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  • On May 27, 2015
    Michelle from IL 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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    First time cruisers with DCL going on the Fantasy April 16 with Star Wars. I was wondering with a party of 5, my 7year old son, parents, boyfriend, me. How is the Oceaneers club and lab for my son? What is good for us as a family?

    Wonderful to hear that you are going on your very first magical cruise, Michelle! On top of that, you get to go on the last Star Wars themed sailing - cool! You and your crew will have loads of activities to participate in as a family. You will quickly be introduced to the deck parties -- as you prepare to sail away, you'll likely be altogether on the top decks enjoying the views and the festive atmosphere. 

    On embarkation day, I suggest taking your son over to the Oceaneer Club and Lab to check it out. They will have an open house, and everyone in your family can see the awesome themed spaces. You can also speak to one of the youth counselors while there. They can give you a glimpse of the different events and activities that kids can enjoy while at the club. My son at this age made lots of friends at the kids club, and he enjoyed spending time there. The Daily Personal Navigator will be delivered to your stateroom every night. Check out the schedule for the following day, since it will also include activities that are planned at the kids clubs.

    As a family, it's wonderful to watch the evening Broadway-style musicals and shows before or after dinner. Families also enjoy the different shows and family fun nights at the lounges - they have karaoke nights, family dance parties, game shows and more. Don't be surprised if your son peels away from the adults though - he may want to head over to the Oceaneer Club instead :-). There's also family pool time and having everyone take turns on the AquaDuck. Fun! 

    Prepare your Pirate & Star Wars themed outfits too! Happy planning!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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