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  • On Nov 20, 2023
    Therese from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like to see about planning a vacation for our family of 19. We would book 7 staterooms......

    Ahoy Therese!

    Welcome to planDisney. I'm so glad you sailed by with a question for us. Planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation for a large party can be a bit daunting but you've come to the right place! I'd be happy to help walk you through the logistics.

    First and foremost you'll want to search for an itinerary online by inputting your preferred departure date and departure port into the "Explore Destinations" bar at the top of the screen. Itineraries are currently available to book through May 2025. Once you've decided when you'd like to set sail click the blue "View Dates" button to see which voyage best suits your travel party's needs. I see that you are based in California so if you're hoping to embark from San Diego you'll likely sail on Disney Magic or Disney Wonder. These sister ships are the original members of the Disney Cruise Line fleet and are loved by frequent sailors for their smaller size and charm as well as their unique entertainment. But rest assured, you'll be immersed in the magic on any of Disney Cruise Line's incredible ships. I'm including a link to the planDisney Pocket Guides for each ship so you can get better acquainted with them.

    If you have a certain vessel in mind or want to visit a specific destination you can further narrow down your options by editing the "Sailing To" drop-down list or clicking "More Filters" and adding your desired length of sailing, ship, or even if you'd like to experience one of the themed or holiday sailings. My family is based on the east coast so we typically sail from Port Canaveral which allows us to visit Disney Castaway Cay, Disney's private island oasis in the Bahamas. You really can't go wrong with any itinerary, it just depends on your travel party's interests.

    Once you've decided on an itinerary you can book each stateroom as a separate reservation online or call Disney Cruise Line for assistance. I'd recommend calling so a helpful Crew Member can answer any questions you have about the booking process, check-in procedure, and required documentation. Since you're hoping to book more than 5 staterooms they'll also be able to ensure your reservations are linked properly, and can also assist in selecting the same Rotational Dining schedule for your group.

    I hope this helps get your planning off to a magical start. If you have additional questions or need recommendations for your group please don't hesitate to come back and let us know.

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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