• On Jun 21, 2016
    Stephanie from NY 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 was looking to book a Disney cruise for my family in 2017. I have twins who at the end of September will be 3 in 2017. I know price changes once they turn 3 but does it make sense to book after they turn 3 to take advantage of the children's centers?

    Ahoy Stephanie –
    Just imagine the joy and wonder on your little ones faces when they board the ship on their Disney cruise next year…Wow! I was so excited to answer your question because first of all, I just booked my 2017 cruise with Disney Cruise Line (yay!) and secondly, I have had the same dilemma of traveling with a toddler around the age of 3. You are correct, Stephanie, there are many considerations concerning cruising with babies and toddlers who are around 3 years of age. My little sea pup has cruised from his infancy, and he enjoyed his experiences so much as a baby and toddler that he would spend every vacation with Disney Cruise Line if we allowed him. The Nursery is for tiger cubs ages 6 months to 3 years; it was a great place for my little guy to run around, play with toys, interact with Disney characters, and get personalized attention from the Youth Counselors. He enjoyed his nursery time so much that we allowed him to stay in the Nursery even after his 3rd birthday (of course when he turned 4 he had to go to the Oceaneer Club which is for sea pups ages 3-12). The only caveat is that Nursery time needs to be reserved and there is a nominal hourly fee per child. I usually booked as much as I could online and then, after boarding, I reserved the rest of my desired time slots. If you wait until they are 3, the Oceaneer Club is just as amazing as the Nursery except there is no need to make reservations and no additional fees. Your tiger cubs would need to be completely potty-trained. Stephanie, I hope this helps you with planning your fabulous journey, and if you need additional assistance please come back to see us here.
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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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