• On Nov 24, 2017
    Joshua 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 will be leaving in 6 days for our cruise and i'm wanting to make sure I understand the policy for medications. We know we need to pack our prescription medication in our carry own but what about the medication that we only need if we have to?

    Welcome back, Joshua!

    You must have a household full of very excited family members! It's almost time to set sail on Disney Cruise Line with Captain Mickey and his crew! Hooray!

    Disney asks that guests pack any necessary medications in their carry-on bags. This is especially because your checked luggage will take some time to arrive in your stateroom and it could be late that afternoon until your bags make their way to your room. So, it's a good idea to have very necessary prescriptions on hand just in case.

    Now, if you're just asking about tossing in some Advil or Tylenol in case you find that you need it at some point throughout the cruise, that can be packed in your checked luggage, no problem. I do try to remember to pack that in case we have an unexpected headache or the like when we're onboard. The good news is, if you forget it, don't worry. The shops onboard are well stocked with plenty of over-the-counter medicine options for both adults and children, so you can always grab what you need there too.

    Have the most magical adventure at sea with your family, Joshua!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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