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  • On May 29, 2024
    Jenna from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello We are departing on an Alaskan Disney cruise this fall. We will have two children- 3 and 1 years old who require car seats. I understand we will stow the car seats in our cabin on the cruise. How can we partake in excursions booked through Disney?

    Ahoy Jenna!

    Welcome to planDisney!  How exciting for your family to be counting down towards a WONDER-ful Disney Cruise Line vacation!  I'm sure your whole family will love exploring the beauty of Alaska along with the magic of Disney!

    Jenna, as a mom who has cruised with infants and toddlers before, there can be a lot to think about when planning for your vacation.  In my experience, most of the transportation for Port Adventures has been by bus which does not require car seats.  There are some options though that involve a private vehicle and may have information about the need for car seats listed under "Know Before You Go" in the description of that excursion.  I would recommend reaching out to a Disney Cruise Line Cast Member by phone or their Live Chat on the website to confirm those specific details about the individual Port Adventures you may be considering.  It's also important to note that some Port Adventures have minimum ages so you'll want to be sure to read the details of each one closely before making your final decisions.

    While onboard, you'll definitely want to check your Disney Cruise Line Navigator App for special activities designed for your little ones!  We've found some games, dance parties, and open play times designed especially for toddlers on our previous cruises which have been so much fun!  My husband and I also like to plan a date night on each of our cruises where the kids can enjoy time in the youth spaces while we enjoy a dinner at Palo.  Reservations are very popular for the adult-exclusive dining at Palo so I recommend noting when you can start making those plans and trying to grab a reservation that day if you're interested!  

    You can also make advanced reservations for your youngest at "it's a small world" nursery! before your cruise.  While there is an additional charge for time in the nursery, we like reserving a few hours during our date night as well as over our son's naptime during each "at sea" day.  You can also stop by the nursey during the open house on embarkation day to book additional times if available.  Your older child can explore the Oceaneer's Club without a specific reservation, but you will want to make sure to register your child for the club ahead of your sailing or once you board the ship.  Disney Cruise Line has also prepared a free My Disney Cruise Adventure Booklet that you may enjoy downloading and sharing with your three-year-old before your vacation!  

    Jenna, I hope this information helps as you prepare to set sail for Alaska later this year!  Please feel free to stop by and see me or any of my panelist pals here at planDisney again if you have any other vacation planning questions in the future!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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