Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Oct 3, 2015
    Krisann 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're 1st time cruisers and are wondering what excursions you recommend in St Marten, St Thomas/St. John, & Castaway during the beginning of December? Our kids are 10, 9, & 6 yrs old Will it be hot enough for some of the ocean activities?

    Welcome Aboard, Krisann!

    I'm so glad you cruised by the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask your questions about your very first Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    My family's first cruise was also a 7-Night cruise that visited St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St. John, and Disney's Private Island Paradise, Castaway Cay. We participated in a wonderful Port Adventure in St. Maarten, Golden Eagle Catamaran. We sailed on a large catamaran sailboat, then went snorkeling off the boat. We were anchored close to a beach, and were able to swim up to the beach. We had a wonderful time on this Port Adventure.

    When we visited St. Thomas/St. John, we went on the Coral World Ocean Park by Land and Sea Port Adventure. My daughters were 6 and 9 at the time, and they loved feeding the birds, touching different sea life, and then heading into a semi-submarine to observe underwater.

    At Castaway Cay, I would recommend heading to the Castaway Family beach to claim your own little slice of white sand beach. There are plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas so that your family can relax all day. Be sure to head to the crab races, I bet your kids will get a kick out of them!

    I hope this gives you a starting point for your cruise planning. Please visit us again with any more questions that arise before you set sail.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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