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  • On Sep 3, 2013
    Share Asked

    HI Mommies! After being annual passholders for years... we are finally booking our first Disney Cruise! 4 nights on Disney Dream from Port Canaveral in November! What suggestions do you have for traveling with a 7yo, 2yo and 6 mo old?!

    Welcome aboard, Share! As Disney fans, you must be so excited to try a brand new Disney experience for your family this year by setting sail on Disney Cruise Line! 

    Your seven year old will love the Youth Clubs for his or her age: The Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab. My kids are five and seven and we have a hard time getting them to leave the clubs, as there are always such a large variety of fun activities from Ratatouille Cooking School to Toy Story Boot Camp, there is something for everyone!

    While your seven year old is in the Oceaneer Club, you might consider booking a few hours in It's A Small World Nursery for your two year old and six month old. Then, I'd suggest that you and your husband sneak off for a romantic dinner in one of the Dream's Adult Exclusive restaurants, Palo or Remy. Palo is my favorite, so if you go, be sure to have a bite of their famous chocolate souffle for me!

    Are any of your children into princesses? If so, keep an eye on your Personal Navigator which will tell you when the big Princess Gathering will take place. Arrive early to get in line, as it's very popular. Five or six Disney princesses will arrive to much fanfare, and then meet with guests to take photos and sign autographs. My daughter insists that this is a "must do" on each of our cruises!

    I'd also recommend taking your seven year old to sign up for the Midship Detective Agency. Similar to Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, this activity takes guests and their detective cards on a hunt around the ship, where they find enchanted artwork which comes alive to give them clues to solve one of two mysteries. 

    Bring an umbrella stroller for your little one. It's the easiest type to maneuver around the ship, plus it takes up no space in your stateroom! And don't forget to pack some pirate attire or accessories for everyone to wear on Pirate Night!

    Have fun over these last two months of planning before you set sail Share! 
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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