Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Sep 6, 2010
    Kimberly from FL 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 there! I am planning our 1st Disney Cruise next year. It is for my husband, 8yo daughter and myself. (Fl residents). It will absolutely have to be in the summer. We'd prefer the week that July 4th falls on. I need advice. THANKS!! :)

    Hi Kimberly,

    You've come the right place for advice on planning your FIRST Disney Cruise!  This is typically one of the most popular weeks for Walt Disney World vacations which is why I love cruising - the ship can only hold a finite number of people, so it can't be over-crowded!

    You have a couple of options for sailing around the July 4th holiday in 2011.

    The newest ship, the Disney Dream, has a 4-night voyage scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral on Friday July 1, 2011.  This cruise to the Bahamas will stop in Nassau and Disney's Castaway Cay.

    The Dream will also set sail on Tuesday July 5, 2011 for a 5-night voyage to the Bahamas with a stop in Nassau and TWO stops at Disney's Castaway Cay.

    Personally - I would always opt for the extra night and choose the 5-night voyage.  Whichever you choose, I would book A.S.A.P  as I mentioned this is one of the most popular weeks for family vacations, and the number of available cabins is finite...once they are sold out, you're out of luck!

    I hope to "see" you back with all of your planning questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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