Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Apr 15, 2012
    Donna from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We sail on the Magic to the Bahamas in May and are wondering about Embarkation Day. I see that there is an Open House at the Oceaneers Club. What else is going on on the ship before it sails? Will we be able to eat? Swim? Thanks! Excited!

    Hi Donna!

    You should be VERY excited! In less than a month you will be setting sail for a fabulous Bahamian adventure on the magnificent Disney Magic!  I have great news for you because as soon as you board the ship, the fun begins!  I like to stop by Guest Services to pick up the daily cruise newsletter, The Personal Navigator as soon as I board.  This handy guide provides you with everything you need to know about your first magical afternoon!  My family is usually hungry so we head straight for lunch at either Parrot Cay or Topsider Buffet.  After a delicious first meal, we use the bathrooms on Deck Nine to change into our swimsuits. (We always bring them along in our carry-on bag.)  Then it is time for some splashtacular fun in the Mickey Pool, Mickey Slide, Goofy's Pool and Mickey's Splash Zone! 

    Although my crew loves to swim, there are other activities you might also consider on your embarkation day.  A Walking Ship Tour provided by the Cruise Staff is usually planned for 2:00 and 2:30, and the Vista Spa & Salon is open for tours and a raffle!  Your crew might also like exploring this amazing vessel on their own. It is truly spectacular from stem to stern.  Your stateroom will be ready around 1:30 so don't forget to plan ahead and pack anything you may need on the first afternoon in your carry-on bag.

    I hope you have the most magical time on your sailing!  If you think of any other questions before you set sail, please let me know!

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel!

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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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