• On Feb 17, 2016
    Shelley from NJ 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 r taking our first cruise ever. What kind of advise would u give. We r traveling with 7& 10 ur old boys. Can we bring our on wine on board, and tips would be greatful. We r leaving may 2016

    Ahoy Shelley –

    Congratulations on your first cruise ever, and we are so happy to hear that you will be sailing with Disney Cruise Lines! I remember the excitement and thrill of my first cruise, and I am sure that your family will have a wonderful time too. My first and most important tip is to download the Navigator App onto your Apple or Android device prior to your cruise. Once you get to the cruise terminal you will also receive a paper copy of the Personal Navigator. With your Navigator, you will be able to see all of the wonderful events, shows, Character Meet and Greets, and you can even see what will be on the menu.  On your personal device there is a chat function so that you and your family can message each other and plan your day. I also advise while you are in the cruise terminal waiting to board that you read the Navigator thoroughly as there may be limited events that require tickets, and the Navigator will tell you where to go and when. Once you are in the cruise terminal, sign up for the Youth Activities and get the magic bands for your sons in order to save time later. Do not forget to bring your pirate gear for pirate night, and make sure that all other essentials are packed (swimsuits, sunscreen, medicines). You can bring up to 2 unopened bottles of wine (less than 750ml) onboard in your carry-on luggage and each port of call.  Wine that is checked into the luggage or excess wine will be taken from you until the end of the cruise. Shelley, I hope that your family has the best cruise ever and happy planning to you!


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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, Texas

Are you feeling stressed and need to unwind?  If you are looking for a way to reconnect with your family and relax, then I have a prescription to get you back on track! I am a family practice doctor, a wife, and a mother of two and I have found that Disney Cruise Line gives me the way to do all of those things. I love to experience the joy of every Disney vacation, and sharing the Disney fun with my friends makes the experience complete.


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