• On Oct 19, 2016
    Kimberly from CA 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.

    My husband and I are traveling with our 2, 10 year old kids on the Fantasy departing on 12/31. Can you please make some suggestions/tips on excursions for the Disney and St Thomas islands? We have never been on a cruise and are unsure how it all works.

    Ahoy Kimberly –

    We are happy to “sea” you with us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. A New Year’s Eve cruise on the Disney Fantasy is the best way to bring in 2017! Your pirate crew is in for a fabulous journey with Disney Cruise Line. I am pleased to make some suggestions on Port Adventures for Castaway Cay and St Thomas.

    Castaway Cay is a stunning island with sugary white sand powdering the beach and crystal blue waters. Families visiting this pleasurable island are amazed not only at its beauty but with all the fun things to do there. Really, you do not need to make any elaborate plans for excursions since so much is included like Castaway Family Beach (complete with chairs, loungers, and umbrellas), sports at In Da Shade Game Pavilion and Grouper Game Pavilion, “splashtacular” water adventures at Spring-a-Leak, and amazing cuisine at Cookies BBQ. If you wish to do extra adventures then for a fee consider snorkeling, tube float rental, bicycle rental, jet ski, and stingray encounters.

    At St. Thomas enjoy snorkeling, a tour of the island, and time at the beach. My family also appreciates walking the dock area next to the ship to shop and explore.  It is easy to reserve your favorite activities for your upcoming cruise. After Online Check-in, go to My Cruise Activities and book your choice. You do not pay for the Port Adventures until the end of the cruise.

    Kimberly, good luck with planning your trip and thanks for visiting with us here!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, Texas

Are you feeling stressed and need to unwind?  If you are looking for a way to reconnect with your family and relax, then I have a prescription to get you back on track! I am a family practice doctor, a wife, and a mother of two and I have found that Disney Cruise Line gives me the way to do all of those things. I love to experience the joy of every Disney vacation, and sharing the Disney fun with my friends makes the experience complete.


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