Family enjoying activities on board
  • On Jan 24, 2020
    Karla from CA Asked

    For the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral in April, what are the recommended/highest rated/etc. port excursions for 3 year olds?

    Hi Karla!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Looks like you are getting ready to jump on booking Port Adventures for your cruise on the Disney Fantasy. These ashore activities are one of my favorite things to plan for our vacations, especially when we are seeing someplace new.

    Here are some of the Port Adventures I found that will accommodate and hopefully delight a 3-year-old on your Western Caribbean itinerary:

    When I think of Cozumel, my mind goes to Mayan ruins and chocolate! So the Cozumel Ruins, Chocolate and Beach Break adventure sounds like the perfect blend. I’m doing this excursion in less than a month, so I’ll have firsthand knowledge soon! Another excursion combining culture and food is the Chocolate and Piñata Seaside Workshop. Finally, if being outdoors sounds more like your scene, I recommend the Cozumel Beach Break.

    In George Town, Grand Cayman, I can personally recommend Stingray City. However, that may not be a toddler’s cup of tea. So instead, I’d opt for the Cayman Dolphin Encounter, Coral Beach Club on Seven Mile Beach, or the SeaWorld Observatory Semi-Submarine. Your kiddo may see plenty of Nemos and Dorys on this one!

    When Falmouth, Jamaica comes to mind, I immediately think Dunn’s River Falls. Let me set your expectation: 36 inches is the height required to climb the falls, and they have a challenging degree of difficulty. But even just seeing them is a marvel. Alternatively, the Deluxe Jewel Beach Break makes a wonderful beach destination. Of course, I may be biased since many moons ago, I got engaged there!

    Review the full list of Port Adventures as there are limited selections for a 3-year-old. The age requirements will be clearly posted online. Check under the Destinations tab for Port Adventures, choose Caribbean Ports of Call, and then you can select the specific ports on that page to find what is available. Another option would be to have your Mouseketeer stay on the ship in the Youth Clubs. As long as they are fully potty trained, 3-year-olds can stay and play in the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab while adults experience an excursion in one of the ports. I call that a win-win!

    Hopefully we've steered you in the right direction for your landlubber adventures. Set a course for the Disney Parks Moms Panel again if you need more assistance planning your voyage!

    Happy Sailing!

    Sherry
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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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