Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jan 17, 2011
    Amy from IL Asked

    Can you help me make the most of my 3-day Dream cruise in March? There were no 4 days available when we could go, and I want us to have the best time and do all we can! Can you give me a plan of action? Where to go when we first board? Then what?

    Ahoy, Amy!

    That's exactly what I'm here for...to help you make the most of your Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    I always tell my friends that the best value you can get on a cruise is to be of the first to board and plan your time both on board and at ports of call wisely. Before you leave home, visit the planning center to make dinner reservations at Palo and/or Remy, to schedule spa experiences at Senses Spa & Salon, to book your Port Adventures and to register or reserve spaces for the Youth Clubs.

    In addition, you'll want to make sure that your travel arrangements are planned so that you are at the port terminal as close to 10:30 a.m. (when the check-in process begins) as possible. (If you are of the first to check in, you are of the first to board!) Also, before you leave home, you'll need to carefully think through what is packed in your luggage versus what you'll need in your day bag. You may not see your luggage in your stateroom for hours after you're aboard.

    Once you're onboard, where you go first will really depend on how you like to travel. You may want to tour the ship since this will most likely be your first time aboard. Or perhaps, you'll want to shed some outerwear and take a slide down the world-famous AquaDuck before the lines get too long. Of course, if your group is hungry, then the first order of business may be stopping by Cabanas to grab some lunch. Some guests head straight for their staterooms if they're ready, and families with children want to see the Youth Clubs before anything else. The great thing about a cruise is that you really don't have to plan out a strict strategy for seeing and doing it all -- it's definitely a a vacation that you plan before you leave and then "allow" it to happen.

    Do all you can before you depart...then, "Hakuna Matata!" I hope this helps you. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!
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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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