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  • Hi, we are going a Disney Cruise Dec.22-25. I have a 5 and 18 month-old girls. What should we do when we are at Castaway Cay? What are somethings we should plan on doing on the ship? Anything special I should bring on the trip for them? Thanks SO
  • - Asked by Gretchen from North Dakota on 9/25/2013
  • Ahoy Gretchen!
    A Christmas sailing on Disney Cruise Line sounds like the perfect holiday celebration to me! 
    When the ship stops at Castaway Cay, I recommend stopping at the first tram stop, Scuttle's Cove so you can take advantage of some photo opportunities with your favorite Disney characters in their tropical attire!  The times, locations, and specific characters will be listed in your daily cruise newsletter which you will receive each evening in your stateroom.  After that you can wander over to the family beach to enjoy playing in the soft sand and calm surf.  If you have room for beach toys, I'd bring some along, but they are also available for purchase at the gift shop you will pass on the way to the beach.  There are plenty of chairs, umbrellas and shade.  I also suggest taking the paved path to find Spring-A-Leak water playground.  I know your girls will love splashing around in the sprouting water!  Lunch is served on the island so plan to enjoy some tasty BBQ at Cookies!
    On the ship, I would definitely plan on taking advantage of It's A Small World Nursery (advanced reservations required for a nominal fee) because your girls will love this bright, interactive space.  The splash zone will be a great spot for the girls to cool off and splash around.  If you have princess dresses be sure to bring them along for the Princess Gathering!  There are usually a couple planned for each sailing because of their popularity so you will want to get there early. 
    The ship has pack-n-plays, Diaper Genies, bottle warmers, and strollers you can borrow for your cruise. You may want to check out Babies Travel Lite to save room in your luggage.  Orders can be done online, and they offer over 1,000 baby items shipped right to your stateroom. 
    Please write back if I can assist you further!
    Nancy
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