• On Jul 3, 2018
    Brooklynn from NC 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.

    I've read that life vests are available onboard however my daughter prefers her puddle jumper over a traditional life vest. I can still bring hers correct?

    Hi there, Brooklynn!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  It’s July and you know what that means?!?!  You are going on a Disney Cruise THIS MONTH!!!  I am so very excited for you and know that you must be as well!  Your family is going to have an incredible vacation!

    Life jackets are available for complimentary use onboard and at Castaway Cay, but you are also welcome to bring your little Mouseketeer’s puddle jumper!  We regularly brought those with us for our littles because I knew they – and I – would feel more comfortable using those!  Surprisingly enough, on a recent cruise, they asked to try to the life jacket!  So, from now on until we are proficient swimmers I am going to leave them home and use the saved space in my luggage for more souvenirs!

    I know your little one won’t be quite old enough to participate in the onboard Youth Clubs (although she can go to the "it's a small world" nursery! and my boys loved it even at an older age!), but be sure to look on the Daily Navigator for Open House hours in both the Oceaneers Club and Lab.  During those hours, you can accompany her in to play and enjoy the space!  They sometimes even schedule activites for all ages to participate in during Open House, so mark those special times!  My family always enjoys visiting and playing in those play spaces during those hours and our boys love exploring other areas that they aren’t old enough to visit yet!

    Have a magical and memorable first Disney Cruise, Brooklynn!  Wishing you many many magical memories!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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