• On May 4, 2017
    Jennifer from NJ 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 to take our first cruise in April 2018 for 4 nights to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay. I read the online 75 days before for reservations - besides the adults only restaurants, what do you make reservations for? do you have to reserve shows?

    Ahoy, Jennifer!

    I'm thrilled to welcome you back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Congratulations on booking your first cruise with Captain Mickey! You will have a phenomenal time sailing the high seas next April! You've chosen such a fun itinerary for your first Disney Cruise!

    You are correct! As a first-time cruiser, you will be able to begin booking activities once your advance booking window opens 75 days prior to your sail date, and when your cruise is paid in full. Besides making reservations at the adults-only restaurants, this will be the time to book Port Adventures at the different ports of call, schedule nursery time for any smaller sailors at "it's a small world" nursery!, make reservations for Senses Spa & Salon and reserve complimentary tickets to select Character Greetings. Do you have a kiddo who loves princesses? If so, you can also book a reservation for Royal Court Royal Tea. Don't forget to make your little one's transformation complete with a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment onboard, too!

    You do not need to make reservations for any of the Broadway-style shows throughout the voyage! Those, along with all the other activities offered each day throughout your cruise, will be listed in your Personal Navigator newsletter and Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. The newsletter will be delivered to your stateroom each evening by your stateroom host/hostess! If you'd like to use the app, I suggest downloading it to your mobile device before setting sail.

    Jennifer, you probably have so many questions as you're daydreaming about your upcoming cruise! Please come back and visit us again so we can help make your inaugural voyage to paradise a smooth-sailing one!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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