Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Feb 21, 2014
    Dana from PA 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, I need a suggestion. I am deciding between wdw or cruise next spring. We have done wdw with 4 yr old 2 yrs ago and cruise last nov didn't fully enjoy much of cruise since it was our first, but thinking to try again. which is better for new infant. Thks

    Welcome aboard, Dana! I'm glad to hear you're considering booking another cruise with Disney! I understand that the first time you sail, it can be overwhelming as there are so many different exciting activities and events, it's tempting to try to do it all, but that isn't so relaxing, is it? Well, since you've already sailed with Disney, this time you know what to expect, have tried many of the activities and can head back to your favorites, try a few new ones and be sure to build in some non-planned time to simply relax and explore the ship. Honestly, some of my family's favorite times onboard are when we're not participating in a particular activity, but simply doing what we feel like at the moment - sometimes that's playing shuffleboard on Deck 4 as we watch the waves, sometimes it's watching the latest Disney film in the Buena Vista Theatre and other times it's just playing at the pool. The more downtime you build in to your trip, the more fun you'll have because you can throw the schedule out the window and see where the day takes you!
    But, do keep an eye on your Personal Navigator as it will list the endless options for fun each day!

    Personally, I think traveling on a Disney cruise is much easier with an infant than spending a week at the Walt Disney World resort, since you're never too far from your stateroom and the comforts of home. Naptime is super easy as you can just pop down to your stateroom instead of having to take transportation back to your resort in the middle of your park day. Plus, with the It's A Small World Nursery onboard, you can reserve some time there for your littlest cruiser while Mom and Dad sneak away for some adult time on their own! Don't miss Palo or Remy, the adult exclusive restaurants onboard. Though they carry an extra cost, I promise they are worth every penny for their romantic atmosphere and elegant menu. 

    Have fun as you plan, Dana! I'm happy to help, so please stop back again!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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