• On Dec 5, 2021
    Lauren from PA 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 will stop in Cozumel on the 12/29 Cruise. We are interested in the Dolphinaris dolphin encounter. We have a 4 & 6 year old. Their website says 3 years minimum but Disney website says 5 years. Is there a reason for the difference?

    Ahoy Lauren!

    So glad you have your sights set on a Disney cruise and will be sailing to Mexico. Having been to Cozumel, I can say with all certainty that you are in for a real treat. There are so many great Port Adventures to choose from, the hard part is deciding on which one to select! We have been swimming with dolphins before, and it’s definitely a highlight for the whole family, especially for the kids. 

    Disney Cruise Line sets some minimum age requirements for its Port Adventures, and they may not always align with the ages allowed by the company offering the excursion. Unfortunately, if Captain Mickey has said no one under a certain age may register for Dolphin Encounter at Dolphinaris, then you would not be able to book that particular Port Adventure. But you could make arrangements directly with Dolphinaris and coordinate everything with them; it just would not be handled through Disney Cruise Line.

    I would verify this information with a Disney Cruise Line Vacation Planning Specialist just to be sure that your 4-year-old is not able to participate. If not, there are other Port Adventures you could search for with no age limitations. Dolphinaris even has one called Dolphin Swim that is for ages 3-9 that appears to be even more time with a dolphin under the supervision of dolphin trainers. It actually lasts 40-minutes and includes touching and interacting with the dolphins from a partially submerged landing in a protected ocean cove. 

    I’ll also be cruising around that same time (just on a different itinerary), so we will have to trade notes after our trips! Regardless of which Port Adventure or experience you book, have a WONDERful time with your family!

    Happy Sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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