Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jun 30, 2015
    Wendy from Auckland 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 leave from the Pop for our first cruise in Dec.We are on the Disney bus to the Port.We would like tickets for the Princesses but I'm worried we'll arrive to late.Do they keep tickets for people on the bus,or should we organise private transportation?

    Ahoy, Wendy!

    How exciting that you are planning your first Disney Cruise Line vacation! You are doing a great job of thinking ahead.

    Never fear, you should have no trouble securing tickets for the Princess Party. Since it is limited to one set of tickets per stateroom, you should be able to easily get the tickets, even though you will arrive to Port Canaveral a little bit later. You will definitely want to head to Guest Services soon after you board the ship.

    Since this is your first Disney cruise, I thought I would pass along a few of my favorite tips for first timers as well.
        1. You can't do everything, and it is ok! Choose the things onboard that you REALLY want to do, and know that it is all right to skip things.
        2. When you fall in love with cruising on DCL, book your next cruise while onboard to enjoy a 10% savings and onboard credit on most future cruises.
        3. Order room service, it's free! (Just don't forget to tip your server!) I had no idea I could order a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar at midnight until my THIRD cruise!
        4. Take every photo that you come across. You never know which photo will be the best one of your family, and its nice to have LOTS to choose from! (And, I always preorder the photo package to save 15%...see the Gifts and Amenities section on the Disney Cruise Line website to order.
        5. Be sure to take some adult time. One of my favorites is brunch at Palo, an adult-exclusive restaurant on all of the Disney ships.

    I hope you have a fantastic first cruise! Please come back and visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more questions as they arise.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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