Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Jan 9, 2015
    Kathy from OH 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.

    My family of 5 are cruising (first cruise ever!) to Alaska in June. We have a special little guy who is 10 and has Down syndrome. I was wondering if there are any special accommodations for a child who may need a little extra attention and help?

    Welcome Aboard, Kathy!

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Moms Panel with your question. I'm so thrilled to hear you'll be cruising to Alaska in June - how exciting! That cruise is definitely on my bucket list - I've heard nothing but incredible things about it. What an amazing itinerary for your very first cruise!

    I can assure you that Disney Cruise Line does a wonderful job of making sure each and every guest has the most magical voyage possible! The incredible staff is happy to work with families that require special services during their sailing. No worries - your little man will have the time of his life!

    I encourage you to contact the DCL Special Services Team directly at (407)566-3602 to discuss your son's specific needs. They'll be able to answer your questions regarding the Youth Clubs, provide you with information, and give you peace of mind that your son will have the best experience possible on your vacation. You can also email them at The folks in the Special Services department are some of the nicest people I've dealt with at Disney Cruise Line!

    My fellow Moms Panelist Nancy is an expert on Alaskan Cruises - here's an awesome video she made with advice and tips to make the most of your voyage. Enjoy!

    Thanks again for visiting - let us know if you have any further questions. We're happy to help! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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