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  • On Oct 3, 2015
    Krisann from NJ Asked

    We're 1st time cruisers and are wondering what excursions you recommend in St Marten, St Thomas/St. John, & Castaway during the beginning of December? Our kids are 10, 9, & 6 yrs old Will it be hot enough for some of the ocean activities?

    Welcome Aboard, Krisann!

    I'm so glad you cruised by the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask your questions about your very first Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    My family's first cruise was also a 7-Night cruise that visited St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St. John, and Disney's Private Island Paradise, Castaway Cay. We participated in a wonderful Port Adventure in St. Maarten, Golden Eagle Catamaran. We sailed on a large catamaran sailboat, then went snorkeling off the boat. We were anchored close to a beach, and were able to swim up to the beach. We had a wonderful time on this Port Adventure.

    When we visited St. Thomas/St. John, we went on the Coral World Ocean Park by Land and Sea Port Adventure. My daughters were 6 and 9 at the time, and they loved feeding the birds, touching different sea life, and then heading into a semi-submarine to observe underwater.

    At Castaway Cay, I would recommend heading to the Castaway Family beach to claim your own little slice of white sand beach. There are plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas so that your family can relax all day. Be sure to head to the crab races, I bet your kids will get a kick out of them!

    I hope this gives you a starting point for your cruise planning. Please visit us again with any more questions that arise before you set sail.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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