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  • On Oct 15, 2010
    Elizabeth from IA 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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    My family and I are going on our 1st Disney Cruise in December. We are from Iowa so we will be well into our winter. What SPF do you recomend I get when buying sunscreen? I want to come back with a tan but don't want to deal with sunburns on our trip.

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  Personally, I think that I would be more cautious traveling in the winter months than the summer months.  The lack of sun exposure at home during the winter months would tend to make you more susceptible to burning while on vacation.

    It is my understanding that the bare minimum you should use is SPF 15, and then the higher the SPF the longer you can go before needing to reapply.

    Personally, I always bring plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses and hats while visiting the beautiful Caribbean - you can never be too careful when it comes to the sun.

    Have a great time!
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Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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