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  • On Jul 20, 2023
    Nathan from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This will be our first cruise. We will have a newly adopted daughter by this time, and this will be her first ever vacation. I was wondering does Disney do anything special that I can take advantage of for this occasion?

    Well ahoy there Nathan and welcome aboard planDisney!

    I am so thrilled for you and the newest addition to your growing family as your daughter embarks on her very first family vacation together with you on board. Since it'll be your daughter's first cruise vacation, she might enjoy the downloadable "My Disney Cruise Adventure" Booklet to prepare for the journey ahead!

    In my experience, Disney Cruise Line does their very best to mark the occasion whenever there are special celebrations on board so be sure to have this noted on your reservation as early as possible; on my most recent cruise my husband and I even got a personalized message from the Captain! Depending on the home port from whence you shall set sail, there are even options for In-Room Décor and Onboard Gifts that you can have ordered in ahead of your voyage. While there are special bookable happenings on board that you can attend together like the Royal Gathering or scheduled Open House times within the youth spaces, I also recommend trying to get in contact with the Cruise Director or the Manager of Youth Activities early during your voyage or write to them with your contact and stateroom information just to let them know what a meaningful moment this cruise represents for your family. While policies and offerings on board are subject to change and can never be guaranteed, we often enjoyed making a little extra magic for some families now and again while I worked in the Entertainment department.

    I hope that you spend the next couple of months planning and preparing together for your daughter's first vacation with all of you together as a family - come back to us here at planDisney any time you have more questions or are in search for our tips, tricks and nautical knowledge before you set sail!

    'Ohana means family; wishing you all the best as yours embarks on this new adventure together!

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