• On Feb 15, 2018
    Amy 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 have a wide range of ages for the kids in my family. Are they strict with letting say a 13 year old in with the 12 year olds?

    Ahoy, Amy!

    Thanks so much for cruising in with your question - I'm happy to help!

    Disney Cruise Line's Youth Clubs are so great - a safe, fun place for young cruisers to stay and play while the adults in your sailing party enjoy all that a Disney Cruise Line vacation has to offer. Highly-trained Youth Counselors keep the kids engaged and entertained with games, activities, crafts, and even Disney Character interactions during their time in the clubs. My kids have grown up visiting the Youth Clubs, from "it's a small world" nursery! to Vibe, the teen club. We've had wonderful experiences, and my kids have made memories to last a lifetime.

    Each Disney Cruise Line Youth Club is geared specifically for certain age ranges:
    • "it's a small world" nursery! - ages 6 months to 3 years
    • Oceaneer Club/Oceaneer Lab - ages 3 to 12 years
    • Edge - ages 11 to 14 years
    • Vibe - ages 14 to 17 years
    While certain age restriction rules must be followed (no children under the age of 3 in the Oceaneer Clubs, and no cruisers 18 and up in Vibe), sometimes Youth Counselors will allow siblings/friends with "on the line" ages to be together with special permission. For example, my daughter was a few months shy of her 11th birthday, but wanted to be with her older sister in Edge, the tween club. We spoke with the Youth Counselors and were able to sign a form allowing our girls to be together in the club. Your best bet is to meet with the Youth Counselors on embarkation day to discuss your particular situation - it never hurts to ask!

    I hope this helps with your planning - please let us know if you have more questions before your Disney Cruise Line vacation! - 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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