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  • On Jul 9, 2015
    Shayna from WA 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.

    we are planning on take a disney cruise in october and wanted to know if there was daycare on board for infants and does it cost ? my daughter will be 13 month at the time. because we wanted to be able to go take our 5 year son out to spend time with him.

    Welcome Aboard, Shayna!

    I know you must be counting the days until your Disney Cruise Line vacation in October! Not only will you have all the features and fun of a Disney Cruise, but you'll be sailing during Halloween On The High Seas. These festive cruises feature Halloween-themed entertainment, activities, and decorations, on all four ships in the fleet!

    You'll be happy to know that there is nursery care available onboard. For the littlest cruisers (ages 3 and under), It's a Small World Nursery (on the Disney Magic, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy) and Flounder's Reef (on the Disney Wonder) is available at an additional charge and must be reserved in advance. If you've already booked your cruise, simply log in on the DCL website and retrieve your reservation to find out when you can begin making reservations in the "My Cruise Activities" section.You can also make reservations during Open House hours on Embarkation Day (reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis).

    Some more exciting news - childcare for kids age three and up is included in the cost of your cruise! I encourage you to have your five-year-old visit the Oceaneer Club/Lab on the first afternoon onboard. The Youth Clubs on the Disney ships are amazing spaces that kids love to explore. Awesome, attentive Youth Counselors do a great job keeping the kids engaged and entertained with lots of fun activities and games in a safe, comfortable space. We love taking advantage of the wonderful childcare options on a Disney Cruise when we sail.

    I hope this helps with your planning! Please come back and visit us here at the Moms Panel if you have any further questions before you sail! - 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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