Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jul 25, 2014
    Kris from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Looking for any help. Trying to decide between WDW or DCL for a quick 3 night/4days in early March. Have 3 dd's 3,8,11. We have been to WDW a few times. Mostly worried about seasickness. Don't want to wish we had done WDW again.

    Hi, Kris!
    Deciding between WDW and Disney Cruise Line can be tough! The first time we booked a Disney Cruise, I worried we wouldn't have enough to do, or might deal with seasickness. We took the leap, and discovered a whole new way to experience the magic of a Disney vacation!

    A DCL vacation is amazing because of all that's included in the price. A comfortable stateroom, delicious meals, entertainment, Youth Clubs, 24-hr Room Service - it's all included! Your kids will be entertained from morning til night with more fun activities than you can imagine. Youth Clubs are awesome, with counselors that make sure every child has the time of their life. Your daughters are at ages where they would all be able to visit the Oceaneer Club/Lab together, giving you time to visit the spa or relax at the adults-only pool. During the day, there are games, trivia, and movies to keep the party going on the pool deck. There's also an all-you-care-to-enjoy self-serve ice cream machine where you can grab a cool treat!

    One of the best things about cruise vs. parks is the ability to head to the room to regroup or take  a quick nap, without having to hop on a bus or drive to your resort room. The fun is just a few steps away from your stateroom, where you can go to relax when the kids (or parents) need a break! Also, you don't have to reach for your wallet every time you want a soda - there's a beverage station on the pool deck where you can get unlimited sodas, juice, milk, etc. throughout your sailing.

    As for seasickness, we're lucky and haven't had any real issues. We keep Dramamine (non-drowsy) on hand in case the motion makes us a little loopy, and it seems to do the trick. We also have fellow cruisers that have had great luck with Sea-Bands bracelets. You can always speak with your doctor or pharmacist for remedies to have on hand should the need arise.

    Hope this helps! Hope to "SEA" you real soon on a Disney Cruise! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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