Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jan 23, 2013
    Suzy 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.

    Sailing on the Dream for the first time in June, how much money do I need for myself and a 17 year old boy? Are all meals included in the cost? I love the Mom's Panel. Thanks.

    Hi Suzy, welcome aboard! You're sure to have a wonderful summer vacation on the Dream! Your 17-year old will have a blast meeting new friends in the Dream's Teen Club, Vibe. And while he's there, you can sneak away for some adults-only time, perhaps at the spa?

    Onboard, you won't need to pay for much, Suzy. Your meals are all included, as are the activities and events that take place all over the ship. If you want to enjoy a meal at the Adult Exclusive restaurants onboard, Palo or Remy, there are additional charges for those. Specialty drinks, including alcohol, are extra as well.

    Be sure to check out Disney's Port Adventures, which though they cost extra, are wonderful ways to explore your ports of call. Quite often, the teens in the club get to know each other and decide to sign up together for the Wild Side Teen Adventure on Castaway Cay. Your son might find that a group of the Vibe kids are interested in that as well.

    Be sure to plan for the tips too. You'll tip your dining server, assistant server, head server and stateroom host or hostess. Tips are based on how long your cruise is, and if you call Disney Cruise Line, they can tell you how much to expect for your particular sailing. Tips are per person, so include enough for both of you, and these can be pre-paid before you cruise or settled onboard.

    You might use your Key To The World card to charge any fun purchases in the shops onboard or spa treatments in Senses Spa. No cash necessary, as any costs onboard go right to your account.

    Have fun planning this getaway with your son, Suzy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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