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  • On Feb 27, 2013
    Aidan 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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    We (my family of 4) are going on our first ever cruise in this May. We are setting sail on my son's 6th birthday. When I booked the cruise I marked that it was his birthday will they do anything to make it special for him?

    Ahoy Aidan!
    I'm always excited to help out families who are setting sail for the first time! I hope this sailing is the first of many magical voyages with Disney Cruise Line!  What makes this cruise even more special is that your son gets to spend his 6th birthday at sea!  As soon as you board the ship be sure to head to Guest Services to pick up his birthday pin!  Have him wear it throughout your vacation so he can receive lots of birthday greetings from the crew and other Guests.  On the night of his birthday, he will receive a special dessert while your dining servers sing to him!  There are Happy Birthday Celebration Packages available for purchase which includes festive Disney-themed stateroom decorations and a birthday magnet for the outside of your stateroom.  I celebrated my last birthday onboard Disney Cruise Line and enjoyed this package in our room.  If you want to surprise him with a Disney Cruise Line themed gift, check out the gifts offered through the cruise line which can be delivered to your stateroom. 
    Another idea is to bring along an item such as a pillowcase, t-shirt, bag, or photo mat to have signed by the characters onboard.  Two items per stateroom can be left at Guest Services in a plastic bag labeled with your last name and stateroom number.  In the bag, include either fabric markers or Sharpies for the signatures.  By the end of the sailing, the items will be returned to your stateroom.  This free service is a great way to take home a personalized souvenir from your son's birthday and first cruise!
    I hope your son has his best birthday yet, Aidan!  Please let me know if you think of any other questions!
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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