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7 Disney Cruise Hacks to Know Before Sailing

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!

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Disney Cruise Ship

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.

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Belle sitting with 2 girls. Photo credit: Disney-Matt Stroshane, photographer

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.

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Great Disney Cruise Hacks to Make Your Trip Better

With these Disney Cruise hacks, you’ll be all ready to set sail on your very own Disney Cruise.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. 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!


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