• On Jul 10, 2021
    Mike from NB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good Day Disney. I’m currently in the planning stage for a special vacation for my son and I. I’ve never participated in a leisure cruise before and am looking for something special for us. My son is a disabled, non-verbal autistic child. He loves Disney!

    Ahoy Mike!

    Considering a Disney cruise? How awesome! We are giddy to hEAR you have your sights set on sailing with Captain Mickey with your son. If he is a huge Disney fan, then I think you have the perfect idea to give him a quality vacation that's filled with all the best of what you've come to expect with Disney...only this time at sea! And let me assure you, Disney Cruise Line does an exceptional job assisting Guests with Disabilities

    One of the main reasons my family sails the high seas with Disney Cruise Line is their level of service and the deliberate efforts to ensure that all Guests have a WONDERful vacation. This applies to all who board the ship, but I can assure you it extends to families who are sailing with individuals on the Autism spectrum. Be sure to check out all the great accommodations and planning that Disney Cruise Line offers to ensure all Guests sailing with Autism have an incredible time onboard. 

    Also keep a weather eye for special onboard activities on your Disney Cruise Line Navigator app that your kiddo may enjoy like the "Family Movie Fun Time" in the Buena Vista Theater.  During these special screenings of first run Disney movies, the lights are kept on and kids of all ages are encouraged to sing along and dance in the aisles, without any worries of disturbing any other movie-goers! 

    Last but not least, you can contact Disney Cruise Line's Special Services Team at (407) 566-3602 before your cruise. This team specializes in helping Guests who may need a little extra pixie dust while onboard. With them, you can discuss considerations for your child's needs and get more information on cruise activities. They can also steer you in the right direction, say in informing you of a chance to see his favorite character!

    I sure hope that this has been helpful and that you will consider sailing back to planDisney if you have any additional questions as you prepare for your adventure at sea! 

    Happy Sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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