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  • On Jan 23, 2013
    Mindy from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My 10 year old is worried about taking a cruse, he's nervous about the ocean...I think he's seen too much Titantic! Is there a resource that you could send me to that would ease his concerns? I know he will love it, but want to help him feel okay!

    Hi Mindy,
    I'm so glad you stopped by with your question because I completely understand your son being a little nervous about your upcoming voyage.  I agree with you that he will love it and will be very sad when it is time to say goodbye!  As a former teacher, I use to have my students become experts on areas that really interested them and now I do this with my own children.  Since your son is not looking forward to your adventure on the high seas, I would encourage him to learn how a cruise ship is built, how it is maintained, and who takes care of it while it sails.  My kids are all about technology so he could even create a Powerpoint presentation to share with the rest of the family.  The Disney Cruise Line YouTube Channel is a great resource. I'm not sure which ship you are going on, but the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are the newest additions to the fleet, and I think you will find lots of info about these vessels when you are searching online.  There are several books written about Disney Cruise Line that you can find on online websites like Amazon. 
    The Disney Cruise Line website also has a wealth of information about all the fun your family can expect to experience on your sailing.  Be sure he navigates his way around the website looking through the information, pictures, and videos. 
    My last idea is to find out if you have any friends who have cruised with Disney and have them over for a Disney dinner party.  I know they will be happy to share their pictures, videos and magical memories.  I'm sure hearing about their vacation will make your son excited about the cruise!
    Hopefully one or all of these suggestions will ease your son's nerves.  If there is anything else I can do, please don't hesitate to ask.
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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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