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  • On Mar 9, 2013
    Gwendolyn 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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    This is going to be my son and I first cruise,his birthday is going to be during t he cruise does the cruise line do anything special for the birthday boy?

    Hi Gwendolyn,

    Thanks for reaching out to me with your question. My family has celebrated many birthdays in the Disney parks, but we've never been fortunate enough to cruise during a birthday celebration.

    So to be sure I answer correctly, I will defer to Nancy, one of our Disney Cruise Line specialists. She answered a similar question a couple of weeks ago. If you didn't note your son's birthday on your reservation, I suggest you do so when you check-in at the cruise terminal.

    Here's the advice Nancy shared:

    As soon as you board the ship, head to Guest Services to pick up your son's birthday pin!  Have him wear it throughout your cruise so he can receive birthday greetings from the crew and other guests. On the night of his birthday, he will receive a special dessert while your servers sing to him!  There are Happy Birthday Celebration Packages available for purchase that include festive Disney-themed stateroom decorations and a birthday magnet for the stateroom door. Disney Cruise Line themed gifts also can be delivered to your stateroom. 

    Another idea is to bring along an item such as a pillowcase, t-shirt, bag, or photo mat to have signed by the characters onboard. Two items per stateroom can be left at Guest Services in a plastic bag labeled with your last name and stateroom number.  In the bag, include either fabric markers or Sharpies for the signatures. By the end of the sailing, the items will be returned to your stateroom. This free service is a great way to take home a personalized souvenir from your son's birthday and first cruise!

    I hope that helps. I hope you have as much fun on your first Disney cruise as much as my family did ours last year. We can't wait to go again. Enjoy!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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