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  • On Jun 2, 2014
    Alyssa from OH 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.

    Hello Panel! Considering a Disney Cruise and just wondering if there are certain times of the year to avoid or that are better for cruising, like there are in the parks? This will be the first cruise for any of us, so any tips would be great! Thx!!

    Hi Alyssa!
    I'm excited to hear you're considering a Disney Cruise. In my opinion, any time is a great time to cruise with Captain Mickey!

    There are certain things you'll need to consider when choosing a sail date:
    - Are you looking for the lowest rates?
    - Will you need to schedule your vacation around school breaks?
    - Are you hoping for a winter getaway to a warmer location?
    - Are there certain ports of call you'd like to visit?

    Our family has to plan our cruise dates around school vacations. We've enjoyed a Christmas Break cruise, a Spring Break sailing, and we've set sail in summer months. I definitely enjoy cruising when it's warmer, and the ocean water is warm enough for swimming in the ports. Peak cruising season is during the summer, when most kids are out of school. If you want to avoid the largest crowds and highest rates, you can try to schedule your cruise when school is normally in session. Even when the ship is at full capacity, you won't feel overcrowded - Disney ships are designed to accommodate large numbers of guests on a full cruise.

    Choosing when to sail can be a tough decision - my advice is to visit Disney Cruise Line's official website and take a look at all of the incredible itineraries. Once you decide where you'd like to go on your cruise, narrow the sail dates down to those that work for your family! Like I said, there's no "bad" time for a Disney Cruise!

    Please come back with any questions you might have as you plan your magical voyage - we're happy to help! - 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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