• On Feb 21, 2017
    Liliana from ON 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 of 5 are first time cruisers and will be leaving in November for the Marvel Day at Sea that leaves from NY. Any tips/tricks you can share, i.e. what we need to bring and how to maximize our time at Disney World when we port there for a day. Thxs

    Hi Liliana!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You've chosen such an incredible itinerary for your inaugural voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line! Your family of swashbuckling superheroes will have such an exciting trip sailing the high seas with Captain Mickey and Spider-Man. This particular itinerary is on my "bucket list" of dream cruises to take. Until then, I will live vicariously through Guests like you!

    Even though my family and I have sailed on a number of Disney Cruises, I still find the Packing List for Disney Cruises to be so helpful! Make sure you pack your identification and important cruise documents in a day bag so you have them on you while checking in at the port terminal on embarkation day. I also like packing a refillable mug or water bottle for each family member to use at the drink stations onboard! Even though you're sailing out of New York in November, definitely bring swimming suits. The pools onboard are heated to at least 75 degrees. Lastly, once your advance booking window opens (75 days prior to your sail date for first-time cruisers) and your cruise is paid in full, sign in to "My Reservations" and begin booking activities onboard!

    Since I've never sailed on this amazing itinerary, I've enlisted the help of my fellow Disney Parks Moms Panel cruise lover, Nancy W. Here is the fantastic answer she gave to a Guest with a similar question regarding making the most out of their one day at Walt Disney World Resort!

    I'm sure you'll have many more questions before November! Please don't hesitate to sail over and visit us again!

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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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