Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jul 23, 2009
    Fay from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Im planning on doing the land and sea package. What are the differences and benefits from the 3 night and 4 night cruise? Like would i feel rushed on the 3 night cruise?

    The three night cruise does return your family to reality all too quickly. Then again, disembarking after 7 nights is a bummer too.

    The advantage of the 3 night cruise is that it saves money. Some passengers try the 3 night cruise when they are unsure whether they will enjoy cruising. My family has enjoyed 3 night voyages to the Bahamas after spending time at the Mouse’s House in Orlando, Walt Disney World.

    On the 4 night cruise, your family will be able to enjoy a blissful day at sea. Days at sea are a wonderful time to enjoy all of the amenities of the ship including the movie theatre, spa treatments, wine tastings and many other activities organized by the Cruise Staff.

    During a 3 night voyage, my family once stayed aboard the Disney Wonder while in port at Nassau just to enjoy the ship. During that time, our son had the Mickey Pool almost all to himself.

    On both voyages, you’ll be treated to the tropical oasis called Castaway Cay. There you’ll find a family, teen and adult beach along with a beachside BBQ lunch. On the four night, you’ll have an extra day to try to dock at Castaway Cay in case of severe weather conditions.

    On both cruises, the Disney Wonder will also stop at Nassau where guests can choose from shore excursions, shopping, a lazy day at the beach or staying aboard the ship.

    As for dining, on a four night cruise you’ll have the chance to enjoy each dining room while also booking an adults-only meal at Palo. This scenario takes some careful planning but it is possible.

    Ultimately the length of your cruise depends on your budget and what your family wants to do on the ship and in port. Some families vacation first at Walt Disney World and then spend 3 nights relaxing on the ship.

    Either way, you’ll enjoy a magical sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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