• On Mar 4, 2017
    Maranda from OR 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.

    We are 1st time Disney cruisers. We set sail on April 17. I literally just talked my husband into it and we booked it today : ). How do I find out when Pirate night is? And have any of you left a child in the nursery on port day? Thanks!!!

    Ahoy, Maranda!

    Congratulations on your first Disney Cruise! Sometimes last minute plans are the best because it makes the wait time way more bearable! If you are setting sail on April 17, you must be cruising on the Disney Dream, which is an excellent choice for your first experience aboard Disney Cruise Line! 

    There will be many fun things to do on your cruise vacation including Pirate Night, which is typically scheduled for Night Three. I highly recommend dressing up like pirates for all the festivities. There will be pirate games, a deck party, character photo opportunities and a firework spectacular! It will be a swashbuckling good time on the high seas!

    When we cruised for the first time, my son was one and we utilized the nursery a lot. He loved going, and I enjoyed being able to pop in and see him through the two-way glass without him even knowing I was there. Our sailing was a seven-night so we got off twice while he stayed on the ship in the nursery. It's a personal choice to leave little ones onboard, but we felt very comfortable both times. When you board the ship, I recommend visiting "it's a small world" nursery! to meet the trained counselors and let your little one explore the area. I also suggest making your reservations early, as space is limited.

    I'm so excited for your magical journey on the Disney Dream, Maranda! I hope it will be the first of "minnie!" Please let us know if you have any other questions before you set sail. 

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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

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