• On May 22, 2018
    Celeste from QC 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.

    Hi! We're traveling with a 1 year old on the transatlantic cruise out of Dover in September, and I'm wondering how hard is it to reserve It's a Small World nursery while on board? Does it fill up really fast?

    Ahoy, Celeste!

    I'm so excited to hear you'll be sailing on one of Disney Cruise Line's transatlantic voyages in September. With port stops in England, Ireland, Canada, and five amazing days at sea, you're sure to have a magically amazing adventure!

    One of the best parts of a Disney Cruise Line vacation is having access to top-notch childcare services on the ship. We've been cruising since our daughters were little, and on our first cruise our youngest had just turned two. She LOVED spending time in the onboard nursery, and we were able to enjoy some adult time onboard, knowing she was well-taken care of and safe.

    "it's a small world" nursery! is a magical, whimsical space for little cruisers ages 6 months to 3 years old. Little ones can play, nap, and participate in fun activities, all under the watchful eyes of amazing Youth Counselors. Space is limited, so it's best to reserve nursery hours when your advance reservation window opens for Onboard Activities. Advance reservation windows become available based on your Castaway Club level: Up to 120 days ahead for Concierge and Platinum Castaway Club guests, 105 days ahead for Gold Castaway Club guests, 90 days ahead for Silver Castaway club guests, and 75 days ahead for first-time Disney cruisers. If you'd like to reserve additional hours once onboard, you'll have an opportunity to make reservations on a first-come, first-served basis on embarkation day and  throughout your cruise. From  my experience, they typically have a large selection of time slots available once you're onboard. Keep in mind that guests can make cancellations without penalty 4 hours or more before their reservation time, so additional time slots may become available each day. 

    Thanks for stopping by with your question. Have a magical day! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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