Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Jan 22, 2011
    Angie from WA Asked

    we are going on our first cruise ever on the dream from may 29 to june 3rd and i was wondering what we should pack? how do we inform our server that my bro in law has special dietary needs & he also has down syndrome are the crew very acomidateing?

    Hi, Angie!

    Congratulations on your first cruise aboard the new Disney Dream -- you really know how to go first-class for your first cruise! You're going to think you're living a dream when you're on board!

    As far as what to pack, there's a suggested packing list in the Planning Center on disneycruise.com, and I usually encourage guests to take that and search the internet for other cruise packing lists to customize your own. My suggestions always include the obvious -- such as packing one or two nicer outfits (khaki pants, collared shirts and a dinner jacket for men and a dress and a skirt for women). I also like to suggest that guests consider their actual luggage when packing. Rolling duffle bags are easy to transport through airports and customs, but collapse the best when storing them in your stateroom. Remember to pack your swimsuit, but also put a little thought into your cover-up as well. You'll pop in and out of elevators on your way to the pools or to a shore excursion, and it's nice to know that you're covered.

    For your brother in law, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at not only how welcome he is aboard Disney Cruise Line but how special the cast and crew will make him feel. Be sure to note any dietary needs or restrictions when you make your cruise reservation, and you may even want to explain his situation....especially if he needs an accessible stateroom. It's always a good idea to remind your server or head server of your requests once you're on board. I hope this relieves any concerns you may have and helps you plan.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

    Andi
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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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