• On Aug 10, 2017
    Aimee from LA 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.

    How can you request seating with your family only during your cruise? We are a party of 5 and prefer to just sit as a family.

    Ahoy, Aimee!

    You've asked a great question about one of my favorite Disney Cruise Line topics...dining! I love not having to worry about cooking while I'm aboard a Disney Cruise ship, and a wonderful dining team serving us each evening is the cherry on top. It's a win-win for me because there is nothing to clean up either! There are three main dining venues to experience each one having its own unique theming. One of my favorite things to do at dinner is to notice the incredible attention to detail that personalizes each restaurant's decor.

    Your family will be assigned a dining rotation, table number and dining team before you set sail. You can ask to be seated as a family by calling Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 to have your dining request noted on your cruise reservation. They will do their best to honor all requests, but cannot guarantee them when you call. I've done this many times and have never had a problem once onboard. 

    Aimee, when your crew check-ins at the cruise terminal, your Key to the World cards will have your dining table number on the front along with your dining rotation and seating time.  You'll be able to reference this throughout the sailing in case you forget! Once I'm onboard, I like to preview the dining menus via the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app each day. There are always so many delicious choices that it allows me extra time to think about it. The hardest part for me is normally dessert, so I usually have to order two!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Aimee! We hope your countdown is cruising right along and you'll be onboard real soon!

    Have a magical day!


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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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