If you’re planning for a cruise trip for the coming season of summer, then you’ve got to plan the right kind of cruise. There may be numerous and endless kinds that would take you and your family all around the world but nothing would ever compare to the truly magical and exceptional experience of the Disney cruise.
It doesn’t matter if you’re cruising for the first time or the hundredth times but if you’ve picked the Disney cruise then whatever the trip, it will be worth every penny. It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced in this area of ‘taking a trip’ because every time is a different time and there is always something new to learn especially when it comes to Disney – so here are a few Disney cruise tips and guidelines that might come in handy.
The number one Disney cruise tip is to make reservations or plan things early while you’re at home. This way, not only will you be able to budget properly but also not be worried about reservations or expenditure while on the cruise or at the last minute. Depending on how many times you have been on the cruise before you would be enrolled into a Castaway Club and this will allow you to book your tickets early.
The second Disney cruise tip would be to learn the ships’ layout prior to boarding, so you can do this at home and months in advance too; simply Google to view the deck plan and review the map as much as you’d like. There are three Disney ships – Wonder and Magic which have been in service since the years 1998 and 1999 respectively as well their new and latest addition Dream which set sail this very month.
As a third Disney cruise tip, it’s wise to also purchase a travel guide that will give you a comprehensive look at what’s in store on the cruise. This of course is optional. If you’d like the activities and adventures awaiting onboard to remain a mystery, so be it. Instead the alternative Disney cruise tip would be to get a hold of the personal navigator. This is a four page spread that will act as your newspaper, television guide, menu, internet and everything in-between. It’s best to have a look at this a month prior to the cruise.
By the fourth Disney cruise tip, as they always say, whether you’re traveling by bus or plane, or as in this instance by cruise, get to the port early. If you’re driving to or flying to Florida, getting there a day early will be worth it; this way you can board the ship in an early group, wander about the ship and even lounge by the pool and relax whilst the rest run about in a hurry planning and booking excursions – which you would have already sorted out!
The fifth Disney cruise tip is something you should be aware of by now – being prepared for sea sickness. There’s nothing you can do to avoid or stop it but just prepare yourself but having a sanitizer or lime to sniff close-by. Here is another Disney cruise tip – well it’s more of a secret but sometimes show cast members ask for volunteers in events. Be sure to get involved whenever you can and make the most of your family trip.