• On Sep 16, 2017
    Latoya from FL 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 and I went on a Disney Cruise last year. This year we will be sailing on a "Very Merry Time Cruise."I am aware of what the Very Merry Time cruises offer. Should I book any Christmas themed activities in advance? Any must sees?

    Ahoy, LaToya!

    You are in for a jolly holiday this year when your crew sets sail for an extra magical vacation aboard Disney Cruise Line. You are cruising around the same time I did last December when I experienced picture perfect weather especially on the day the ship docked at Castaway Cay. I hope that will be the same for you, LaToya! I loved every minute of my holiday sailing including all the festive decor! It was fun to see the cruise terminal, the ship and Castaway Cay all decked out! The wreaths, trees, garland and life-sized Gingerbread House were all absolutely gorgeous. Your pictures are going to be fantastic!

    As I think back to my Very Merrytime Cruise last yEAR, the only holiday-themed event I signed up for was Gingerbread House Making. Space is limited so you'll want to head to the Port Adventure Desk on the first afternoon to secure your tickets. The good news is that they offer it several times throughout each sailing. Other events I would not miss are Mickey's Tree Lighting Magic, Santa's Winter Wonderland Ball (I would be on Deck 3 in the lobby atrium for this one) and the Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party. Plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to secure your viewing spot for these events. I also recommend getting in line early for Santa Claus and the Characters when they are in their adorable holiday attire. Your cruise newsletter will have all the details including any other special events that require a sign-up. 

    Thank you for sending in your question, LaToya! Please write back if we can assist you further with your plans.

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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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