• On May 22, 2017
    Jennifer from MI 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.

    My question is about the Navigator App. Can you use the app on the ship on an iPod or does it have to be a cell phone? It is my understanding you can text through the app as well. Is this correct?

    Ahoy, Jennifer!

    I'm so glad you sailed back over with another great question about your upcoming Very Merrytime Cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line! I was so excited when Disney Cruise Line created the Navigator app to use while at sea. It has really come in handy for my crew when we've sailed the last couple of years. Currently, it requires iOS 8.0 or later for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (4.0.3 for Android devices). So if someone in your party has an iPod touch they can go ahead and download the app for free to use onboard. It works as a cruise countdown until you connect to the DCL-Guest Wi-Fi on the ship while the device is in "Airplane Mode." 

    There is no charge to use the app during your cruise, and it has some pretty magical features for you to enjoy. First, you will be able to text other Guests who also have the app downloaded. You can chat one-on-one or in a group, and you'll love the Disney-themed emojis available! Other features include having all the activities and events at your fingertips, the nightly dinner menus and the deck plans. It really does help me and my family not miss out on any of the fun onboard! I always preview what's for dinner each evening so I can have more time to think about all the delicious choices. 

    Jennifer, if you haven't already, download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to your family's mobile devices so the countdown to December can begin. You'll love watching the days go from triple digits to double to singles! It will fly by! And please let us know if you have any other planning questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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