Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Sep 7, 2009
    Terri from CA 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.

    I was told the Wonder will be in dry dock on my 50th in Oct. so we booked the first cruise after. What are the pros and cons of going on the first cruise after dry dock? Do they ever run late and postpone the first cruise? Are there kinks to work out?

    When a Disney ship goes into dry dock, it is literally taken out of the water in order to undergo magical transformations. During this time, maintenance is performed on areas of the ship that are below the water line while at sea. It's also a time when the ship's internal amenities are enhanced and/or revamped.

    The advantage of sailing on the first cruise after dry dock is that the ship is completely refreshed. There is a special excitement in the air when undergoing the first sailing after a ship has been in dry dock. Crew and passengers alike feel the anticipation of sailing with the new enhancements. Future passengers can't wait to hear about your cruise and what changes were made to the ship!

    DCL does everything that it can to insure that Mickey's ship is ready to sail by the first scheduled embarkation date. Sometimes passengers will find that the crew is still working on some minor repairs/renovations when boarding directly after a dry dock.

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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