• On Jul 6, 2017
    Amy from South Australia 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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    Hi we are thinking about sailing Dover to New York next year We have never been on a cruise before where is the best cabins we will have 2 children age 4 and 8 Any tips for 1st timers

    Hi Amy, welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You're thinking about taking an incredible voyage on the 11-Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise from Dover to New York as your first Disney Cruise! I love that you and your family of adventurers are considering a longer sailing. We love taking Disney Cruises longer than seven nights. In fact, we celebrated our honeymoon on a 14-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise aboard the Disney Magic!

    Choosing the location of our stateroom is one of my favorite steps in the planning process. During our transatlantic voyage, we found the motion of the ocean to be more noticeable while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Since this will be your first cruise, I recommend choosing a stateroom midship; in my opinion, you'll feel less rocking motion (if there is any) and be close to all the action on and around the ship! We enjoy staying in the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with a Verandah but honestly, every stateroom category onboard has something magical that sets it apart from all the others! No matter which you choose, you'll quickly think of it as your home away from home.

    My biggest tip for first-time cruisers is to begin booking all of your Port Adventures and onboard activities as soon as your advance booking window opens! Another tip is to try not to overpack by utilizing the laundry facilities onboard. Disney Cruise Line allows two pieces of luggage per person but for a family of four, storing eight pieces of luggage in your stateroom might get a little tricky. 

    I'm so excited for you and your family! If you have any questions, please come back and visit us again! We're here to help you navigate through the planning process!

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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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