• On Feb 1, 2017
    Jenae from PA 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.

    Hi! My family is visiting Disney World July and my husband is already thinking of doing the cruise in 2018. Any suggestions on length of stays or which would be the best option for first timers? (Our boys will be 6 and 4 at the time) Thanks!

    Hi Jenae!

    You and your family will have such a magical time visiting Walt Disney World this July! However, I'm even more excited about your thoughts of embarking on a Disney Cruise in 2018! Your husband is right on track by already thinking about sailing the high seas with Captain Mickey. Guests receive the best rates and stateroom options the earlier they book!

    Your boys will be at such fun ages to enjoy all that a Disney Cruise has to offer! Oh my goodness, I'm not sure they'll want the cruise to ever end! In my opinion, sailing on an itinerary that stops at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, is a must-do for your first cruise! For my family, Castaway Cay is the definition of paradise. Itineraries that sail to the Bahamas and the Caribbean typically make a stop there. These same itineraries usually have a Pirate Night, too! During Pirate Night, you and your buccaneers enjoy delicious pirate-themed food, deck parties and fireworks at sea!

    Regarding the length of your first cruise, I suggest choosing a 4-night itinerary or longer. There are so many fun activities to do onboard that you won't want to miss! You and your family will want as much time to "sea" and do everything while also allowing for some relaxation time, too! My family enjoys itineraries that include at least one day at sea.

    It was so fun answering your question, Jenae! Disney Cruise Line has not released the itineraries for summer 2018, yet. Keep an eye on the Disney Cruise Line website and the Disney Parks Blog for the announcement of the new itineraries!

    Please visit us again as you plan for your first Disney Cruise!

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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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