Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Apr 29, 2011
    Thorsten Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Moms, We are going on our first cruise aboard the Dream in September. We are from Germany and have two sons. Is there a chance that the 10 y. old (doesn't speak english) can join the 14 y. old (does speak english) in Edge ? Or must he go to occeaneer ?

    Guten Tag, Thorsten!

    Congratulations on your upcoming cruise aboard the beautiful Disney Dream this fall! She is a spectacular ship, and your entire family will think that the voyage was designed specifically for each of them.

    Two of my children are about the same ages as your sons, and even though they speak English perfectly (most of the time!), they often feel uneasy about new places with new faces. I certainly understand your dilemma. If your 10-year-old son is less than a couple of months away from turning 11 and perhaps your 14 year old is on the younger side, the counselors may allow for your boys to be together in Edge. However, you'll have to register them online for the youth clubs they are assigned according to the their birth dates. Then, on Embarkation Day at the Open House, you can explain the situation.

    I'm not a gambling gal, but I'll bet you that there will be someone in the youth activities program who speaks fluent German (or maybe another language your children speak). With cast and crew from all over the world, chances are there is someone who can communicate with your children in their native language.

    Here's my prediction -- if your older son sees Vibe which is designed for teens ages 14-17 and your younger one sees Disney's Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab -- I think you're going to be hard-pressed getting them out of their areas no matter who is speaking what language. Every kid and teen knows the international language of "play!" My children often make friends on Disney cruises who don't speak English. Write me back and let me know how it goes!

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

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