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  • On Jan 20, 2024
    Mayra from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do kids 3 and under need to purchase tickets for the Disney cruise if so how can I buy them

    Ahoy, Mayra, and welcome to planDisney! My youngest was two years old on his first Disney Cruise and was even more excited the next year to be old enough to go to Oceaneer's Club.

    When booking a cruise, your reservation is for everyone in your stateroom, including infants to the still-young-at-heart. If you are looking for a new reservation, you can search Disney Cruise Line itineraries. You can include your desired month(s) to travel, destination, desired port of departure, and the number of guests, adults and minors. Based on the criteria you enter, you will get a list of cruises that match. The website will give you options and prompts to help you pick the stateroom that meets your needs. When you select the specific cruise you are interested in, you see the option to "View Staterooms." When you select this, the site will ask you to enter the ages of your children in your sailing party. After you "Confirm Your Travel Party," the site will show you the available stateroom types (such as Inside, Oceanview, Verandah or Concierge) and an average cost. Once you pick your stateroom type, a series of prompts help you select a specific stateroom. With the specific stateroom selected, you will see the fare, including a breakdown of the cost for each passenger.  If you decide to purchase, you add it to your cart and. check out. 

    Making a reservation yourself is easy, with a series of choices to direct you. I like working with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner because my travel agent has always been so helpful. Even with her assistance, I search and find the cruises I want to book before reaching out to her. I like to see the options and possibilities. I have friends who book and manage their reservations. Disney makes it easy to do on your own or with a travel agent. 

    If you have an existing reservation and need to add a person to your reservation, you would need to contact your travel agent if you worked with one or call the Disney Cruise Line Contact Center.

    Being a child on a Disney Cruise is a dream come true. In addition to the Youth Clubs and "it's a small world" nursery, there are chances to meet your favorite Disney characters and fun pools, splash pads and slides. One of my favorite features of Disney Cruise Line is rotational dining. It is a chance to enjoy all the main dining rooms, each with unique themes and menus. And your dining team joins you each night, getting to know you and your family's preferences. They engage your kids and somehow even get my teens to answer questions with more than "okay."

    Please come back to planDisney with any additional questions as you plan your magical vacation at sea!

    Bon Voyage,
    Jana

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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