• On Apr 23, 2017
    Kristin from WA 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.

    I am very interested in doing adult excursions at some of the ports that I know my two kids (4yr, and 6yr) won't be interested in. Can I leave them to have fun at the Oceaneer Club and Lab while I disembark to do an adult excursion?

    Ahoy, Kristin!

    There are so many benefits to families traveling aboard Disney Cruise Line like having the youth clubs included in the price of your cruise fare and the flexibility of being able to check your sailors in and out for secured programming each day. This includes port days when parents want to venture ashore by themselves. My kiddos have stayed on board several times when we've disembarked and have always had a blast enjoying all the fun in the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab

    The youth clubs will adjust their operating hours to accommodate early Port Adventures so you'll have plenty of time to drop off your Mouseketeers before disembarking. If your children are checked in for lunch and/or dinner, they will be fed, but breakfast is not served in the youth spaces. If you have an early excursion, you can pre-order room service (look for a menu in the desk drawer that can be hung on your door knob before you turn in for the night) or head up to Cabanas, one of the casual dining options onboard. 

    I've always felt comfortable leaving my kids in the youth spaces, Kristin. If you have any questions about it, please speak with the wonderful youth counselors once you are aboard. The first afternoon the club and lab offer Open House hours so this is the perfect time to explore the spaces as a family, take pictures of all the themed areas and get to know the counselors. 

    Thank you for cruising by with this great question! Please come back to "sea" us if you think of anything else!

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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