• On Dec 16, 2016
    Susan from AL 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 first Disney Cruise (and first ever cruise) in February. Girls 6 and 8. As to port activities, is there appropriate/fun things to do at Nassau without paying for excursions. Will we be missing out if we don't do Atlantis?

    Ahoy, Susan! 

    Congratulations on your FIRST Disney Cruise! I can remember the excitement I felt before our first cruise and to tell you the truth, I still get just as excited when we are planning a magical voyage with Mickey. And your girls are perfect ages to experience all the magic and wonder found aboard Disney Cruise Line.

    I'm glad you stopped by to "sea" us with this question because I don't think you'll be missing out by not going to the Atlantis Resort. In fact, my advice is to stay aboard and enjoy the ship as your destination on your day in port. There is so much to do onboard as a family including Character meet and greets, games, pool time, first-run movies, animation classes, BINGO and so much more. You'll stay up-to-date with all these activities by checking the daily cruise newsletter, the Personal Navigator and the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. The Personal Navigator gets delivered to your stateroom each evening, and the app is available for download for Apple or Android devices. It is free to use onboard using the ship's Wi-Fi in airplane mode. 

    If you do decide to stay onboard, your princesses also have the option to visit the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab. The youth counselors will have plenty of fun planned for all who check in for secured programming. Some of my daughter's favorite activities at that age were Super Sloppy Science, Anyone Can Cook and Pluto's Pajama Party so be on the lookout for those!

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel and good luck with your plans.

    Have a magical day!

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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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