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  • On Jan 9, 2015
    Ariadna 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, We are going on the Fantasy for the very first time with our toddler. The trip is in less then 20 days. Any advice or tips on having a fantastic (easy) first disney cruise tip? Also do they provide bed rails? I also heard they provide strollers?

    Hi, Ariadna!

    Welcome aboard!

    We sailed with a two-year-old on our very first Disney Cruise. The best advice I can give is to take lots and lots of pictures! We love looking back at how little our daughter was on our first DCL vacation, and how magical everything was to her. (It still is, even though she's eleven now!)

    Also, make sure to take advantage of the wonderful Youth Services on the ship, so you can relax and enjoy some "grown-up time" on your vacation. For the littlest cruisers, there's It's A Small World Nursery. The nursery requires reservations, and has a minimal fee. For young guests ages 3-12, the Oceaneer Club is the place to be! Fun Youth Counselors entertain and care for the kids while the grownups have a quiet dinner or enjoy the nightclubs and lounges. My kids love the Youth Clubs!

    If you'd like to have bed rails on your daughter's bed, simply call and have it noted on your cruise reservation, or speak with your stateroom host/hostess on your first afternoon onboard. They will be happy to take care of that for you! As far as a stroller, they encourage guests to bring their own. The best options are lightweight, foldable strollers. That being said, there's a very limited supply of strollers onboard, which are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. We picked up a lightweight umbrella stroller for our cruise (princess motif, even!) for less than twenty dollars, and it easily folded and stored in our stateroom. No need for a big bulky stroller, just a small one will do fine!

    I hope this helps with your planning! Wishing you a most magical vacation with Captain Mickey and his crew! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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