Family enjoying activities on board
  • On Apr 8, 2022
    Bert from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We'll be taking our first cruise in June and we're so excited that it's a Disney cruise! I'm wondering if we will each receive a complimentary lanyard or if we should be prepared with them before we board?

    Ahoy there, Bert! Welcome aboard planDisney! 

    WE'VE GOT A FIRST TIMER OVER HERE! Oh, I'm so excited that you and your crew have made the decision to have your first cruise be a Disney Cruise Line vacation! Soon you'll be enjoying everything that's included, from Broadway-caliber stage shows, incredible dining options, character experiences, sparkling pools, relaxing spa treatments, luxurious staterooms, activities for kids and adults alike, and more! There's so much to see and to do, I hope you're ready! 

    Lanyards are a great way to travel as light as possible around the ship, since they keep your "Key To The World Card" handy! It's one-third of the tremendous trio of your Key To The World Card, your ID, and the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app as the only things you really need while aboard! 

    Unfortunately, only returning cruisers are provided lanyards based on their Castaway Club status, but now armed with that knowledge you have a few options: you can either purchase them before hand as you suggested, you can simply carry them around in your wallets (which I don't really recommend), or you can plan on purchasing some as your first souvenir at the shops on board to commemorate what's sure to become an amazing vacation filled with magical memories! 

    Whichever you choose, while you're out and about on the ship, be sure to use the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to look into booking your NEXT cruise - or at the very least a placeholder  while aboard! By doing so you'll get some great perks, as well as have your first cruise as a Silver Castaway Club member on the horizon! Then, you can add your first Silver Castaway Club lanyards to the collection you start this time around! Before long, you'll be hitting Gold and Platinum status! 

    Well Bert, I hope that helps you chart a course for the last bit of your planning! Thank you so much for sailing my way with your question, and if you have any others as your sail date comes over the horizon, you know where to find me here at planDisney! 

    Fair winds and following seas! 

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