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  • On Dec 10, 2023
    Lisa from MN 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’m looking at booking a cruise that departs early February and it is mid December. Will everything already be booked up, like the nursery and excursions?

    Hello, Lisa! It's great to have you visit us with your question.

    A mid-winter Disney Cruise to the Caribbean sounds like a great idea! There’s nothing better than leaving your winter coats behind and basking in the warm sunshine on Disney Castaway Cay. I hope I can help get your countdown started!

    Your Castaway Club membership level determines your booking window. As a first-time Disney Cruiser, guests may begin booking activities 75 days before sailing. The onboard booking window opened for everyone at the end of November for an early February cruise. 

    Lisa, I booked my Thanksgiving cruise a few months beforehand and had no problem reserving the Port Adventures we wanted. While I don't know what is available on your sail date, I do know that guests change their plans all the time. If something is sold out, you can check the website for cancellations. I was able to book Palo Brunch this way. 

    I’m confident you will be able to reserve some time in the “it’s a small world nursery!” The number of hours you can book online is based on the length of your voyage. For a seven-night cruise, you can reserve 18 hours online. The staff will happily help you book more time when you embark. 

    The magic is for everyone on a Disney Cruise! You'll find plenty of activities to enjoy as a family that don’t require a reservation. From character encounters to deck parties, there is no shortage of fun! I hope this information helps clear things up for you and that it’s smooth sailing ahead. 

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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