Family eating ice cream on deck of Wish
  • On Mar 24, 2024
    Sara from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our 3-yr-old requires a floatie life jacket (with the wraparound arm bands). Are those type available onboard and on Castaway Cay? And even if so, do we still need to bring one for Portola and St Thomas?

    Ahoy, Sara, and welcome to planDisney! 

    There’s nothing like a Disney Cruise Line vacation! The magic begins the moment you step on board. From enchanting Broadway-style performances and immersive dining to lively deck parties and refreshing pools, I'm sure you're eagerly anticipating every moment of this experience!

    Disney Cruise Line provides flotation vests in different sizes for kids, perfect for pool time and adventures at Disney Castaway Cay. If your little one prefers their own gear, you're welcome to bring Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices (PFDs), water wings, or swimsuits with built-in flotation onboard. Safety and comfort first, especially when it comes to water fun!

    Before embarking on your excursion, head to the Disney Cruise Line website and check out the "Know Before You Go" section for valuable insights about your Port Adventures. You'll find handy tips such as whether to bring towels from the ship, if food is provided during the excursion, and whether the activity is stroller-friendly. Planning ahead ensures you're well-prepared for an unforgettable adventure ashore!

    I took my son on his first Disney Cruise when he was three. He absolutely adored meeting the characters, especially the princesses – they were his favorite! Once you connect to the ship’s Wi-Fi, the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app undergoes a magical transformation. You'll have access to the Daily Activity Schedule, including the character meet-and-greets, right at your fingertips. 

    I'm confident you'll have an amazing time! If you need any more assistance or advice, please don't hesitate to cruise our way again. We're here to make your experience as magical as possible!

    SEAS the adventure!
    Tracie
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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