• On Feb 22, 2018
    Connie from MI 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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    Are there shops in close walking distance to each of these ports (St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados) Not sure what shore excursions we're going to do, but want to make sure we get some fun souvenirs! Thanks again!

    Hi there, Connie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Wow!  You have a WONDERful cruise planned with beyond beautiful ports of call to visit!  My family sailed the Southern Caribbean earlier this year and it was picturesque each day!  You get the sun and sand and can pretty much guarantee perfect weather, which is a nice break from a cold winter!  I hope you’ve set a cruise countdown clock on the Navigator app to help pass the days away!  

    You will definitely be able to find some great local souvenirs right off the ship!  The locations you will be visiting are heavy tourist areas and the locals know when to expect ship at port.  Within walking distance of the ship you will be able to find many locations to shop at so that you don’t leave empty-handed!  My boys collect key chains from each port of call we visit and we always manage to be able to walk and find exactly what we are looking for – in addition to other unique items local to where we've docked!  

    A fun thing to do as you are awaiting your Online Check-In and Booking window to open is to look through excursions available through Port Adventures.  Booking your onshore activities through Disney Cruise Line is, in my opinion, the best option because it takes all the planning and organizing from you!  You just book the activity and it’s all covered from that point on!  We love a good beach day when visiting beachy destinations and Port Adventures ensures you get to visit a great one, taking all the guesswork away!  

    Wishing you a wonderful and magical sailing with many memories made!

    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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