LAMFAM TIPS for Cruising with Disney!
This is a little snap shot of our recent, epic cruise on the Disney Wonder ship:
Here’s our 30 min podcast offering tips, tricks and details of our experience:
-Lanyard & Disney pins (get them on Amazon!)
-Pirate outfit for pirate night
-Magnets for cabin door (name of family and other fun stuff)
-Ear plugs (the ship can be noisy especially if there is a storm)
-Plastic bags for soiled clothes and such
-Cash for shopping at ports of call and tips
-Large water bottles to refill and carry
-Pack layers as temps can change quickly
-Vitamins and electrolytes
-Small bag/ backpack for going into ports
-Nausea bracelets for kids under 12 (the ship offers free nausea pills for adults)
-Download the kids’ favorite shows & music. It will come in handy in stressful moments with no service and in the long boarding and deboarding process. Bring games and snacks too!
-Pack as light as possible. You are stuck with your luggage for a little while. You’ll appreciate this.
-Confirm your dining schedule before you arrive.
-Clean the house and be as organized as possible prior to leaving for a stress free return home. It’s very hard to return to reality after the Disney Cruise!
-Don’t mention nausea or discuss in front of kids if they are not showing signs or concerns of being sick (suggestion is powerful and contagious). We were on the boat for 5 days and it didn’t bother our 5 year-old a bit!
-Keep a full stomach on ship to avoid nausea. Empty stomach are leading cause to sea sickness.
-Try to organize, pack and prep night before departure morning. The ship is chaotic when it’s time to deboard.
-Try to catch the sunrise from the deck. They are amazing and there is usually no one around early in the morning.
-If you plan an adult dinner try to do it towards middle of trip. We did it on our last night and felt more like we wanted to share the last night with our son so we didn’t spend as much time at dinner as we might have had it been earlier in the week.
-Wi-fi packages are pricey. Free Wi-fi is nonexistent on the boat.
-There is lots of storage in the stateroom under the bed, in the closet and there are several drawers available.
-Check weather of all destinations and ports of call 1 day before departure and be sure to pack accordingly.
-Update your phone before you leave home and download the Disney Navigator app.
Enjoy your trip!! It truly was the best vacation that we have been on as a family to date. It was so great that we scheduled another cruise next year!
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