• On Dec 30, 2016
    Briel from IL 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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    We are taking our 1st Disney Cruise to the Southern Caribbean cruise aboard Magic. Our kids will be 2.5 y/o and 9 mo. old at the time of the cruise. Are there any shore excursions they could participate in? Any other tips for newbies with little ones?

    Ahoy Briel!

    Your first cruise aboard the Disney Cruise Line will be here before you know it! While sailing through the crystal-clear waters of the Southern Caribbean, you and your family will explore so much fun aboard the Disney Magic.

    Booking Port Adventures through Disney Cruise Line is an excellent way to see the beautiful sights of each location. No matter which Southern Caribbean itinerary you and your family have chosen, there are many options for excursions! Visit the Caribbean Port Adventures page on the Disney Cruise Line website and use the first tab to check-off each port of call you'll be sailing to. Once you've selected each port of call, I would then click on the drop-down labeled "Activity Level" and check the "Mild" box. This will give you the most options available that are appropriate for your entire family. (Some of the excursions do not charge for little skippers aged 0-2!)

    I will never forget my son's first cruise when he was 6 months old! Check out the Traveling with Little Ones page on the website to read how the Disney Cruise Line makes traveling with younger kids as stress-free as possible! On the pool deck of the Magic, I noticed that Nephews' Splash Zone was most crowded during days at sea. I suggest bringing your little ones for a splashtacular time after your excursion while the ship is docked at port! Also, sailing aboard a Disney Cruise is a great opportunity to have professional pictures taken of your family before dinner! Photographers will be set up with beautiful backdrops in the ship's atrium lobby. 

    I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to help in the planning of your first Disney Cruise!

    Bon voyage, Beth
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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