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  • On Sep 26, 2023
    Mandy from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to take my grandkids on a cruise and I will be the only adult with 7 kids ages from 16-7. Is there a discount for a bigger group with adjoining rooms? Do they have bigger family rooms? Or do I have to pay for two rooms?

    Ahoy there, Mandy,

    Welcome to planDisney; we are glad to have you onboard! I hope your grandkids and their parents have nominated you for the Most Magical Grandma year! A Disney Cruise Line vacation is a great way to travel with children of a wide range of ages. There are so many amazing things for each age group to enjoy – not to mention the fun you will have, Mandy!

    Now, for stateroom accommodations that might work for your crew, I have a few ideas. If you are sailing on the Disney Wish, you could go big and book the Funnel Suite that sleeps eight Guests. As exciting as that would be, it may be more than you bargained for. Since most Disney Cruise Line staterooms sleep three to four and some sleep up to five, you should consider two connecting staterooms. Mandy, please be aware that the Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions require that Guests under the age of 18 not traveling with a parent or legal guardian must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older in the same stateroom. This means you would need another adult traveling with you who is listed as the primary Guest in the second stateroom. So, maybe one parent or another relative of your lucky grandkids could also be lucky enough to have this fantastic adventure!

    Also, keep in mind when traveling with minors aboard Disney Crusie Line is the Authorization for Minor to Travel Without a Parent or Legal Guardian form. You are required to provide this notarized form for each child traveling with you for whom you do not serve as Legal Guardian.

    As you consider who that lucky adult will be, head over to the Disney Cruise Line website and check the Plan a Cruise Tool to decide which cruise itinerary is right for your family. As you select the staterooms (you can select two and up to four) take note of connecting rooms on the Deck Plans by finding rooms that have what looks like an open door between two staterooms. 

    Then, enter the number of people you would like to have in each stateroom as well as their ages to receive a quote. (Don’t worry, you can receive a quote without obligation to book the cruise!) The total rate per stateroom depends on the number and ages of Guests occupying the stateroom. Mandy, you will notice that for the first two Guests in the room, no matter their ages, the price is equivalent to two adult fares. For the subsequent third, fourth, or fifth Guests in the room, the rate is reduced based on each Guest's age. Guests ages 13 and above are charged a reduced adult fare, while Guests ages 3-12 are charged a child rate. 

    I hope this gives you a better idea of how to make this dream of a wonderful cruise work for you and your precious grandkids, Mandy! Let me know where to vote for you for Grandmother of the Year! If you have other questions, please sail back by and let us know. We are happy to help.

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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