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  • On Jul 24, 2022
    Chelsea from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, We are setting sail on the Disney Magic November 7th cruise and we are bringing my 3 year old son. I was wondering about childcare rates and hours provided. Also, if there is an issue with our child during the childcare how would one contact us?

    Ahoy, Chelsea! Welcome aboard!

    I'm so excited about your upcoming Disney Cruise Line voyage. The Disney Magic was the very first cruise ship I had ever been on, and I totally fell in love with the ship and cruise vacations. 

    The "it's a small world" nursery aboard the Disney Magic is a pixie-dusted play place designed specifically with tiny cruisers in mind. Expert Disney counselors will provide programming designed for your child's mood, whether that's arts and craft projects, storytime, or endless games. 

    The cost for nursery care is $4.50 per half hour, with a one-hour minimum reservation. Nursery hours may vary based on your cruise itinerary but typically run from 9 AM until 11 PM.

    Chelsea, if your little guy is fully potty trained, he is eligible to attend the activities at Disney's Oceaneer Club. This youth club is free and is usually open from 9 AM until midnight. Games, creative play with art supplies or dress-up clothes, and maybe even a drop-in visit from a favorite character are just a few highlights of the club. They even offer dining times in case you want to coordinate a visit to Palo

    Counselors can reach you through the Wave phones that you'll find in your stateroom or on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app right on your phone. The nursery also has a window you can peek into if you want to just see what a great time your little guy is having.

    Wishing you smooth sailing and a wonderful vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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