• On Oct 27, 2019
    Deepa from NB 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.

    7 years back before iphone era we carried camcorder and canon camera. Today we do have iphone ..what was your options for photo. First time on cruise to B and CK. Afraid of phone falling or others being heavy ...cant decide help.!!!

    Hi there, Deepa!

    Ahoy!  Your adventure with Captain Mickey will be here before you know it and I know you must be eagerly anticipating the fun that you will have!  I am so excited for you to experience one of my favorite stops – Castaway Cay; my family ALWAYS looks forward to that fun, yet relaxing day…clean beaches, clear-blue water AND your favorite Characters…you simply can’t beat it!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Hopefully my experience can help guide you in making the best decision when it comes to preserving those memories that you will undoubtedly make while onboard (and on land, too)!  We have been cruising with Captain Mickey for 7 years (!!) now and have quite a few voyages under our belt, and on each one we have solely utilized our iPhones and the onboard photographers to capture those memories for us!  We found that we are so used to using our iPhones for photos that we are most comfortable with them for capturing photos.  Plus, since you will want to have your iPhone on you to access the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app, your camera and video will be at your fingertips!  Bringing anything more than that was just too cumbersome a thought for us and looking back, I know we would still be reaching for our phones…even if we had other options with us!  It’s just so easy and accessible that it makes the most sense for us!

    Now, the onboard photographers do an incredible job of getting some really good photos!  Yes, these are usually posed photos, but they will capture photos during scheduled character greetings, before and after dinner in front of a unique backdrop and you’ll even find the photographers traipsing through the sand getting beach shots at Castaway Cay!  We will typically make a photo book while onboard with the photos captured by the photographers which makes for a great souvenir of our vacation!

    I hope this information is helpful to you, Deepa!  I know you are going to have the best time while making some incredible memories!  Please come back with any last-minute questions you may have!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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