Should you cruise with a little one? The answer is, why not?! Here are 5 reasons to bring the baby on a Disney Cruise!
Must Know Age Restriction for sailing: Your child needs to be at least 6 months of age on the day of sailing for most itineraries. The minimum age for Transatlantic and Panama Canal itineraries is 1 year of age on the day of sailing.
1. Included Necessities
Be sure to request any of the complimentary items listed below when you book your reservation. Having the included necessities make cruising with little ones a breeze.
Free For Little Ones While Cruising:
- Diaper Disposal Units
- Bottle Warmes
- Bottle Sterilizers
- Stroller (first come, first serve, limited availability)
2. Castaway Cay
Enjoy some time of Disney’s Private Island with your little one. Parents can request a complimentary wagon for use while on the Island. Infants and young children can even join their parents on many Port Adventures, as many are family-friendly for all ages.
3. It’s A Small World Nursery
Parents get time to relax, or a date night, with the availability of It’s A Small World Nursery, found on each Disney Cruise ship. Kids will love the fun theming, making crafts and more. The nursery features 3 separate areas, an Acclimation zone, the main play area and another quiet room for napping. Make your reservation starting on Embarkation Day (or anytime during your cruise after). Cost is $4.50 per half hour (1st child) & $4.00 per half hour (each additional child) as of late 2019.
4. Meeting Disney Characters
A highlight of a Disney Cruise is meeting Disney Characters. Infants may not understand what meeting Mickey or Minnie Mouse means, however it makes for some fun family photos! Disney Characters interacting with young children is adorable! They may not remember it, however you will.
5. Fun Just For Them
There are children play areas and activities providing Disney fun for even the youngest. Look for Toddler time, a fun playtime group for children & parents. If your baby is in the crawling stage be sure to take part in the Jack-Jack’s Diaper Dash! Little ones will love splashing in your Disney ships water playground, designed for toddlers up to age 3 in mind.
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