• On Dec 3, 2018
    Richard from CA 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.

    The family is taking a cruise on the Disney Magic this summer. Is it possible to leave the kids on the ship in one of the clubs or day care while we take a shore excursion?

    Hi Richard!

    I cannot tell you how excited I am to “sea” that you are headed on a European adventure with Captain Mickey!  My family LOVES the European itineraries and we always look forward to a new adventure each summer!  I love that you can see so many places and still have a “home” to come back to each night.

    You can most definitely check your children into secured programming on the ship in the Youth Clubs while you enjoy a day on land!  If you have children between the ages of 3 and 12, they will be going to the Oceaneer Club or Oceaneer Lab and if your littles are under three, they will be at the “it’s a small world”! nursery onboard.  Reservations are not required for the Oceaneer Club or Lab, but if you plan on leaving littles in the nursery you will want to ensure you make a reservation for them.   If your children have any dietary restrictions, and you do not plan on being back for lunch or dinner, make sure you arrange ahead of time for your dining room server to have a meal sent for your littles!

    My husband and I have often left our littles in the caring hands of the incredible onboard Counselors so that we can see or do something that our little guys were too young for – or if we simply wanted a break from them!  We knew they were having a great time and we were too!  One thing I will say is that there are usually fewer children in the Youth Clubs on port days, which for my guys was great because they loved the extra attention…but I know some children may not like having lots of playmates there!

    As you continue planning for this MAGICal adventure, please come back with any other questions you have!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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