas is going to be the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. From the moment you step onboard, you'll be amazed at how Disney Cruise Line's Cast and Crew go out of their way to make each family's voyage memorable and magical by their above-and-beyond customer service.

    My first suggestion is to spend some time on Disney Cruise Line's website and start making a wish list of all the incredible activities your family wants to do while onboard. I highly recommend jumping online to complete your Online Check-in, book Port Adventures and reserve onboard activities as soon as your advance booking window opens (75 days prior to setting sail for first-time cruisers). This will also be the time you choose your designated port arrival time on embarkation day. By starting now and writing down a list of activities and Port Adventures you're interested in, you'll be ready to start booking all the fun when the time comes!

    The members of your pirate crew are the perfect ages to enjoy Disney's Oceaneer Club and Disney's Oceaneer Lab together! Be sure to pack your eye patches because you'll want them for the best night on the high seas: Pirate Night! Do you have any princess-loving kiddos? If so, I highly recommend booking Royal Court Royal Tea as well as grabbing complimentary tickets to the Princess Gathering when you begin booking your activities.

    All of the activities are listed in the Personal Navigator newsletter. Each evening the newsletter for the following day will be left in your stateroom. It's so fun reviewing the Personal Navigator newsletter as a family and choosing all the fun to "sea" and do the next day!

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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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