Mom And Son Nemos Reef; mom hugging son; laughing
  • On Apr 11, 2012
    Greg from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Thinking about booking a 4 day Disney cruise in 2013 - I have heard that there are no character meals on the shorter cruises - is this true? What about character meet and greets? Are the lines extremely long like they are in the parks? Thanks for info!

    Great to hear from you again Greg!
    From the time you enter the Disney Cruise Line terminal you will be greeted by some of your favorite Disney characters!  The first photo op in Port Canaveral is in front of the beautiful model of the Disney Magic, and it is always one of my most favorite pictures of our whole cruise!  What I love about being at sea with Disney is that they provide ample opportunities to interact with Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the gang.  You are correct that there are no character meals on the shorter cruises but Disney makes up for it by having the characters located around the ship for various "Meet & Greet,s."  The lines are very manageable and move quickly even though they are giving autographs, taking photos and interacting with each Guest.  While you might just run into Peter Pan coming down the staircase, most character opportunities are listed in your Personal Navigator, your daily cruise newsletter.  It will give you the time frame for the character visit as well as the location.  I always carry my Personal Navigator and camera around with me so my family doesn't miss a thing!  Another tip is if you see an anchor symbol located next to the activity in the newsletter, it means it will be an activity repeated again during your cruise!  Characters also like to stop into the youth spaces onboard to participate in some of the kids' club activities!  
    I hope this information helps you with your planning!  Feel free to let me know any other questions you may have during your booking process.  I'm always here to help!
    Have a magical day!
thumbnail image for Nancy

Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.