• On Jan 29, 2017
    Debbie from NC 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.

    Our family of 16 (84-yr old mom, 8 adults ages 35-62, and 7 grandchildren ages 1yr-11) is going on Dream 4-nt cruise. How can we make sure we all sit together at dinner & 5 of the children are younger than 5, how can we make sure to get 1st dining?

    Welcome aboard, Debbie! Wow, what a magical adventure you have in store when all 16 of your family members head out to sea together for an exciting vacation! We love sailing with Disney, just the four of us in my immediate family, but we have had even more fun when extended family have joined us on our sailings! There is truly something for everyone on a Disney cruise!

    I believe that your party is too large to all be accommodated at one table, but Disney is always happy to work with guests to be sure that two tables are seated next to each other for everyone in the group. You can then mix and match each night as to who sits where between the two tables. No assigned seats at the tables, but you will always have two assigned tables waiting for your group. Disney's Rotational Dining means that your group gets to dine at a different restaurant each evening, with a table already waiting for you, and the same servers meet you in each restaurant, getting to know you and your family, and your preferences, and you get to know them. It's such a wonderful feature!

    Give Disney Cruise Line's agents at call at (800) 951-3532 to link all of your reservations and request that you be seated together at dinner. You can also ask to which dining seating you are assigned currently. If you are not currently assigned the first seating, go ahead and ask to switch to that one. At times, it will be full and you won't have that option. However, keep checking back because guests change their plans all the time, an opening may happen.

    Have fun planning this big trip on the Disney Dream, Debbie!
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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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