• On Sep 4, 2017
    Melissa from FL 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.

    Hi! My four year old daughter and I are excited to board our first cruise with Disney in April from Miami. Can you please break down everything we should expect? Prepare for? Plan out? You mentioned in your bio something about navigators?

    Ahoy, Melissa!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can feel your excitement through your question! You and your pirate princess will have a cruise filled with adventure this upcoming April. I can't wait for you to experience all the fun that Captain Mickey has planned for the both of you!

    Since this will be your first Disney Cruise, you will be able to start booking onboard activities, reserve your designated Port Arrival Time and book adult dining and Port Adventures 75 days prior to your cruise setting sail, given that your cruise is paid in full. Now is the perfect time to take a look at the Disney Cruise Line website and write a list of Port Adventures and onboard fun you plan to reserve. Some things I recommend booking besides Port Adventures are: a magical transformation for your daughter at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, complimentary tickets to Character Gatherings and perhaps spa services for you! You deserve pampering, too, mama! Disney Cruise Line has incredible Youth Clubs onboard, as well!

    Yes! Each evening you will receive a Personal Navigator newsletter inside your stateroom. The newsletter will have a list of all the following day's onboard activities as well as the hours of operation for different venues around the ship. You and your daughter might enjoy reading over the Personal Navigator newsletter and circling all the fun activities you both want to do the following day! This information can also be found in the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for your mobile device once you're onboard the ship.

    Melissa, thank you so much for reading my bio and asking such great questions! Please sail back soon with any more!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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