There is so much to know before you set sail on a Disney cruise, from what to pack and what activities to do, that it can all seem a bit overwhelming. If this is your first Disney cruise, don’t worry. We have you covered with some great Disney cruise hacks to know before sailing!
Disney cruise hacks and tips
1. Board Early
It just makes sense, but it goes for the cruise, too. Get there early and board early whenever possible!
2. Do A Character Call
This is my favourite Disney cruise hack! You can surprise your kids by receiving a phone call from a Disney character before you leave home for your cruise. It’s free!
3. Get Pressed Penny Souvenirs
Pressed pennies are popular at Disney parks, but you can also get them on a Disney cruise to add to your collection. You will find the machine at the cruise terminal in Port Canaveral. There are six designs to choose from.
4. How To Navigate The Ship
It’s easy to get lost on a big ship, especially when all the doors and rooms look the same. If you have a fish by your door, you’re on the port side. If you have a seahorse, you’re on the starboard side.
5. Schedule a Meet And Greets
There are scheduled meet and greets with your favourite characters on the Disney cruise ship the same as at the Disney Parks!
6. Decorate Your Door
A fun Disney cruise hack! All the doors can look alike so you can use magnets to personalize the outside of your door and make it easier for you and the kids to spot when you’re coming back “home”. Please take note that the Concierge staterooms on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have wooden doors. You may not use tape or any adhesive, including removable gel adhesives, as this can damage the doors’ finish.
7. Bring A Power Strip
This a practical Disney cruise hack! There are not many outlets in your cruise ship cabin, especially to accommodate today’s average family usage of devices. You can bring a power strip from home to get more space for charging smartphones, tablets, and more.
With these Disney Cruise hacks, you’ll be all ready to set sail on your very own Disney Cruise.
Great tips! Bringing an extra Power Strip is an excellent suggestion that I wouldn’t have thought of.
I have never been on a cruise, a Disney one would of been great but I’m not sure now if I want to go on a cruise.
Was thinking of doing the disney cruise thanks for the information.
I have always wanted to go on a Disney Cruise. The ideas you highlighted sound like so much fun. Hopefully we will all be able to cruise one day again!
Yes, maybe in a few years…..
I would love to do a Disney Cruise…. in a year or two I guess? Thanks for the great tips!
Hoping by then!