Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jun 24, 2011
    Ernest from NC 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 trying to decide when to take our Disney cruise-- December or late April/early May. Can you offer some +/- on the time. My main concern is the temperature and water temp. My boys want to snorkel at Castway Cay and swim with dolphins in Tortola.

    Hey, Ernest!

    Congratulations on considering a Disney Cruise Line vacation for your family's time together and away from it all -- my family of six has never regretted one moment or one cent spent on a Disney cruise!

    As far as time of year, there is a little more certainty of warm weather (and warm water temperatures) for a spring cruise to the Bahamas/Caribbean than one in December. I have been on winter and spring Disney cruises and experienced great weather for both -- warm in the winter (70s/lower 80s) and hot in the spring (80s/lower 90s). Yet, the weather is just a little more unpredictable in the winter in the Caribbean -- I've had friends who wore jackets on a Disney cruise in December. Therefore, if your heart is set on swimming and snorkeling, then your best bet is to opt for the spring.

    I hope this helps you plan. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

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