Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jan 29, 2015
    Yvette from MI 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 am planning on a cruise in July & am taking my son (5 years old) & my mother. What can I expect taking only one child on a cruise? Is it worth it & will there be enough for him to do. I don't usually leave him with anyone other than my paren

    Welcome Aboard, Yvette!

    Your son is the perfect age to visit the Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club, which are located on Deck 5 of the Disney Cruise Line ships. These areas are reserved for children ages 3-12, and they offer a wide variety of activities. You can register your son for this online while doing your online check-in. Once you arrive at the Disney Cruise Line terminal at Port Canaveral, you should go to the Kids Club check-in to get his special wristband.  

    On your embarkation day, there will be open house times listed on the daily navigator. This is a perfect time for your family to go and visit the Oceaneer areas, and hopefully makes you and your son feel comfortable with the areas. Each day you can consult your Navigator to see the activities being offered and decide what sounds fun! A cast member will call your Wave phone anytime your son is ready to leave the clubs.

    Even is you decide not to check your son into the clubs, I am sure you will find there are plenty of activities to keep your entire family occupied. The Daily Navigator will have everything listed, from characters to visit to family trivia games to the nighttime shows. The pool areas are lovely, and the Aquaduck is a blast!

    I hope this helps with your planning and that you have a fantastic cruise! Please let us know if you have further planning questions.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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