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13 Disney Cruise Tips for First Time Cruisers

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13 Disney Cruise Tips for First Time CruisersDisney Cruise Line is named the best in the cruise industry for many different reasons but above all it is because they cater to families like no other cruise line. If you are planning to take your first Disney Cruise, there are somethings you are going to want to know before you go. These are what we consider to be the best Disney Cruise Line tips for first time cruisers.

13 Disney Cruise Line Tips for First Time Cruisers

When you take a cruise for the first time, you want to be prepared!

Find out what you need to bring with you, what you can do on board and what to expect in terms of cost!

These are our BEST Disney Cruise Line Tips for First Time Cruisers.

You can be guaranteed to have a magical time on board which ever Disney Cruise ship you choose.

While each is different, they all offer an amazing experience for first time cruisers.

First Disney Cruise Tips

Other Disney Cruise Information for First Timers

Did you know that you can get a call from a Disney character before your First Disney Cruise?

This is the best way to get them excited.

Login into the Disney Cruise website, find your reservation, and request a call from one of your favorite Disney characters.

Just make sure that you answer the call! It comes from a 1800 number which is easy to ignore if you don’t make a mental note about the call!

You can get Wifi on the Ship (but it will cost you)

All Disney Cruise ships have Connect@Sea.

On the first day of your cruise, the cruise line will give you 50MB of free Connect@Sea Wi-Fi. You will find information about this in your Disney Cruise Navigator.

Instead of paying by the minute, you pay for the data you use.

This means that everyone in your party can use the same package. You will simply log in to your account and then begin usage.

  • Pay As You Go  $0.25/MB
  • Small Package  $0.19/MB for 100MB
  • Medium Package $0.13/MB for 300MB
  • Large Package $0.09/MB for 1,000MB
  • Concierge guests traveling in Category S, T, and V Staterooms get 100 free MB
  • Concierge guests traveling in Category R Staterooms get free Wi-Fi access for the length of the cruise

Have food allergies?

Disney is amazing when it comes to dealing with common food allergies. If you are travelling with a person with specific dietary restrictions, be sure to let the cruise line know when you book your cruise.

Also, tell your head server at each meal (at table service restaurants).

They are prepared to offer alternatives for those allergic to:

  • Gluten or wheat
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Milk or lactose
  • Peanuts and tree nuts
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Corn

Traveling with a Disability?

Disney Cruise Line offers special equipment for Guests with disabilities. The following items are available upon request for use in any stateroom:

  • Bedrail
  • Portable toilet or raised toilet seat
  • Shower stool
  • Transfer bench

Keep in mind that Disney Cruise line doesn’t supply wheelchairs, so you will need to provide your own or arrange for a rental, delivery and pickup from an outside company.

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