Taking a Disney Cruise With an Infant- III

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As I was researching and preparing for our Disney Cruise, I wanted to know everything I could about sailing with my baby and could not find much information at all from moms. That is why I am going into so much detail for those families who are interested.

Your Stateroom:

Once you are checked into your room, simply call housekeeping or speak with your cabin steward to request a Pack N Play for no extra charge. Ours was brought to our room promptly and set up for us. If you are staying in a Verandah Room, there is plenty of space for your crib. In our Standard Inside Stateroom it was tight. We moved the coffee table to the side of the bed to make more room, but it was a squeeze. Of course, you could easily break down the Pack N Play during the day and store it under the bed, (which we never did-ha!).

-You may want to bring a night light, especially for an inside stateroom since they are so dark.

-Every room has a bath tub. Some also have a separate shower.

-There is coin laundry on every hall! I would have brought a lot fewer clothes with me had I known.

-The drawer space is very limited in standard rooms.

-There is a clothes line over the tub for drying swimsuits.

Dining:

The buffet dining room and seated dining rooms have high chairs.

I did not see bottles on board, so bring your own along with a travel sized dish soap, (I love BabyGanics foaming), to rinse them out in your stateroom.

There are many baby-friendly foods for solids eaters such as yogurt, mac & cheese, fruits, veggies, soups, and more. If your baby is on purees, bring your own baby food.

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Pools:

There are infant life vests for free use on the activity deck and the infant splash pad was just perfect for our little guy! It is shaded with a slip-free, padded floor. The youngest movers can enjoy playing easily without getting overwhelmed by water or bigger children.

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Character Meetings:

Character greetings happen every day in several areas of the ship at a variety of times. Greeting times are posted each day in the newsletter, in the lobby, and on the mobile app. Sometimes the characters even pop into the nursery to play with the babies!

Lines can be quite long, (30 minutes or so), so another fun option is to attend character dance parties on board and at Castaway Cay. Your baby can dance and take in-motion shots with her favorite “celebrity” without waiting in line.

The Sail Away and Pirate Deck Parties also have stage shows with Mickey and Friends.

The musical theatre performances revolve around Disney’s best and are amazing. However, your little one may have a hard time sitting still for almost an hour.

You can always take your own photos, plus there are photographers at each character greeting. You may view your photos and purchase them on board.

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Taking a Disney Cruise makes for an incredible vacation with a wonderful balance of family time and adult time. Bonus Baby had a blast and so did we. I knew that we were making memories to last a lifetime the entire trip.

Do you have any questions I didn’t answer? Leave them in the comment section!

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