• On Nov 20, 2017
    Jill from MA 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.

    First-time cruisers! Are the ages for excursions suggestions or requirements? I have a 4 (almost 5) yr old daughter. Many excursions say you need to be 5. Thinking about Stingray City in Grand Cayman, but it says you need to be 5.True?

    Ahoy, Jill!

    Congratulations on your inaugural sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line! Even though my crew has vacationed with Captain Mickey "minnie" times, we still feel the same excitement every time we board a Disney ship.  For us, there's just nothing that compares to the incredible level of service, beautiful accommodations and all the fabulous amenities and activities offered onboard. As my children have grown up, they've been able to enjoy new experiences during our cruises, which makes each one of our vacations unique and different. I really do hope this will be the first of "minnie" cruises for your family, Jill!

    The Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure Team does an amazing job of offering a variety of experiences ashore for Guests of all ages. Safety is their number one concern so the age guidelines are set for this reason. When you are able to sign-up for your excursions online, the system will only allow you to book the experience for Guests that meet the age requirement. Since your princess isn't quite five yet, maybe you could consider another splashtacular option like the Cayman Dolphin Encounter or the Rum Point Beach Adventure. You can save Stingray City Reef Sail and Snorkel for your next sailing, which will give you something to look forward to in the future. 

    Jill, good luck with your plans for your Western Caribbean cruise. We hope you'll sail back over to "sea" us with more questions about your first vacation with Disney Cruise Line!

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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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