Off board excursions
  • On Aug 19, 2019
    Lissette from TX Asked

    Hello! Has anyone been on a Disney Dream cruise for New Years? How was the weather for on board water activities? We will have a 3 year old; how was Nemo's splash area? Oh and thoughts on the It's a Small World childcare center?

    Hi there, Lissette!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, fellow Texan!  Wow…New Year’s Eve on the “Mickey Boat” sounds like a DREAM to me!  We have yet to mark this off our personal bucket list, but I sure hope to one day!  I cannot think of a better way to ring in a New Year than with Captain Mickey and friends!

    While I have not been on a New Year’s Eve voyage, I have often sailed in the winter months and was always pleasantly surprised by the fantastic weather!  While weather is always unpredictable, the temperatures in the Bahamas tends to be very enjoyable during the winter months.  You will certainly find Guests enjoying the pool areas and Disney Cruise Line will heat the onboard pools if necessary, so that they are at least 75 degrees for Guests' comfort.  And, of course, no voyage on the Disney Dream is complete without a ride down the AquaDuck!  Since you have a little Mouseketeer, you will likely find yourself in Nemo’s Reef quite often…because it’s so much fun for the littlest cruisers!  I love that it is enclosed with a glass wall which keeps those little ones where they need to be!  I do recommend water shoes for that area as it tends to get very slippery and the grip on water shoes will help those little ones when they get going!  And once your little one is fully potty-trained, they can utilize the onboard pools as well.  Complimentary life vests are available for your use so no need to bring anything with you unless your little one prefers their own floatation device!

    My family has had the best experiences with the onboard Youth Clubs, including the “it’s a small world” nursery!  My boys both set sail before they were one and visited the onboard nursery often!  And now that they are older, we can’t get them out of the Oceaneer Club and Lab!  I was always comfortable leaving my little guys in the care of the attentive nannies in the nursery and knew they were in great hands….and I was easily reachable if need be!  I highly recommend utilizing the nursery during your voyage, especially for naptime!  And, if your little one happens to be fully potty-trained by that time, they can attend the Oceaneer Club and Lab which is reserved for children 3 and older.

    I know you are going to have the most memorable vacation ever and I am so very excited for you!  As you continue planning, please come back with any other questions you may have!

    Happy Sailing!
    Stephanie
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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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