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  • On Jul 16, 2013
    Dee Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! We are going on our first ever Disney Cruise on July 2014. We've cruised before but never with Disney. We are going on a Mediterranean Cruise leaving from Venice. Our boys will be 10 and 6 next year. Any advice or suggestion you can give?

    Welcome aboard, Dee! 

    I was just in the Mediterranean with Disney Cruise Line earlier this month to check out the exciting ports of call and preview some of the Port Adventures available for guests on those sailings. 

    In many ports, you'll find Port Adventures featuring Youth Activities. On these adventures, the whole family experiences some of the fun together, then the kids meet up with Disney's Youth Counselors for a cultural activity, while the parents have time to explore without the kids. I followed along on the Mask Making workshop for the kids in Venice and it was such fun. You should have seen the creativity of the masks these children made. Add to that the happy parents who got some alone time exploring and shopping, and I'd say this was one spectacular adventure.

    The Greek Isles have become one of my favorite spots in the world. I can't wait for your family to experience them. Don't forget to take advantage of the cultural offerings onboard the ship! Disney provides activities and events to immerse their guests in the culture of the port which they will be visiting before guests even step off the ship! From menus themed to the countries to kids activities based on the upcoming stop, and Disney characters dressed in local cultural outfits, your children are in for so much fun learning - and so are you! Your kids will get their own country-specific activity sheet in each port, which is a great way to keep them busy and engaged as you travel to each adventure in port. 

    Read up on some of the history of each port with your kids before you visit, as this will make the trip all the more meaningful when they get to delve further into the culture on the ship and in port. Disney certainly knows how to make cruising and learning fun and memorable for families. You're in for the trip of a lifetime!

    I'm happy to help with more questions, Dee, so please stop back and visit me here! 
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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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