Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Sep 11, 2015
    Vanessa from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, We are going on our first cruise on November 2nd (family stateroom with balcony on Disney Dream). Of course all the cabanas at Castaway Cay are sold out but is there a waiting list for one?

    Welcome Aboard, Vanessa!

    I am so glad you navigated your way to the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask your questions about your very first Disney Cruise Line vacation! I wish I had known more before I set sail for the first time!

    I know it is easy to get wrapped up in all of the things that you think will make your cruise perfect, one of them being the elusive Castaway Cay cabanas. I have cruised 13 times with Disney Cruise Line, and only on my most recent cruise did I have a cabana. Was it nice? Yes. Was it necessary? Nope. Would I do it again? Maybe, but I could live a full life without doing it again. In the future, I will probably use that money to go Parasailing at Castaway Cay again. It is spectacular!

    There are plenty of beach chairs on Castaway Cay, with many of them underneath umbrellas. You should have no trouble finding a little slice of paradise to claim as your own for the day. The further you walk down the beach, the better chair you will find, so don't just grab the first ones you see.

    If you decide that you absolutely, positively need to try and book a cabana, you can inquire at Guest Services once you are onboard. They will add you to the waiting list. I would not count on a cabana opening up, but stranger things have happened.

    Be sure to order room service at least once, and enjoy it on your verandah. Have a fantastic first cruise aboard the beautiful Disney Dream! And, be sure to visit us again if more questions should come afloat before you set sail.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.

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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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