• On Jul 21, 2017
    Stephanie from VA 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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    Planning our 1st Disney Cruise. We'll have a 16yo and 9yo & were wondering are their things they can do together without their parents (like when we dine at Palo)? Can our 16yo accompany our 9yo to the Oceaneers Club? Or explore the ship alone?

    Welcome aboard, Stephanie!

    There is so much for your two children to do while you're at Palo. Since you've got a 16 year-old with your younger child, the two of them can attend your family's regular dining rotation and have a meal there on their own. They'll be dining with the same dining service team that serves you each evening during your Rotational Dining, so the dining servers will know them by then! After dinner (or before, if you're on the Second Seating), they can enjoy so much entertainment, like Character Greetings, the nightly Broadway-style Disney musical in the Walt Disney Theatre, family game shows and variety acts in D Lounge, first-run movies in the Buena Vista Theatre, or a "dive-in" movie on the pool deck on the huge Funnel Vision Screen. Swimming and water fun on the pool deck is always an option, as is shuffle board on Deck Four, the sports deck, and any other family activities that might be scheduled during those hours. If you're on the Dream or Fantasy, they can do some sleuthing for the Midship Detective Agency which takes them to the enchanted artwork throughout the ship to solve cases. There is so much to explore!

    So, since age restrictions are enforced, they won't be able to attend the Youth Clubs together since they're in different age groups. But, keep an eye on the Personal Navigator or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App for Open House hours throughout the sailing when they can take each other to "their" clubs to show them around (and you too!).

    Have a great cruise, Stephanie!
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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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